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Pale Sky Nails

Today I have some older nails to show you, from the Time of the Scar, which never got posted back then. I call these the Pale Sky Nails.

Tänään on vuorossa vähän vanhemmat kynnet, (Arven Ajalta) joita ei ole vain tullut postattua. Kutsutaan näitä nyt vaikka Lempeän Taivaan Kynsiksi.

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I did a simple gradient with Lumene Willow Leaves and Blush Lilac, and the stamp is from BundleMonster XL214. I love how the gradient turned out!

And sorry that I have been a bit inactive – I’ve been suffering from a serious lack of inspiration, and the nails I’ve done have not turned out the way I liked (watermarble, I’m looking at you). I’ll try to do better!

Tein ihan simppelin liukuvärin Lumenen Pajunlehdellä ja Syreenin Tuoksulla, jonka päälle leimasin BundleMonsterin laatalla XL214. Liukuväristä tuli ihana!

Ja pahoittelut jos olen ollut hiukan poissaoleva – tuntuu että olen hukannut inspiraationi viime aikoina, ja nekin kynnet mitä olen tehnyt, ovat olleen aika epätyydyttäviä (köh, vesimarmorointiyrityksiä, köh). Yritän tsempata!

Have a nice day!

Hauskaa (toivon mukaan pitkää) viikonloppua!

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Picture Polish Instagram Competition Entry: Gradient

On Instagram, the Australian brand Picture Polish hosted a gradient competition. I was immediatly interested, since hey, I love gradients! The rules stated that you could use 2-5  PP polishes and no embellishments. Yesterday was the big participation day, but I figured that I’d post pictures here today, so as not to spam twice a day. (Never mind the fact that this is now third post in as many days, which is a bit unusual for me)

So, the gradient! I went for romantic theme.

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Picture Polish Bardot, Paris, Nemesis

It’s not really a fancy gradient, or innovative, or exotic… but tell you the truth, these are my third nails! I had big plans twice before this, but they were total nail fails in the end! So this is what I ended up with.

The rules wanted also a picture with the polishes in.

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Picture Polish Bardot, Paris, Nemesis

And finally the flowers that made it in the picture – I got them for Valentine’s <3. So vibrant!

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Glittery Pastel Gradient with Flowers

Today is the first day of the Clairestelle8’s monthly nail challenge (you can see the prompts in the link), and the prompt was.. pastels! I have had a hankering for radial gradient for quite a while now…

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Orange, Pink, and Violet from Tony Moly Cotton Candy collection, topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust.

The colors did give me a pause, but in the end I went for soft and warm orange-pink-violet combination. Tony Moly Cotton Candy collection is so perfect for pastel designs.

I added flowers from BM-XL481, which I’ve been dying to put to use. I used Essie’s Penny Talk for nice rose gold flowers. I really love the style in this plate!

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BM-XL481, Essie Penny Talk

Next up: hearts! What should I do, hmm…

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Quick January recap and plans for February

So another month has passed and we’re into February! I thought I’d do a quick recap, show my favourite manis and one smooshy that did not make it’s way into the blog…

First of all, here are my favourites from January:

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January’s favorite nails

These are my personal favorites – if I did a collage according to Instagram likes, it would be almost all smooshynailsunday creations, those seem to get the most! I wanted a bit of variation, though. I think I liked the peachy gradient with flowers best. Did you have a favorite?

…and speaking of smooshies, this one I only showed on Instagram, because I did not really like it, and I didn’t add any decorations. It actually looks a lot better in pictures; in real life it was just a vomit-hued mess! Some smooshies look great, some don’t, and this was definitely in the latter category.

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Smooshed mess

In February I am going to try to do Clairestelle8’s monthly challenge, since the prompts are not scary! I’m not a big Valentine’s Day fan though, so I might go into a bit of anti-Valentine’s with them…

Are you a Valentine’s Day person?

nails · review

F.U.N Lacquer New Year 2017 Collection

So I went a bit crazy. I saw this collection on Instagram and it just hit me: I must have it. I’m not even exactly sure what it was about it! I rarely buy full collections, since it would get very expensive, and there’s always some shades I don’t like.. but this was a hit. I could instantly think of a half dozen nail designs.

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F.U.N Lacquer New Year 2017 Collection

Here’s one of them!

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F.U.N Lacquer Magic Stone, Unicorn Island, Evening Gown

I love gradients, so it was an obvious first choice. I didn’t do anything special, this was more of a testing the polishes out. And they delivered. It did take quite a few spongings, since the polishes are jelly-type, but hey, what I would not do for gradients! Oh and this is way more rainbow-shifting-holographic-goodness-y in real life, I loved this so much!

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Shattered gradient

I love gradients so much. This I did some days ago, when I wanted something red and purple. I used Picture Polish Autumn, Rose, and Nemesis (which is discontinued! Why, oh why…) The shimmer was so hard to capture – it was more shimmery in real life.

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Picture Polish Autumn, Rose, Nemesis

On top of it I ended up stamping with Bundle Monster XL-216.

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I like the shattered effect! And I love the color combination. Not really Xmassy, but hey, I never am!

(Seriously, I rarely am. I’m not really interested in Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter or any of that sort. So I don’t really do seasonal nails.)

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Gradient geometrics

This was an idea that I had for quite a while, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it. But yesterday I felt like geometrics!

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As a base I used Essence Sandy toes and salty kisses, which is a nice semi-matte salt texture white. It was in some summer edition, and I’ve grown quite fond of it! Texture polishes are so quick to dry, and this wasn’t too textured for normal use.

I then stamped with Konad basic colours; orange, red, and purple (latex was used – these are super pigmented and stain like mad if given a chance) with image from BM-XL212. I’m really liking the latest blogger collaboration series!

And I actually had to do these twice. First time around HK Girl – which is not supposed to spread stamps – spread the stamps, and I did it S-U-P-E-R carefully the second time. These stamping polishes spread so easily. But the end result is worth it!