Valborgsmässoafton or Bonfire Night nails

Tonight is Bonfire Night (Valborgsmässoafton) here in Sweden and it’s a pretty big deal here. We celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring (and if you live or have lived this far north you’ll understand why we celebrate this). People gather all the dead leaves and twigs and other combustible things that …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 43 Odyssey Blue

Odyssey blue is a bright blue shimmer polish with small almost-there purple flecks that were impossible to capture with my camera. It covers with two coats but a third is needed to get the incredible depth that this polish actually has. This is probably my first, although unintentional, nail of the day since I’m wearing …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 42 Moon Dust

Moon Dust is a sheer grey based slightly duochromatic polish with big shimmer particles or possibly foil flakes that shift from bright purple to a pinkish color. I needed four coats for this polish, which is not just annoying and time consuming, it also feels like I’m wasting a lot of polish since the bottles …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 41 Meteorite

Meteorite is a dark blue metallic foil polish with a hint of purple undertones. At first I thought this would be a wonderful polish, then when I saw it in the bottle I was disappointed, until I actually applied it. What a brilliant polish this is! It has such a nice depth to it, one …

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Swatches of Rimmel Metal Rush collection

A while ago my colleague bought me some nail polishes when he was in London with his girlfriend, and then I got loads of stuff to do at work so I really haven’t had the time to swatch these until now. These polishes have a rounded, flat brush which I’m sure plenty of people will …

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Swatch of Nordic Cap – 24

24 is a sheer medium grey polish with tiny glass flecks which I didn’t see in the bottle when I bought it. At the first coat I thought this polish would never get opaque, because it just left a wash of greyness and a slight shimmer, but it took only two more to get it …

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Swatch of Nordic Cap – 22

22 is a bright cobalt blue crelly polish which reminds me very much of Nfu.Oh – 525, both the color and the formula. This is two coats, but I would probably have gone with three because I can see a hint of the nail line in this photo. I’m planning on doing a comparison of …

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Swatch of Nordic Cap – 18

18 is a bright yellow crelly polish, and I hope I got a dud bottle because it was rather thick and tacky. This is two coats because I couldn’t bring myself to add a third coat due to the stickiness. I hope some thinner can sort this one out, but I hate having to use …

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Swatches of China Glaze – Avant Garden collection part 2: The Blooming Brights

Here are the second part of the Avant Garden collection! These are the Blooming Brights, and what a stunning set of polishes it is! So without further ado… Här kommer andra delen av Avant Garden-kollektionen! Detta är the Blooming Brights, och vilket snyggt gäng lack det är också! Budding Romance Budding Romance is a bright …

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Swatch of Nordic Cap – 07

07 is a bright orange cream polish, that I could have sworn was bright coral in the store, which is why I bought it. I really don’t need more orange polishes, but what the heck. It has a slight jelly feel to it, but it’s not even close to being even a crelly. It needed …

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Swatches of China Glaze – Avant Garden collection part 1: The Pastel Petals

I’m about to show you the first part of the China Glaze Avant Garden collection, the Pastel Petals. Three of these are creams and three are shimmers. I love pastels, but I dislike shimmery pastels so I thought that I would have trouble with some of these – but I absolutely love them all! Nu …

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