Stamping decal - tutorial!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Nail art stamping decal full nail tutorial


Nail art stamping decal full nail tutorial

For this I used another MoYou Nails plate, plate number 128. It stampes beautifully!

Nail art stamping decal full nail tutorial

I also feel like I'm getting the hang of stamping decals, so I made a video tutorial, at the top of this post :)

Nail art stamping decal full nail tutorial

I used all OPI polishes for this manicure, Embrace The Gray is my base, My Silk Tie I used for the stamp, it works perfectly for stamping! And I used the beautiful DS Extravagance for the pink design.

Nail art stamping decal full nail tutorial

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

2014 Year In Review

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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I'm a bit late to post this, since I didn't post it in the first couple weeks of January I was thinking I shouldn't post it at all. But then I decided that I want it for my self! I like to see how I have evolved through the year and basically what I have been up to!

I had pretty big plans for my blogging at the start of 2014 and I got off to a good start, but then things happened and in the second half of the year I was not as active. I'll get into that later.

But first some quick stats:

My stats look like they have gone down since 2013, but that's because the stats I used for 2013 were wrong... I used the stats provided by Blogger and Blogger stats are reported wrong and super inflated. So I used Google Analytics for my stats this year, which is more correct, though a bit of a let down, lol :p

But let's get on with the manicures!

I started the year with a pretty sparkly New Years manicure.


Then I did one of the coolest manicures I have ever done, in my humble opinion ;)


I really want to do more free hand nail art like this, it's so much fun!

This cute manicure for Valentine's.


I bought the Zoya Naturel Collection and did quite a few manicures using it, this ombre using all six shades is my favorite I think.


February was a month of popular manicures, my gradient using Zoya Payton and Deam is also one of my most popular manicures!


Also in February I did my most popular manicure of all times! I think this has been at the top of my "Most popular last 30 days" since it was published!


In March I did a guest post for the infamous Crumpet!!


I  still love this "roses on linen" manicure, and I have wanted to recreate it since I first did it. Just haven't gotten around to doing it!


I got very much into indes in 2014, and I love this sparkly, swirly manicure using Cadillaquer polishes.


Still loving this super bright pink striping tape manicure! It makes me long for spring and summer! And my long nails...


I got into paper planning again in 2014 and bought my self a Filofax (ok, that's a lie, I bought several..), and of course I had to match my nails to my Filofax ;)


I think this was my only one store manicure of 2014, I don't know why I don't do them more often. Because I really love this technique and it looks so pretty!


In June I had the trip of a life time. I went to New York for a week with my best friend. It was the most amazing trip ever, we had so much fun and we did sooo much shopping!


From here it started to go down hill though... I don't know what New York did to my nails, but since then my nails have been weak, constantly breaking and I have barely been able to grow out a free edge. Which sort of stumped my motivation and creativity for nail art.

Also, I met my boyfriend in April and during the summer we started to get more serious and spent more and more time together and my time for my nails was also getting limited, lol!

And third, we had the most amazing weather this summer, pretty much the best summer in seven years. So pretty much any spare time I had I spent outside and couldn't care less about my nails!

I did do some manicures though, I actually quite like this minty leopard manicure.


This manicure using some of the colors from OPI's Nordic Collection.


In September I published a video tutorial for this scale-y looking manicure!


Since I don't have as much time for nail art as I did, I have started loving the simple and elegant manicures. 


I went pink for October! This is also what I had on my nails the first time I met my bf's family, so looking at this brings back some nice memories :) Is that weird? Lol :p


Did I forget to mention how big of a fetish I have for the 'staches?


In November I was asked to join the amazing ladies of Polisher's Inc.! And my first manicure with them was reacreating an oldie.


I did not do many Christmas manicures, but I do like this one!


2014 has been an eventful year for me on a personal level, both amazingly good and some bad, it's funny how looking at these manicures jog my memory for certain things! And then in the tougher times doing my nails feel calming and relaxing and sort of helps me deal with things, does anyone else feel like that?

2015, I have no idea what's in store for me or my blog this year. I know I won't be able to post as often as I had planned in 2014. Every other day? Nope, that's not going to happen. But I want to post consistently, 2-3 times each week. As you have probably noticed I have started doing more swatches, which I really like. I'm starting to appreciate each single polish on it's own even more, and I really like wearing just one single color on my nails (whaaaaat?!). I still love nail art though, After a few days with a plain manicure it's time to spice it up again!

I have also started doing YouTube videos, which I think is really fun. It's still kind of scary putting myself out there like that, but that's just another thing to overcome, right? I might branch out into more makeup, because I love playing with makeup and sharing it with you feels like a nice excuse to play with it even more ;)

Monthly favorites: January

Monday, February 9, 2015

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I have not done a favorites since May, lol! I keep forgetting about it when the month ends! This time I also have some beauty products and other things I wanted to share, so I made a video of my monthly favorites as well. You can check out the video right here:



And then these are my favorite, and actually my only four manicures I did in January...

