You want some lime with that?

After the longest of time: Nail art post!

I’ve done some simple art during spring (you can find the best of it from my Instagram-account @eryalust), but nothing too fancy. Trying to get back on the saddle, so to speak.

My nails got long. Looong I tell you! Too long actually, more of that later.

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I felt like I need to do something with turquoise or bright blue and Make some noise was at hand. Lovely summer shade! It wanted to be pairef with lemons, but I was not sure how my yellow stamping polish would handle bright blue base, and didn’t have the time to test it out, so lime does the trick.

I’ve been watching Simply Nailogical videos recently, so what was missing was some holo! #holosexual

I was ought to stamp my ring finger only with the MdU green, but I f**ked it up and had to accessorize with black. Works for me. For now.

Essie First base x2

Essie Make some noise x2

MoYou London Tropical 09 XL

Mundo de Unas Green

Mundo de Unas Black

Fun Laquer 24K diamond (H)

Essie Gel setter

Today I removed what was left of this manicure, and filed down my nails. Even in these photos, I’ve already broken my left index and pinky, and middle nail from my right hand. After that I broke my right ring and pinky, that’s when I decided that is time to go shorter.

You’ll see them on the next nail post. Stay lustful!

All links and info are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

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Finland vs. Canada

Today’s the day! Ice hockey world championship final! Finland made it to final and is going  head to head with Canada.

Final game starts at 20.45 (GMT+2) and we’re cheering for Finland naturally.
A bar or a pub, game-shirts, anything white and blue are included in look of the day, so are my nails!

Captain calling, a goal, Finnish flag and some glitter and gold, those are my recipe to victory. Here you go:

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I started out with Essie Blanc, which is base to all my nails. Then I did a gradient with Blanc and Colors by Llarowe Independence Day (how convenient) to all but ring fingers.
Ring fingers got a cross painted on with Kick Sugar Lacquer Majorelle Garden.

 

Pinky got a frosting with KbShimer Dust in the Bottle.
I stamped the net on middle finger from BundleMonster BM-209. Black stamping polish is Mundo de Uñas Black and red edges are painted on with Essie Dress to Kilt.
C for captain is from NailzCraze NC05, also with MdU Black
“Keep calm and Hammertime” is stamped with MdU Gold from MoYou London Rebel 05.

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I’m really happy how these turned out, I also matched my make up to these 🙂

Neon green for sail

Hello dearies! Long time not seen my nails (mwah mwah.)
So yes! Finally I have something to look at on my nails! Wohoo!

Finally, spring is here (it is, what do you mean it still rains and/or snows? Shush!) and it’s time to take out the pastels and NEONS! I love neon colors on my nails and my make up!

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This time I started out with Essie Blanc and coated it with KbShimmer For Sail By Owner. So briiight it hurts my eyes. Lovely, loooovely neon green!

I didn’t have the time nor the interest to do anything that takes too much time (it was 4am), so once again, stamp stamp stamp.

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For stamping I used MdU Black and Fauxnad plate QA8.

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Okay, my nails are not that even, but better than before. I broke both my middle finger nails, left index and almost my thumb. Yay.

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Then i went through my “box of pretty nail decorating thingies” and found my black square studs. Attached them with clear polish and coated everything with Essie Gel Setter.

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I just wanted to share all these pictures with you, but I got nothing more to say, so it’s once sentence here, another there. LOOK AT MY PRETTIEH NAILS!

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Aaand finally the stuff I used.

Yay!

All links and info are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

You can’t polish short nails?

I often hear from people I meet, that you can’t polish and decorate short nails, because there is no room and it doesn’t look pretty.
“Don’t look at my nails, they’re ugly!” or “Could you do me a manicure when my nails are longer?” are the most common things I hear.

No. I don’t care how your nails look, I don’t notice them unless you specifically show them to me. I know that everyone don’t have the time, chance or interest to spend 12 hours a week doing their nails, as I do.

And yes, I can do a mani for you then, but I could also do it now. Short nails are not “un-polishable”! Let me show you!

