Essie “Muchi, Muchi” with 3D bows from Born Pretty Store


Butter London – Wallis with camouflage pattern


Jewelry design with studs from Born Pretty Store


OMD: Inspired by a Movie – My Neighbor Totoro

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Hello my dear readers! Blog is moving! Follow along to my brand new homepage!!

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The other thing I’m very excited to announce is the launch of my Etsy shop! Visit SeizeTheNail on Etsy and right now there is only ONE item available for sale!

A full set of false nails with a matching cabochon ring! It’s the Lion King design, which is one of my most popular designs 😀

I will soon paint more falsies and rings with my favoite nail art designs and list for sale! 😀 Maybe some palm tree designs? You guys know how much I love palm tree designs!!

OMD: Gradient! With palms of course

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OMD Day 17: GRADIENT! I love gradients! For this design I painted my nails yellow. Then i chose four more colors and made a different color gradient on each nail. Well, the gradients didn’t come out flaweless as you can see in the top picture, so I decided to add my favoirite nail art design. Palm trees! I can’t get enough of palm tree nail art!

Colors used: Yellow ”Isa Dora – Mellow Yellow”, Blue ”Isa Dora – Miami Blue”, Purple ”Isa Dora – Bella Vita”, Green ”Isa Dora – Marzipan”, Peach ”China Glaze – Mimosa’s Before Mani’s”

From time to time I get the question of what brush I use for my palm trees. The reason why it’s hard to give a qiuck answer that question is because I always cut my brushes. So here’s my brush. The name of it is Artist’s Water Colour Sable – Rigger size 1 by Winstor & Newton, England. It’s pure kolinsky and the hair is about 16 millimeters long. As you see I have cut it quite much! Never cut the lenght of the brush, then you’ll lose the pointy tip of the brush. But I cut away almost 80 percent of the thickness of the brush. I bougth it in an artist’s shop in Stockholm for about 80 sek (12 usd). I use this brush for palms and zebra stripes. This is my most precious brush and the palms almost paints themselves!

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OMD: Delicate! Leopard Lacquer ”King Crab”


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OMD: DELICATE! Well, my English is quite poor but I just realized that the word ”delicate” can mean different things. Obviously the first thing I thought about was something delicious and yummy and juicy… like strawberries!! This polish it Leopard Lacquer ”King Crab”. Isn’t it delicious!!? It’s a vibrant deep red jelly filled with small black hexagons, bigger red hexagons and huge red squares. I LOVE the red squares!! And the black glitter really makes the polish look like yummy, jelly, juicy, ripe, mellow strawberries! This is tree coats, no undies. I love this look!


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OMD: Ruffian!

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OMD Day 16: This is my first attemt on a ruffian maniure! I always thought ruffian manis look so elegant and now I finally tried it out myself. Maybe it’s a bit much with the leopard prints.. I actually thought it looked very nice without it but I forgot to photograph it before I added the animal print, boho. Then I painted under the nails! So cool! I don’t know why I don’t paint under the nails more often! It makes the look complete in a way!

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This is China Glaze ”Innocence” from the Crème Coture Collection. It’s a sweet jelly-like pink/nude. When I use two coats I find it great for a french manicure.  But in these pictures I used tree coats. As you see it doesn’t give full coverage, but it has a smooth and soft surface.

OMD Day 15: HEARTS! Here’s a LOOOOVE-manicure to represent tosays theme. Xoxo ❤


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OMD: Floral! Leopard Lacquer Starfish

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This is China Glaze ”Mimosa’s Before Mani’s” from the spring 2013 collection Avant Garden. It’s an orangy peach with gold shimmer. Lovely spring/summer color.

OMD Day 14: Flowers! Another accent nail to represent today’s theme in the OMD challange! I don’t do much flower design nails nowadays, but when I do it’s always roses. I like doing roses and the variety of looks coming with them. They can look quite real, or vintage, or doodle like this.

And today I give you Leopard Lacquer ”Starfish”, which is a soft pink tinted base filled with silver shimmer, orange hexagons and silver stars! I put two coats of Starfish on top of Mimosa’s Before Mani’s.

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OMD: Stars! Leopard Lacquer Raspberry Ice

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This is the lovely China Glaze ”Fifth Avenue” from the Crème Coture Collection. It’s a dusty vintage deep creme pink, I love it so much! Two coats on the pictures.


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On top of Fifth Avenue I put two coats of Leopard Lacquer ”Raspberry Ice”. It’s a slightly pink tinted base filled with silver shimmer, rose glitter and big flakes. Isn’t it gorgeous!? I love the luxurious look with the big flakies in it!

OMD Day 13: STARS! Finally I get to use my cute metal star studs! They’ve been lying around forever and they fit great for this gorgeous look!

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OMD: Dots! Leopard Lacquer Ocean Breeze


OMD Day 12: DOTS! So I’m not really a dot-person. Polka dots can look cute, but often I find dots quite boring. So I choose to swatch Leopard Lacquer ”Ocean Breeze” witch a dotted accent nail! Ocean Breeze it a blue jelly filled with lots and lots of blue small glitters and big flakes! Love the big flakes!! They make it look so luxurious! The first two pictures are two coats of Ocean Breeze over a blue polish.  The last picture (thumb nail) is with three coats of Ocean Breeze and no undies! So it can be built up on its own with tree coats! Very beautiful polish!

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