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Shellac

Since I’ve moved to Berlin I’ve been doing Shellac every other week. Shellac is a nail polish that is dried under UV light and lasts much longer than a regular nail polish. Much longer. My nails are thin and unhappy and regular polishes rarely looks nice more than 2 days. At the same time it is not as thich as the gel that I tried previously when I lived in Stockholm. For me the Shellac looks perfect for up to two weeks, and it’s such a relief to not have to do your nails every other day. I’ve found a little place near my apartment where I can get it done for 15 EUR (!!). Perfection in 35 min. The only downside is that there aren’t too many nice colors to choose from, no Chanel-ish hues. It’s more black, red, burgundy or taupe. Basta. But it works! And I highly recommend it.

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jj

 

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5 favorites for the nails

Chanel Rouge Noir, Essie Luxedo, Chanel Black Satin, Deborah Lippmann I Love the Nightlife, Essie Matte about you

Trots rådande hype kring ljusgrå/greige naglar så föredrar jag mörkare lack på hösten och vintern, med undantag för ett riktigt snyggt nude nagellack (har inte hittat en favorit ännu, antingen är de för rosa, för glansiga eller för gula). Någon som har något tips? Här är i alla fall min favoriter i höst:

1. Chanel Rouge Noir (så klart)
2. Essie Luxedo – mörk mörk plommonfärg
3. Chanel Black Satin – klassiker
4. Deborah Lippmann I Love the Nightlife – underbart glitter för att glamma upp kvällen (eller dagen)
5. Matta lack – en annan sak som jag verkligen gillar denna säsongen (har funnits ett tag, men ändå) är matta nagellack. Essie har ett överlack som heter Matte About You som gör att ens favoritlack får en matt motsvarighet. Inte alls dumt, framförallt tillsammans med Chanel Black Satin är det en riktig killer och ger ett gummi-liknande intryck.

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Despite light grey/greige trends for nails at the moment, I prefer darker shades for fall and winter, with the exception for a really nice nude shade (haven’t found a favourite yet, either they are too pink, too sheer or too yellowish), does anyone have a great suggestion for this? Anyway, here’s my fall favorites for the nails:

  1. Chanel Rouge Noir (of course)
  2. Essie Luxedo – deep plum
  3. Chanel Black Satin – classic
  4. Deborah Lippmann I Love the Nightlife – gorgeous glitters for glamming it up
  5. Matte nails – Another thing that I really like this season is the matte nails. Essie’s Matte about You is a top coat that turns all nail polishes into matte. Especially paired with Chanel Black Satin it’s a real killer and gives a rubber-like impression.

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/jj

A delayed Chanel frenzy…

I wasn’t too convinced when I saw the first pictures of Chanel’s latest hyped nail polish, Frenzy. Usually I think light greys are pretty difficult to pull off. But after I’ve seen the result on this picture, I know I need to get it, even though I’m pretty late in joining in the frenzy… Gorgeous.

picture borrowed from www.poshstyle.com