Monday, May 21, 2012

Little Girl in a Playground & Neon Nails (tutorial)

Hi lovelies!

How are you? ♥

It's another wonderful week starting, and I'm somehow super excited about it - for no reason in particular. And that's, well, fun. :D

Are you excited about this week? 

I'm once again trying to do a little cleanse to my body, as well as trying to find my bronzing moisturizer to get that pretty, Summery glow before the beach season. ;) I also need a little training, but that's more next week's thing - besides from jogging, that is. I'm doing the cleanse by eating lightly, drinking both lemon water and cleansing/detox tea, and doing some light exercise (like sit-ups, gym ball training, and light weights - maybe even a little yoga). The point of the cleanse is not about losing weight, but rather getting unnecessary filth out of the body - which will make me feel better - and probably make the body look better as well. That's a great way to start Summer.

Another thing, I wanted to let you know I finally wrote something to Writer's block, a book review that has been hanging there in my drafts, so if you like Lionel Shriver head to the latest post, and see my review of the book The Post-Birthday World. I have few other reviews waiting, and I'll post them as soon as I got them written - so stay tuned for that. ;)

Also, I wanted to remind everyone, that if you want to, you can join/follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Fashiolista, Pose, Instagram, to keep in touch between the posts. I'll be making a post about both Fashiolista and Pose when I just have the time to do it properly - hopefully that's next week. :)

Okay, should we get to the outfit already? Of course we should. I was feeling for a new lace neon tunic/dress that I found from Gina Tricot a while back, and as it starts to be warm enough I decided to take it out for a test drive. And as we have a little playground at our front yard, I thought it would be fun to take the pictures there. So, here's my look:

Outfit of the day

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Lace tunic: Gina Tricot
Tank top: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Ballet flats: Skopunkten
Pink necklace: Cousin's old
Rosary necklace: Gina Tricot
Neon bracelet: DIY (see here)
Other bracelets: Nelly.com
Earrings: DIY (see here)

I was loving that look, but I totally think it needs a little tan to look its best. (Hence the bronzing moisturizer.) But otherwise, I think it looks nice. Though I look so short - okay, that's maybe because I am, hehe. The flats were on for the first time in these pictures, I just thought they looked cute with the look. Of course, wedges or heels would've maybe been more flattering, but as I was fooling around in a sandy playground, these were a safer choice. 

Do you love neon as well, or are you not liking the trend? 

Of course, once again, I did a manicure inspired by the outfit, and this time around, there's a little tutorial for you. You might also want to see the post that inspired me to do this, which you can find at The Beauty Department blog

Manicure of the day (and how to do it)

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1. I applied Mavala's Super Base base coat, and after it dried, a rich layer of Maybelline New York mini Colorama nr. 51 French White.

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2. I chose two colors for the shapes, and painted some Scotch tape with them. (I used tape that's shiny on top, but I guess matte on would work better when you want a mani that lasts better...) I let it dry properly before the next step.

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3. I started designing with the yellow, and cut just plain stripes from it. I decided to do each nail a bit differently, but of course you can do whatever you wish.

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4. Then I used the other color (pink, which wasn't really neon, but close enough) to finish the designs. Finally, I added the top coat, and waited for it to dry.

Below is what my both hands looked like:

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This manicure was really something different for me, and I got to say I loved it very much. And I've learned to use yet another technique for nail art, which I'm super happy about. You'll be seeing more these in the future, I promise. And I try to make some more tutorials for you as well. (And actually, as me and all you readers love nail art, I will try and make a fun little nail post some time soon enough. It's been a while in my mind, but school's been in the way of it.)

Was this manicure fun? And would you like to see more tutorials like this in the future? Leave your thoughts on the comment section below! ♥

Now, I got to get ready for work, but I hope you enjoyed this post. And I'm sure many of you will be enjoying other posts I have waiting for you this week - at least I'm happy with them. :D

I hope you'll all have a fabulous week! ♥

Blog ya later!

xoxo

Johanna

48 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!!!
    You look amazing dear and i really love those DIYs and the dress!
    Have a fabulous week.
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you, love, hope you had a fabulous week as well :)

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  2. Suloisia kuvia! Neon-värit ei oo ihan mun juttu, mutta sulle ne kyllä sopii todella hyvin!

