Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Marimekko Nails

Hello July!
Here are my Marimekko nails in a pattern called "Unikko". Very patriotic of me, haha. (as you may know Marimekko is a well-known Finnish brand). Do you recognize the pattern?

I also have some not-so-good news. I'm going through a tuff time in life right now. So I think I'll take a break from the blog-writing. But please continue following me on Instagram :) I think that's easier to handle right now. 

xx Linda

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Just wanted to stop by quickly and say that (as you may know) Google Reader will disappear tomorrow, but make sure to follow me on Bloglovin instead. Just click on the icon here at the right side of the page, or go to bloglovin.com :) I hope as many of you all lovely readers as possible will continue to follow me through Bloglovin instead! :)
Have a great evening!

xx, Linda

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tribal Nails

Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying your summer holidays!
This is my nails atm. On top is my left hand (painted with my right one... SO MUCH prettier than the other one) But at least you get to see both hands this time LOL. I've been wanting to try this tribal/ Aztec theme for a long time actually. I think it's so cute and summerish.

xxx Linda

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Glitter gradient nails

Hi lovely ladies!
These nails are from earlier this week, and as I said in my previous blog post, I've been out of town. So here comes finally some pics taken with my camera. 
I didn't have a lot of time when I was painting my nails so I just did a purple glitter gradient using two different glittery polishes. I hope you like it!

Polishes used:
Gina Tricot - 129 Sparkling silver
H&M - Confetti
Lumene Natural Code - 47 Lovely Lavender

Monday, June 24, 2013

Glitter gradient nails

Hi there! I'm just going to quickly post this picture here! These are my nails at the moment. The picture isn't the best, I know. It's taken with my IPhone and is from my Instagram page. :) but I'm out of town without my computer so I'll upload better pictures of these later this week! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

J'aime Paris - Golden Paris nails

Hi lovelies! Today's nails are Paris-inspired as you can probably see.. I think it's my way of expressing that I'm dying to go on a holiday somewhere, haha! ;)

Well, anyway, it's a pretty cute and girly design. The black is painted with acrylic paint (my second time trying that style!) Tell me what you think! :)

Products used:
Golden base (1 coat) - Lumene 35 Preciousness
Golden base (1 coat on top of Lumene) - Depend nr. 045 
White - Isa Dora 603 Tip White
Black - acrylic paint

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pink dream catcher nails

Hi ladies!
Here comes today's nails, dream catcher nails/ pink-white gradient. I got the idea from a nail art page on istagram and I think the result is so cute! :)

I've used my favourite white nail polish by Isa Dora and a pink one from a market in Thailand. I also tried acrylic paint on my nails for the first time (to make the dream catcher).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Green Ikat Nails

Hi lovelies! 
I finally gave Ikat nails a try, and I really like it! :) Sorry for the not-so-good pictures... The weather has been awful today in Finland! Rainy and the sky is really grey, so there's no good light for nail art pics outside. So I took these pics inside instead but my hands look really pink and pale. They're actually really tan! Well at least the nail polishes turned out in their real colors, and that's the most important after all!

I haven't used any fancy nail polish brands for this design.. The dark green is from a market in Thailand and the light green is by H&M.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Saran Wrap nails

Here comes today's nail art.... Saran Wrap nails! It was my first go at this style and first I wasn't quite sure if I loved them or hated them.. Well they're kind of cute I guess. :)
This was also day 10 in #nailartjune on Instagram, make sure to follow me @crazyaboutnails1 there aswell! 

Colors used: (from left to right)
Red Glitter (I don't remember where it was from)
Sina Nail Lacquer - P87
Rimmel - 320 Rapid Ruby

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cosmic Girl - My first attempt at Galaxy Nails

Today I decided it was about time I tried doing galaxy nails. I've thought about it for a long time, but somehow every time I've sat down to do my nails I've forgotten all about it, haha!

It's actually really simple to do, just begin with a black base(preferably glittery), and sponge on a little blue and purple and paint some small dots and "stars" in white. And voila! 

