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The Definition of Vamp

I love those little Eyeko bottles with their custom labels and once upon a time I tried to collect them all.

I almost succeeded, but came up a couple short when they discontinued the polish line. 😦  Oh, how I still long for Coral and Tea Rose to complete my collection.

Still. Vampira is gorgeous and one of my first Eyekos.

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Ain’t it pretty with its red shimmer in a black base? I know there are many like it, but this was my first and the name puts it over the top for me. 🙂

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Sigh. I can’t believe it’s been years…

MLV.

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Keeping it Sparkly

I’m catching up! This was a quick one from December. I needed an out-the-door in a few minutes mani and there’s really nothign as quick drying as a chrome and crackle top.

Could have kept it to just chrome, but that’s too unforgiving on my damaged nails. 😦

 

 

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Here’s China Glaze Millennium with Isadora Pink Fame on top.

IMO, Pink Fame is still the most stunning glitter crackle top coat invented. It’s so insanely sparkly with the holo glitter and the cool light pink. Perfect with silver. 😉

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Besides being eye catching, this mani was pretty much dry by the time I finished with the last nail. Can’t ask for more than that! 😀

MLV.

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The Two Reincarnations of a NYE Mani

First of all: happy new year all! 😀 Secondly, my main resolution that relates to my online activities is definitely to try to update my blog more often. I mean, I still do my nails with alarming frequency… no reason why I shouldn’t upload the pics.

When I was over at my mum’s for Christmas, she went about reading predictions and horoscopes for 2013 (she’s into things like that 🙂 ) and while I knew nothing about the lucky colours for the brand new 2013 before…

I remembered my mum saying that combinations of purple and silver were the luckiest thing. So that’s what I went with for my NYE mani.

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I did my nails with the perfect purple creme of China Glaze’s Grape Pop (still a favourite!) and sponged on an old purple-y multicoloured glitter polish and my ring finger with the accent of Orly Out of This World complete with silver studs.

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I adored this mani and wore it for three days. And then yesterday decided to update it keeping the accent finger. I love the studs!

I used an old favourite here as well — China Glaze Grape Juice and kept the purple theme.

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I adore Grape Juice, but I’m sadly now out of it. Maybe enough left for an accent nail or two in the bottle, but no full manis with it anymore. 😦

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*sigh*

So, which do you like more? 🙂

MLV.

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Ready for Christmas

Feels like there are a couple of dozen manis in my folders I haven’t gotten around to posting this year. Probably feels that way, because it’s true. 😛

Still, with this mani I’m not playing catch-up as I added the top coat minutes ago and now all I need to be completely ready for Christmas is to bake my gingersnaps. 😀

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So, not having done nail art for a long time, I was just overflowing with ideas for what I wanted on my nails for Christmas.

And when there’s a difficult choice to be made… go with everything. 😀 So, skittles it is.

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BeYu No 209 with BYS Pot of Gold – China Glaze Hey Sailor! tipped with Twinkle Lights – China Glaze Midnight Kiss stamped with red and tipped with OPI Rainbow Connection – China Glaze Ruby Pumps on the pinkie

My thumb was the deep yellow of Pupa No 088 topped with Twinkle Lights and Pot of Gold.

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I love every single nail! 😀 😀

That said, I’d forgotten just how gorgeous Ruby Pumps is! It’s been over a year since it was on my nails and with all the fascinating multichromes and stuff coming out lately, it’s easy to forget such a classic. But seriously. It has to be one of the most beautiful polishes ever made. Not even kidding. 🙂

Hope everybody is enjoying their holidays! 🙂

MLV.

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Kicking Off the Christmas Manis

With a combo of green, of course.

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Sinful Colors Happy Ending and Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe and my trusty dotting tool bring you this Season’s mani. 🙂

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Been a while since I’ve worn green… quite like it! 😀

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No fancy pictures, just the latte that makes my December. 🙂 Nothing like cozy cafes and warm spicy drinks to make you love the season.

A Happy Accident

This mani came together as an accident and I absolutely love it. 🙂

Here’s the situation — huge chips on two nails, big evening out, half an hour to take off the previous mani and go out the door.

Naturally, I needed something amazingly fast drying. So I went for the amazing Golden Rose Mattes.

I painted my nails with Matte Velvet No 103 and since that wasn’t eye catching  enough… parked it up with Golden Rose Graffiti No 11.

And the whole thing took around 15 minutes until I was able to get dressed and move on to makeup. What’s not to love about an easy and fast mani that still looks like you’ve put some effort into your nails? 😉

Happy upcoming weekend! 😀

MLV.

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On Fire

After the days I spent rocking my update to Circle of Life, I think I should finally get around to posting it. 😉

This, of course, is Max Factor Fantasy Fire. Available pretty much everywhere over here, so if you haven’t got it yet, definitely recommended.

One coat over the royal blue creme.

Stunning, but that was expected. 😀 I really want to dry it over a dark polish as well though to see if it lives up the category of spectacular that is my beloved Be:Yu. 🙂

MLV.