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 🙂

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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!

Happy New Year!

Yesterday I was still all out of ideas, I’ve been so busy with work and all the Christmas-stuff, that I’ve just polished my nails with the most sparkling polish that I have and just gone with it 😀

Kynsikoristelut-Facebook group someone started a conversation about NYE-nails and there I got some ideas. I also Whatsapped with my mum, and she said I need to do something colorful, blingy, crashboombang with that WAWAWOOM and… Well you get the idea 😀

After going through all my stamping plates, I put those aside and remembered that I won this AWESOME silver polish from Indigo Bananas (how come I haven’t bought more of these? NY promise number one!), Puttin’ on the Ritz! Opaque in two coats, mirror-like silver flakes and a pure love in a bottle.

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And yes, you really do need it.
When I picked up the IB bottle, I also noticed my KbShimmer neons. I just bought awesome uv-neon-eyeshadows from Kryolan (similar to these I think), which I decided to try out on NYE, so there it is! I told my hubby to bring me a straw, and polished my pinky with Essie Blanc, started out with Bahama Drama and polished my pinky with it too, then For Sail by Owner and last but not least, Rum Me the Right Way. Lovely!

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I think I succeeded, now my nails have it all: Neon colors, blingy silver and edgy look. Great for a night at work 😀

Happy New Year 2016 everyone, let there be awesome new collections and bright colors on your path! ❤

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Nighty deerie

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!

So bright it hurts my eyes.

I wanted to take an advantage of the last few sunny days, and do another mani with KbShimmer neon polishes.
For round two I picked Rum Me the Right Way

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Base is Essie Blanc, and paisley stamp is from Messy Mansion plate MM48. Pinky is stamped with Mundo de Uñas White.
Ring finger wanted some bling on it, and I coated it with three coats of KbShimmer Alloy Matey!

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All and all, I loved the brightness, the holographic finish of Alloy Matey! and these actually matched with our dogs neon yellow safety vest 😀

Sorry about the over lightning of pictures, I snapped these while we were out in the woods. Hope you can see at least the idea 😀