Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Awards =)

[This is a scheduled post, because I'm chillin', listening to music and drinking some beers at Roskilde Festival =D] 

Yay more awards! I'm flattered.. =D

The first one is The Sunshine Award.. I got this one from Lauren over at Nails and Nonsense from a Brit and Miki over at OneChichBella... Thanks a LOT  both of you! =D


They have a bit of different rules, well the only thing is that OneChichBella has an ekstra 'term', where you have to answer some questions...

  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Write a post about it
  • Answer to the questions below
  • Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them message to let them know.


Favorite color: Hmm... Depends on for what..? Green I think!
Favorite Animal: Depends on if it is for a pet or whatever.. But ehm, I like giraffes =D
Favorite number: 7 I think
What perfume am I using right now?: I'm using Clean - Simply Soap - I'm very sensitive about smells, so I don't wear parfume often.. But this one I can handle :)
Something you always wear with you and identifies you: Well, that must be my glasses.. for obvious reasons :p hah
What’s your passion?: Wow.. I don't know? Learning about other cultures'n'stuff?
What was the last eyeshadow you used?: I don't know, don't remember! hah
Favorite day of the week: Don't really have any I think..
Are your nails painted right now?: No actually not :O I'm going naked for a festival..

As you can see, I suck at answering questions like this :p hah.. But I tried.. I'm never very certain about the answers, 'cause for me everything is different depending on the context.. I think that's an occupasional (? or however that's spelled) hazard..


The other award(s) I got from OneChichBella too..

 

 
The rules for this(these) one(s) are are:
• Link back to the person who passed you the award
• Complete the form below
• Share 7 random things about yourself
• Award 15 blogs
• Drop them a line and tell them about it

Name you favorite color: Green..
Name you favorite song: Oh.. There must be one for every mood!
Name you favorite desser: I'm not a biv dessert gal.. But I've always liked Banana Split
What makes you mad?: I don't usually get mad.. I'm not very good at that.. hah.. But I think it must be ignorance, etnocentrism, racism and the like..
When you’re upset you…: ..... 've no idea!
Your favorite pet: I don't have a pet right now :/ (but thinking about getting a bunny!) I've only had one pet that was mine (and then my brothers had some) and it was a cat called Kisser..  (and no, it's not like he was kissing a lot.. In Danish it's a cat nickname like kittie or something.. I don't know) So he must be my fave!
Black or white: Depending on the situation and for what.. :p
Your biggest fear is..: Haven't thought about that.. I think I would say: if a loved one dies..
Your best feature is…: Oh.. If you ask me, I would say that I don't have a good feature.. so.. next question! hah
Everyday attitude: I'm not sure I follow.. Tired?! (I'm chronical tired atm).. Or else happy, positive..?
What is perfection?: I don't know :p
Guilty Pleasure: Nail polish.. Liqourice.. Sleeping..

Haha again.. Terribly at answering these kind of questions..

Okay, then 7 random things about me...
  1. I'm born two months premature
  2. I drink a lot of water!
  3. I live under a rock.. I know nothing about what's happening anywhere :p
  4. I have a driver's license, but hate driving in a car..
  5. I know how to juggle with three balls..
  6. I cut my hair myself
  7. I can't stand if the weather is too hot!
That was pretty random, huh?

    And about the passing on part.. Since this is a scheduled post, I didn't have the time to figure out who to tag before I left for the festival (sorry!) .. So if you wanna do this one, consider yourself tagged =) And leave a note saying that you're doing this, so I can have a peak! hah

    Have a great one =)

      Tuesday, June 28, 2011

      Nostalgic flashback: Top 10 Nail arts

      [This is a scheduled post, because I'm chillin', listening to music and drinking some beers at Roskilde Festival =D]

      It's about a year ago I started this blog! Some of the last days of June 2010 I started this blog, after doing my nails several times a day.. I was on sick leave and didn't have anything else to do (or that I could do)..
      My family thought it was a fun hobby and wanted to see my nails, but didn't have the chance, because I changed them all the time.. And I needed something more to do.. So I started this blog.. And of course I never thought I would get any followers.. So I love every single one of you! hah

      I've deleted some of my first post - I simply thought it was too embarrasing.. haha.. But I thought it could be fun to do a Top 10 of my designs, so here it is =D

      I'm happy to see that I'm much better at taking photos, taking care of my cuticles and painting my nails than back then.. So I apologies in advance for sad cuticles and crappy photos! haha

      In chronological order...

