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?


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.


China Glaze The Giver Collection 2014

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From left to right: Community, Five Rules, Friends Forever Right?, New Birth, Capacity to See Beyond; Intelligence, Integrity and Courage; Release, History of the World, Givers Theme & Seeing Red.

This must be this year’s most under-rated collection: China Glaze The Giver Collection 2014!

Most of the comments I’ve heard about this collection are “boring”, “naaahh”, “I won’t buy it” and more “boring”. Apperently you guys don’t see what I see!

In my eyes this is one of the most beautiful and exciting collections of 2014. I love the muddy shades of the collection and I think China Glaze has managed to really put together a well chosen palette of colors where each and every one complement the rest.

These beauties will be great for fall nail art and I can see endless variations of color combinations among these polishes that will be just perfect together. I don’t know where to start!!

The only disappointment about this collection is the two glitter polishes; The Outer Edge & Boundary of Memory. Ugly!! I didn’t bother to order them….


Det här måste vara årets mest underskattade kollektion: The Giver 2014 från China Glaze!

De flesta kommentarer jag hört om denna kollektion har varit “tråkig”, dötrist”, “blä” och några fler “tråkig”. Uppenbarligen ser inte ni vad jag ser!

I mina ögon är The Giver-kollektionen en av årets mest vackra och spännande kollektioner. Jag bara älskar den dammiga tonen på lacken och jag tycker China Glaze verkligen har lyckats med att skapa en väl sammanhållen färgskala där varje lack kompletterar övriga nyanser.

De här skönheterna kommer vara fantastiska att använda till höstig nail art och jag kan se en oändlig variation av färgkombinationer som kommer passa perfekt ihop. Jag vet inte vart jag ska börja!!

Den enda besvikelsen med denna kollektion är de två glitterlacken The Outer Edge och Boundary of Memory. Usch! Jag brydde mig aldrig om att beställa dem…

My first splatter attempt

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Hi all!

Today I want to share with you my first attempt of a splatter manicure. I just love those moments when I get to sit down, calmly (that doesn’t happen often), and have time and inspiration (both on the same time, that’s rare) to try some new ideas or techniques.

I saw an awesome splatter mani on Instagram recently so my fingers itched to try this technique. So I grabbed some paper, a scissor and some tape and made some small paper tubes before I started to play and blow the colors on my nails.

For this mani I started with Color Club Age of Aquarius as the base and then added the black China Glaze Liquid Leather, the white OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and the lime neon China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener.

For being a first attemp I really like the result. How do you like this manicure? Have you tried splatter manis before?



Idag tänkte jag dela med mig av mitt första försök till splatter-manikyr. Jag älskar dessa stunder då jag har möjlighet att sitta ner i lugn och ro för att prova något nytt. Och det händer inte ofta att både tiden och inspirationen infinner sig samtidigt. Oftast dyker inspirationen upp då jag har som minst tid. Jag tackar högre makter för en förstående make som inte klagar då jag plötsligt lämnar något halvgjort och försvinner till mitt hobbyrum.

Jag såg en galet snygg splatter nail art på Instagram häromdagen, så jag utrustade mig med papper, sax och tejp innan jag började blåsa och leka med färgerna till denna manikyr.

Jag startade med Color Club Age of Aquarius som bas, sedan blåste jag över det svarta China Glaze Liquid Leather, det vita OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls och det neonfärgade limelacket China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener.

För ett första försök är jag riktigt nöjd. Vad tycks? Har du testat splatter nail art tidigare?


Ugliest: China Glaze Budding Romance

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My ugliest untried nail polish, that’s the theme of today in The Neverending Pile Challenge. This was an easy choice: China Glaze Budding Romance. A yellow tinted green, such a hideous and unflattering color to wear. I just can’t understand how or why I could get the idea to buy this polish from the last years spring collection Avant Garden.

To be able to stand wearing Budding Romance I made a simple stamping nail art to pimp the manicure. The white is, as always, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and the plate is Konad m60.
This polish will not crown my nails again.



Mitt fulaste otestade nagellack, det är dagens tema i The Neverending Pile Challenge. Det här var ett enkelt val: China Glaze Budding Romance. Ett gultonat grönt lack, en gräslig (passande ord) och mycket osmickrande färg att bära. Jag förstår verkligen inte hur jag tänkte när jag köpte detta lack från förra vårens kollektion Avant Garden.

För att stå ut med att bära Budding Romance pimpade jag manikyren med lite enkel stämpling genom att använda det vita OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls och konadplatta m60.

Det här lacket kommer inte pryda mina naglar igen.

Essie Too Taboo Neons 2014 & Friends

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Essie Vices Versa, I’m Addicted, Chills & Thrills, Sittin’ Pretty, Too Taboo & Serial Shopper

I got some amazing neons in the mail yesterday. The complete Essie Too Taboo Neons Collection 2014 and some neon friends from the China Glaze City Flourish Spring 2014 collection.

Essie Vices Versa, I’m Addicted, Chills & Thrills, Sittin’ Pretty, Too Taboo and Serial Chopper are the ones above. Below you see the China Glaze At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener and Thistle Do Nicely.

Were should I start?

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China Glaze At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener & Thistle Do Nicely

Igår ramlade det in några galet vackra neonet i brevlådan. Hela Essies Neon 2014-kollektion Too Taboo och några vänner från China Glaze’s vårkollektion City Flourish Spring 2014.

Essie Vices Versa, I’m Addicted, Chills & Thrills, Sittin’ Pretty, Too Taboo och Serial Chopper ser ni överst. Det undre fotot visar China Glaze At Vase Value, Grass is Lime Greener och Thistle Do Nicely.

Hjälp, var ska jag börja?


China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around

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Today I’m wearing white. China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around to be exact.

White is definitely not a color I like to wear on my nails but the subtle shimmer in this polish actually makes it work for me. I also used it as the base color in my striped funky french manicure I posted a while ago. One of my favorite manis recently.

Dandy Lyin’ Around came with the spring collection Avant Garden from China Glaze 2013.


Idag bär jag vitt i form av China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around.

Vitt är en färg jag egentligen inte trivs med på naglarna, men det fina skimret i lacket gör att jag faktiskt gillar det mer än förväntat. Det passade också ypperligt som basfärg i min randiga funky french-manikyr jag visade häromveckan. En av mina verkliga favoriter på senaste tiden.

Dandy Lyin’ Around kom ut med vårkollektionen Avant Garden från China Glaze 2013.