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    1. Kiitos ♥ Täytyy sanoa etten itsekään alkuun rakastunut mutta jotenkin vaatekaupat aivopesi mut :D

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  3. You have very creative looks ! This lace neon skirt is beautiful !!!
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  4. You have very creative looks ! this lace neon dress is amazing !
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  5. Lovely bracelets!

    http://myveryownoneyearproject.blogspot.pt/

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  6. I need to do a pre-summer detox as well!
    I love that lace dress, and it's such a beautiful colour. I'm wearing a lot of lace right now as well.

    Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, dearest :) Lace is so amazing material, isn't it? Besides studs, it's been an obvious favorite of mine for quite some time ;)

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  7. You look so cute ♥
    Lovely dress!!
    xxxxx
    http://danischwanke.wordpress.com/

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  8. Johanna, I love lace and when it's colored I adore it! That tunic is just perfect on you!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. We have so much in common, don't we? ;) ♥

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  9. So bright and pretty!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the lace & your nails are so cool!!
    And thanks for the comment- about my earrings- I did them in a DIY on my blog, in case you want to see! :)

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :)

      Oh, nice to know about the earrings, I will check the post out, so thanks for the tip, too :)

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  11. Cute outfit love the lace top!

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  12. You look absolutely gorgeous!love your hair color and have to say that the lace tunic it's really cute!Love everything.

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  13. Ihana asu ja pirteät kynnet! :)

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    1. Kiitos :) Onpa ihana nähdä uusia suomalaisia kommentoimassa ;)

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  14. OMG I love these pictures. Such a fabulous color combo, and you know how much I love color! (wink, wink) Fabulous nail tutorial. I haven't tried anything like that yet. Great post!

    I would love for you to stop by and check out my latest blog post!
    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Always appreciate your thoughts, Anna ;) I will check your blog as soon as I can :)

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  15. Ihana asu, ja kynsistä tuli tosi hauskat! :) En kyllä itse osaisi, ja ei mulla ole kovin pitkätkään nyt :D

    Kiitos kommentista! :) En ole ennen käynyt Jyväskylässä kirpparireissulla (olen muualta kotoisin), mutta tällä kertaa shoppailtiin Seppälän Lidlin lähellä olevalla kirpparilla, ja sitten keskustassa ihan sen kävelykadun varrella olevassa ..en muista ravintolaa minkä kulmalta käännytään sivukujalle, olisiko Grincos locos vai puhunko nyt ihan höpöjä :) Toivottavasti jotain kivoja paikkoja löytyy! Omat ostokseni ainakin olivat älyttömän halpoja (kuvia tulossa mahd.pian :)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Kiitos :D Ja en kyllä itsekään Jyväskylää tunne, mutta mulla on siellä kavereita jotka noilla ohjeilla varmasti osaavat mutkin ohjata oikeaan suuntaan ;)

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  16. love your dress dear!and amzing nails!!so cute!!
    xoxo=)

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  17. I am SO obsessed with neon right now! Ahhh your hair is different! So not used to it like this. It looks GREAT on you though!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not used to it myself, I get scared of my own image on the mirror, still :D

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  18. What a pretty top and I like the nails.

    xoxo,

    Liz Lizo

    Vogued Out

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  19. Love your nails asalways! An the pic ofyou in the swing looks great!

    Thank you so much thats so sweet of you!

    Stop by soon!

    X
    /L from sweden

    http://isbla.blogspot.com

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  20. your suggestions are great, current and fun.

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    1. Thank you, Clara, that's lovely to hear :)

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  21. I like your shoes and you have cool bracelets. X

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  22. Kiitos piristävästä kommentistasi! Minullakin piti olla blogisi jo seurannassa, mutta jostain syystä se ei joko ollut tallentunut tai saisin vaihtaa pääni. Nyt on asia korjattu. Sinulla on täällä ihania kuvia ja pidän kovasti tyylistäsi.

    Ja kyllä, Kuopiosta minä olen. :)

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  23. I love the colour of your tunic!
    xoxo

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