Thursday, October 31, 2013

HAY Grid Nail Design

Hellooo! Oh yeah uhm, have you noticed I'm actually here again? :) So... Not long ago it was my birthday, and one of my gifts was this really pretty grid pencil case from the Danish design company HAY. I got it from my older sister, and it came along with other various sized Zip It folders in the same style. The beautiful design inspired me to recreate it on my nails - and why yes, of course I did!

First of all I applied my current favorite base coat Nail Foundation by Butter London. The next step is to do one coat of a see-through white polish, I guess like a white jelly :) When it's dry just paint on those black lines girl! I used acrylic paint which in my opinion is way easier to manage than polish, but if you don't have that on hand then polish is totally fine too! :) Use a nail art brush, a striper or a toothpick. Be careful not to smudge those fine lines when you apply your normal top coat - I used Dior's Gel Coat. Oh wait, there's one last step! When your mani is completely dry, finish off with a matte top coat to get that same surface texture as the pencil case on your nails :) Alright! Get ready for some photo-spam!

Lol sorry about the second photo being so blurry! I LOVE spending time with my new camera/best friend :) Can't wait to shoot even more photos in the future! It's all new to me again, so please bear with me for a little while ;) Take care guys!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Chanel - Kaleidoscope #479

Hi everyone! Today I'm all about showing you the wondrously beautiful nail polish Kaleidoscope #479. It was released along with Gold Fiction and Fantastic #481 in Chanel's Golden Child Collection for Fall 2008 :) Kaleidoscope is a shimmery green gold metallic, and it leans towards antique silver and pewter depending on light. The formula reminds me a bit about Peridot, and it's awesome. I'm wearing just 2 coats of Kaleidoscope here, the base coat is from Butter London and the top coat is Chanel's own Laque Brillance Extrême.

Gorgeousness, right? The only thing I have to say about the photos is, that the shimmer and shine is so more rad in real life. Somehow the glittery amazingness wouldn't show 100%, and that's of course because I'm a noob and just started using my newly purchased DSLR camera! :) It's so nice - it's a Canon EOS 600D, and I'm in love. All I have to do now is just learn how to work it :) It shouldn't be too hard to figure out though ;)

 Stay classy!
 (Yes, I stole that line from Anchorman! :D)