Products used:
Black base: Lumene Natural Code, 34 Cosmic Girl
Blue: Lumene Natural Code, 9 Live It Up
Purple: Lumene Natural Code, 14 Party On
White: Isadora, 603 White Tip

Friday, May 31, 2013

Pastel cheetah print nails

Hi ladies!
Many pictures that look kind of the same today, but I didn't know with ones to choose haha! :)
Today is the last day of #nailartmay.. I'm not sure if I'll do the #nailartjune challenge, but maybe?
Well anyway, today's challenge was pastels, so I went with a simple cheetah print design in pink/coral and some red.
What do you guys think?

Polishes used: (from left to right)
Lumene Gloss&Care: 26 Warm Spring
Lumene Gloss&Care: 45 Dawning
Sina: P87

Have a great weekend everyone!
xx, Linda

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Light blue dove nails

Hi everyone!
Time for day 28 of #nailartmay on Instagram and the theme was animals. I decided to go with doves because I think these type of nails are so cute. 
The birds are painted freehand and then I added on some microbeads. But.. I don't know why the microbeads that were dark blue bled out all their color all over my ring finger! :(
So don't mind the blueish stains on that finger. What do you think about this manicure otherwise?

xx, Linda

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Polka dot nails

Hi ladies! Here comes today's nail art.
It's day 22 of #nailartmay on Instagram. I can't believe that may is almost over already!
Well anyways, the challenge was polka dots so I chose a light mint greenish color, white dots and some glitter accent on the ring finger. This is a very easy design for beginners as well, so  let me know if there's any of you out there that would like a tutorial on this super-easy design just let me know! :)

Polishes used:
Mint green: Lumene Natural Code, 13 Spring Spirit
White: Isadora, 603 Tip White

Monday, May 20, 2013

Light pink and orange gradient nails

Hi everyone!
Sooo, second nail art of the day, but this one wasn't for me, it was for my Mum. :)
I did a very settle gradient in pink/ peach/ orange.

Colors I've used are:
Orange: Lumene Gloss & Care nr. 29 Quivering
Peach: Lumene Natural Code nr 14 Coral Crush
Pink: Lumene Natural Code nr 17 Funky Flower

After I've done the gradient I added one coat of a slightly glittery polish, also by Lumene Natural Code.

Strawberry Nails

Here comes day 20 of the #Nailartmay challenge on Instagram: Strawberry Nails.
I started with painting all fingers red, then did my first glitter gradient ever! What do you think? :)
And then painted the green "leaves" on the strawberries. I also used some strawberry fimo cane sticks that I bought earlier this year from Thailand. Also that a first timer!
I like the result, especially the glitter gradient, and it looks so much better in real life. 

Oh, and I know, when I took the pictures I still hadn't cleaned up the mess on my fingers, therefore some red paint under my thumb etc...

XX, Linda 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pink Spring Nails

Hi! First of all, I know I haven't posted in over a week but a was on a lovely holiday on Crete! :) I hope you understand I just took the week to relax and enjoy. Haha but I did miss painting my nails so that was the first thing I did this morning!

But back to business and today's nails: First of all I wanted to show a spring nail polish swatch.
This is the color I used as a base for today's design. It's the perfect summer pink polish. It comes from Lumene, and is nr 27 Bright Day.

And then to the design: some wine red/ light pink cherry blossoms. So cute for spring, don't you think? 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Green and white flower nails

Hello ladies! Here comes today's nail art. Just like my past two posts it's a part of this #Nailartmay challenge on Instagram. The challenge was to match your outfit of the day. On the last picture you can see a little bit of the skirt I was wearing.. And matching with a white top.

Therefore: Green/ white flower manicure today. I really like the result this time! :)
What do you guys think? Yay or nay?  

Polishes I've used (from left to right):
LUMENE Natural Code - nr 10 Bohemian
LUMENE Natural Code - nr 9 Fairytale
LUMENE Gloss & Care - nr 23 Blueness
Isa Dora - nr 603 Tip White

Monday, May 6, 2013

Neon yellow kissing lips nails

Hello all my lovely readers! :) 
It was time for day 7 of #nailartmay on instagram, and the theme was neon. I didn't have so much inspiration last night so just did some kissing lips on 2 nails.
Hope you've had a good start on May. 

The nail polish I have used is nr. 035 by Depend.