Abstract Blue Gel Nail Art Design

I've been in a bit of a nail- and blogging lull for the last year or so. I didn't think the pandemic would have such an effect on my interest in keeping my nails nice and colourful but turns out it did.

Abstract Blue Gel Nail Art Design
As I've been going back to the office a bit more since the last couple of weeks, I've also started to paint my nails more. Let's see if more blogging will come from it?

This design started out as something, and ended up as quite something else. I'm not sure what I think of it, but it's quite fun, so let's push Publish! 
Abstract Blue Gel Nail Art Design

Abstract Blue Gel Nail Art Design

Abstract Blue Gel Nail Art Design

Polishes used: Pink Gellac 184 Rosy Pink, 145 Pink Gellac Gipsy Blue, Pink Gellac Touch Up Color Glam and Pink Gellac 317 Stark Sky Black.
These polishes have all previously been sent to me as press samples.


På svenska:
Jag har haft svårt att hitta motivationen till att både måla naglarna och blogga under det senaste året. Jag trodde inte att pandemin skulle ha den effekten på mina intressen men så var det visst. När det är bara S som ser hur naglarna ser ut, ja då var det inte lika roligt längre!

Men nu de senaste månaderna har jag kommit igång lite igen, vilket säkert hör samman med att jag också åker till kontoret mer regelbundet och även träffar lite vänner här och där.

Dagens design är lite svår att beskriva, vet inte direkt vad jag tänkte när jag började, men tror inte det var exakt det här jag föreställt mig. Men lite roligt är det väl i alla fall?

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - swatches and review

Running a bit behind on the blog but figured I better get the swatches for Pink Gellac's Exotic Chaos collection out, as I already received their next collection in the mail! This collection came out in August and features five creme polishes in the orange-pink-purple colour scheme. All of them cover in two coats.

I received this collection as press samples, but the opinions expressed about the polishes are obviously my own.

First up is Lotus Lila, number 324. This is a medium purple which doesn't lean warm or cold. The most similar Pink Gellac shade I have is Lily Lilac (288) but that one is a lot paler and with much cooler tones. This reminds me of OPI A Grape Fit.

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 324 Lotus Lila

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 324 Lotus Lila

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 324 Lotus Lila

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 324 Lotus Lila

Next up is 325 Taffy Pink, a medium pink with almost coral tones. Hard to photograph shade for my camera, so do check out some additional pictures if you like this one!
Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 325 Taffy Pink

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 325 Taffy Pink

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 325 Taffy Pink

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 325 Taffy Pink

Then we have 326 Chaotic Pink which named this collection. It is definitely a sister of Taffy Pink but with a lot colder Barbie tones. It is very similar to 292 Punch Pink from a previous collection.
Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 326 Chaotic Pink

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 326 Chaotic Pink

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 326 Chaotic Pink

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 326 Chaotic Pink

Mandarin Orange, 327, is an almost dusty orange. My pictures does not do it justice.
Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 327 Mandarin Orange

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 327 Mandarin Orange

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 327 Mandarin Orange

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 327 Mandarin Orange

Last but not least is Iris Purple, 328, which is the darker sister of Lotus Lila above.
Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 328 Iris Purple

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 328 Iris Purple

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 328 Iris Purple

Pink Gellac Exotic Chaos Collection - 328 Iris Purple

På svenska:
Ligger som vanligt lite efter med bloggen men nu är det dags att få ut bilderna på Pink Gellacs förra kollektion, Exotic Chaos. Detta då jag redan fått hem deras nästa uppsättning lack och då får jag allt lite dåligt samvete ^-^.

Den här kollektionen kom ut i augusti och består av fem krämlack som alla täcker på två lager. Färgerna går i rosa-orange-lila och tilltalar säkerligen många.

Det här är alltså pressprover men det jag skriver är mina egna åsikter.

Abstract Pastel Nail Art Design

Today I'm showing a simple design that I wore earlier this summer. 

Abstract nail art design with pastel shades from Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection
I created this look with some of the shades of the Love Affair collection from Pink Gellac, inspired by a design I saw on Pink Gellac's Instagram. As you know I receive their collections as PR samples (not sure how I got on the list!) and it's just so easy to recreate a look when you have all the polishes... 

In other news, not much news. Working from home almost every day, going for walks while listening to audio books (a pandemic activity) and dreaming of travelling!
Abstract nail art design with pastel shades from Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection

Abstract nail art design with pastel shades from Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection

Abstract nail art design with pastel shades from Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection

Polishes used: Pink Gellac Decent White, Pink Gellac Powder Pink Pink Gellac Sparkle Peach, Pink Gellac Gentle Jade and Pink Gellac Star Sky Black


På svenska:
Idag visar jag en enkel design som jag bar tidigare i somras. Den är målad med ett gäng lack från Love Affair kollektionen från Pink Gellac och är inspirerad av en design från Pink Gellacs Instagram. Som du nog vet får jag deras kollektioner som press prover (vet inte hur jag hamnade på deras lista!) och det är väldans enkelt att återskapa en design om du har exakt samma lack...


I övrigt händer det inte särskilt mycket nytt. Jobbar fortfarande hemifrån nästan varje dag, promenerar och lyssnar på ljudböcker (en upptäckt under pandemin) och drömmer om att resa!

Gold and Hearts Nail Art Design

Last chance to post nail art in August! I've been on vacation for the better part of this month and decided to spend as little time in front of the computer as possible. As my home computer is also my work computer, I really felt like I needed a break from it.

