30 Jul 2011

Geeky Math Camp nails

Today I did a mani inspired by fractals, a topic we learned about on a Math Camp - one week just before I went to Milan :)
This is the first mani I've done with a small brush, not just the one from the lacquers. The brush is a single-use brush, the ones that's used when you can get a make-up in a store. I think it was actually for eye liner, but who cares, it worked brilliantly ;)
With thumb mattified 

For those who can't see or don't know what it' supposed to look like: the thumb is Kochs' snowflake, index is pi, middle is the Sierpinski triangle, ring is the Mandelbrot set and the pinkie contains Greek letters: alpha, beta, omega, lambda and rho.
Before the ring finger got extra effects ;)
I think I tried with 'a step' too much on this one, if you understand what I mean. I tried to make spikes so it would be like step four on the background paper, but I think I should have stopped at step three. Sadly I didn't get a picture before I ruined it.

Probably the prettiest pi sign I've ever made. Normally I just screw it up. Proud ;)

A simplified version of the Sierpinski triangle

Before I filled it out :)

A simplified version of the Mandelbrot set with colour effects ;)

Comparison with 'the real deal'
Pinkie with alpha, beta, omega, lambda and rho next to the Mandelbrot set before colour effects

The stuff I used to make this mani: my mixing palette aka my calender, a small brush, nail polish thinner so the polish was easier to work with on the brush and didn't get too thick too fast and polishes: Kiko: no. 333, 235, 240 & 296, Depend: no. unknown(the red one), 34 & 247(I think), Gosh: 600 Matt Effect Top Coat & Special Edition 001 Lavender Love, Barry M: 302 Fuchia, Rival de Loop: no. 30 & La Femme Beauty: 133 Ultra Magents

While I was doing this mani I managed to break my brand new glass nail file :'(

Anyway, what do you think?
And of course, enjoy your holiday :)

26 Jul 2011

Stine and I joined blogs!

Hey guys
As you might know, my friend Stine and I tested the idea of a joined blog.
Now it's here! Frk. Fine & Katihh's nail blog
In the future I'm gonna blog on our joined blog, but all of my posts will also be posted on this blog.
We hope you'll enjoy! :)

Kiko from Milan

Hello there.

 I got home from Milan yesterday morning and now I want to show you which polishes I got there. 

I only went to Kiko's where I got 5 polishes. They only cost €2,5 and they contain 11 ml. How can you not love Kiko? (rhetorical question) They have soo many different colours and also make-up.
I also bought a small glass nail file because my other one has vanished ;( It also only costed €2,5. How awesome is that :)
The Kiko lacquers I got, from left to right: no. 235, 240, 300, 341, 342
And from the front. Orange with gold shimmer, red, dark blue-turquoise-ish with shimmer, blue-turquoise-ish very ocean like & turquoise-green-ish
Yesterday I painted a little skull on one of my nails before I removed my polish(heavy metal). I used my black nail art pen.
Here's what it looked like:
 Do you like it? :)

Here's a pic of the nail file so you can see how big/small it is. I think it's a bit larger than the one I had before.
On the pic I've wearing Kiko no. 341, I just loove the colour, very fresh, summerlike and waterish. Adorable :)
It's like my camera doesn't catch the turquoise in the lacquer. Just imagine it with a hint of green ;)
 Does any of you know the brand Kiko and how do you like it?
It's from Milan and they have stores in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Portugal. (Here's a store locator from their website - look how Italy is totally spammed with Kiko shops :b)

23 Jul 2011

Heavy Metal in Milan

A little update from Milan.
A few days ago I did this mani, Heavy Metal from Pieces. The lacquer is a silver shimmer, darker than normal. Maybe it has a black base, but it's very hard to see because it contains so much shimmer. It's awesome :)
I finished it off with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - a polish that I have learned to love(!!!!) very fast - because you don't really have the time to sit and wait for your polish to dry when you're on vacation, at least I don't ;)
It kinda matches a castle we went to see :b

My mani also went with me on some museums :b
Well, that's it for today.
I hope you're all enjoying your holidays.

20 Jul 2011

Opi Turquoise Shatter mixed with an apology

First I want to apologize for not writing a single post in almost two weeks. The reason for this is that I've been on a camp for a week and then I had one day at home and now I'm in Milan. I got internet in the Hotel but at least you get this one post. After I get home on Monday, I'll write some more.
I did this mani last night with  Rimmel - 60 Seconds 605 Purple Reign and topped it with OPI - Turquoise Shatter which is a very very lovely shimmer crack polish. I also used Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat which is absolute amazing :)

I had some fun with my camera :b

19 Jul 2011

Cold as ice

I wanted to do my version of the expression "cold as ice"
This mani didn't really turn out the way I wanted it to.
On the pictures i'm wearing 2 coats of Kiko and 1 coat of Gosh and yet another one of Kiko- the flakie.
I didn't expect the polishes to be that see through, though it looked pretty neat in daylight.

