black striped gradient nail art

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I’ve been a bit off lately and my motivation for nails and blogging has been at the bottom. But as always the inspiration returns after a while. Yay!!

back in black

I recently rediscovered my love for black nails and I have a new favorite, IsaDora Jugend Black. A perfect onecoater which looks like a black cream but up close you  can see a tiny hint of shimmer. Love the color and love the formula!

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the stripes

I’m obsessed with accent nails for the moment and I wanted to add some color to the manicure. I chose three creams from China Glaze, the green Grass is Lime Greener, the blue Capacity to See Beyond and the purple Givers Theme. I quickly made the gradients by using a sponge and then added some stripes. For these I used striping tape.

I really like the result. Dark and vampy but with some hints of color. Do you like it?

nail polish trends 2015

A year has passed since I started 2014 by predicting some nail polish trends for the new year. And now it is time to do so again for this new year. Sooo, what will the nail polish year of 2015 bring us polish addicts? What colors to wear? And what kind of finishes are to be the largest trends of 2015? These are my predictions, hopes and dreams for the nail polish year of 2015:


In 2015 I think the metallic finishes are coming back in a large scale. One hint is to look at the new spring collection of Chanel for 2015. The have launched a set of three different polishes and Paradisio is a green toned silver metallic polish. I think more brands will follow.



In 2015 we will also see a broad spectrum of velvet, or suede, polishes. This finish is not new in any way, but it has been a couple of years since the matte velvet finish was hot. Now it is coming back. One of my absolute favourite brands, Dance Legend, recently launched a line of velvet polishes. I got to get my hands on some of those. Take a look at Llarowe if you are interested in this perfect polish brand. You won’t get disappointed. And take a look at the amazing swatches at Lakoman.


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dusty colors

In 2014 we saw a lot of dusty shades. Especially the dusty purple toned taupe color could be seen in a wide range of collections. The dusty color scale will be trendy even in 2015 I think.  The purple taupe will still be around, followed by dusty green and blue.


Another oldie that is coming back is the trend of flake glitter polishes. Flakes were big a couple of years ago, especially the brand Nfu Oh had a line of stunningly beautiful flake polishes. Flakes have been quite absent in the nail polish world since, but recently Llarowe launched a collection of flakies, the Doctor Who Collection, and suddenly flakes are trendy again. So dust of your old flake polishes or buy some new ones, from Llarowe or another of all the other manufacturers that are to follow. See some more great swatches of the Doctor Who Collection at Set in Lacquer.


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So, these are my predictions. Am I right? Who knows, the future will bring clarity in that matter.

What are your hopes and expectations for 2015?


poisonous pink nail art

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Today it is Nail Art Sunday at LeLack, as every sunday. The today´s theme is focused on rising awareness of breast cancer and the pink ribbon campaign, just like the United in Pink initiative that Lacky Corner is hosting this week.

poison and optimism

Cancer is a devastating disease. In your fight against the poisonous sickness you need to have an optimism. An optimism that you someday will get well, and an optimism that enables you to see things positive in the everyday life you are living in the middle of the crisis. At least that is how I feel about the frustrating time of sickness I’m going through myself at the moment. (Not cancer though…) And I wanted to capture this feeling in the nail art for today.


inspired by joanne

I saw an awesome poison mani at the blog Witch Nails the other day which I used as inspiration for this manicure. (By the way, this is the first time ever I saw a good use of crackle polish.) Then I added an accent nail with flowers I painted with some dotting tools.


the palette

For this manicure I started with the pink Essie Too Taboo and IsaDora Jugend Black. Then I topped everything with the crackle polish IsaDora Black Tag. The poison touch was then finalized with some extra Essie Too Taboo at the tips.

The accent nail has China Glaze Friends Forever Right? as base color, then I used the same pink and black polishes as on the other nails to dot the flowers. Finally I added a hint of neon green in the middle, China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener.


lovely blink blink no. 4


Have you tried this brand before? Lovely Blink Blink?

unknown for me

This is a polish I got last year as a birthday gift. Thanks Maja! I was sooo excited to get a nail polish from a brand that was completely new to me. I had never heard of it before and this is the one and only polish from Lovely Blink Blink in my stash. When I googled the brand I found it on a polish website ( a website from Poland, not a nail polish site in this polish case).

Lovely Blink Blink nail polish

interesting, in a boring costume

The combination of glitters in this polish is quite interesting and I don’t think I have any other polish in my stash like it. It has a sheer base filled with green micro glitters. The green is accompanied by pink squares and prismatic hexagons in two different sizes. I like this odd combination. On the pictures I wear one coat of Lovely Blink Blink No 4 over a white base, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

But the name?! Why can’t manufacturers take their time to name their products properly? There can’t be any more boring labels than those marked with just a number. Nothing else.

colors by llarowe: show me da money

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Wow, such an eye-catching polish. I can’t take my eyes away from it!


the show off collection

Show Me Da Money is one of four multi chrome polishes from the Show Off collection which was launched by Llarowe this summer. They all have a deep and intense shifting color scale, topped with a hint of holographic sparkle. I love them all!


 a bit streaky

The big drawback with these polishes are the streaky formula. Up close it can be seen, but mostly it drowns in the color shifting finish so I can live with it. The colors really varies depending on the lightning and sometimes you see a flash of holo. Show Me Da Money is an ever shifting beauty of gold, green and yellow. Can’t get tired of it!

romantic dinner nail art


Some small sparks of creativity are slowly creeping back into my veins, even though I’m still spending most of my days sleeping. But it feels like a good sign!

And the other day me and my husband made something we rarely do. We had a romantic dinner at a restaurant, only the two of us. It was perfect!


perfect company, perfect nails

Of cours I had to do my nails for such an occasion. I wanted something romantic and a bit elaborate so I ended up with a red, black and white manicure with some accent nails in flower pattern.


step by step

I started out with the stunning OPI The Show Must Go On, a reddish raspberry duochrome which flashes in golden orange. Then I added some accent nails with the white OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. After drying I stamped on some flowers using the black holo polish Color Club Beyond and konad plate m60.

Easy, and I had the best looking nails in the restaurant. And the best company…

Recharging the batteries

It’s been quiet on the blogg lately and I thought that I would share the reason with you.

I’m not well. A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with a  medical condition called Grave’s disease and since then I have been struggling to get well.

I will not stop blogging. Nail polish are still one of my greatest sources to happiness and inspiration. I just don’t have the energy right now. I’m doing my best for the moment to stay afloat, trying to manage everyday life in parallel to fighting the disease.

I will get back as soon as I get well enough for it…


Det har varit tyst ett tag på bloggen och jag tänkte att ni skulle få veta varför.

Jag mår inte bra. För några månader sedan drabbades jag av en svår form av giftstruma som kallas Graves sjukdom och tillvaron sedan dess har varit en kamp.

Jag kommer inte sluta blogga. Nagellack är fortfarande en av mina största källor till glädje, och än mer så just nu då jag är sjuk. Men jag har inte energi över just nu. Jag kämpar för att hålla näsan över vattenytan och försöker hålla vardagslivet fungerande parallellt med kämpandet mot både sjukdomen och diverse myndigheter.

Jag kommer tillbaka så snart jag orkar…