Monday, January 9, 2012

Winner of my Birthday Giveaway!

Wanna know who the winner is? Go to my new blog and check this post to see if you are the winner. Thanks to all of you who entered and I hope to see you back on my new blog :)

xoxo Ingie

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Moving blogs

Hello there!

A few months ago I decided I wanted to start a blog. But for a while I've had the feeling something wasn't right... As soon as I got 25 followers I did a giveaway. I didn't expect I would grow that many followers. Now I'm having another giveaway, but I just feel like most of my followers just followed for the prize and future giveaways. Basically what I'm trying to say; I don't feel like I got my followers the right way.

Also, I'm just not happy with my blogname and although I can just change that, it's not a fresh new start. Because I want a new start, I decided that today, on my 21st birthday I'm having that new blog start :)

If you like my blog now, please follow me at :) My Tumblr name has been like that since the beginning and also on Twitter I go by that name.

Thank you all so much and hopefully I see you back on my new blog :)

EDIT: You can still enter my giveaway, but you don't have to follow this blog. I hope I can announce the winner January 7th on my new blog.

xoxo Ingie

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Simple Red Glitter Christmas Manicure

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First let me apologize for not posting for a few days! (here comes the lame excuse) I simply just didn't have the time to do it. But I am back with a really simple Christmas manicure.

The gorgeous red glitter polish was given to me in a swap with Iris (Polish Amor). I remember when unpacking the package my brother was looking and this one was definitely his favorite. And I'm not talking about him wanting to wear polish :P He even asked me a few days ago what the brand of this polish was, because a friend of him needs a red glitter polish xD

This red glitter is called Dorothy and is by NYX. It has a sheer black base and you would need at least 3 or 4 coats to get this opaque and you would be stuck with lots of glitter on your nails. I only painted my nails with 2 coats of a black polish and applied this one on the tips and a little under that. 

This manicure was done 6 days ago and in those six days my nails changed... An intern at work has a friend who wanted to provide me some acrylics. I gave in, but regret it. I knew acrylics were bad for your nails, but I actually don't like it, because it turned out ugly... So I wanted to ask if anybody knows if I can get them off by holding my nails in alcohol?

Thanks in advance :P

Also thank you for reading and I hope you will have an amazing Christmas!

xoxo Ingie

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Romantic Manicure

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Today I have a really simple, cute and (in my opinion) romantic manicure. It's pretty wearable with the pink flowers and I actually got compliments on it. Happy! :D I love it when people randomly tell me they like my nails :P

This was really simple, although it took me a few times to get it right. The white polish just wouldn't dry enough so I was able to stamp over it and the China Glaze Quick Fast Freeze Spray (or whatever it's called) would make the stamper slip off my nails...

For my base color I used Snow Motion from Catrice and for the flowers I used Catrice's newer version of Let's Mauve On. The image plate is Konad m65.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Ingie

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Manicure: Red & Green Glitter

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I've been trying to get my nails into Christmas spirit today. I've been trying different manicures and this was one of them.

As my base color I used Catrice's I Wear My Sunglasses At Night, because it has red and green glitters in it. Over that I tried to only apply Wet 'N Wild's Party Of Five Glitters at the base of my nail (I mean from my cuticle's towards the tip)

In the pictures it looks like there's purple in it as well, but that's not the case.

Excuse the skin around my middle finger. Probably the cold weather.

I always take my pictures with the flash, because without it's hard to capture true colors. But because it would show a lot of purple with the flash I took some pictures without the flash as well.

So, are you in a Christmas mood already?

xoxo Ingie

The Top 10 Award

And I got tagged again! :D Again by Nory from Fierce Make-Up & Nails. Thank you! Usually I'm late with these things, but now I'm doing this one right away! All you have to do is pick 10 beauty related products and pick a favorite from each category. So here we go!

1. Shampoo/conditioner/hair mask:
- Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends. They smell so good!

2. Nail care products:
- Trind's Perfect System.

3. Body wash:
- Therme Zen White Lotus

4. Body butter:
- Therme Zen White Lotus

5. Body Mist:
- Rituals Yin Organic White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren calming bed and body mist.

6. Mascara:
- Anything from Miss Sporty.

7. Eyeliner:
- Catrice Liquid Eyeliner: 010 Dating Joe Black

8. Foundation:
- Catrice Photo Finish: 020 Rosy Beige

9. Lip moisturizer:
- Everything works the same until I stop using it for 1 day. Then my lips start chapping. Labello or blistex, I don't mind.

