När första ljuset brinner

This week I have given my nails a well needed break from nail polish but now I am back, and since it is
Advent Sunday today I thought I would do a simple manicure with a slight Christmas feeling to it.
The base is China Glaze Ruby Pumps, and the hearts are painted with Y.S.S.Y  #6 using a small art brush.

Trettio grader kallt, Tomtar överallt och en Skog av Gröna Granar

I know that it is very early for at Christmas design, but I have a good reason! Tara who runs the nail blog For Your Nails Only is having a holiday nail art contest that I entered. I would really appreciate it if you wanted to vote for me here.


Polishes I used:

thumb: I used a clear base coat and Alix Avien as the beard, eyes and rim of the hat and flormar 321 as the hat,
Index finger: China Glaze Ruby Pumps as a base Alix Avien as the snowflakes.
Long finger: She Nail Sugar 504 as a base Emerald green as the Christmas tree, Alix Avien 60 mixed with She nail sugar 504 as the star and Ruby Pumps as the Christmas ornaments.
Ring finger: Alix Avien as the base, On Rudolph the antlers are Gosh Iron, The nose is Ruby Pumps and the rest is She nail sugar 504
Pinkie: Barry M Emerald Green as the base, Alix Avien60 and Ruby Pumps for the candy cane.

Hurry Harry!

Here is the next Harry Potter manicure, inspired by the main character himself!

The Polishes I Used:

Base coat: Alix Avien 60. Wand, Golden Snitch and broomstick: Gosh Iron mixed with Mavala 48 Black. The Wings of the Snitch: Y.S.S.Y  6. The scar: Flormar 321 mixed with Alix Avien 60. The glowing Wand: Viva La Diva cheesecake. Glasses: Flormar super shine 40.

Gryffindor Slytherin Ravenclaw Hufflepuff

I am a huge Harry Potter Geek and since the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is on Wednesday I will be painting some Harry Potter inspired nails this week! Today’s nails were inspired by the Hogwarts houses.

The Nail polishes I used are:
Gryffindor: China Glaze Ruby Pumps and She Nail Sugar 504
Ravenclaw:  H&M Blue Sky and Gosh Iron
Slytherin: Barry M Emerald Green and Y.S.S.Y 6
Hufflepuff: A Depend polish without a number and Flormar super shine 40
Thumb: Alix Avien 167 and Flormar (turn to page) 394!



Yesterday I felt like doing a geometrical and abstract nail art, and this is the result:

The polishes I used are H&M Blue Sky and Flormar 394

Blue Sky is a truly amazing polish, it is extremely opaque and you could get away with only using one coat. I doesn’t chip easily and it is very smooth and shiny so you don’t really need to have a top coat.
Flormar 394 is a gorgeous gold/bronze holographic polish. It is very hard to capture, but the second picture shows the sparkle pretty accurately .

Autumn Leaves

My camera problem is finally solved! Here are the photos of the updated tree manicure from last week.


I used a make-up sponge to apply the yellow, red and orange polishes. The yellow polish is Viva la Diva 17 Cheesecake, the red is FlorMar 236 and the orange is a mix of the two polishes.


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