Trying to catch the flakie/glimmer on the nails as well as in the bottle.

Really think I need to find a light blue polish for my foundation, and then maybe try again.
Perhaps even a white base would do the work, what do you think?

18 Jul 2011

OPI, Essie and H&M

For this mani I used 
H&M mini - dark purple
Essie - Carnival
OPI - Show It And Glow It

The first two fingers are dark purple and carnival. Last two are the OPI polish. Wanted to see how they looked on top of the H&M polish.
Unfortunately the result wasn't all that impressing I think.

Best friends:)
Would be nice to try them on without anything on as a base. 
Would probably take 1000 years to do, but think the result would be amazing :)

And the holo-glitter-pics :)

17 Jul 2011

Sun and polish

This mani is inspired by the sun. 
Using China Glaze Sun Worshiper and Gosh Rainbow, I wanted to do a bright, sparkling mani.
Couldn't quite figure out how to catch the sparkling flakes in the Gosh polish though.

Using the flash it looked like this

It's weird though, I love, love, love the Rainbow in the bottle with all the flakes and glimmer. Just haven't found a polish that's perfect for the foundation in real life yet :) 

Bonus info:
This is icecream-matching mani I was wearing in Barcelona

16 Jul 2011

Shopping my ass off!! :)

Mr. Boyfriend now officially thinks i'm a freak.
I don't really care, cause see what I've got!!
Shopping from Spain and Portugal, I bought
From the right:

Love yes nail art pens
Easy Paris Cosmetics

Further info beneath the pictures, enjoy! :)

Essie we (hopefully) all know, these are 
Protein Base Coat 
Topcoat -Good To Go! 
and the holographic Carnival
These were 10,25 for the Good To Go, the two others were 8,80 € each

Maybelline, I bought these two (same color I think) because I had an idea for a summer mani with- and without shimmer

These are as you can see
Peach Cocktail
Urban Coral
These were 3,60 € each

Got these 3 in a chinese store in Barcelona with insanely much stuff! Everything low priced and looking discount-like.
I don't really remember, but think I paid about 1 € for each one.

Kiko is a italian brand, sold various places in Europe, including Spain (were I got it) Germany, France, Portugal and Italy
I got these in a Kiko store, the concept is a lot like ELF, cool cosmetics on a very affordable budget!
I could only find theis website in italian, so bare with the names that follow :)
270 - Palliettes Acqua Sparkle T.
247 - Fuchsia Microglitter
246 - Mirtillo Rosso Scuro Microglitter
269 - Giallo Microglitter
298 - Turchese Microglitter
342 - Verde Acqua
343 - Verde Primavera
Each 2,50 €  

This one from Casuelle, no. 16 I primary bought because of the barbiedoll like bottle. I think it's SO cute! I bought this one in a store called Ale-Hop in Lossabon, kind of like the danish Tiger storechain. Budget stuff all over! :)
-Think this was about 1,50 €

These I bought in a small supermarket, thought they were nice!
The brand is from the german company Interco Cosmetics.
About 1 € each, don't remember the exact price
Can't find out what these are called, maybe 33 and 52..? 

Aaah, essence there you were!
Found a beautystore called Júlia, loaded with essence products, smiling all the way to the cashier!
The top ones are their new nail art pens, called
 09- Mysterious Black 
10 - More than Silver
04 - Pink !

76 - Cool and the Gang
11 - Catwalk Pink
01 - It's Purplicious
07 - Blair
06 - Edward

nail art pens each 1,99 €
polishes each 2,49 € 

Bet you all know about Mavala, I personally love their nail care products! 

126 - Electric Green
171 - Blue Curacao

 5 € each

These I found in Lissabon, tiny chinese store with everything from hats, makeup, food and tools.
The brand is called Easy Paris Cosmetics and these polishes are filled with confetti! It sparkles and glitters, I can't wait to try them on!


Each about 1 €

Cliché is also a brand I found in Lissabon, never heard of it before!
The colors are
Cfu Fstrflad (doesnt make any sense to me, but that is what it says on the bottle)
Each 1,50 € 

Here are the additional stuff I bought on out trip, some essence nail fashion stickers, nail art stickers and some stuff for a perfect french mani.

And of course a image plate!
Am not sure if it is from Konad, it's called m32 and looks like the one from Konad. 
Got to test it some day when I get back to Copenhagen :)

So a lot of polishes, but also insanely cheap polishes!
Have so far tested the Clichés and some of the Kiko's and thought the qualty were just fine.
Love traveling and new stuff!

Did you buy any "foregin" polishes this summer?