I just love the packages from Norway Nails! They are carefully packed with gift wrap, and it just makes you feel like you are getting a gift allthough you paid for it, ha ha.
I made my order when Norway Nails had their recent sale, and I got these two babies:
Hadn`t even tried HK girl`s top coat yet, but I needed to see what all the rave was about. I must admit, I thought it would be just another average fast drying top coat, but this one dries so fast..! My nails are dry to the touch so quickly, and like it says on the bottle, it really is super shiny:D I`m so glad I tried this one! It is a bit pricy though, and I have a huge bottle of Poshe top coat, so I will still be using that for the most part. But if you want a REALLY quick drying top coat that doesn`t shrink at all, this is the one for you.
I also got CrowsToes Alycone, which was my first polish from this brand, and I was not disappointed.
As you can see, it is a blue and purple duochrome. The color change is quite visible, and I feel like i can sometimes see some green in it as well. It`s not super opaque though, and took 2-3 coats for full opacity, but I`d say its worth it. And I`m sure it would still look good if you put just 1-2 coats on top of another similar color, if the 2-3 coats is a dealbreaker for you.
The other day I felt like doing some watermarbling, but I wanted to do something different than the traditional «make flowershapes on all your nails» kinda watermarble design. So I decided to do just my tips, other than one accent nail. And it turned out to be very simple to do, with a quite pretty result. I just taped up my nails with some «french mani» stickers, and tape to cover the rest of the nail and cuticle, created a stripy pattern and dipped my nails in.
I think it`s quite a cool effect with the stripes, but you could of course create a different pattern if you try it yourself:)
I did not know what to call this design, so stamped chevrons was the best i could think of… I mean, it is kind of like one sharp chevron-ish shaped thing… kinda? Lol, I have no idea! But I wanted to stamp part of my nails with black and white, and leave the rest this beautiful blue, and this is how it turned out.
Apart from the not so crisp and straight lines, I am pretty happy with it. What do you think?
The first of the five polishes that will be released in my Etsy store on friday is Glistening Ocean. This is is a thermal polish that changes color, from a light blue to a deep darker blue. It also has beautilful holographic glitter in it. But enough chit-chat! The best way to show you this one is through pictures and video.
So, what do you think? Does it remind you of a blue, glistening ocean?
It has been a while since I have released any new Giddypolishes, but this Friday I will be releasing a whole new collection! It is called «Summer Memoirs», and is inspired by all those sweet summer memories that we are not really ready to let go of just yet, and one polish reminding us that the fall can be quite beautiful as well.
The collection consists of 4 thermal polishes and 1 that is not a thermal polish. In this post I will be showing you bottle pictures, and then I will be posting swatches of the polishes throughout this week.
I can`t wait to show you some pictures of what these all look like on the nails, and I really hope you will like them (There might even be a video of the thermal polishes in action).
See you very soon, with some swatches!
Looking at yesterdays mani, I really felt like something cute and pink again. And I ended up doing (read:attempting) a «pusheen the cat» design. I mean, can you even try not to «aww» when you look at the pusheen drawings!? Unfortunately, my «skills» don`t do it justice at all. But hey, I did my best, lol.
I was thinking I might do some more of these little freehand figures in my nail designs, and if nothing else, at least I will get some practise. I have been doing way too many stamped designs lately, so doing anything decent with my nail art brush isn`t all that easy anymore. And frankly, I could use a couple of new ones. Do you guys have any thin nail art brushes to reccomend?