Check out my freehand nail art in the folders/pages above this line :) - Se min frihånds nail art i fanebladene over denne linie :)

lørdag den 27. august 2016

Chanel Koala 113 swatches

Chanel Koala 113 was released somewhere between 2002 and 2008, but I don’t know when, do you? It’s a dark red with a brown hue. It’s a creme/crelly, 2 coats are however enough for normal use, but for these photos I added an extra.
What do you think of this dark, brown leaning red..?

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Germaniküre crystal file review

I was contacted by Germaniküre, they wanted to send me a few crystal glass files to test, but by mistake only one was sent to me, so not so many photos ;)

Germaniküre is a family-owned German company which offers high quality manicure products.
Many of their products are available through the exclusive online retailer Zamberg located in USA.

My Germaniküre contact told me: “The files are the highest quality, and ethically made by adult craftsmen in the Czech Republic. All of our products are made to last a lifetime, with all cutting products made in Solingen, Germany under ethical, non-polluting conditions. We are very eco-conscious, from packaging to not having our products clog landfills. We are about to embark on an anti-child labor campaign, and will be sponsoring a nail-art contest among other things to bring awareness to the practice.
We also contribute a portion of sales to give back to families victimized by child labor in Pakistan and Vietnam.”
- so what’s not to like about that – right?

Back to the files…
The files are 3 mm thick and 14 cm long – and you can use both sides.
They are chemically hardened against breaking and etched with a very fine texture that won't "sand" your nails like so many cheap imitations can.
They come in a very nice soft yet really sturdy leather case.
You can file your nails either wet or dry and the file works like a charm and leaves my tips nice and smooth.
Unlike single direction files that “sand” the nail, a crystal glass nail file seals the edge of the nail with every stroke, regardless whether that stroke is backwards, forwards, or a combination of both. After filing with a crystal glass nail file and examined at many times magnification, a freshly filed nail edge is smooth and polished; a nail that is filed with a “sanded” nail file have microscopically frayed edges. 
To keep your crystal glass file clean and to remove the shavings, just rinse it under running water, use soap if you like.

You find the crystal glass files HERE – each file has a little imprinted phrase, I chose: ”One Stroke At A Time” – I felt that was very appropriate for a file ;)

They also have a nice range of other manicure products – click HERE

See more about the files on Youtube - click HERE!

As you might know I swear by crystal files - and this new file is a cherished member of my crystal file family!

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fredag den 26. august 2016

Picture Polish Bright White swatches

Picture Polish Bright White is one of the Standard Shades released in 2009. It is a pure, clean and bright white, cold-toned and just like I love a white. For normal nails 2 coats are enough, but my old and very ridged nails needed an extra. I added a coat of Seche Vite for these swatches.
A nice white in a lovely cool shade..

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Maybelline Banana Puddin' swatches

This pastel yellow summer morning we have a vintage rarity...
Maybelline Banana Puddin’ (Wet Shine) is a hard to find vintage pastel yellow from the late 90’s probably around 98. I was lucky enough to track it down last year, I felt I needed it in my 100+ pastel yellow collection as one of the more rare ones.
It is a gorgeous pale pastel yellow, just like I love ‘em, and the first coat went on rather sheer, the second went on nicely – so you need 2 or 3 coats depending on how thin or tick you apply your polish. It dries rather slowly but has a nice shine, I am however showing it with a coat of Seche Vite.
Arrghh in the last coat the brush started shedding several hairs at a time, and they would just break like they were dissolved – weird thing in this old polish LOL
You actually can see them in the bottle on some photos...
Do you like this oldie..?

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torsdag den 25. august 2016

Emily de Molly Fixed Course swatches

Emily de Molly Fixed Course is a gorgeous teal holo with a super strong effect, also very visible in indoor light settings. It has such a deep flash of blue, oh, I love it. This is two coats with a coat of Seche Vite.
Oh, I love this one super much!!

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My stamping journey - part 35

In this part you will meet take 133, 134 and 135...

Take 133
Take 133: The base is Starrily Bikinis In Belize stamped with Esmaltes da Kelly Dixie, plate Fab Ur Nails FUN20, stamper Fab Ur Nails Jumbo Stamper.

Take 134
Take 134: The base is Black Dahlia Lacquer Blue Ginger stamped with Ya Quin An Gold, plate Fab Ur Nails FUN20, stamper Fab Ur Nails Jumbo Stamper.
Aren't those little cats just too cute - they so remind me of my mischievous foster kittens :D

Take 135
Take 135: The base is Chanel Sorbet Orange – OrangeSorbet stamped with Hit The Bottle The Yolk is on You, plate Delaney Fruits 001, stamper Fab Ur Nails Jumbo Stamper.
What do you think - do you like any of them..?

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