Saturday, December 1, 2012

Accent nails

Hi everyone!

How are you all? ♥ And Happy December!

I was supposed to post this on Friday, but our car decided to be stubborn once again, and hence, no time to post. Oh well. I've been spending my Saturday with my man, having a nice dinner in a lovely restaurant, watching Star Wars and playing NHL13, so it's been a pretty lazy day. Not that I'd mind, weekends are made for that. I'm nearly done with my puzzle decoration, and I'm sure I'll have a picture of it on the next post. ;) Tomorrow we're supposed to go shopping for a winter coat for my fiance, which'll be fun for me because of the shopping ban. Lol.

But there's still things I will get, ones I've talked about with the man of the house. What? Some little things for our interior decor. I have such an urge to redecorate our apartment, even though we're so much planning to find a new one. These are the moments that remind me I'm a woman, so unable to decide and stick to one plan.

But before I go and start to photograph my next nail art tutorial, here's some pictures of my nail art a while ago. Both manicures have accent nails, which is a thing I seem to love a lot when it comes to nail art. Ready to see them? Alright, here we go:

Photobucket

The first one today is very pink and glittery, with diamonds and rhinestones. I think I could've done a better job with the accent nail, but it was a fun idea at the time.

Photobucket

The pink polish used here is Hello Gorgeous, which is from this year's Breast Cancer Awareness collection. (The collection is called United in Purpose, and all the polishes are absolutely amazing.) I also have a darker version of this, called United, which will be featured in future nail art posts.

And the other one is much more dark and matte. I was using a basic black polish and matte top coat.

Photobucket

I'm sorry for the bit chipped look, I didn't have the chance to shoot these before the tips wore out. :( Anyway, this was a fun manicure because I don't usually do this dark art, simply because it's so messy to clean up. The caviar is from MUA Cosmetics, and it's one of the Nail Constellation pieces. The clear beads are supposed to be turquoise, but somehow the color wore out from them. Go figure. (And no, it was NOT because of top coat, I never use that with caviar.)

Photobucket

I know the pictures aren't the best ones of the bunch, and the blame is all on me on that, but please don't hate me for it. ♥

What do you think about these manicures?

I don't know if I should hype about this already as I haven't gotten it yet, but... My mom got me the best Christmas calendar ever:


Ciate Mini Mani Month. ♥ Now that's a must for anyone who loves nail polish. It's a bit pricey, I admit, but when you get 24 bottles of Ciate from it, I think one can definitely pay a little extra. ;) Now, the reason I don't wanna jump about it yet is that because I was a little slow on ordering this baby, it's not arrived yet. And the same goes with my MUA order. Thank God I have lots to do so I don't sit beside the mailbox waiting 24/7. :D I'm sure they'll arrive next week, though, and if only they are here before Thursday, I have a whole day to make a post about them then. 

Yep, some of my pleasures are pretty superficial - not gonna apologize that though. We only live once, so we all need a little unnecessary pampering every once in a while. And that being said, I'm personally thinking I should tell my nearest and dearest that if they have to buy me unnecessary stuff, I'd rather give the money's worth for the ones in need - like, buy a goat for an African family and give me a card telling you did so. There's no better than that.

What would be the best Christmas present anyone could give to you? Share your thoughts! ♥

Now, I'm gonna go pamper my nails and shoot a little nail art tutorial - can you guess which one? I hope everyone of you will enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I hope I can get back to you as soon as I can! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

16 comments:

  1. aah, i love it all! the pink glitter is beautiful

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my xmas giveaway to win lots of presents from lush and more! it ends soon so click here :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great nail arts!
    The gift your mum is getting you is wonderful!
    What I will love to get for Xmas this year is only one thing a new smart phone since my phone totally need an upgrade and I will totally Jump if I get it. lol.
    I like your idea of telling people not to get you any unnecessary item.
    I always love volunteering in my nearest home during this month and I can't wait to start this year too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A smart phone would surely be very useful. :) I'm kinda hoping for a new one for my next birthday, but if my current one is still working then, well, maybe then I don't need a new one :D And I really love the calendar. Or will love, once I'll get it. Can't wait! ♥

      Delete
  3. Very impressive nails. I wish I had your talent.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you sweetie! That's actually why I do tutorials every now and then, so that people could learn the things I know :)

      Delete
  4. Voihan joulukalenteri sentään! Aivan ihana! Ja tuosta kalenterista riittää kyllä pidemmäksi aikaa iloa kuin suklaakalenterista! ;D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hihi, näin minäkin ajattelin - ja ilmeisesti äitikin, kun oli ihana ja halusi hankkia tuon minulle. Vielä kun sen saisi tuolta postista ;)

      Delete
  5. The black nail colour looks amazing. Love that you added more texture with the beading on one of the nails - looks really cool.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, you know me... Can't handle a simple manicure with just one color and no special effects :D

      Delete
  6. johanna i'm so jealous you got the ciate minis! your mum is awesome ;) i tried buying that from sephora but the mail forwarders won't ship it to me because nail polish is 'flammable' and we haven't got this in australia yet. can't wait to see what you come up with!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's too bad :( Did you try buying it from Ciate's website? That's where mine is from, as Sephora doesn't ship to Finland. :)

      Delete
  7. i want to try ciate! i love the black one especially.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, that's why I'm really waiting for the calendar. (I should get it this week, or the next, latest.) ;)

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment for me. I always read every single one of them, and they truly make my day! Please remember to be nice while commenting, thank you! ♥

You can comment in following languages (as these are the ones I understand):
English, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, German

xoxo ♥