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™‚

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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™‚

 

Orly Bailamos

Good morning πŸ™‚

When this is getting posted I’m probably sound asleep in my bed. I’m writing this now, before I go to bed πŸ™‚
Tonight we’ve had a really great evening. Some really good friends of us took the initiative to invite all our closest friends, so we were all in all five couples, for dinner. And we actually managed to be there, every single one of us, even though it’s in the middle of summer holidays and Kenneth being back and forth from the hospital (he’s finally home for now at least :)).
We have such a great bunch of friends and all of us get along so well that it’s a real pleasure to spend time together πŸ™‚
If any of you guys read this post, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GREAT NIGHT πŸ™‚

Well, on to the polish, I want to show you Orly BailamosΒ from the Viva Collection from last summer (2010).
It’s quite an interesting colour, as it’s a turquoise that has a good hint of teal in it I think. I must say I love it πŸ™‚ (as always.. haha)
And I don’t really have many Orly polishes, but I have to say that they do surprise me every time with the great formula and application. This was almost a one-coater, in the pictures I have 2 thin coats.

Looking at this picture makes me want to repaint my nails again. I am officialy IN LOVE with this colour!Β β™₯Β β™₯

Take Care, everyone πŸ™‚
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.

Isa Dora swatches

Today I have 3 of the Isa Dora spring/summer nail polishes for you; Β 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! πŸ™‚ Definately getting more Isa Dora nail polishes when I get a chance! πŸ™‚

Isa Dora 712 Ocean Drive.
Beautiful Colour! Perfect for the summer with tanned skin! Ooh, I’m in love! πŸ™‚
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.

NOTD: Yves Saint Laurent ‘Summer Color’ Nail Lacquer 138 Surreal Yellow

It took me 2 weeks to buy this one.
I usually never buy any nail polishes here in Norway as it is way too expensive, but this one, I just HAD to get! Check it out:

Beautiful, beautiful yellow. With very nice shimmer! And the best of it is; This is a yellow needing only 2 coats and not being streaky or runny or anything. A perfect yellow.
YSL nail polishes has a very long brush which is a bit different to get used to and the bristles are short and thick. I must say I have used other brushes I like more, but this one works too.

So, if you’re going to invest in a yellow, summery nail polish this season I really recommend this one! πŸ™‚

Take care everyone!
xx Karoline.