OPI DS Desire

Good Saturday evening peeps!

Tonight we have watched about half of season 3 and we got a little tired of Dr. Gregory House for a while.
Soo, I’m going to show you the polish that probably once was the biggest lemming I have ever had for a polish; OPI Designer Series ‘DS’ Desire.
I remember for a long time ago, when I first started my nail polish addiction I saw this polish on Scrangies blog and knew I just HAD to have it.

So, I have to show you guys! I have had it for quite some time and worn it a couple of times, it IS a beauty! Even more in real life than what pictures show;

A brown holo! β™₯ Do I need to say more?

What do you think? Does any of you own this?

Peace out!
xx Karoline! πŸ™‚

 

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™‚

Running and NOTD: OPI My Private Jet HOLO

Good evening!

Just got back from a nice run with my good friend Silje! We’re starting a tradition from now on. Every Sunday we’re going for a run. And our goal is to get better and better.. We’re not excactly marathon runners now, so we can do alot of improving! πŸ˜‰

I usually was a runner-hater / anti-runner or whatever you like to call it. I used to be one of those people looking at everyone else actually running with envy and thinking horrible things about them just because I was so jealous some people actually could enjoy it.
Every time I have tried to be good and try this I end up hyperventilating because I never breathe right, Β getting a feeling that I’m going to die if I don’t stop soon after only 50 metres and getting the awful taste of blood in my mouth.

So what is different now? Well, on my few days away I actually packed sports wear and running shoes for some strange reason! And when my brother and sister in law who are both active runners heard that, they managed to get me to join them.
And as it turns out, you don’t have to run as if you were haunted by something! That’s kind of what I have always done.
I ended up enjoying it! Especially the part when we got home and I sat there looking out into the fjords as the sun was about to set behind the mountains, drinking a huge glass of water . Even though I don’t have the same scenery to look at when I get home here, I still enjoy this great feeling that I always envied every runner for having. And I feel proud of myself! πŸ™‚

Onto todays nail polish, well actually I’m wearing ESSIE Super Bossa Nova today, but I’m going to show you a good old one that has been a huge lemming of mine for a long time and even though I’ve had it for a long time now I had to wait for the perfect day to wear it.
OPI My Private Jet HOLOGRAPHIC:

This is the one and only for me I think! My favourite favourite polish ever!! πŸ™‚
(and SORRY for my greenish cuticles. This is what I got after removing Grass Slipper.)

Do any of you own this beauty and does any of you enjoy running? πŸ™‚

Over and out!
xx Karoline πŸ˜€

A England Lady of the Lake

After this post I will be on holiday for a week. πŸ™‚ 😦 Both happy and sad face, happy because of course I want to go on a holiday and sad because I think I will miss the blog.. πŸ˜›

The polish I’m going to show you today Is one of the 2 polishes from The Mythicals Collection that has been given alot of attention;
A England Lady of the Lake. (the second one being Tristam)

I must admit, seeing all the pictures posted around the internet of this one, I never really understood the fuzz about it.
Now I do. After seeing it in real life. It’s a hard polish to capture in pictures.
Everyone who enjoy purple, holo, shimmer and good opacity should own this one.
It was a real dream to apply, this is 2 coats, but 1 thick could have been enough.
I did manage to get one picture where the subtle holo effect shows, here it is;

It’s not much, but it’s just enough to make this stunning, but at the same time very sophisticated.
Perfect for those who love holographic polishes, but doesn’t necessarily want everyone to look at her hands ALL the time πŸ˜‰

Do you own any A England polishes? Which ones and what do you think of them?

A England polishes can you get HERE, and they ship to Norway for Β£3, which is not bad at all.

Hope your next week will be great, mine surely will! πŸ˜€

Take Care for now!
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™‚

Gosh Lavender Love + KleanColor Chunky Holo Teal

Just a quick post to show you one of the header images.
I just couldn’t wait using it in the header, so now I of course have to show you.

As base I used Gosh Lavender Love which is a beautiful creme from Gosh’s Special Edition.

And here with KleanColor Chunky Holo Teal on top:

I think this turned out FANTASTIC! πŸ˜€ I have made a ring with the same polishes as well and off all the rings I’ve made there’s no doubt that’s my favourite so far at least.

