Although english is not my native language, I decided to write this blog in english. This is simply because most of the blogs I follow myself are written in english, and everytime I find a promising blog in a language I do not understand, I'll get a little bit sad. So bear with me, maybe my handle on the language isn't always perfect, but my intentions are good.
Giveaways I like!
Never Ending Obsession is having a Birthday Giveaway. Give the girl some happy wishes and get a chance to win some smelly color Clubs ! Open until Nov 24.
Raeven who writes the blog Let Me See Ur Peacock (very funny name, right?) is having not one but two giveaways. This one ends November 30 and is featuring 3 lovely Nicole polishes.
Here is Raevens other giveaway, made up from some of her favorite stuff. Open until December 15.
I must declare, it is so much fun with a theme for your polish, even if divorce isn't the theme I would have guessed to be my first choice. But as I will show you in a later post, sometimes Shiitake Happens, and you just have to go with the flow.
This is OPI More Time For Me, from the I Don't Do Dishes! collection of fall 2006. This is a polish that would probably have lingered in my untrieds for a long time it if wasn't for my theme, but I am really glad I tried it.
It is a deep mauve color with a very subtle shimmer. Good pigmentation, almost opaque in one coat, here is two coats over Nubar Foundation base coat. My new bottle of Seche Vite played tricks with me, turning all thick and ugly and didn't want to level out at all, so any unevenness I blame on the top coat. I guess I got a bad bottle, I'll have to thin it a little before using it again.
Here in Sweden, we celebrate Mid Summer this weekend. We raise a maypole covered with flowers and leaves and dance around it, singing traditional songs and listening to traditional music played with fiddles and accordion.
Some of us may celebrate by opening very cute parcels from France (se last post :-D)
Look at all these shiny, glorious flakes and glitters! I'm in Glitter heaven for the holiday, and I don't know if I want to come back at all. Thank you Marie, what a great giveaway you held!
Look at all these cute parcels. It's like christmas day all over again! Sweet, sweet Marie of Mon Coin à Moua sent me all of this as a gift when I won her Flakies and Glitter Giveaway. As I looked in the box, the sun set, so I did not get to take any pictures of what was in the cute wrapped up parcels. Thus You will have to wait in suspense.. :-)
Instead, I'll mention one of the biggest giveaways going on now, over at Babbling Brooke. If You haven't found it already, here it is:
This is what I wear on my nails this week. OPI Who Needs A Prince? from the Princess Charming collection of spring 2006. The picture is old, I dented my current manicure before I had a chance to get any photos and although I could fix it up enough to keep it on, it is not up to close up pictures.
I had application issues with Who Needs A Prince? I found it to be streaky and it really wanted to flood my cuticle. Pictured is four coats over base coat, and with SV on top.
The finished result is worth the trouble. A sheer, pink, very work safe polish, with a strong and unexpected red flash. And the name, of course, makes it even more fun to wear!
What a wonderful polish! Bright berry, color verging on the border between pink and red. It is a creme, with very good pigmentation, one coat is enough if you are careful. Pictured is two coats over Nubar Foundation base coat, with Seche Vite on top.
My SV is running low, so I messed up my ring finger (and isn't that a sign.. ;-p ). I don't care, having this color on my nails makes me happy, and no one can expect more than that of a polish!
This is two coats of OPI Movin' Out over two coats of Eyeko Lilac Polish. I did plan to use OPI Do You Lilac It, but when I tried to open it, the hat was stuck. Luckily for me, the Eyeko looks like a total dupe.
Movin' Out is a fantastic polish! I can't start to tell you about the awesome duochrome flashes in green and gold, the glitter effect in the sun and the dusty feel in the shade. You just have to experience this polish yourselves. It is really worth the hunt!
There is no way I can picture this great polish accurately, but you can get a sneak peek. So lovely!
The Eyeko Lilac Polish is two coats, no top coat. A little streaky but as a base for Movin' Out it worked out just fine.
And since this is a nail blog, I will try not to get too personal. Still, sometimes my feelings will flood even this space.
If you want to listen, I might tell you the story in the polish language (and yes, that was a really corny joke ;-p )