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™‚

 

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˜€

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™‚

 

OPI Norwegian Salmon

The time has come, for me to show you OPI Norwegian Salmon from Scandinavian Collection from 1994, I must be honest and say that it’s nothing special apart from the name πŸ˜‰

This is 2 coats, with a third one it would have been completely opaque, but there’s more VNL in the pics than in real life.
A day ago since I mentioned how I rarely wear red, and then I post another reddish colour in 2 days πŸ˜›
Well, this is more of a burnt orange/coral in my eyes. I did like it alot, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth the hazzle of getting it..

Heres the bottle, those of you who own any OPI polishes will see the difference πŸ˜›

So what do you think? Do you like it? 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™‚

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™‚

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.

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™‚

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™‚