China Glaze Skyscraper (and a little more)

Wohoo! Finally my four chosen polishes from China Glaze’s fall collection, Metro, has arrived!! πŸ˜€

I chose Skyscraper, Trendsetter and Midtown Magic from the Downtown set and CG in the City from the Uptown set.
I might get more, but don’t know yet.

Today I’m going to show you Skyscraper, which was my hands down favourite from swatches I have seen so far.
I like it ALOT! It’s lots of silver glitter in a dark blue jelly. This is 2 coats:

As you can see I have the wrong bottle in my hand. I grabbed “the” polish and went outside to take the picture and ended up having to walk a little to find sun as I took the pictures quite late. When I was ready to take the pictures I realised I had the wrong polish with me and I couldn’t be bother to go back and change. Hope you forgive me!? πŸ˜‰ (The bottle is China Glaze CG in the City)

So, what do you think? It is a beauty, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

The only negative was that the formula was abit “gooey”, but some thinner will probably do the trick there.

I also have a little sneakpeek of all four, as I swatched them each on a nail to try them out:

From left: Skyscraper, Trendsetter, CG in the City and Midtown Magic.
Of the four I actually love Trendsetter and Midtown Magic the most! How crazy is that? Especially with Skyscraper being blue and CG in the City being abit purple AND they’re both glitters!? Someone call a doctor, I must be ill… πŸ˜›

Talking about doctors, that’s what’s occupied my free time lately. Me and my boyfriend are completely hooked on House! We’re now about to start season 3 and there is in total 7 seasons (so far)! phew!

One last thing before I say good night. I just remembered that when I showed you Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Grass Slipper I told you that I layered it the after. With KleanColor Chunky Holo Clover of course! And HERE it finally is:

Whatcha think? πŸ™‚Β 

Good night all nail polish junkies!
xx Karoline! πŸ™‚

Hello Lacqueristas! I’m back! :)

I am finally back from my little get-away! I’ve had some really fabulous days with my mum, stepdad, brother, his wife and their two beautiful children.
I also got to meet up with 3 of my cousins and their families, 3 of my aunties and husbands, 2 cats, a couple of old friends and last but not least, theΒ archipelago! (I’m going to be honest and tell you I had to google translate that word, for those of you that are Norwegian, it means “skjΓ¦rgΓ₯rden”)

I have eaten a lot of watermelon, ice cream, “boller” (norwegian sweet buns/teabread) and fish, gotten sunburnt, bought one new nail polish and a pair of shoes, been in a small zoo, had two trips in our boat, taken hundreds of pictures, done a photo-job, five manicures and had ALOT OF FUN!

Whew! I think that summed up my days pretty well πŸ˜‰

So as you probably can tell, I have had quite a busy week and my nails haven’t really been the highest priority.. I have broken Β my index finger nail and my cuticles are drier than ever before…

The polish I show you today is from the day before I left. I present to you OPI I Lily Love You from the Nice Stems! Collection Summer 2011:

This is over IsaDora Glamour White that you can see on it’s own at Stine Marie’s blogg HERE.
I tested it and it looks exactly the same over a normal white polish. You don’t really notice the shimmer.

This is so beautiful! I wish, wish, WISH OPI would do more of these kind of polishes! πŸ™‚

Do you have any of the Nice Stems! polishes? What do you think?

Take Care everyone!
xx Karoline! πŸ™‚

Layering experiment with OPI Norwegian Salmon

Hello everyone! I am SO sorry I suddenly disappeared! And soon I will disappear again. But that’s summer I guess..

Today I want to show you what happened to OPI Norwegian Salmon after a day. I got kind of bored of the plain creme finish so I had to spice it up abit πŸ˜‰

I layered it with KleanColor Chunky Holo Poppy and then Essie Kisses And Bises on top of that.

And this is how it ended up! How pretty is that? πŸ™‚

Kisses And Bises is from the French Affair Collection from Spring 2011 Β and I have had it for quite some time, but haven’t tried it until now. It’s pretty boring on it’s own, but very pretty layered πŸ˜€

What do you think of this combination? Like it?

So, hope you’re all having a nice summer! I really hope you bear with me on my off days! I will be back stronger than ever soon πŸ™‚

Take Care!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

 

My layering experiment with Essie Matte About You.

