Guest Post by Paulina’s Passions

Today I have another fun guest post to share with you. This time from Paulina from Paulina’s Passions. You may recall her as she was on my blog not too long ago, we did a mani swap together! Paulina is really talented and I just love her sweet and girly style. I absolutely love what she came up with for you today so without further ado, let’s take a look!

Hello everyone. This is Paulina from Paulina’s Passions and I just can’t tell you how excited I am to be here today with you on Emily’s blog. It was such an honor to be asked by Emily to be one of the guest bloggers on her website. I have followed and read her blog for a very long time and I have always looked up to her. Her nail art is beautiful and I always find some inspiration in the designs she makes. Besides all that, Emily is just the nicest person and I love chatting with her about random stuff.

As you can imagine, it was a tough choice on what to prepare for this special guest post. I wanted to make something colorful that would celebrate the ending summer and what is more summery than juicy strawberries?

I love eating strawberries in the summer and having strawberry nails made me double happy! I started off with a white base, which is Essie Blanc and then I made really tiny, pink dots with KIKO no. 506. The dots are a bit random, bigger and smaller. I just wanted them to freshen up the look a bit and add some pink cuteness.

Then I took my medium nail art brush and drew the strawberries. I used a beautiful, deep red from Nicka K called Red Hood. Such a gorgeous color! As you can see I placed the strawberries randomly to create kind of a pattern and on my ring finger I just painted one bigger strawberry.

Then I added the green leaves details with Nicka K Jade (dark green) and lighter details with bright green Claire’s White Neons. At the end I made white dots using my nail art brush (you could also use a toothpick) and the strawberries were done!

What do you guys think of these cute strawberries? Do they also remind you of warm summer days? I hope you like them! Leave your thoughts in the comments below and have a lovely day.

Thank you so much Emily for having me on your blog. This guest post really made my day and I hope you are having a fabulous one too! Sending lots of hugs to you :*

Wow! These are so much fun Paulina. Thank you so much for these gorgeous nails. I am totally craving strawberries now. :D I just love how Summer-y and cute these nails are. They totally brightened up my day! Paulina has a really cheerful and fun style of nail art. She’s especially known for her florals but these just show her talents are limitless. Love it! 

Please show Paulina’s Passions some love on social media. You can find Paulina on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr. And make sure to stop by her blog for more lovely nail art and swatches!

23rd August, 2014 - Posted by Emily - No Comments

Guest Post from Love Varnish

Today I have a guest post from Deborah from Love Varnish for you. Deborah is one of my favourite bloggers, I swoon over every single one of her swatches! She has some seriously enviable nail beds haha (I’m so creepy). I just love her elegant nails! I also think she has a real talent for capturing holographic polishes, her swatches make me just want to buy every single one. I’m also quite proud to call her a friend! Deborah is very kind and always happy to give advice or her opinion. Without further ado, let’s check out her guest post! 

Hi everyone! *waves* My name is Deborah and I blog over at Love. Varnish, chocolate and more…. I do this together with my buddy Manon and we try and make it a habit to post at least 5 times a week, varying between reviews, nail art and other randomness related to nails.

Obviously I read quite a few blogs myself but Very Emily has been on my reading list for a long time now. And recently we’ve become Facebook buddies as well – it’s so much fun to be able to chat with another polishaholic that speaks (almost ^^) the same language and is in the same timezone! So when Emily asked me to guest post for her, I didn’t hesitate for a second.

The manicure I created took some thinking, but it came to life with the base color. I’ve been trying to convince Emily she NEEDS OPI I Don’t Bossa Nova Around, and this nail art might be the last little push. So I’ve used that as my base color, 2 coats were all I needed, and then I grabbed Catrice First Class Up-Grape, Cirque Carpe Diem and Revlon Copper Penny and 2 dotting tools.

Making the design was easy: just start with 2 large dots on opposite corners (one at the bottom, one at the tip) and start working around it with the other colors. Take your time and clean the dotting tool in between, otherwise your polish will get stringy and your dots look less neat! After it dried for a bit, I used Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat which is my holy grail when it comes to nail art. It doesn’t smear! Because I couldn’t leave it alone, I also added a matte top coat to compare ^^.

What do you think of this look? Have you ever worked with a dotting tool or do you prefer other forms of nail art? I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks Em, for inviting me over! Hope you enjoyed my post :-).

Wow thank you so much for this stunning mani, Deborah! I love it! And you’ve done it. I totally need OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around now. It is the perfect opaque nude! You are the biggest enabler, but I still love you haha. I’m so obsessed with the colour combination of these nails. Just stunning! 

Please show Love Varnish, Chocolate and More… some love on social media. You can find Deborah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Google+. And make sure to stop by her blog for flawless swatches, nail art and reviews!

