The beautiful guest bloggers!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Hi guys! I'm back from my vacation! I spent one AMAZING week in New York City, I have no words for how much I love that city, I will go back again and again, I don't think I'll ever get enough! Unfortunately I did not get to buy as much nail polish as I had planned... :-/ I ended up with quite a few hand bags, shoes and tons of new make up instead :p

But New York was rough on my nails, I guess it was the dry air on the plane, all the hand sanitizing and constantly touching clothes and stuff in stores, my nails started peeling and breaking the very first day. Now I have super super nubbins!

My second week of vacation I spent in my home town with my mom, just relaxing, letting all my experiences from New York sink in ;) And taking care of my nails, I let them go bare for the entire week and rubbed Bliss Kiss nail oil on them constantly, so they're looking better now.

I want to take a moment to thank the fantastic girls who did guest posts for me while I was away, and kept you all entertained with gorgeous nail art!

Bella of Sieze The Nail
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Emma of Globe & Nail
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Elizabeth of Did My Nails
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Tamit of Fall In Nail Love
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Mina of Cubbiful
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Paulina of Paulina's Passions
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Pink summer chevrons

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Pink chevron nail art manicure

I wanted to do some nail art with Shimmer Polish - Fanny

Pink chevron nail art manicure Pink chevron nail art manicure

I started this with a coat of the most amazing silver nail polish ever! H&M - Silver, it's a tiny bottle, I don't know if it was a limited edition for christmas, but if it wasn't run to the nearest H&M and get yourself one! I will have to go check out mine to see if they still have it, I need multiple back ups...

Pink chevron nail art manicure

When the silver polish was dry I placed striping tape in chevron shapes on my nails and painted a thick coat of Picture Polish - Fairy Floss, then in one of the triangles on each nail I painted a coat of Fanny over Fairy Floss. Some nails I freehanded Fanny in after I had removed the tape, and some nails I painted it before removing the tape. I was worried if I waited too long before applying Fanny the polish would dry too much and peel off with the tape. But it worked out ok.

Pink chevron nail art manicure

I really like the result! I love the bright pink and sparkly glitter. With the AH-MAZING weather we have been having I've gotten a nice tan and this manicure makes me look even more tan ;) It feels like summer on my nails!

Pink chevron nail art manicure

**Products in this post were provided for my honest review, all opinions are my own**

The Julep Plié Wand

Friday, June 27, 2014

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I rarely write about new products and press releases, I just don't feel the need to. But this time I really want to share a product that looks amazing!

Polished Elegance - The Julep Plié Wand

The Julep Plié Wand promises to revolutionize the way we polish our nails. It is basically a polish bottle cap the length of a pen, because the longer the cap, the easier it is to polish with control, right? In addition, it can be bent to help you find the most comfortable position to polish with your non dominant hand!

Polished Elegance - The Julep Plié Wand

The Julep Plié Wand is bought seperately to the Julep nail polishes, but will fit all Julep nail polish bottles. Now, I'm not sure, but by looking at the video below of how the wand is attached, it looks like it might be able to fit on other bottles with similar caps? I don't know though, I haven't tried it, so don't take my word for it ;)


With my shaky shaky hands, this looks like a life saver! It is going to make polishing my nails sooo much easier! Once I get my hands on one, I will defenitely give you a review :)

**I was asked by the company to write this post, but I have not been sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own**

Guest post: Paulina of Paulina's Passions

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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The last guest post for now is from the amazingly talented Paulina of Paulina's Passions. Paulina is so creative in her nail art and does gorgeous florals, just like she has for you today!

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Hi the beautiful readers of the Polished Elegance. It's Paulina from Paulina's Passions here. It's so good to be here again and sharing my passion for nails with you. Our beautiful Lisa is enjoying her vacation right now, so I took over her blog to share a special nail art for this guest post. Thanks Lisa for inviting me. It's always an honor to be on your beautiful blog.