Hello everyone πŸ™‚

The other day when I posted my layering experiment with the 2 Golden Rose polishes and KleanColor Chunky Holo Black, I received a comment from a regular reader, Jane. She doesn’t have a blog yet, but I think she’s thinking about getting one πŸ˜‰

She suggested that it would look great with a matte top coat and seriously, as I was reading her comment something happened. I just completely stopped doing what I was doing and went and found my Essie Matte About YouΒ straight away. That’s the positive thing about posting what you’re wearing instead of posting it later. πŸ™‚

Ok, before I show you this picture I have to warn you about major tip wear, I was supposed to redo my nails that day, but just had to war them matte for a day πŸ™‚

How cool isn’t this? I must say, I am abit more fan of the shiny, glossy surface, but it is a cool change and a very good way to show you how all the glitter in there really looks like πŸ˜‰

What do you think? Which one was your favourite?

I’ll post the Norwegian Salmon later today πŸ™‚

Take Care!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

KleanColor Chunky Holo Scarlet over OPI Off With Her Red

Oh, I must say I think I’m very creative with my titles! Haha πŸ™‚

Well, this is a mani I had last week, I haven’t been blogging for that long, so I don’t think any of you have gotten the feeling of actually knowing me, that you get after following a blog for a while, but I can say one thing; You very rarely see me in Pinks and Red. Im more of Purple, Blue and Green girl and sometimes an Orange and Coral girl πŸ˜›

So, this is one of the few times you get to see me wearing red:

This is 2 coats ofΒ OPI Off With Her Red from the Alice in Wonderland Collection from Spring 2010Β with 2 coats of KleanColor Chunky Holo Scarlet on top.

I’m now way over half way in my spreadsheet πŸ™‚ Spent 10 hours or so on it yesterday. So soon I will be able to share it with you if anyone is interested?And then you can also give me requests from the list if there’s anything you want me to show you.

I just got OPI Norwegian Salmon from Scandinavian Collection from all the way back in 1994!! I got it mainly because of the name, but it’s also a beautiful coral (salmon). I think that’ll be the next thing I’ll show you. It’s so old that even the print on the bottle is different.

Today we are going to celebrate Kenneth’s nephews 6 year old birthday and eat cake. Wohoo! πŸ˜€

Take Care everyone!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

Layer marathon: KleanColor Chunky Holo Black over Golden Rose 166 over Golden Rose 194.

Hello everyone! What I’m going to show you today must be the most fab thing I’ve ever had on my nails and I’m not going to hide that it’s inspired of The Swatchaholic!

I have a new, very good friend who has started to get her nails done by me about once a week. And she just got back from Germany where she was in Berlin and some city in Poland and did a little nail polish shopping for me. The two Golden Rose polishes came from her, not sure where she bought them though.. Give me a shout if you’re interested and I’ll ask her! πŸ™‚

Well, let’s get to the nails, this is Golden Rose 194 by it’s own:

And here it is with Golden Rose 166 on top:

And now, the awesomeness! With KleanColor Chunky Holo Black on top of that:

This really deserved 3 pictures! Im in awe! And can’t get enough of looking at my nails! WOW πŸ˜€

The Golden Rose polishes were a dream to apply, the blue was a 2-coater and I had one coat of the glitter one. The glitter spread perfectly, not like some glitter polishes where you either get nothing or you get too much all lumped.
Apart from that the KleanColor polishes really STINK, they really are lovely. Great to apply, looks fantastic and dries pretty fast.

So, what do you think of this?

Take Care, everyone πŸ™‚
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

Orly Here Comes Trouble.