I have a friend who just cut her nails short, and has psoriasis, so her cuticles can be extremely dry from time to time. Today she had some worn off dark polish on her nails, so the change is more radical.

Here’s where we started from. Grown, dry cuticles, worn off polish and cut (not filed!) nails:

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At first we showed some acetone to her nails.

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I started with soaking her fingers in warm water, so that cuticles would soften up. Then I went around with Nfu’Oh Cuticle remover and a silicone pusher, cuticle cutters, filed free edges and buffed the surface. If you can’t wear polish because of your work etc., this is enough! Fixing your cuticles can make your nails look longer even without polish. So they look finished and cared of. Before filing and buffing, make sure that your nails are dry.

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Then we got to the polish part. Essie First base is my go to base, for color we chose a pretty nude polish this time. Essie Sand Tropez got a layer of KbShimmer Owl Miss You on top. KbS OMY is sooo pretty, sand-like nude with little golden flakes in it. I bought this second hand from Eve’s Temptations.  

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Swirly stamp is from BundleMonster plate BM-607 and MdU Black. I topped the whole thing with Essie Good To Go. Some cleaning on the edges and we’re done. Pretty, decorated, short nails!

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All links and info are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Squishy stampin (O.P.I Color Paints #2)

I think I saw this technique in Instagram, from Sveta Sanders‘ page. And I fell in love, no saran wrap (I almost misspelled that at “satan”, which isn’t actually that far..), no sponge dabbing (tried to do some galaxies a while ago.. There’s a reason I didn’t publish those), just few polishes and a stamper. Yay!

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I picked out pink and purple from Color Paints set, but it has no blue, so I went with some bling with them and chose Llarowe Colors Good Fortune.

Base I polished with Essie Blanc, so that CP-colors would show. Dropped some spots on my stamper randomly and just dab dab dab on the nail it goes!

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The EASIEST way to get this smoky/galaxy/watercolory look on your nails!

I did these on Valentines Day, so of course they needed some love on them 🙂

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I picked out my Born Pretty Store plate and , stamped the designs on with MdU White and All you need is a bit of love 😉 And I still don’t get along with my Clear Jelly Stamper. Geez.

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Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Nails for someone else.

Heyyy you guys!

I’m sorry I’ve been away for awhile. I got this “greatest flu-virus of the year” in January, and last thing I want to do while sneezing my brains out and coughing my sides sore, is to smell acetone and nail polish.
I have done few simple manis for myself, just plain one color or basic french, and it didn’t even come to my mind to take pictures of them.

My sister was visiting us at the end of Jan, so I promised I’d fix her nails if nothing else. She found this one picture from @nailsbyfreckles, and told me that she wanted those. (I don’t have the link to the original picture, but I believe you can find this profile from Instagram.)

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I had to shorten her nails a bit, well, a bit more because she had broken two of her nails, and she said that never they have been so short 😀  I’m actually thinking that I need to take “before and after” pics next time I fix her nails, the change is quite effective!

First I went on with Essie Blank for two layers. After it dried up a little, I lined nails half with a thin brush and Essie Turquoise & Caicos and finally filled the halves in.

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Then I lined middle parts again with Essie Licorice and did the polka dot pattern with a dotting tool. In original picture there is  a rhinestone or a full bow tie charm on the nail, but we wanted these to last longer, so I just painted the bow tie on ring finger and thumb. I finished with Essence Satin Matte topcoat and done!

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She was happy and so was I, these are cute and suit well for a K-pop fan, such as my sis 😀 Always glad to make a customer satisfied! Yet shitty lighting in pics!

Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Roses with golden twist

This time I wanted to do something that needs a bit more effort. So off with the stamping plates this time, vinyls and dotting tool it is.

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I saw this one video in Nail Art Design Magazine-Facebook page (can’t find it anymore) which gave me the idea for roses.

I arranged my polishes and wrote names on all swatch sticks (and most of them were without label..) and wanted to use some polishes I haven’t actually found in a while (since we moved I have no shelf to keep my polishes.)

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I started out with fixing my broken thumbnail and Essie First Base and Fill the Gap. Middle- and ring finger got a coat of Essie Good as Gold, rest I polished with Essie Licorice.

