Thursday, 27 July 2017

Stamping

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple, chic stamping nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with the sheer, nude holo ILNP Elle on all my nails. Afterwards I stamped the floral design on top of the base with MoYou London Pro 07 stamping plate and the gold polish Essie Good as Gold.


Close up!


You know you are a little too in love with a stamping design when you can make a collage of all the times you have used it:


What do you guys think about this simple stamping nail art?
Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 24 July 2017

Dots

Hey guys!

Today I want to share some simple, geometrical nail art with you! The nail art was inspired by the talented @lackfein.

For the manicure I started off with a mint green base of Essie Mint Candy Apple on all my nails. The dots is made with a dotting tool, the red polish Essie Really Red, and the white polish Essence Wild White Ways, by dotting the polishes onto a nail art mat and letting them dry. I then cut the dots in half and placed them on my middle and ring finger.


I love how these turned out - so simple, yet so chic!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Saturday, 22 July 2017

piCture pOlish O'Hara

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of piCture pOlish O'Hara to share with you!
O'Hara is a red crelly with a scattered holo.

The formula is amazing - it is a little on the thick side, but incredibly easy to control and apply to the nails. The opacity is great as well and it only needs two coats to be completely opaque. And even though this polish is packed with holo, it is as easy to remove as any creme polish is.


This polish is one of my favorites in my entire collection, so it is about damn time that I did a proper review of it! It is so stunning!
What do you guys think about this shade? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Geodes

Hey guys!

Today I tried to make geode nails for the first time! I was inspired by @heblewskasandra.

For the manicure I started off with a black base of Essie Licorice on all my nails, except for my middle and ring finger on which I started off with the blue holo glitter F.U.N Lacquer How Deep I Your Holo?. Afterwards I applied a layer of white polish followed by a layer of fast drying top coat. When that was completely dry I used a cotton swab dipped in acetone to remove some of the white polish to reveal the blue glitter underneath. Lastly I freehanded the details of the geode design with a small nail art brush, the gold holo glitter F.U.N Lacquer Million Dollar Dream and Essie Licorice.


Close up!



I was so nervous to try this out, but I am loving the result!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Essie Lady Like

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of Essie Lady Like (Essie's Color of the Month for March).
Lady Like is a nude taupe creme.

The formula on this polish is great - it is smooth and easy to apply. The opacity is good as well and it needs two easy coats to be completely opaque. It also dries down fast, which is nice and makes for a quick manicure.


On my ring finger I added a triangle piece of iridescent nail foil.
Here's a closer look (not color correct to the polish though)!


This neutral polish is perfect for the office and it is so pretty.
What do you guys think about this nail polish? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 14 July 2017

Semicolon

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple semicolon nail art inspired by @littlef218 to share with you. 
The semicolon represents so much more than just a punctuation mark - Project Semicolon is about mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 

For the manicure I started off with a pink base of the beautiful Essie Baguette Me Not on all my nails. Afterwards freehanded the semicolon on my ring finger with the black polish Essie Licorice, a big dotting tool and a small nail art brush.


Close up!


I love the story behind Project Semicolon - go check it out, you guys!
What do you think about this semicolon nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Gradient

Hey guys!

Today I have some awesome gradient nail art to share with you.
This manicure is inspired by Annika of @simplepolishblog who recently won a trip to Australia with piCture pOlish - it is so great for her!

For the manicure I created a different crooked gradient on each nail with the five piCture pOlish shades: Freya's Cats, Dragonfly, Escapades, Kryptonite, and Glitch.


Unfortunately some of these shades are to close in color, but I like how this look turned out anyway!
What do you guys think about this gradient? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise