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Snowy Crispiness

The weather guys promised us snow from the middle of this week, and boy, have they delivered.

Brrr.

It’s not the first snow of the season, but it’s probably the one that’s gonna stick around for the next four months or so.

Double “brr”.

A white to match everything I see.

OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls — a super light gray or a white with a hint of gray. Take your pick. 😉

This was actually my only choice from the Spiderman collection. Just goes to show how jaded I’ve become about interesting polishes that the off-white creme seemed the best pick. 😉

I actually really like it on my nails though.

Now, I just wish I could stay inside and look at the white pretty outside. But I’m gonna wrap myself up in woollen scarves and brave the weather as I’m off to see Cloud Atlas. 😀

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Welcome to the winter wonderland!

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Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

Here’s my mani inspired by the blue-black-white of the Estonian tricolour. 🙂

I painted my nails with Alix Avien’s No 60 and then sponged on China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and BYS Royal Blue.

Quite like this one! 🙂 Thanks to the sponging, it looks like a more pastel and summery version of the flag…

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Day 15: Delicate Print

Here’s another one where I knew even before the challenge what I wanted to do. I’ve been wanting to do this colour/pattern combo for ages and the delicate print task finally gave me the opportunity.

This is two coats of Alix Avien No 60 — the first polish ever I have to get a second bottle of because I’m running out (I blame the black and white challenge 😉 ).

I stamped this using Barry M Cobalt Blue and one of my favourite Konad plates.

Ooh, sweet china. 😀 And I’m half-way through the challenge now. 😀 😀

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In other news, I’ve been running injury free for a few weeks now (also did a race last weekend) so I’m starting a half marathon training plan next week. Also defending my Master’s next week. Busy week.

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Black&White Recap

It was my first challenge and such a fun experience that I definitely plan to keep my eyes open for future opportunities. 🙂

So, once more, the ten manis I did for the Black and White Challenge.

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Black & White Challenge – Day 10

I decided to try and go out with a bang for the final day of this challenge. 🙂 So I did something I have never done before — freehand nail art. And to make it even more complicated as I don’t own any nail art brushes, I used a toothpick. :p

Here’s my entry for Day 1o – Black and White.

I painted my nails with two coats of China Glaze’s Pelican Gray — a light gray with a hidden shimmer and then went to town using little wooden toothpicks. I used Alix Avien No 60 — a white creme — and Nubar’s Stronghold — a dark gray creme — for the roses. And then a toothpick dipped into China Glaze’s Liquid Leather — a black creme — for the leaves.

This was my first time trying roses as well, so I hope they’re recognisable as ones even despite the grayscale colour scheme. I’m really excited to try them with colours this spring as well as they weren’t nearly as difficult as I expected. 🙂

This was an awesome challenge to participate in and I’m happy I did. 😀 Time to bid adieu though and move back to colours for the coming spring/summer.

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. 🙂

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Black & White Challenge – Day 9

I hate watermarbling. There, I’ve said it. And this day of the challenge filled me with trepidation as I’ve only once tried it before. Unsuprisingly, it didn’t turn out that good. 😛 So, again, for a moment I thought I wouldn’t post and just skip this day of the challenge. But then again, if I already went through the effort… and why ruin my perfect track record with the challenge?

Here’s my entry for Day 9 – Watermarble.

This was Alix Avein No 60 for underwear, then I did a mix of the white  and China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and Orly’s Fresh for the watermarble. Royally messed up my pinkie too… which is why you won’t see it again. 😉 A matte top coat on top. 🙂

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. 🙂

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Black & White Challenge – Day 8

Almost done! This is quick and dirty as I put this together just when I was running out the door to watch The Hunger Games. 😀 I’m back now and noticed I managed to take only one decent photo… oh well. But the film was worth it! 😉

Here’s my entry for Day 8 – Sponging.

I did my nails with China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and sponged the tips with the Alix Avien white creme No 60 and GOSH’s Vanilla Ice — a sheer white glassfleck polish. In honour of “the girl on fire” I added Nubar’s 2010 on top. 😀

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. 🙂

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