Friday, 25 January 2013

Nailstation ~ Vandalism Art 95

Vandalism Art 95 is the third of the polishes sent by Norway Nails that I’m showing you on the blog. It’s a chunky black and silver glitter in a clear jelly base. I wasn’t sure what polish I wanted to use as a base, but I decided on China Glaze Stella. You can never go wrong with Stella! The glitter was fine to work with, but some placing was required, as is usually the case with chunky glitter like this.





Norway Nails will be selling Nailstation and lots of other exciting brands to us poor polish-deprived Scandinavians. The shop will open 1 Feb, but you can visit the Facebook page as of now :)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Ozotic ~ 502

Today I have the second polish from Norway Nails to show you. This time it’s the beautiful multi-chrome Ozotic ~ 502. A polish this pretty really deserves a nicer name than 502, don’t you think? If it was up to you, what would you call it? I think I would call it Forest Fire! The polish shifts beautifully between warm bronze, green and red. The formula was easy to work with, and although the polish looked very thin to begin with, 3 coats were enough. This is a polish I will definitely try layering over another base.
Remember that even though the Norway Nails store doesn’t open its doors until 1 February, the Facebook page is up and running!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Picture Polish ~ Denim

This polish was sent to me for review by the owner of the soon to be opened new Scandinavian online nail shop Norway Nails. Norway Nails will carry some really exciting brands that can be tricky to get hold of here in this little corner of the world. We will see polishes like Picture Polish, Cirque, Ozotic, Nail Station and other harder to find gems. The shop opens on the first of February. Norway Nails also has a Facebook page that’s very much up and running already.

Denim is a pretty blue polish with fairly chunky, irregular glitter pieces. The formula was really nice to work with, and the polish looked perfect in two coats. The surface is quite bumpy as you can see, so if you like a glassy finish you will probably need more than the one layer of top coat I used.



Thursday, 10 January 2013

Review: Joby Nail Art Stickers

Hello again to all you wonderful peeps! Hope you have had a great Christmas (if you celebrate it) and New Year. I have been quite busy with things, so the blogging has taken a back seat. I still have my mojo, just not the time :)

For today’s manicure I’m using nail art stickers from Joby Nail Art. This is the first time I have used the brand, and overall I’m happy with the quality. The stickers are nice and thin, and even though you can clearly see the edges in the macro photography, they are not noticeable in real life. The pattern I picked for this mani is quite intricate, and I found that I had to be really gentle in order to not break the stickers. The gold stickers are long bands that you will need to cut to size, which is good, but fiddly. I recommend precision scissors, and not big kitchen ones like I tried to use lol. They adhere well to the nail, and don’t seem to lift at the edges.

The base colour for the mani is ELF ~ Dark Navy




Joby have tons of designs to choose from, and if you are lucky enough to live in the US you get free shipping on all orders. If you are a non-US customer you can still get free shipping on qualifying orders (min $35 as a consumer, or $65 as a business). You can also check out their Facebook for new products and promotions, and maybe win some stickers :)


*Featured products in this post were sent for reviewing purposes*