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Middle finger I topped with three coats of F.U.N Lacquer King, ring finger got its shape with some chevron vinyls and Licorice.

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Other nails I decorated with roses which I painted on with a dotting tool and Mundo de Uñas Mexican Pink and Reddish, leaves with and Essie Go Overboard.

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Added some As Gold as it Gets from Essie on corners of the rose decorated nails and finished the whole manicure, except my middle finger, with Essence Satin Matte top coat.

I really think that the result is wonderful! Well, I need some more practice with the vinyls, they always leak for me.
I really need to get myself together and start doing more manis like this! 🙂

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I really need to take a “how to name your blogposts” lesson 😀

This is the first mani I made after the trip, and I love it! Well, nothing ever goes as planned, I was supposed to do the gradient other way around, but other then that 😀

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I sponged polished straight on top of base coat, and I used four different colors:

Essie Bikini so Teeny
Essie Make Some Noise
Essie Bell-bottom Blues
W7 Blue Lagoon

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After four layers of sponging, I topped it of with Essence I ❤ Magic and KbShimmer I Only Have Ice For You to make a vision of a starry night sky.

Then I stamped this deer on my ring finger, from HeHe plate 032 (Harry Potter-collection) with Mundo de Uñas Blac and finally topped everything with Essence Satin Matt.

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And so it happened that it’s truly freezing in here, -18 Celsius, so my nails fit the weather too! I like the end result, even though I was meant to reverse the gradient, and my new clear stamper from Dashica didn’t make it too perfect while stamping.

Stay warm!

Few manicures.

Hey!

We took a weeks vacation in the beginning of December, down to Munich, Germany. 🙂 It was just me and Mr. Lust.

Lovely city, a lot to buy and ohhh the cosmetics.. I’m in love! Would you like to see pictures of my findings? I uploaded two “collection” pictures in Instagram, but I was wondering if I should make a more detailed post 🙂

Anyway, I wanted to do something simple and lasting for the vacation, so glitter polish it is! I went with Essie On a Silver Platter. Painted on my ring finger and sponged it to the others 🙂

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Pictures are just quick snapshots with my phone, sorry about that.

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These also were my Finland Independence Day nails 😉

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And naturally, I wrecked my manicure in the middle of the week, and had no polishes or anything with me. I walked in about the first nail salon I could find, and they actually fixed my nails with a reasonable price, just 18€!

The manicurist had a little trouble removing what was left of Essie in my nails, and she actually used the drill to get it off 😀 First it got me a bit nervous, but she knew what she was doing and my nails took no damage from it. Then she fixed my cuticles, filed my nails and polished them. I decided to go with a classic french, so that if that tooks a hit, it doesn’t show up too well. When she was done, she oiled my cuticles, put lotion on my hands and massaged them, and we were done! Well worth the money I think, and I was happy with the result 🙂

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All the bumps and markings are from the worn off polish, this is why I keep them polished all the time.

We had a lovely week in Munich, it’s definitely a city to visit around Christmas time! Team Lust recommends 😀

Surviving and clockwork

I’m still alive, as Pearl Jam says it. I caught this world-class cold a month (!) ago and my brains are still trying to sneak out through my nose. Last thing that comes to mind is to smell acetone and nail polish at that point, and since I’m new to the blogging “scene”, I have no nails in the storage.

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These nails I did just before I got too sick, and I asked idea from my hubby. He gave me his new Invicta-watch to adore and there was the idea – clockwork!

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I started out with Essie Lady Godiva on my middle- and ring finger, and Chinchilly on the rest. Then I saran wrapped Decadent Dish on pinky, pointer and thumb before stamping these mechanical creatures and gearwheels from Messy Mansion MM 43 with Essie Good as Gold.

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I’m sorry about the shitty picture quality, there really ain’t too much daylight this time of year, and I still haven’t got my light box.

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I liked this design otherwise, but the placement ain’t perfect. Well, I just today received my Clear Jelly Stamper from Dashica in the mail, we’ll see what can I do with that! 🙂

 

Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!