You probably know, that I am always drawn to floral nail art, so I didn't have to think long what to make for this guest post. This nail art is inspired by a beautiful floral pattern I came across on Pinterest. It was created by the talented textile designer Abigail Siegel. I love recreating patterns and this one is so bright and summery. Love it! I made a few changes in the colors, so it's not 100% recreation. Maybe it's better to call it an inspiration :)
  Paulina of Paulina's Passions for Polished Elegance

I started off this mani with dark navy blue nail polish, which is China Glaze Queen B. Then with a white nail polish I made rough shapes of the flowers and leaves. I wanted all the colors to pop over the dark background, hence the white base. I used a whole bunch of different nail polishes to create these colorful flowers. The pink roses are made with GOSH Bubble Gum and W7 Fuchsia. For the orange ones, I used Yes Love no. F12 and P2 Summer Calling (which is also a little shimmery).

  Paulina of Paulina's Passions for Polished Elegance 

The yellow flowers are made with a bright OPI Need Sunglasses? For the leaves, I used the most beautiful teal nail polish from KIKO (no. 389). I topped everything with a layer of Glisten&Glow HK Girl top coat to even everything out and add shine. I used my thin nail art brush to free hand all the flowers. This design took a while, but I think it was worth it. It's so colorful and the flowers are so summery. I also like the contrast between the dark background and bright flowers. It seems like the colors don't really go together, but somehow everything works well.
  Paulina of Paulina's Passions for Polished Elegance

I really hope you guys enjoyed this guest post and the nail art I made for all the Polished Elegance readers. If you are a nail art and color lover, I invite you to visit my blog, Paulina's Passions. You'll find there a good doze of colors, flowers and beautiful nail art. I am also on Facebook and Instagram, so come see me :)

Thank you, Lisa for letting me be here and share a little bit of me with you readers. Enjoy your amazing vacation.

Guest post: Mina of Cubbiful

Monday, June 23, 2014

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I am so happy that the fabulous Mina of Cubbiful is sharing her nail art on my blog once again! Mina created this awesome floral manicure inspired by a hair pin!

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Wow!! Is this exciting or what? :)
Lisa is the sweetest and most talented lady behind Polished Elegance, which if you don't know yet - how could you not?! - make sure you drop by here and give her some squishy love.

I love her always impecable manis and she's one of my fave nail bloggers to look up to when I'm in dear need of something elegant ;)
(I also look up to her photography but we all know that's a whole other level for me ;))

Anyway, she asked me again to do a guest post for her and I couldn't be happier - no greater form of validation than to be asked twice for a guest post by such a wonderful lady: thanks, hun! <3

So here we go:

Mina of Cubbiful for Polished Elegance

Not long ago, I opened my accessories box and it was like opening Pandora's very own box ... except this one brings exciting things! :)
This manicure being one of them.

Mina of Cubbiful for Polished Elegance

I was inspired by the cutest hair pin kind of thing, which I rarely use.
I was drawn to the red and, of course, to the beautiful flowers.

Mina of Cubbiful for Polished Elegance

Red is always an elegant shade to flaunt and Lisa does deserve me comitting to elegance ;)
I chose Inglot No.620 - can you believe this gorgeous polish is a one-coater? Oh, I love this brand!
Too bad the shimmer you see in the bottle doesn't translate on your nails but, oh well, I guess one can't have it all ;)

Mina of Cubbiful for Polished Elegance

I then drew the flowers using acrylic paints and here's a close up for you to see if I did a nice job ;)

Mina of Cubbiful for Polished Elegance

These are likely to accompany for a few days - they're that pretty! :)


If you liked them that much as well, join the fun adventures on the blog Cubbiful, or over on Facebook or Instagram (which now and again includes photos of my cutie pie kitty kats :)).

Again, thank you so much Lisa for this lovely invitation - hope you like what I came up with.
Enjoy your time away, doll.