      Gobstoppers:
      [July 2010 - Original post] So happy colors! And I love this idea..

      Butterfliiiiies:

      [August 2010 - Original post] Inspired by my parent's table cloth..

      Happy Elephant:
      [Oktober 2010 - Original post] Oh, I still love this mani! I need to recreate it some day =)

      Toothed Wheels:
      [November 2010 - Original post] I love this idea! Simple yet.. colorful.. and fun!


      Hornsleth Nails:
      [February 2011 - Original post] This might be my all time fave..! But I'm not sure.. :)



      Nails with no title.. :p
      [March 2011 - Original post] There's just something... soothing about this design! I really don't know what it is..

      Mussel Mani
      [April 2011 - Original post] Well this is just an awesome inspiration! And I love the way it turned out =)

      Tokidoki nails:
      [May 2011 - Original post] So colorful and happy =) Didn't even know it was Tokidoki when I did these..

      Moomin nails:
      [May 2011 - Original post] I wasn't quite satisfied wit my details when I made these, but I was kind of impressed by them!

      Colorful lovestory:
      [June 2011 - Original post] Mmmm, colors.. That's all I have to say :p


      I hope you enjoyed these =D I enjoyed making this post, that's for sure! And fun to look at all the old manis..

      Do you agree with my top 10? Some other nail arts there should be on it?

      Monday, June 27, 2011

      Leaving for Roskilde Festival..

       So today I'm leaving for Roskilde Festival! yay.. It's my first time there, because I've never wanted to pay for it.. But this year I'm working there, so I get the ticket for free.. Well kind of, I have to work 3 shifts of 8 hours.. So it's going to be fun =D

       I've had to shorten my nails for this occasion.. With sleeping in tent, working, being drunk and all that, I would be sure to break something.. So to prevent that I'll rather just cut them down..

      And I have to go there with NAKED nails :O I can't stand having a chipped mani and since I'm gone for a week, that will def happen.. And when I have chipped manis I pick in them.. And if I do that for a week straight I'll ruin my nails completely! So naked it is..

      Here's my ready-to-go-on-festival naked nails:
      With only slight staining! yay..
       And this is what I'll bring to take care of my hands, nails and cuticles..

      Not much.. Basecoat/strengthening if I need it, glass file, Avoplex cuticle thingy and hand creme
      As you can see I'm not bringing much.. It's both because I know that with sleeping in tent, drinking and all that, I won't be using a lot of products anyway.. And if my stuff get stolen, I won't have my most priceless care products stolen..

      So I'm probably having really wrecked hands, nails and cuticles at the end of the week.. But I'll just have to live with that.. Then I can go care crazy when I come home..

      I've made a couple of post, that I've scheduled throughout the week.. I hope they make sense :p haha..

      Have a great week all of you =D

      Friday, June 24, 2011

      I should seriously go on a no-buy...

      ... Because all of this, I've bought within a couple of days...

      A lot of polishes and hand/nail/cuticle care.. Just ask if there's something you wanna know what is..

      Damn.. It's lovely stuff! But I've spent way to much! So I'm on a no-buy until I go to Holland, which I hopefully do within a month.. So it's for that long, but I better be realistic ;)

      But I am looking forward to trying all of this stuff out =)

      Thursday, June 23, 2011

      MPJ with heart and flower

       

      Yeah, My Private Jet! But not the super-awesome-holo-one! But an awesome one anyway!

      I only know it's not the super-awesome-holo-one because I've seen swatches with flashing linear holo.. This has holo particels in it, but def not linear.. And this one was too cheap and too easy to get for it to be the htf..

      But I seriously love this one, and think I rather want this than the linear-holo version.. But mine looks a bit more holo than in these photos..
      I love that it's base has a lot of shimmer in it.. mmm.. This is in artificial light..

      Oh, and you can see that I've shorten my nails.. I had a break, and since I'm going on a festival soon I knew I had to shorten them anyway.. So I did.. I kind of like having this short nails again :p

      Well I had a plan with this.. For a long time I've had a pic of a toiletbag on my phone - a toiletbag just like my Tokidoki one, from the same store, the same price and everything..  And MPJ was the perfect polish to use as base for it..

