Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chevron vs. Leopard

Heya babes!

How are you all? ♥

I really wish I had blogged more this week, but to be honest I haven't felt like being on the laptop so much. The weather has been so nice for jogging, I had to re-think my schedules now that I'm back to work, and I've been reorganizing the house like a lunatic. So while I feel sad for not blogging as much as I would've wanted, I also feel happy with myself because the apartment is starting to look better than ever. I guess after the Easter I can actually do some new little detail things around because I have decluttered our place so well.

But I will probably talk more about that later on. Today, I just wanted to bring you this little nail art post with two designs I've absolutely loved this spring.

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First up is this cute little mani with gradient, glitter and chevron. It's very simple even though it kinda seems to have a lot of elements, and I can hands down say that this really is one of my favorite manicures ever. Top 10 material for sure.

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I saw colors like this on someone else's mani, but as I'm typing this I really can't figure out who that girl was. I'm sure she's one of the amazingly talented individuals on Instagram, because that's where I get most of my inspiration.

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This was also my first time properly using the Tribal Colour polish (the glitter) I got from Born Pretty Store. This one is shade 24, though when you order it, it's shade #4. (You can get yours here!) It kinda sorta reminds me of Model's Own Ibiza Mix, but I'm pretty sure these two aren't dupes. I will do a comparison if I ever get a hold of the Model's Own one.

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The other polishes I used here were China Glaze Sun Of A Peach, China Glaze Escaping Reality, China Glaze Splish Splash and China Glaze White On White. The chevron print was done with Nail Vinyls (check the Storenvy store here) chevron pack.

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Before the other mani, I wanted to share a quick swatch picture with you. Like I mentioned in my China Glaze haul post, I have been on hunt for the perfect baby pink polish. And, as I also thought while writing that post, I can conclude my search being done.

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Let me properly introduce you to China Glaze Spring In My Step. It's the perfect baby pink for me, and even though it might require 3 coats, it's worth the trouble as the shade is so absolutely perfect. My camera wasn't too willing to capture the true shade, but this comes kinda close after a tiny bit of filtering.

Don't you love it, too?

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Okay, so, back with manicures, right? Here's my other mani for today. Pink, glitter and leopard. You know, like, totally my thing. If you ever thought I would finally be over leopard, I'm sorry to disappoint you (well, not really that sorry, but still).

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This one would've been pretty cool even without the little rhinestones, but I thought they added fun texture to the whole thing so that's why they're there too. I get it might be a bit much to some, but to me that's just perfect. You know how I am with nails.

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The polilshes I used here were China Glaze Spring In My Step, Essie Licorice, Gosh Blue Balloon and China Glaze Don't Be A Flake. I know Don't Be A Flake is gorgeous at it's own, but I really wanted to bring my own twist to this simple mani, so I tried to pick rhinestones that matched the colors, and topped the glitter nails with them. I absolutely loved the texture they brought to the manicure, and would totally try it again later on.

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So, that's all I have for you now, I'm so excited for these two designs.

What do y'all think about these? And, as usual, I'd like to know what you're wearing on your nails? What's the shade you love this spring? ♥

Now, I'm gonna go kick some butt on NHL14, but I try to be back as soon as possible with some girly posts of some sort. Stay tuned, stay fabulous, and see you soon!

Have a fab day ♥

24 comments:

  1. They both look amazing! I think chevron is my favourite but I'd love the leopard for a night out! x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

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  2. So creative! Love it!
    Guess how I found your blog... I used to live in Paris and became friends with, and even met in London, High Fashion's Sherin. I saw you had left a comment on her blog and I came over to take a peek. I'm originally from Tampere and went to the same university as you seem to be going to. Now I live in Canada. So, just wanted to say "hi" and I hope to see you for a visit on my fashion blog!

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    1. Wow, what a coincidence! I will definitely pay a visit to your blog. Nice to know you're friends with Sherin, that tells me we would get along perfectly :) ♥

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  3. Hi Johanna! Thanks for following me; I'm following you back now. You're nails are having a great party; love them! I also did a nail post today. :) Kisses

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    1. No problem, and thanks! I will check out your nail post! ♥

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  4. Gah! Your nail art always makes me swoon! I LOVE the chevron - so fun for summer!!

    xx

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    1. Haha, thanks babe! Chevron is so easy to do when you just have some tape and craft scissors or Nail Vinyls or something :) ♥

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  5. These are such pretty nails for spring. The first one is so beautiful!

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  6. I am so so in love with your chevron nails! I've been keeping things really plain on my nails lately, as I've had so many assignments due, I couldn't justify time spent on my nails (boo!), but I definitely think I'm going to recreate that first look of yours in the near future :) xx

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    1. Real life comes before nail art, it's good that you have priorities in order. :) If you do recreate that, I would love to see it! ♥

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  7. I always love nails art! Can you make a tutorial about it? I loveee your nails so muchhh <3
    followed you on GFC!

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    1. Of course I can, I will try to have more nail tutorials up as soon as I can. :) ♥

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  8. Love the last one, so so so cute!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  9. Both of the design are quite special, but the first one is my favorite!
    I am wearing today a 'match to the dress' mani. If you like you could look up for it in my last post!

    http://andicolouryourlife.blogspot.ro

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    1. Thank you dear, I will check yours out! ♥

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  10. it looks so cute!
    I need that coral pink!
    xo

    christian

    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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    1. Thank you! I think everyone needs that pink ;) It's such a perfect spring color ♥

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  11. You did an amazing job on the nails, they look fab!

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  12. Nää kynnet on vaan niin täydelliset.<3 En vaan lakkaa ihmettelemästä miten sää osaat taikoa toinen toistaan hienompia kynsiä joka kerta.:)

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    1. Kiitos ihana! Ei mulla sen kummempaa salaisuutta ole kuin tekniikoiden harjoittelu, ja kun tuntuu et tekniikka on hallussa niin harjoitellaan lisää. ;) Tietty inspiraatiota saa hakee millon mistäkin, kun joskus on niin vaikee päättää värimalli tai kuviointi. Huomenna pitäis näpräillä pääsiäisen kynnet, saa nähdä mitä keksii :D ♥

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