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend?
Mine has been a blast! It’s so much fun to have Cecilie here! πŸ™‚ Even though it’s exhausting!! πŸ˜‰ We have visited friends, been out in town, had drinks, had a great girls night in with alot of nail polish and a nice walk at the beach with friends and dog (in pouring rain) πŸ™‚

She left this morning back to Oslo. The time goes so fast! 😦 Thanks, Cecilie for a great weekend! πŸ™‚

Well, over to the polish I want to show you today. The first time I saw this polish I was chatting with Cecilie on Facebook and I linked it to her and said: “How much ME is this??” And she replied something like: “no shit, you HAVE to have this!”
So, of course, I had to get it and here it is; Orly Here Comes Trouble:

This is only 2 coats, witha 3rd one it would be completely opaque! For everyone who knows me this really should be named after me πŸ˜‰ Everything about it is just “Karoline” πŸ™‚
I have also made rings and earrings with this one. One day I have to take pictures of all the jewelry I’ve made so I can show you πŸ™‚

I also have a plan of making some sort of spreadsheet over my nail polish collection. Wow, that’ll be some job! πŸ˜€

Now I’ve got to go and get ready for making dinner. My BF is coming home from the hospital for dinner tonight and I can’t wait! β™₯Β πŸ™‚

Take Care!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

I’m back and have a BEAUTY from OPI to show you! :)

Hello everyone!

We finally have internet again, abit earlier than we thought as the landlord have fixed the internet, but we’re still getting our own installed as the internet provider the landlord has is not very trustworthy.. One day theres signal, another day there’s not.. πŸ˜›

One day I was just looking around eBay I stumbled over this beauty, and as you probably hear from the name this is a christmas polish from the OPI Holiday Wishes collection 2009. I present to you OPI Merry Midnight:


So beautiful that it deserves more than 1 picture! πŸ™‚ Please click to enlarge them.
It’s when it’s sunny this one should be worn to be able to see all the beautiful details!

This is a now HTF polish that has a dark purple jelly base with blue/purple glitter and silver microshimmer, and irregular flakies that flash orange, red, green and yellow.
Can you believe it?? I have never seen such a great polish from OPI! Why don’t they make polishes like this more often?
The application was flawless, this is 2 coats with one coat of SV on top. And the best thing, I was dreading the removal, but it wasn’t really a problem at all!! Yay! πŸ™‚

Seriously, if you don’t already have this one, you HAVE to get it before it’s too late! πŸ™‚

Tomorrow my best friend who lives in Oslo is coming to visit, so I don’t think there’ll be alot of blogging this weekend, but you’ll definately hear from me on Monday πŸ™‚

Take Care everyone!
xx Karoline.

OPI Turquoise Shatter over OPI Mod About You and Teenage Dream.

Good Friday everyone! Yay! It’s finally weekend, even though I was lucky and started my weekend when I got home from work yesterday! πŸ˜›

Of the 3 blue-toned OPI shatters I was most excited about Blue Shatter for some reason. But, when I saw them in real life there’s no doubt that Turquoise Shatter is my favourite! So it had to be the first one to get used.
I put it on top of one coat of OPI Mod About You with one coat of OPI Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry Collection on top.

Here you have Mod About You + Teenage Dream, a very cute combination that reminds me of candy floss:

The pictures are taken outside in daylight, but with rain and dark clouds in the air. No sun here in Stavanger! Just wondering when summer is going to start…
I really liked this combination on its own, proper girly-girl! πŸ™‚

And now it’s time for the Turquoise Shatter:

I really enjoy this! It is certainly alot of fun πŸ™‚ My niece loved them! πŸ™‚
Too bad there’s no sun here, you should have seen how much this sparkles! But I guess anyone familiar with Teenage Dream knows that πŸ™‚

So, what do you guys think of this? πŸ™‚

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend! Hopefully a sunny one! πŸ˜‰

Take Care!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

Layering OPI Russian Navy + Ozotic Pro 528

Hello everyone and good friday! It’s finally weekend! πŸ˜€

As promised I have Ozotic Pro 528 for you today. This is one amazing glitter/duochrome! My favourite polish of all times I think!
The polish is in a clear base with lots of glitter that changes from pink to green to purple to blue. Just absolutely fabulous!
I chose to layer it over OPI’s Russian Navy from the Russian Collection fall 2007.
This is a dark navy shimmer for those of you that’s not familiar with it.

Enough talking, here’s the picture:

LOOK AT THIS!! woha! I was lucky and managed to get one very good picture where you can see everything! Please click to enlarge it.
I have abit of tip wear as this picture was taken today after 2 days of wear.

For anyone interested, you can get Ozotic Pro nail polishes from Picture Polish, they ship internationally with not too bad shipping fee either.

Hope you enjoyed this!?

Take care and have a fantastic weekend!!
xx Karoline. πŸ™‚