      And because I'm as lazy as I am, I didn't transfer the pic from my phone to my computer, but took a pic of it :p

      MPJ with (smudged) toiletbag-art...
      The art on my ring finger is smudged.. It's the Sally Hansen topcoat's fault! So I didn't use it for the other nails.. But it annoys me! But somehow I felt like it would smudged it, so I snapped a quick pic before adding topcoat..

      So this is how it should've looked:


      And another one before topcoat:



      Aaand smudgy smudgy:


      Polishes and tool..

      I do enjoy this design even though it's smudged.. But I wanna do a design inspired by that toilet bag again another time! And how I looove this version of MPJ..

      Do you have MPJ? If yes, which version? And do you like this version? =D

      Wednesday, June 22, 2011

      Crazy Color Combo with dotted tips

      For a long time I've wanted to try out the 'Brown' color from the H&M Spring Nails set.. But because it's such an odd color (which I really do like!) I hadn't had an epiphany on which combo I should try iy with.. But a couple of days ago I decided it was about time to use it..

      I decided pairing it with a somewhat girlie color, because I easily feel to girly and knew that I wouldn't do it when paired with the brown one.. I then wanted a lime color too, and ended up with a shimmery one to add mixing finishes

      Here they are, together with the tools I ended up using:
      H&M Brown, H&M Sizzling Lime, OPI All That Razz-berry, a striping brush and my home made dotting tool
      And the look:


      It's a bit sloppy, because it was pretty late at night I did this.. And the pics are taken the day after hence the smudging and dents.. But I don't see it - I just see the lovely colors =)


      Mmmm



      I ended up loving this color combo even though I was a bit sceptic before I began.. So I decided to do some 'themed' post with odd color combos (because I love it haha) and I'll call the theme 'Crazy Color Combo' - which is an alliteration I 'stole' from Linda, which was a suggestion of hers as a Monday Manicure in that FB group thingy..

      And, coincidentally, the day after doing this mani when I was taking the pics I realizse that I was wearing an almost just as odd color combo with my clotes..

      The pants are actually purple, but of course I couldn't capture it.. So peachy, neon green, purple and off white..

      Yup, I have an odd taste in clothes :p But it's colorful - just like my nails =D

      Do you enjoy odd colors combos as much as I do? Do you have any suggestions for combos that you are certain won't fit together? Challenge me! =D

      Tuesday, June 21, 2011

      Liqourice nails!

      I entered Leslie's 'Good Enought To Eat' nail art contest.. She got 48 entries! Crazy :S Well, I'm #24 and here's my entry:


      I didn't vote for myself because there was soo many awesome entries!

      What I used (ask if you want a name on a polish)

      It tasted good doing this mani :p haha

      Moooore pics:







      Make sure to go and look at all the awesome entries! =D

      Sunday, June 19, 2011

      Tags: Top 10 Award and "What's In My Purse"!

      I've been tagged in two awards/tag-thingies, so I thought I would lump together in one post =)

      But first, I think I've finally settled on a layout and I've made a new design =) I thought the other was way to dark and depressing, so I wanted to make something my self. It's much more light to look at! I'm pretty proud of it actually, what do you guys think? And I'm playing around with a new watermark now too, so don't get confused if it changes from post to post..

      The first award/tag is a Top 10 Award! I can't believe that I'm in somebody's Top 10 blogs =D wee! I got this award from Meeka from Strange Nails.. Thanks a million times! hah


      Rules:
      1. Thank the person who tagged you and link to their blog.
      2. Put the Top 10 Award logo on your blog.
      3. List your top 10 cosmetics.
      4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link to their blogs, and let them know