10. Base coat:
- Trind Nail Repair.

I tag:
Everybody who wants to do this fun tag. Everybody always seems to be tagged already, so that's why I'm doing it like this. Let me know when you're doing this one as well, so I can check it out! :)

The Top 10 Award rules:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their blog.
2. Put the Top 10 Award logo on your blog.
3. List your top 10 cosmetics/beauty/health.
4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link their blogs and let them know.

xoxo Ingie

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Nail Polish Tag

Nory from Fierce Make Up & Nails tagged me a week ago. I think it's time to start posting this! :P

The rules:
1. Answer 10 questions.
2. Pass this tag to 5 bloggers.
3. Make sure that the bloggers you tagged know about this.

Here are the 10 questions.
1. How many polishes do you have?
- I counted 199, but I know I have some hidden polishes out here :P

2. What is your favorite brand of nail polish?
- I don't think I have a favorite. A lot of brands have polishes that apply like angel pee, but also polishes that apply like crap.

3. Do you like crackle polish or do you hate it?
- I like it. In my city people really start to notice it, so I like when they ask where I got it :P

4. What is your first nail polish brand?
- Catrice

5. If you're going to have a nail polish line, what are you gonna name it?
- Limited Addiction? :P How creative, but I hate it as my blog name, but would love it as a nail polish brand xD

6. What nail polish color does not compliment you?
- Green and yellow I think?

7. What nail polish color does compliment you?
- I like blue and dark purple on me. Funny, because those were colors that I used to hate in the beginning!

8. Name two of your best nail art friends.
- Take a look at my blog roll :P

9. What was the best nail polish gift you have ever received?
- Polishes that I got in a swap with Nory and Iris :) There would be no way for me to get my hands on the brands that they got me, so I'm super happy with those polishes!

10. Make a speech about thanking the blogger who tagged you.
- Is this mic on? Test 1, 2, 3... Hi Nory! Thanks for tagging me! I loved this tag so much! x

Here are the 5 people I tag:
1. Pretty Brilliant
2. Nailderella
3. Nail Polish Is My Crack
4. My World
5. Rebecca Likes Nails

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Ingie

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dupe Or No Dupe? Punk Purple vs. Wrapped Around My Finger

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Another "Dupe Or No Dupe?"! :) I bought this Catrice polish at work last week and it actually never really stood out for me. I guess because the color is pinkish and I thought this was another polish I already had. Last week I was in the need to buy a polish at work again and since I own most Catrice polishes I just picked this one :P

E.L.F. - Punk Purple and Catrice - Wrapped Around My Finger

On the picture these 2 don't really look the same, but in real life they do. The colors aren't really color accurate either, but I bet you can find swatches online. I've used Punk Purple in my Punk Princess Nails post before.

You can see the difference between them. Punk Purple is a bit more purple and Wrapped Around My Finger is more pink. That's what you'll see in real life as well. If you own one of these you don't need the other polish, because nobody would notice it's another polish.

Thanks for reading! :)

xoxo Ingie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wham! Pow! Warhol is Almost Famous!

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Well, hello there!

Now that my nail polishes are finally hanging on the wall, it's a little easier to find polishes I want to use for a little nail art.

The title pretty much gives away what polishes I used for this. I started with a white base color from Catrice, Snow Motion. I only wanted neon pink tips, so used Color Club's Warhol for that. I decided I'd like some orange with it and used Wham! Pow! for that. I wanted to see if you could stamp with Almost Famous and I find that it worked. It didn't really keep it's own color, but it does fit nice if you ask me :P I used image plate m65 for the stamp.

Of course the topcoat made it all streak again, while I waited for a really long time to apply it. I used O.P.I. topcoat that the sweet Nory got me :)

I think I might have found the setting on my camera where it shows a bit more color, perfect for neons. This isn't really color accurate, but it's way better than the washed out colors.

xoxo Ingie

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Nail Polish Is Hanging! + Question

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Hello! Just a quick post today :)

Saturday my dad finally hung these things on the wall. I don't know what they're supposed to be called in English, but these things are picture holders. Perfect for nail polish!

I've been wanting these holders for months, but Ikea isn't that close to my house. I wanted these instead of a polish rack, because you can store so much more polishes. 2 weeks ago we finally went to Ikea and I bought 2 of these!

Sorry for the blurry pictures, but I don't know how to work my camera xD This isn't my whole stash, because it doesn't fit xD

But I was wondering; do you group your polishes by brand or color? I just don't know what to do!

Please let me know :)

xoxo Ingie