22nd August, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 4 Comments

Guest Post by The Nailasaurus

This next guest poster needs no introduction.. It’s Sammy from The Nailasaurus! I think it’s safe to say Sammy is one of the biggest nail art bloggers out there. Every single one of her manicures is flawless and she’s put some great techniques on the map. Today she is sharing one of her most recreated designs, the famous waterfall manicure! Let’s take a look.

Let me start by saying thank you to Emily for inviting me here today! Emily was my very first blogger friend to make it Facebook Official and she’s been a great support in all the years since so it’s an honour to be here on her blog.

For my nail art, I wanted to revisit the waterfall manicure with some very crisp and refreshing colours.

I used 2true – Shade 15 for my base coat on all my nails. For the glittery nails, I added just 1 coat of Angelica – Bobby Dazzler over the blue.

Next up, I created a waterfall on the rest of the nails using a 9mm striping brush with Revlon – Sweet Tart, Color Club – pucci-licious, Color Club – Chelsea Girl and Cult Nails – Manipulative. There’s a video tutorial for waterfall nails on my YouTube here for anyone not familiar with this style.

Thank you so much for these awesome waterfall nails, Sammy! I absolutely adore the colours you used. They are right up my alley! It totally fits with my blog theme too, haha. Words don’t describe how honoured I am that you agreed to guest post for me! I’m so grateful. Sammy is a nail art legend but she is so humble and down-to-earth, not to mention really funny. 

Please show The Nailasaurus some love on social media. You can find Sammy on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramTumblr, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, and YouTube. And make sure to stop by her blog for more awesome nail art, swatches and reviews!

21st August, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 2 Comments

Guest Post by Coewless

Today’s guest post is by one of my idols from when I started blogging way back when, Eva from the blog Coewless! Eva is from Denmark and has a real knack for creating the most detailed and intricate manicures. You won’t believe what she paints on her nails using just brushes! Today’s post is no exception. I’m absolutely floored! Let’s take a look!

Hi! This is Eva, Coewless here! Emily very kindly asked me to do a guest post for her blog, and how could I say no? I myself have loved her swatches for a long time, so it’s an honor to be on her blog.

I wanted to make something really intricate and special, but my mind wasn’t with me. I wanted to do a mani inspired by a dress, but my acrylic paint was giving me a hard time. Instead I started out doing a watercolor base, consisting of four colours: OPI You’re So Outta Lime, China Glaze Papaya Punch, China Glaze Fade Into Hue and Chanel Sweet Lilac. The base turned out awesome, but too plain for this guest post in my opinion.

So, what do I do when in doubt? A tribal. One of my absolute favourite things so do, is to do tribal/aztec nails. I love making the straight lines and perfecting them. Here I had a picture for inspiration, but I mainly just did whatever came to mind, and I absolutely love the outcome. I’m crazy about the colors and the pattern, and I really hope you guys like them as well!

Eva… You never cease to amaze me! Those lines… utter perfection! Thank you so much for this gorgeous manicure. It’s such an honour having you on my little blog today. 

Please show Coewless some love on social media. You can find Eva on Instagram and YouTube. And make sure to stop by her blog for more flawless nail art and swatches!

20th August, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 8 Comments

Guest Post by One Nail To Rule Them All

I hope you are enjoying these guest posts as much as I am! It’s been such a blast. Today I’m super honoured to have Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All on my blog. She’s been a dear friend and is one of the people that stuck with me even when things were rough. I’m so grateful for that. Not only is she really sweet (and pretty hilarious), she’s also super talented. I love seeing what she creates on her cute nails, I just love her style. I know my intros are totally corny but I wouldn’t say so if it wasn’t true! :D Without further ado, let’s take a look at what Alice came up with.

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be doing a guest post for Emily today, it’s about time I repaid her for the two guest posts she’s done for me in the past! Emily and I have been good friends for nearly two years now, and I’m honoured to be a part of her blog that I’ve admired for so long. Anyway, enough grovelling, on to the nails! I’ve been seeing quite a lot of manicures around at the moment combining nude and black, and I’ve been wanting to do something similar.

I also haven’t done a jelly sandwich (where you have one layer of translucent polish, one layer of glitter, and then another layer of translucent polish on top) for a while, so I thought it would be good to combine the two. I was originally going to do these as fully outlined nails, and then my brush kind of took me elsewhere, and although they’re not how I originally planned, I do quite like how they turned out.

I used Sally Hansen – Shell We Dance and OPI – Pirouette my Whistle for the base, then I used acrylic paint for the detailing. Then I used a coat of Seche Vite, and then a coat of Butter LONDON – Matte Topcoat.

Thanks again to Emily for having me, and I hope you like the nails!

These are so awesome Alice! Thank you so much for these gorgeous nails. I love black and nude, such an interesting combination. I definitely need to create something like this! It looks like a lot of my guest posters like to use acrylic paint for detailing, first Lindsey now Alice. I really need to try that too! 

Please show One Nail To Rule Them All some love on social media. You can find Alice on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramTumblr, and YouTube. And make sure to stop by her blog for flawless nail art and swatches!

19th August, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 1 Comment

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