Fall colors love

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

I am SO ready for fall and the gorgeous dark colors that come with it! I am so excited for fall that I actually bought the entire OPI Nordic collection! Also because it's inspired by northern Europe and I'm from Norway, of course I had to get it ;)

OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

I won't talk too much about the polishes in this post, because I'm working on swatching the collection, so I'll have a full review and swatches coming up! I am also really excited because I'm working on setting up a YouTube channel where I will post live swatches, reviews, nail art and tutorials! So the swatches are taking some extra time to do because of the filming.

OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

I was inspired by this manicure I found on pinterest and decided to recreate something similar using shades from the new Nordic collection.

OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

From thumb to pinky I used two coats on each nail of; Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries. Then I added top coat and some studs from Born Pretty Store (use code WKL91 for 10% off!).

OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

I just have to say, I'm surprised by How Great Is Your Dane? and how much I like it! In the bottle it looks like, well, lets be honest, an ugly green color... But I LOVE how it looks on the nail!

OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

I like this simple manicure so much, I love the dark colors and the fall shades. What do you think? Are you ready for the darker shades of fall?

OPI Nordic Collection - Skating On Thin Ice-Land, How Great Is Your Dane?, Viking, In A Vinter Vonderland, Thank Glogg It's Friday!, Ice-Bergers & Fries

Giveaway!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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#polishedgiveaway nail polish giveaway Polished Elegance nail art blog

I am SO excited to finally be able to have a giveaway for you guys! :D For this giveaway there will be three winners, all receiving almost the same prize.

I am dividing the prizes up, so there will be one winner chosen through my blog, one through instagram and one through facebook. You can enter all three places and triple your chance of winning!

Prizes:
#1
Ciaté - Denim Manicure
Ciaté - Very Colorfoil Manicure
Ciaté - Corrupted Neon Manicure

#2
Ciaté - Denim Manicure
Ciaté - Very Colorfoil Manicure
Ciaté - Corrupted Neon Manicure

#3
Ciaté - Very Colorfoil Manicure
Ciaté - Corrupted Neon Manicure x2

Rules:
- Open international
- If you are under 18, please have your parents permission
- You may enter three times:
#1 via my blog
#2 via instagram
#3 via facebook
- Must claim prize within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected
- Winners will be slected randomly
- Ends August 31st

How to enter:
#1 subscribe via bloglovin, email or google
#2 leave a comment on this post letting me know how you have subscribed and your username/e-mail

#1 Like Polished Elegance on facebook
#2 share the giveaway photo and use tag #polishedgiveaway, make sure your post is available to the public so I can see it
#3 like and comment on the giveaway photo letting me know you've shared it

#1 Follow Polishedelegance on Instagram
#2share the giveaway photo using the tag #polishedgiveaway

YAY! I'm so excited!! :D :D

Aria Night Out!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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#arianightout nail art manicure purple gold swirly design manicure nail art

I am so excited to share this manicure with you! I was contacted by the content director of Vegas.com asking me to if I wanted to create a manicure I would wear on a night out in the amazing Aria Resort!


Look at this place, isn't it amazing? I have never been to Las Vegas, but it's defenitely a dream of mine to go there.


For my manicure I was inspired by the cool swirly pattern on the carpet in one of the restaurants, Sage.

#arianightout nail art manicure purple gold swirly design manicure nail art

I used Cadillaquer - Cap'n Cook as my base, and for the swirly designs I used H&M - Golden Days.

#arianightout nail art manicure purple gold swirly design manicure nail art #arianightout nail art manicure purple gold swirly design manicure nail art

This is defenitely a look I would wear for an #AriaNightOut ;) 

#arianightout nail art manicure purple gold swirly design manicure nail art

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Shimmer Polish - Jennifer

Monday, August 4, 2014

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Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer, three coats on all nails.

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

Jennifer is a clear base packed with glitter! Mostly turquoise, gold and copper colored glitter and hexes, which gives a gorgeous shiny sparkly look to this polish. But in addition it has some black hexagon glitters that really add some extra dimension, soooo beautiful!

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

Here you can see how Jennifer buils opacity on it's own. Index - 1 coat, middle - 2 coats, ring and pinky - 3 coats.

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

This glitter polish looks sparkly and beautiful on it's own, but I can imagine it would look awesome layered over another color. I'm thinking it would look grungy and cool over a white polish?

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

Below is some macro sparklyness for your viewing pleasure ;)

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer swatch review nail polish glitter nail polish

Minty Leopard

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure

I have been a very bad blogger! And also very bad to my nails! This is the first time I've done nail art in over a month! :-O :-O My trip to New York took a toll on my nails and they all broke. My index had the worst break, it broke about halfway down the nail bed! It is just now growing back out so it could be filed down to look even, so I'm back to nubb-nubb-nubbins again!

Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure

I must admit, I don't feel too bad about beeing away from my blog for so long... ;) We have had the best July in 100 years(!) and I have done pretty much nothing but enjoying the weather, tanning, bathing and just relaxing, it has been AMAZING!!! :D But it does feel good to be back as well, and it feels great finally having art on my nails again!

Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure

I was struggling to find inspiration, so I just picked up my favorite mint polish, Essie - Mint Candy Apple and used some saran wrap to add a gold accent to the sides with OPI - Glitzerland. When I was done I felt it needed a little more, so I went all wild and painted some leopard spots over the gold.

Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure

I am loving how this turned out, and I'm glad I didn't stop with just the gold saran wrap. This manicure even makes me hate my nubbins less!

Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure

By the way, I got a back up of Mint Candy Apple, and the color is completely different! Does anyone know anything about this? Has Essie changed the formula or something? 

Mint gold black leopart nail art manicure mint leopard nail art manicure animal print nail art manicure

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!

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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**