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, the 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 “skjærgården”)

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 😉

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  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! 🙂

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

Take Care everyone!
xx Karoline! 🙂


Isa Dora Miami Blue + Gosh Lavender Love.

Hello everyone 🙂

Today I got Gosh Lavender Love on offer at Vita here in Norway. When I came home and swatched it on a nailwheel with the rest of my blues I saw that it was pretty similar to Isa Dora Miami Blue only a couple of shades darker.

I figured I wanted to try Konad with these two and I ended up really liking the end result. For those of you not familiar with Konad stamping, have a look here.

I used Miami Blue as a base, stamped with Lavender Love on top and then sealed it all with a coat of Seche Vite, check it out:

Using Konad plate M51.

What do you think? I really like it! 🙂

Take Care and have a great Saturday evening everyone!
xx Karoline.

Shatter sandwich.

Good evening everybody! Wow! Two posts in one day! Don’t get used to this. 😉

When I wore Isa Dora Sky Blue i read this blog post at The Swatchaholic and just had to give it a go!

So I continued to sandwich OPI White Shatter with China Glaze Blue Iguana, which is a jelly, layered on top. Didn’t get a picture of this in very good lightning, but here’s the best one I got:
 I love the result! And what I love even more that this gives us one more way to wear the shatter/crackle polishes.

What do you think? Is this a way you would wear your shatter/crackle polishes?

Take Care!
xx Karoline.

Isa Dora swatches

Today I have 3 of the Isa Dora spring/summer nail polishes for you;  712 Ocean Drive, 711 Miami Blue and 626 Blue Sky.

This is the first time in MANY years I have tried Isa Dora nail polishes, which is a bit weird when you think of how easy they are to get here in Norway.
In the beginning I was a little sceptical to the brush. It’s huge! Long, with short bristles and very wide. BUT, perfectly formed! So if applied correctly, it’s enough with one stroke to cover the whole nail and it was not too big for my little pinkie either.
It also says on the bottle that they’re quick dry and I don’t always believe that and stick to my Seche Vite to make them dry faster, but these really do dry fast!! So for all of you with no time and want pretty nails quickly, these are perfect!
SO all in all very happy! 🙂 Definately getting more Isa Dora nail polishes when I get a chance! 🙂

Isa Dora 712 Ocean Drive.
Beautiful Colour! Perfect for the summer with tanned skin! Ooh, I’m in love! 🙂
Opaque in one thick coat. This is two thin coats.

Isa Dora 711 Miami Blue.
Another beautiful color and the same formula and finish as Ocean Drive.

Isa Dora 626 Sky Blue.
This one I did as a full mani. In the bottle it was my favourite, but have to be honest and say that I liked the two cremes better after I swatched them.
This is still a beautiful colour with a very nice shimmer. Two coats.

You can click on all the pictures to see them bigger.

Hope you’re all having a nice and sunny sunday!
Take Care!
xx Karoline.