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Friday, November 29, 2013

128 Ocean Crush by Isadora

Purchased by me
 ("128 Ocean Crush" by Isadora)

This polish is a fun turquoise-ish blue glitter textured polish. The polish dries to a semi-matte/satin like finish, with a fun sandy texture. I found it easy to apply, the polish is well saturated with glitter. This picture shows two coats, without any top coat. There is a little bit of visible nail line in the picture. I don't think anyone will notice the nail line in real life. Anyhow, the polish has a wide brush, so it takes some getting used to if you've only worked with smaller brushes before, or if you have really slim nails.

How do you like this blue color? I often gravitate towards blue nail polishes. Do you have a color that you most often choose to paint your nails with? I'd love to hear about it in the comment section =)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mezmerised by Essie

Purchased by me
("Mezmerised" by Essie)

This polish is a pretty, royal blue. As with all essie polishes I've tried, the formula was great and I had no big problems. Essie nail polish has a wide brush and a fluid consistency, which you might have to get used to. This swatch photo shows one coat, without any topcoat.

How do you like this blue color? I often gravitate towards blue nail polishes. Do you have a color that you most often choose to paint your nails with? I'd love to hear about it in the comment section =)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Random: Nail polish at work

So, I read something on another nail blog, where the blog author referred to a nail polish color as being work-appropriate. It kind of made me chuckle, because I realized my workplace is different than many others. You see, I work in a kindergarden. And there, I really feel like I can wear any kind of crazy nail polish color that I want. I don't have to stick to plain pinks and light, elegant colors. And I love that =)

Also, I often experience that the small children I work with (ages 1-3 years), suddenly notice that I have nail polish on. They will point to the nail polish, touch it and really focus in on it. It is so fun to see their reaction=) I also once had on textured nail polish, and had a child for a long time just rubbing a finger over the surface, totally amazed and fascinated with the texture. Really fun =)


I am curious, for you nail polish lovers out there, what kinds of nail polish do you wear to work? Does the work environment influence your nail polish choices? I'd love to hear about it in a comment =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Viva la Diva Color #119

Purchased by me
(Color #119 by Viva la Diva)

This polish is a really fun, bright jelly-ish red. The formula was easy to apply, I had no problems like streaking or uneven polish. This swatch photo shows three coats, without any other base color or top coat. Only downside to this polish is that there's a tiny bit of visible nail line, which you can see if you look closely at my ring finger there. But overall, I like this nail polish =)

How do you like this bright, jelly-looking red color? Do you usually go for bright red colors like this or darker red colors for your nails? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this in the comment section =)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nail Polish 101

So, I thought I'd share a few bits of helpful information about nail polish with you, that I have learned in this first time as a nail polish lover. Hopefully, this post can be useful information to some of you out there that want to learn some basic things about nail polish and how to paint your nails with it =)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Viva la Diva Color #84

Purchased by me
(Color #84 by Viva la Diva)

Wow you guys, this one was hard to capture with the right tone of silver for the picture! But, if you check out the video further below, you'll see a better representation of how the color looks in real life.

This is a beautiful, shimmering silver color. Photo shows three coats, which it needed to get to my desired opacity. One coat over a base color would probably be pretty too =) 

To me, silver like this reads as a party color, and I think it would be awesome as a classy nail polish for christmas or new years =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today
- Marie

Monday, November 4, 2013

Merino Cool by Essie

Purchased by me
(Merino Cool by Essie)

I love this color, it changes slightly in different light, from suede-ish brown to more purple-ish brown. Super pretty and classy, and a great color for fall =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Base Color + Jelly Ombre

Purchased by me
So, I thought of a way to use a jelly nail polish to create an ombre effect on your nails. The only jelly-ish nail polish I own is a glitter one, so I went for that =)  (It's the Atlantis color from China Glaze)
I'm calling the technique Base Color + Jelly Ombre