Swatch of Lancôme – 011 Piha Black

Piha Black is a black based polish with silver flakes. Regrettably, the base is rather thick so the flakes get covered by the base. It looks so lovely in its bottle, because much of the silver flakes has stuck to the inside. It has such potential, and now all I want to do is get …

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Swatch of H&M – Peppermint Fusion

Peppermint Fusion is a periwinkle blue based shimmer polish, in which the shimmer is a slightly colder blue than the base. Like in most subtle shimmer polishes, most of the shimmer is stuck to the inside of the bottle, fooling you into believing it more shimmery than it really is. It has a weird finish, …

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Happy Plugs in-ear earphones with matching nails!

None of us nail freaks can have missed out on the fact that media is now referring to nail polish as an accessory – we couldn’t be happier! But another thing that has started to be regarded as a fashion accessory is earphones. No company makes it easier to match your earphones to your outfit …

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Layering: Mac – Spirit of Truth, W.I.P – Galaxy & NYX Girls – Gilded Glitter

After the glorious layering I did with Ruby Pumps I decided to try another layering out. I sat with loads of polishes on my desk, trying combinations out on a nail wheel (if you don’t own any of those, get them ASAP!) and this is what I finally decided on. Quite stunning, don’t you think? …

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H&M – Newlyweds

Newlyweds is a champagne coloured frosty foil hybrid with golden glass flecks. It looks a bit grainy in the bottle but once applied it smooths out. However, I found it tricky to get a sharp edge around the cuticles, and cleanup was a bit of a nightmare because the shimmer ends up literally everywhere. Even …

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Layering: W7 – 28 Black, OPI – Stay the Night & China Glaze – Ruby Pumps

A couple of months ago a girl in one of the nail polish groups I’m in on Facebook said that she was wearing China Glaze – Ruby Pumps on black underwear an referred to it as “sex on her nails”. Ever since I’ve wanted to try it, but never got around to do it, until …

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Swatch of KIKO – 706 Deep Green

Deep Green is a dark green magnetic nail polish with so much iron particles it looks pale green without the magnetic pattern. It needs two coats for full opacity, and has a strong magnetic effect. I can’t decide if I like it better without the pattern or not – it’s a difficult green, in my …

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Swatch of KIKO – 705 Emerald Turquoise

Emerald Turquoise is a bright blue magnetic nail polish. It’s rather sheer, and needs at least three coats to reach full opacity but the magnetic effect is very strong. I still prefer these magnetics without the pattern, but this one with the wave pattern really looks like water so I can’t really decide what I …

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Swatch of KIKO – 703 Wine Red

Wine Red is a berry colored magnetic nail polish, opaque with two coats and has a medium strong magnetic effect. I prefer this one without the magnetic patterns too, but I have to admit that it might have been cute if there was a heart shaped magnet out there somewhere to use with this one. …

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Swatch of KIKO – 701 Wood

Wood is a medium brown magnetic nail polish which needs two coats to reach full opacity and has a strong magnetic effect. I, however, prefer magnetic nail polishes flat without any patterns from magnets. I got this polish along with three more from my dad last summer, and I have no idea why I haven’t …

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Valentine’s Day: Cherry Blossoms

This is my entry to Jen’s Nail Files’ Valentine’s Day competition (see the competition rules here). I know I have done cherry blossoms before, but I really like it so I decided to try it out once more. The teal background is saran wrapped, the branches are hand painted and the flowers are made with …

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Swatch of OPI – The Impossible

The Impossible is a neon peach/bright orange-pink jelly based glitter polish with pink, purple and gold micro glitter, scattered holographic particles, pink hexagon glitter and pink star glitter (I didn’t manage to get any on my nails). I really can’t decide which color this polish is; it looks pink in some lights, orange in others …

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