poisonous pink nail art

DSC_1122 - version 2_Fotor

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.

rosab2_Fotor

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.

DSC_1193_Fotor

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.

 

Advertisements

lovely blink blink no. 4

Lovely1

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

DSC_0898 - version 2_Fotor

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

DSC_0958_Fotor

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!

DSC_0931_Fotor

 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!

Dance Legend Moondust

MoondustW2

My nails and polishes always follow my mood swings and the other day when I had a rough day I felt the need for something dark. And my choice fell on Dance Legend Moondust.

Dance Legend has quickly risen to be one of my absolute favorite brands. Great formula and inventive collections and color combinations. Moondust belongs to their texture collection Sahara Crystal.  The texture polishes of Dance Legend are a bit different from other textures I’ve tried. They dry to a finish that look kind of plastic and artificial, with quite small sizes on the “sand” particles. I love this finish!! Take a look at Luxy Glam as well, also from the Sahara Crystal line of Dance Legend.

This dark, almost black, blue polish is just my taste. This will be worn again and again and again…

By the way: Take a look at more blue beauties at Tove’s Blue Monday!

MoondustW3

Svenska

Mina naglar och lack speglar alltid mina humörsvängningar. Häromdagen hade jag en tuff dag och då kände jag suget efter något riktigt mörkt på naglarna. Valet föll på denna skönhet: Dance Legend Moondust!

Dance Legend har snabbt klättrat upp i topp bland mina favoritmärken. De håller en hög kvalitet, bra formula och har en väldigt bred repertoar av spännande färger och finishes. Moondust hör till deras texturkollektion Sahara Crystal.

Dance Legends texturlack skiljer sig från övriga texturlack jag testat. De torkar till en lite plastig yta som ser ganska konstgjord ut, med relativt små “sandkorn” jämfört med många andra lack av denna typ. Jag älskar Dance Legends texturyta. Så läcker! Spana in Luxy Glam också, även det från Dance Legends Sahara Crystal-kollektion.

Det här mörka, nästan svarta, blå lacket kommer få kröna mina naglar om och om och om igen…

Förresten: Spana in fler blå skönheter hos Tove och hennes blå måndag!

 

China Glaze The Giver Collection 2014

The giverw

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….

Svenska

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…

Colors by Llarowe I’ll be Sea-ing you

DSC_0346 - version 2

This is just crazy ladies!! Take a look at the breath taking shimmer in this beauty; I’ll be Sea-ing You from the new Emily’s Imagination collection of Colors by Llarowe.

Blue and pink is one of my favorite color combination so this gem was a must when the collection was launched the other week.  And yesterday I got a huge package of amazing new friends. Haul picture is coming later, I just had to grab this treasure for a swatch at first.

Three coats, easy application, but still a little VNL (not that it bothers me though). And some extra bling for company. Today I will spam you with pictures. Can’t get enough of this polish!!

DSC_0288 - version 2

DSC_0381 - version 2

DSC_0295 - version 2

DSC_0215 - version 3

DSC_0231 - version 3

seaing3

What do you think girrrls??!