      Allright, I'm not big on cosmetic, I don't wear anything on a normal day, but I'll try.. It'll include other stuff, because, yeah..
      1. A mineral concealer, which I don't know the brand of.. haha
      2. Gosh Quartet Eyeshadows - I have quite a few of those from when I actually wore makeup. I use them maybe once a month
      3. Hanne Bang permanent color for eyelashes and brows
      4. Nivea Visage Young Wash Off! cleansing gel
      5. Pomegrante salt bodyscrub by Matas (danish drugstore)
      6. I've really stretched it now! Sorry, I have to let you guys down! haha.. Cosmetics are not my alley..
      Allright, let's see if I'm better at finding 10 awesome blogs! (in no particular order)
      1. Silence is loud
      2. Nailside
      3. Rachel Marie's Nails
      4. Simply Rins
      5. The Nail Buff
      6. Lovely in Lacquer
      7. Emily's Nail Files
      8. .little green heart.
      9. CucumPear's Onyx Phalanx
      10. Konad Abuse
      I did it! wuhuu! I can't promise that I'll get to tell them all that I tagged them, but I'll try! =)

      Next up is the "What's In My Purse"! I was tagged by Allison over at Definitely Addicted  =)

      How it works: empty your purse, answer the questions, and tag 5 bloggers to find out what's inside their purse!

      Here it is:
      Sunglasses (prescription), wallet, hand creme, a bag for when shopping for groceries (you have a name for that?), my precious water bottle, keys, headphones, gum, chapstick and a single reciept..

      And a closer look at the content:


      1. Where did you get your purse, and how long have you had it?
      I bought it in H&M about 1½ year ago! =) I just needed a bag (yeah bag, not purse) where all the above things could fit in and maybe plus a cardigan or something and which I could have across my shoulders (does that make any sense, can't really figure out how to say it :p).. I'm practical like that! haha

      2. What are 3 must-haves (not including keys and wallet) in your purse?
      My sunglasses, water and chapstick =)

      3. What is something that you should have in your purse right now, but don't?
      That would probably be one of my cuticle treatments!

      4. What is the thing you have the most of in your purse right now?
      Well, I have one of each item, so I don't think I can talk about having more ___ than other things in it?

      Since I just tagged a lot of blogs with the other award, I'm passing this one on to whoever wanna do it! Make sure to leave a link here, if you do this tag, so I can peak in your purse! :p

      Mermaid Tail Mani

      Different things inspired me to do this mani.. First of all I saw a mermaid tail mani over at Liquid Jelly on Friday.. Then yesterdat I did a Deobrah Lippmann inspired franken, which was nicely blue.. while I was watching Pirates of the Caribbean.. I couldn't not try out a mermaid tail mani..

      So this was my starting point and therefore no clean up:

      Index and pinky: the franken. Middle finger: Pieces The 47th Element. Ring finger: H&M Hello Kitty Turqouise

      I then added a couple of layers of China Glaze Drenched in Diamonds to get rid of the brushstrokes in The 47th Element and I dabbed different polishes on my ring finger 

      The different polishes on the ring finger: Essence Glisten Up!, Gosh Holographic, China Glaze Drenched In Diamonds, Paris 263 and Milani Cyberspace

      Then I drew the tail scales with Pieces The 47th Element and tadaa:



       I love the effect with the different polishes in the mermaid tale, but it was difficult to capture..
       

      Maybe I should have done the scales in a more contrasting color..  But nevermind that..




      I'm not totally satisfied with the franken.. But it's as good as it gets right now!

      Hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend =D

      Saturday, June 18, 2011

      Color Cue skittle with random art..

      Hi all! 
      I hope you are off to a good start of the weekend :)

      This mani is one that I began doing the night before last night, when I couldn't sleep.. Ever since I saw the Color Cue of the week over at Lovely In Lacquer, I knew I wanted to use the hues for a mani.. And btw, I loooove her idea of color cues! I will try to create a mani after her Color Cues each week! I'll se if that'll  pan out..

      Abby's choice of Color Cue this week

      But I was tired, so apparently I couldn't figure out picking the green colors, and ended up with these:
      See? No greens..

      I only painted the base colors that night.. I wanted to try out the Sally Hanesen topcoat I bought a while ago, to see if it is really as good as Seche Vite, hence the sheet marks.. So no, it's not that good.. But still better than most others..


      The next day I did the nail art.. It still bothered me a bit, that I hadn't included a green in my skittle.. But I thought it was a good chance to try out some new half pearl thingies.. so here's my random nail art..:




      I think these colors were great for random nail art.. so that's great =D But I'm not quite satisfied with the resemblance to the Color Cue..

      Do you think the colors resemble the Color Cue just a tiny bit?
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