Gold and Hearts Nail Art Design with Dance Legend Caviar Dorado
I did these nails just last night, and didn't have too much patience so we have a very simple accent nail. Acrylic paint and matte top coat sums it up pretty well I'd say ^-^.
Gold and Hearts Nail Art Design with Dance Legend Caviar Dorado

Gold and Hearts Nail Art Design with Dance Legend Caviar Dorado

Gold and Hearts Nail Art Design with Dance Legend Caviar Dorado

Polishes used: Dance Legend Caviar Dorado, OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI and Wet'n'Wild Matte top coat


På svenska:
Sista chansen nu att få ut ett inlägg i augusti. Jag har haft sen semester så har varit ledig större delen av denna månad och kände att jag behövde en paus också från datorn. Min hemmadator är också min jobbdator numera så det var skönt att hålla sig borta från den delen av hemmet under ett par veckor. 

Dagens naglar är alldeles färska, jag målade dem igår när vi såg på TV. Det blev inget avancerat utan lite akrylfärg och så matt överlack.


Swirly Rose Nail Art Design

Since I don't paint my nails as often at the moment, when I do paint them I tend to gravitate towards soak off gels, so that I can enjoy my manicures for longer. Here is a design I did for midsummer, a few weeks back.

Swirly Rose Nail Art Design with Pink Gellac nail polish.
I have painted all nails with two coats of Pink Gellac Bridal Beige, then swirled two shades of pink together on a piece of paper to form the base for the roses. I applied the mixture with a thin brush and cured in the lamp. Then I added a little bit of extra shimmer to them as well as the tiny leafs. 

The polishes used in this manicure have previously been sent to me for review by Pink Gellac. When doing this manicure I also tried out two new products that have been sent to me by Pink Gellac, the Vita Primer and the Vita Base. They did not work well for me at all, as you can see from the fifth picture, the nail colour is lifting from the nail, and this just 48 hours after painting the design. I used the same base combination on my mom and sister and they had similar issues. So I would advice you to stay clear of that base combination!

Swirly Rose Nail Art Design with Pink Gellac nail polish.

Swirly Rose Nail Art Design with Pink Gellac nail polish.

Swirly Rose Nail Art Design with Pink Gellac nail polish.

Pink Gellac Vita Primer and Vita Base Review

Polishes used: Pink Gellac Bridal Beige, Pink Gellac Rockstar Red, Pink Gellac Radiant White, Pink Gellac Glamorous Peach and Pink Gellac Gentle Jade.


På svenska:
Då jag inte målar mina naglar lika ofta just nu så blir det ofta gellack när jag väl målar. Detta för att kunna njuta av målade naglar lite längre. Den här manikyren gjorde jag för midsommar, för ett par veckor sen.

Jag har målat alla naglar med två lager av Bridal Beige, sen har jag lagt två nyanser av rosa på en bit papper och halvblandat dem innan jag plockade upp färgen med en tunn pensel och målade rosorna. Dessa har sen härdat i lampa innan jag la på lite extra skimrande färg samt målade de små löven.

Lacken i denna manikyr har tidigare skickats till mig för recension av Pink Gellac. När jag målade manikyren passade jag också på att testa ett par nya basprodukter de skickat mig, Vita Primer och Vita Base. De var dock riktigt dåliga. På bild fem ser man hur lacket släppt från nageln, och detta efter bara 48 timmar. Jag använde samma bas-kombination på min mamma och syster också, och de är lika besvikna med manikyrer som inte ens håller en vecka. Rekommenderar alltså att man undviker dessa!

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection - swatches and review

In the beginning of June I received the latest collection from Pink Gellac in the mail. The Love Affair Collection consist of five shades, with four being very discreet, and one a bit more colourful. Here are my swatches of the collection, that was sent to me for review by Pink Gellac. All opinions are my own.
Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection - swatches and review

First up is Decent White, number 319, a creamy white that covers in just two coats. This is almost paper white, but with a drop or two of gray, making it slightly easier to wear. If you're looking for a white/almost white, this is a great choice!
Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 319 Decent White

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 319 Decent White

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 319 Decent White

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 319 Decent White

Next up is Powder Pink, number 320, which is just a bit more colourful than the white above. The colour leans quite apricot for a pink. It also covers in two coats. 
Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 320 Powder Pink

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 320 Powder Pink

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 320 Powder Pink

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 320 Powder Pink

Now for my favourite of the collection, number 321, Satin Pink. This is a gorgeous shimmer that covers in three coats. It is similar to Radiant White (304) from the Boudoir Charm collection earlier this year, but this has a more peachy base, where that one had a white base. Somehow the effect is less golden/yellow compared to 304, but you still get all the shimmer.
Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 321 Satin Pink

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 321 Satin Pink

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 321 Satin Pink

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 321 Satin Pink

Then we have a shimmer of the more discreet variety. 322 Sparkle Peach is a light peachy shade with a barely there shimmer (two coats). The shimmer is silvery making the shade more cool, but since it's so sparse it doesn't affect the colour all that much.
Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 322 Sparkle Peach

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 322 Sparkle Peach

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 322 Sparkle Peach

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 322 Sparkle Peach

Finally a different colour! This is 323, Gentle Jade, another two-coater. The green colour is slightly dusky/muted, and leans quite cold. Its colour-intensity is similar to 284 Spring Green, but that has a lot of yellow in it, where this is much colder.
Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 323 Gentle Jade

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 323 Gentle Jade

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 323 Gentle Jade

Pink Gellac Love Affair Collection swatches - 323 Gentle Jade


På svenska:
Här kommer bilder på den senaste kollektionen från Pink Gellac, som landade i min brevlåda i början på juni. Love Affair kollektionen består av fem lack, varav fyra är väldigt diskreta, och det femte har åtminstone lite färg. Lacken har skickats till mig från Pink Gellac, men det är förstås mina egna åsikter jag skriver om.