Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bombay nails!

Today I chose a sunny design! I found a bunch of GOSH polishes at half off!! (really cheap, and in Norway that means 5-6 $...)
The polishes used today are Bombay Yellow and Holographic.

I loved the yellow, but the holographic was a bit strange to apply.. But I managed to get it on almost evenly...

I stupidly forgot to take pictures of the finished design, so I tried to reproduse it in photobucket :-p Something like this:

Friday, May 29, 2009

Gold and Green, how can it go wrong?

The main color here is one of my new favourites! Its green with a gold shimmer and it is Golden dragon from Gosh! And the pink dots are from no7 (boots brand) I made diffrent patterns with a tooth pick. And decorated with rhine stones. I reaaly like rhne stones, I thought it would be a pain to use and that they would fall off, but no, it's easy and I love it!

I think the picture at the top is most true to the color.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Red from Maybelline

This is a red from Maybelline, Volcanic Red #60 I actually decorated it with Maybelline Couture Grey #800, but I forgot to take a picture :-o So I guess I have to do that manicure again :-D And also take a picture in the sun :-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Green and dotty!

Today I used my beloved green china Glaze Entourage :)

And I fancied i up by dotting different colors in a pattern. I used a tooth pick as a dotting tool :)

But I forgot to use a base coat... and now my nails are a light greenish/yellowish tint... ugh!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Turqoise with fireworks!

Here are my turqoise nails with freworks. I used my HM holos as the bling bling :-)

I used my thin brush and placed random stripes on my nails :-)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Turqoise shiny nails!

Today I will show you a new polish. I found some Allessandro polishes in a local perfume shop. I have only seen french manicure sets from thm earlier, so I was very happy to see this!

I only picked out this color, but I might come back for more! This was the greenest I found, but they had a nice blue as well (more blue than this ;-) )

Alessandro #216 (This picture is tweked and matches bottle color better :-) )

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purple with scratches

This is the HM Sinful señorita :-D I love it! Lots and lots of glitter :-D I made the stripes with HM creme de la creme. Also with butloads of glitter!  

Haven't got much more to say today ;-)

Monday, May 18, 2009

National day nails!

Yesterday was Norways national day :-D

So of course I had the flag on my nail!!

And the rest I colored green with my new China Glaze, Entourage :-) And a Rhinestone!

Simple but I like it :-)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New polishes! My first China Glaze and more greens!

I got some new polishes yesterday!! In my neighbouring country the selection is so much better!!
I found a greeeen China glaze (my first) and a lumene silver and a green supermarked brand.
Theese are the three I am wearing in my design.
China Glaze: Entourage
Lumene: Silvery Moon

I inverted the colors on my left hand :-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is so exciting!!

When I started this blog, I started in norwegian, until I began to want some readers ;-)

After writing a couple of posts I figured that I might have to actually do something to get these readers ;-) So I opened a Twitter account. And that, along with commenting others blogs really worked!

It started slowely, but now the blog is read quite often :-D Ok, half of the page hits are still probably mine, but it is about to change :-D

Juhu! Thank you so much for reading!

(the picture is borrowed :-) )

So, todays topic is green! I love green. Love love love green! I have so many green clothes, bags and purses that it is ridiculous!! But I have only four green polishes, and two of those are frankens... So I decided to start a major green frankening operation :-D 

And I discovered that I can franken with my old eyeshadows!!! I can't wait! I just need some old empty polish bottles...  My nails will be soooo green :-D

I kind of wanted to do a new design today, but I love my "pollack" too much to change it ;-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Inspired by art!

Inspired by what painter? ;-)

I used my HM enchantress Emma and decorated it with lines of black, orange and purple :-)

Finally back to painting nails instead of complaining about the gel stuff ;-)

Nails are off!

I have a part time job at a hotel and I work the breakfast shift. My nails startet to come off on some fingers, and I got scared that I would tear off my real nails at work, so I did my best to remove them on monday night.

I didn't ruin my natural nails, but I have a lot of remains from the gel on my nails.. look terrible!! (I didn't take a picture ;-)) Veeeery soon I'll post a new design, I just need time to dry my mani before I go out in the world.. Cause my latest looks like s**t :-p 

Patience, Kristine.... Patience!

My computer is still at the doctors... But I will try to post a design tonight :-)

Friday, May 8, 2009


I'm getting really annoyed with these gel nails...

The polish takes aaaaages to dry.. And yesterday I waited more than an hour before going to bed. And this morning my nails are a complete mess!!!

Grrrr! I can't wait to try the other DIY gel nail thing. (this time with a UV light, so I have hopes for this one..)

I want nails like this:

Not like this:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Update on the gel nails

Yup, the gel dissolves when I remove my nail polish.. And that makes applying new polish a nightmare, because first I have to "Re-gel" my nails... Hmpf..

But I guess that is the risk you take when trying a cheap set :-)

I'm planning to try out another set. Almost 10 times the price and hopefully more efficient...!!

Until then I am sticking with my current manicure... (Boooring) Or I might try to file away the color and change it...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Going bananas!

Yes, Today my plan was a crazy french with a penguin on my ring finger.. the french was even weirder than planned, and the penguin was so much fun to do, that I decided to draw on all my nails. But then I (of course) ran out of time, and I just did my left hand with different colors :-)

I don't really like an Orange french, but at least now I know for shure :-)

(The penguin has a fish on his right side ;-D)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Inspired by nature

This is the picture I used as my inspiration:

And this is the result: (in dreadful lighting..)

First I did the grass and clouds on all nails, then I realized The grass should ofcourse be a funky french! With pink flowers :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

DIY gel nails

Yes, I decided to try out DIY gel nails from "broadway".

It was a really cheap set (at least cheap here in Norway..) about 20$, so I hope I'm not destroying my nails now...

It is a gel kit that doesn't need UV light and it came with really short tips (perfekt for me!)

I put it on wihtout too much hassel. Here is a picture of the tips without gel.

Then I added two coats of gel with activator inbetween.

And then some color. (And of course after that I realized they needed a LOT of filing...)

The nails are still on my fingers today, but the gel went missing when I removed the polish...

So tonight I will try to apply gel again, and let it dry until tomorrow :-)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring inspiration!

Theese trees are in fulll bloom in Bergen now. I took a picture and hopefully I'll let the colors and flowers inspirate me in a couple of days :-)
Isn't it beautiful?