God night everyone!
xx Karoline! πŸ™‚

OPI Coral Reef

Hello everyone! πŸ˜€

I have another beautiful one to show you today. OPI Coral Reef is from the Summer For Shore Collection from all the way back in 2003. One of OPI’s best collections without a doubt. This is my second polish from this collection, I also own Blue Moon Lagoon and I’m seriously lemming for Sand-erella!


Please click to view all the awesomeness! πŸ™‚
This is a seriously gorgeous holo. I used 3 coats, but it was a dream to apply and it dried fast.
I think it looks abit like OPI DS Couture and as I’m lucky enough to own that as well I might do a comparison one day if anyone is interested? πŸ™‚

Do you own any of the polishes from the Summer For Shore Collection? If yes, which ones?

After this week I will have alot of time on my hands, I’m having 3 weeks holiday from work, but not sure if we’re going anywhere as Kenneth’s in the hospital. Hopefully he might Β get home tomorrow, but we never know.. :/
In my time off I’ll definately make more jewelry and I HAVE TO get that spreadsheet sorted. Only, I have no idea how to use excel… Eeek! I just have to figure it out somehow..

Enough blabber from me tonight.. I have to go to bed, so so tired! Nightynight everyone! πŸ™‚

Take Care!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

China Glaze IDK + OPI Navy Shatter.

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

Hope you’ve all had a nice weekend! Gosh, it went by very fast! My mum had her birthday yesterday and celebrating it both yesterday and today with barbeque and cakes and also a very good friend of us have finished her Masters Degree and invited us all to celebrate on saturday and she served cake as well. Wow! We’ve eaten alot!! haha..

I did a mani last night that ended up a disaster! haha.. I have to prepare myself for posting it! πŸ˜› I didn’t have time last night, but today I redid my nails as soon as I had time and this time I tried out OPI’s Navy Shatter on top of China Glaze IDK from the OMG collection.
Funny how Blue Shatter ends up being the last one I’ll test out of the three blue-toned shatters from OPI..

Here you have beautiful China Glaze IDK on it’s own:

I think this is one of my favourite nail polishes. Well, at least a safe one. I’ll always love my nails wearing this one, so if I can’t decide what to wear I might put this one on! πŸ™‚

And here with a coat of OPI Navy Shatter on top and then 2 coats with Seche Vite to seal it on top of that:

I’m happy with this one as well.. Haha, I feel like I’m saying that about everything lately! (Apart from my disastrous mani earlier this weekend)
There’s so many pretty colours and combinations! If only I had the time to change twice a day! (Thank god really, that wouldn’t be very nice to my nails..)

Hope you enjoyed this one!? πŸ™‚
Any of you who have any of the China Glaze OMG polishes or OPI Shatters? If yes, which ones? πŸ™‚

Have a great start on a new week everyone! πŸ™‚
Take Care!
xx Karoline πŸ™‚

Chanel Morning Rose stamped with OPI DS Extravagance

I FINALLY have it! Morning Rose is mine! Oh, beautiful beautiful Morning Rose.
Even though I usually think “worksafe” colours like this is boring, I LOVE this one. It must be because of the gold glass flecks shining through. πŸ™‚
Here it is on it’s own:

This is 3 coats, but that was only necessary because I’m allergic to VNL (visible nail line) πŸ˜›

And now the fun really starts! I received a pack of 25 Bundle Monster plates the other day and just had to start using them, so I twisted my brain thinking of what colour would go best… I thought of OPI Mod About You and OPI Barefoot in Barcelona but just din’t find any of them “the right one”…
Until I saw OPI Designer Series Extravagance stood out in my stash.
With a flower stamp from Bundle Monster plate BM-224:

I have to be honest and say that I LOVE this!! Such a good combination! Or what do you guys think? πŸ™‚

Im guessing there will be alot of stamping the next week or so and I also have Navy, Blue and Turquoise Shatter to show you πŸ™‚
Glad I’m off work on Friday. I’ll have plenty of time to play around πŸ™‚

Take Care everyone!
xx Karoline.