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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OMD: Stripes!

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This lovely polish is L’Oreal ”Mysterious Icon”. I think it’s strange and cool! It’s a grey/violet-ish base loaded with gold shimmer. It’s absolutely stunning up-close as you can see in the macro picture below.

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OMD: STRIPES! So I used the pretty Mysterious Icon for todays challange. I love stripes! I love love love stripes! All kind of stripes, zebra stripes, big stripes, narrow straight stripes. I love them because I actually find it quite difficult to make them perfect. And I love this look because it looks simple yet elegant. Stripe colors are: gold – China Glaze Angel Wings, orange – OPI A Womans Prague-Ative, red – OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours

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OMD: Metallic!

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OMD Day 10: METALLIC! I don’t have very many metallic lacquers. Really. It’s China Glaze ”Deviantly Daring” and Revlon ”Silver Dollar” (but I’m not even sure that one is metallic, lol), and that’s it! I think. And I adore both of them!! The dark red one is an old strange named polish called Collection 2000 no. 143.  I like how the red goes with the green.

And here comes a few how-to pics! First I painted with green metallic and dark red. A bit sloppy, just like that! Haha, nail art, yeah! Then I taped the nails, using just regular tape. And paintd with silver and removed the tape. Neat!


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Today I received a package containing this! The Day At The Beach collection by Leopard Lacquer  Essie – Grow Stronger, Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, two face masks, remover pads and a nail file. I’m overwhelmed by happiness!! Finally I got my hands on the Burt’s Bees, which is absolutely impossible to get in Sweden, not even through Ebay! This is a prize from winning Leopard Laqcuer’s nail art contest on Instagram a couple of weeks ago.


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The Day At The Beach Collection from left: Ocean Breeze, King Crab, Starfish, Beach Party, Raspberry Ice


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OMD: Holo and Matte!

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OMD Nail Art Challange Day 7: HOLO! This is thelovely holo glitter China Glaze ”Glistening Snow”. Love the sparkle of it! Did a glitter chevron and framed the nude part using black acrylic paint. The nude is Angry Birds no. 50 by Lumene.

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OMD Day 8: MATTE! FINALLY I get to show this cool one. This is Denim Effect by Kubiss. It’s basicly a blue polish packed with silver micro glitter. And the polish has a matte finish. I think it looks great!

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OMD: Skittles and Neon


Dag 5: Skittles. Öhh, vad är det? När man googlar skittles så kommer det bara upp godis. Men efter att ha sett många andras skittle-naglar igår och i förrgår så verkar det som att det är olika färg på var nagel 😛 Vi kör på det! Jag bestämde mig för att måla med de fyra China Glaze som jag inte använt förut. Pekfingret: Evening Seduction, Långfingret: Fifth Avenue, Ringfingret: Mimosa’s Before Mani’s, Lillfingret: Innocence.

English: Hey guys! Catching up on the OMD Nail art challange! Day 5: SKITTLES! BUT.. I’m embarresed to say that I had absolutely NO IDEA what skittles were. I thought it was some kind of candy..?? LOL, but after seeing many skittle manis yesterday and the day before, I came to the conclution that I should paint each nail in different color. So this is my attempt to skittles! I decided to use four of my untriedies! That will be four of my newest China Glaze! Pointer: Evening Seduction, Middle: Fifth Avenue, Ringfinger: Mimosa’s Before Mani’s, Pinkie: Innocence

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Dag 6: NEON! Sen bestämde jag mig för att testa China Glaze ”Innocence” och China Glaze ”Liquid Leather” mer noga. Jag målade naglarna med den ljusa Innocence och gjorde sen det svarta mönstret med Liquid Leather. Sen ville jag lägga till neonrosa för att naglarna skulle passa temat! Neon!

English: Day 6: NEON! Then I decided to try China Glaze ”Innocence” and China Glaze ”Liquid Leather” more closely. I painted my nails with the nude Innocence and then made the black tips and pattern with Liquid Leather. I really like the black and nude design! But then I wanted to change the design to fit the theme, and I added neon pink to the tips!

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