Tuesday, April 30, 2013


First of all: A big smile from me to all my readers! :)
And second: I just got an instagram page for my nail art, so go follow me there as well for more nail art news. :) You can find me on the name @crazyaboutnails1

Monday, April 29, 2013

Nude nails with pink flowers

Hello lovely ladies! I'm still rocking my latest mani (the moustache nails), but I painted my little sisters nails today. :) She wanted something not so flashy, but still a little bit more than just the regular one-color manicure. So as a base color on all nails I used a peachy/nude nail polish from Lumene. And then I just painted some pink flowers on a few nails using a nail art brush and a dotting tool.
What do you think?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Moustache Nails

Tomorrow is the start of a new week, with new nails! Did some metallic-ish nails with cute little mustaches drawn on them. What do you think?
Have a good start on the week everyone. And it's almost May already, yey!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pictorial - easy heart manicure for beginners

Hi everybody!
Here's a very simple tutorial/ pictorial on how to do a heart manicure using normal tape, scissors and nail polish. It's easy to do and very good for people who want to try on nail art, or why not when you should paint your nail design with your non-dominant hand. You know it can be tricky! :)
So here we go:
1. fold the piece of tape in two and cut a half heart. That way it will be symmetrical and exactly the same on both sides.
2. Place the piece of tape on your finger.
3. Paint nail polish in another color than the base. This way you don't have to watch out for the lines, the tape will save your design. Add a couple of coats.
4. Remove the tape. Add top coat.
(5. Optional: add some glitter around the heart. I think it makes the design a little bit funnier. Many stores sell these glitter polishes with a very thin brush that makes it easy to draw around different designs to make them look cooler.)
And DONE :)

What do you think? Would you like to have more pictorials/ tutorials or just keep on going the same way as before? :) Have a good polished day everyone!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cupcake nails

Did some cupcake nails yesterday.. I'm really not happy with the result but I thought I'd show you them anyway. So I'll probably repaint my nails as soon as I have time for it!
Hope you've had a great start on a new week!
/ Linda 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bright gradient nails

I am so tired of waiting for spring to properly begin. I live in Finland, so we still have some snow on the ground, so depressing! So I decided to start spring anyways with my nails, even though I still have to wear a big winter jacket etc.. So I went with a gradient using three brand new, bright colors from Lumene, out in stores NOW! Also I just went with the middle color of the gradient + some rhinestones & micro beads on one finger.

Colors I've used by Lumene Gloss & Care, from left to right: 29 Quivering, 30 Dandelions and 24 In The Bud

I hope you like it! Happy polishing, xxx.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cross nails using micro beads

Hi everyone! This is my first attempt using micro beads. I bought them from a Nail art shop in Thailand. Placing them was easier than I'd expected but I noticed that I've already lost some of them and I did my nails yesterday. Do you have any personal tips on how to get them to last longer?

The light mint-green polish is from a market in Thailand and the blue one I've used for the dots and crosses is by H&M. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Purple and pink rose french manicure

Hi everyone!

So here's today's new manicure; a light purple/pink rose french tip. I really love how it's cute and colorful for spring. *Let's hope the snow will melt away soon here in Finland as well*..  Oh and I know, here I haven't been cleaning away the excess nail polish on my cuticles yet! I just wanted to take the picture as soon as I was done painting the flowers before I mess up some part of a nail before it's really dry. 
What do you think?