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summer nails

June 24, 2014
Have I ever mentioned that I am a total nail polish addict? There are very very very rare days where you would find me with no color on my nails – it really only happens in extreme situations like when I am ill or under a lot of time pressure and it never lasts longer than two days. During the past years I have gotten so used to always having my nails painted, I honestly feel a little naked with pure natural nails… However, I have tried and tested numerous brands and colors and always got back to one that for me is the best in durability and applying: essie (combined with their base and top coat it lasts about seven days without any cracking!). My favorite essie shades for the summer are ‘lovie dovie‘, ‘peach daiquiri‘, ‘blanc‘ and ‘bahama mama‘ (which I actually wear all year) and there is one special nail polish that moved in with me just recently: OPI’s ‘don’t know… beets me‘ which is probably going to be on my nails all summer long!
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nails // OPI & Butter London

March 21, 2014
If there is one thing I literally cannot get enough of, it would be nail polish – I own more than 80 little bottles of those sweet liquids and I have to admit that it does not keep me from buying new ones every now and then… In fact, there is always a pink shade I do not have yet, or a dark red polish I that matches my shirt perfectly and needs to be bought immediately (at this point I would like to thank instagram for assuring me every day that I am not the only girl with a nail polish addiction!). Anyway, this week three perfect little bottles moved in with me leaving me happy enough to dedicate this whole post to them. That is mostly because both OPI and Butter London are brands that are new to my collection and I was beyond excited to try them out (note to myself: never buy three bottles at a time again, because you want to paint and repaint every few minutes since they are all so gorgeous)! OPI’s “sweet heart” (which I bought in a set together with “alpine snow”) went up on my nails as soon as I reached home on Wednesday and I am quite positive it will be used a lot in the near future! Unfortunately spring decided to leave Hamburg, so I guess Butter London’s “Fruit Machine” will have to do for the weekend… 🙂
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my top 5 // spring nail colors

February 23, 2014

Strictly speaking we are still caught in the middle of winter, but the spring-like temperatures outside as well as the sprouting flowers, the tweeting birds and the sun are already sending a thrill of anticipation through my body! So I thought I might as well start to get ready for the real spring and show you some of my favorite nail polishes for this time of the year:

1) Essie | blanc – White is always a good idea, especially when it comes to spring nails, because it looks so luxurious combined with fresh pastel shades and light blouses!

2) Ciaté | ferris wheel – Light blue for light spring days (and nights).

3) Sally Hansen | arm candy – An all-time favorite of mine, very classic and perfect for a spring-like mani.

4) Essie | full steam ahead – There is no other season but spring in which I like to paint my nails in lilac (just like a hyacinth) – so this is a typical spring color for me!

5) Kiko | 358 – For everyone who likes it a little more colorful, here comes my favorite orange shade from Kiko – makes you yearn for summer!

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notd // essie – blanc

February 2, 2014

Apposite to the snow outside (thats actually about to melt right now due to the increasing temperatures) I chose essie’s beautiful ‘blanc‘ a few days ago. It is my very first white nail polish and I have to admit I was a bit sceptical about this shade on my nails.. But I have seen so many pictures on instagram lately and really grew to love the look of it! I truly adore the result though I think it might look even better in summer with tanned skin and some neon accessories, don’t you think?