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

Guest post: Tamit of Fall In Nail Love

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Tamit of Fall In Nail Love has some of the most creative pictures of her nail art! I am so psyched she agreed to do a guest post for me! And the way she did this manicure is so ingenious, I defenitely have to try it!

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Hey hey everyone!

Fisrt of all, I'd like to say how happy I'm to be here today! I feel really honoured that Lisa chose me for her guest post and, frankly speaking, I still cannot believe that my post is on Polished Elegance.

Today's design shows my little obssesion of last few days (okey, maybe weeks!): cutoff nails. I've decided to combine this trend with another pattern I adore and that's how my geometric cutoff nails appeared. These nails are really easy to do while the final look is interesting I think.

Tamit of Fall In Nail Love for Polished Elegance

If you want to create a nailart like mine, you should start with preaparing your DIY nail decals. How to do it? It's really simple: take a piece of paper and tape, put one coat of your polish on the tape and wait until it's all dried. While it's all drying, polish your nails with a base (I prefer a milky one). Then take sccissors and cut the tape with polish into triangles. Carefully pick up every little piece and stick it to your nail. In the end use top coat to smooth everything.

Tamit of Fall In Nail Love for Polished Elegance

I used the latest nail polish line by Wibo (this is a genuine nail polish brand from Poland) called Extreme Summer Nails (I'm definetely into this bottle shape). Hope I've inspired you to play with your own nail polish decals. Can't wait to see your creations!

Big hug and even a bigger kiss,
have a colourful day,
Tamit24
Paulina
www.fallinnaiLove.com

Guest post: Elizabeth of Did My Nails

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Today another floral nail art lover is sharing her beautiful manicure, Elizabeth of Did My Nails was sweet enough to help me out with a guest post!

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Hi! My name is Elizabeth, from didmynails.com, and I am so excited to be pitching in while Lisa is away! When I started thinking about what to do for this post I really wanted to come up with something new and awesome, something cool I hadn't done before, but the more I thought about it, the more I kept veering back into familiar waters until I landed on the two things I probably love most in all of polish: flower nail art and a minty teal.

Elizabeth of Did My Nails for Polished Elegance

These sketchy roses are acrylic paint over the beautiful butter LONDON Poole. Minty teal polishes like this are sirens, tempting me all seductive-like, and I am powerless to resist. Soon as I hit multiple Helmers they got a drawer all their own, and I still have a good dozen or so in the Big Box o' Untrieds. I keep telling myself I'm buying "just this one more" to do a really huge comparison post, but it's time I faced reality. I'm really just trying to hoard enough of them to stash in a giant vault all by themselves and go for a big, Scrooge McDuck-y swim.

My polish addiction actually started with the Godmother of the Tiffany Blues, China Glaze For Audrey. That was the very first polish I saw online and ZOMG! NEEDED to go out and find. And it's no coincidence that the first post on my blog was some cherry blossoms on For Audrey because that was the combination, the popular nail art design that rocked my world, that got me watching tutorial after tutorial on YouTube in the hopes of one day just maybe being able to make a thing on my nails that looked like an actual flower-type thing. That was over two years ago, and the habit is pretty much ingrained now. Every time I wear one of these minty, Tiffany teals it's only a matter of time before I haul out the acrylic paints or the polishes and add some sort of flower nail art on top.

Elizabeth of Did My Nails for Polished Elegance

I did a similar design not long ago that was outlined in black, but I like the way these turned out with the brown outlines too. It's softer, and I think it suits the other colours here. I'm also...ugh, I literally just groaned out loud because the next words were about to be "I'm also wild about"...I'm also loving my new matte top coat, Wet n Wild 'Wild Shine' Matte. It goes on smoothly and gives a great, matte finish for a dollar, y'all. A DOLLAR.

Elizabeth of Did My Nails for Polished Elegance

So yeah, that's probably just about enough of my rambling. Thanks for reading, and thanks very much to Lisa for having me! (^_^)