Polished Elegance nail art blog
I have been loving gray nails this month, obviously, and I loved how these two polishes looked in this stamped design.

Polished Elegance nail art blog
Glitter gradients are always going to be my favorites. And this pink and green glitter looked pretty good over gray I think!

Polished Elegance nail art blog
This reminds me much more of the 50's than Fifty Shades Of Grey, which is probaly why I like it so much :p

Polished Elegance nail art blog
Pink leopard print
How gorgeous is this pink polish? I love Picture Polish - Pirouette, and I am ready to start wearing more bright colors, I am SO ready for spring!

Matte gray with pink studs

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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OPI - Cement The Deal matte born pretty store pink studs

Have you guys seen these cool new studs from the Born Pretty store?

OPI - Cement The Deal matte born pretty store pink studs

I haven't seen studs like this before, they are bigger than I thought though, so they do stick out quite a bit from the nails. So you should probably use some nail glue to attach them.

OPI - Cement The Deal matte born pretty store pink studs

I chose the light pink ones and paired them with a mattified OPI - Cement The Deal, how gorgeous is this matte?!

OPI - Cement The Deal matte born pretty store pink studs

Looking for some cheap, cool nail art supplies? Check out Born Pretty store and use my code "WKL91" for 10% off your order!

Kate Spade dots

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Kate Spade nail art manicure Kate Spade dots dotticure white gold dots dotticure nail art manicure

Kate Spade is my obsession <3 

Kate Spade nail art manicure Kate Spade dots dotticure white gold dots dotticure nail art manicure Kate Spade nail art manicure Kate Spade dots dotticure white gold dots dotticure nail art manicure

It happened unintentionally though, or, my subconscious created this manicure, lol. I didn't realize I got the idea from Kate Spade until I opened my wallet today :p

Kate Spade nail art manicure Kate Spade dots dotticure white gold dots dotticure nail art manicure

I used OPI - Alpine Snow as my white base. Not my favorite white, I had to use three coat to get it even. That's a bit too much for my liking, when I use white mostly as a base for nail art, so I'd usually slap on a whole lot more polish over it, making my nails even thicker. It looks nice in this manicure though!

Kate Spade nail art manicure Kate Spade dots dotticure white gold dots dotticure nail art manicure

The gold dots are OPI - Glitzerland, which I think must be my favorite gold polish! Then I mattified it, it looked nice glossy as well, but I really like how it turned out matte :)

Kate Spade nail art manicure Kate Spade dots dotticure white gold dots dotticure nail art manicure

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Shimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch review

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine.

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch review

I find this color kind of hard to describe, I guess it's mostly teal. Yes, from afar it looks teal. But when you look closely you can see that it contains glitters in all the colors of the rainbow!

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch review

First coat was pretty sheer (index), you could get away with two coats (middle), but I still prefer three coats (ring and pinky) to get full effect of the polish. Though layering one coat over a teal polish would probably give a pretty nice effect as well.

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch reviewShimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch review

I don't know if this is inspired by Jasmine the Disney princess, but I would say the color is pretty similar to her outfit!

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch review

You can find Jasmine and the rest of the beautiful Shimmer polishes at their website!

Shimmer Polish - Jasmine swatch review

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

Polisher's Inc. - So 90's

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

This week we are being inspired by the 90's! I had no idea what to do for this manicure, I have been thinking about it for weeks, but inspiration suddenly struck me in the nick of time ;)

Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

Can you tell what inspired me? Can you?!

Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

Spice Girls of course!! ;D Can you tell who inspired which nail?

Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

I'll reveal the answers for you:
On my thumb I painted the Union Jack, inspired by "Ginger Spice's" iconic dress. 
"Posh Spice" is dressed in black and white on my index.
I did an Adidas gym pant in yellow and blue inspired by "Sporty Spice". Omg, do you remember those pants? They were everywehere! I remember I had them in all kinds of colors, lol :p
"Scary Spice" was always dressed in animal print, hence the leopard print ring finger.
And finally we have pink and a cute print representing "Baby Spice".

Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

I was such a Spice Girls fan! I remember having books  where we collected stickers and pictures of them. Me and my cousins used to dress up like Spice Girls, I always had to be "Posh", even though she was my least favorite. They said I had to be her because my smile was the same as hers, and then in the next sentence "Her smile is so ugly", lmao! I like her much better now though and I'm a huge fan of Victoria Beckham's fashion sense.

Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

My least favorite nail is my pinky, I don't think that came out like I had hoped unfortunately. I like the thumb, it took forever getting the tape on though! I do feel like I captured all girls, the hardest was "Posh", she usually just wore black. But all five nails together, I think I can tell who it's supposed to be inspired by ;)

Spice Girls nail art manicure So 90's manicure 90's inspired nail art manicure

I am so excited to see what the other girls came up with, so go check them out too!