Hello Kitty by OPI 2016


Be prepared to say hello to Hello Kitty in the beginning of next year! Opi teamed up with the Japanese muse to create the cutest collection yet. It contains 12 shades, all inspired by her. So, without any further ado, let’s get into the swatches! Side note: None of the swatches have top coat.


Saving the pinks for later! This is My Twin Mimmy, a beautiful yellow shade that is sort of a mixture between Need Sunglasses and I Just Can’t Cope-acabana. Not a huge fan of the application and it took three coats to get to an even finish but the color is stunning!


My Pal Joey. I LOOOOOVE this blue! I don’t have anything like this  in my stash and it was about time I did! Gorgeous color and lovely formula. Two coats for full opacity and even finish.


5 Apples Tall. A beautiful red with some pink/coral undertones. I really like this shade and I love a different kind of red! Absolutely amazing formula, a bit thin but really pigmented, and almost opaque in one coat although I used two coats so the tip of my nails wouldn’t show.

Spoken From the Heart. A stunning coral/redish pink! The formula is very similar to 5 Apples Tall which I really like cuz I prefer the thin polishes to the more thicker ones as I find it easier to get a smooth finish. This is two coats and I really have nothing else to say about this one except: You need this in your collection!

Never Have Too Many Friends. Black. yes it’s a black polish. Nothing too exciting but it’s a good black polish with a nice formula. This is two coats.


Kitty White. Hmm…  These kinds of sheer pearlized polishes are not really my cup of tea. I wish I had tried this on top of  another polish before I did this blog post cuz I’m sure it will make an interesting topper. But on it’s own I’m not a huge fan and maybe it’s because I stopped at two coats and it would look much prettier with three or four? I kinda wished Opi had come out with a creme white instead since my Alpine Snow is running low.

Small Plus Cute. Aaahmazing color! I’m in love with this super cute powder pink! The formula is a bit tricky and it took me three kinda thick coats to get rid of (not completely though) the streaks which I find really annoying. But the color makes up for it!

Charmmy & Sugar. Did not think I was going to like this at first but when I applied it on my nails I quickly changed my mind. Stunning pink shimmer with a ton of purple, turquoise and silver glitters. With top coat it almost looks like a foil on the nail. Total opacity and even finish in two coats.


Look at My Bow. A classic bubblegum pink. The formula is neither super good nor bad but somewhere in between. It is a creme but not on the super thick side so it applied fine. This is two coats.


Let’s Be Friends. If this color wasn’t so damn cute, almost white but still pink, I would have thrown it away because of the formula. Gaahh.. I hate when a polish is soooo streaky that even three coats can’t fix it. Plus the formula is so thick that you don’t want to apply a fourth layer. Well well… I still love the color and will probably use it a lot.


Starry Eyed For Dear Daniel. Love this glitter packed purple/pink polish and I could wear it with every mani in the future. I won’t though, but if it turnes out I have to, I won’t mind. Great formula and super opaque in two coats.


Super Cute in Pink. Even though my picture is showing kinda pink I would say it’s more of a purple than a pink irl to me. Still super pretty though and fully opaque in two coats.

Summary: Cute, cute, cuuuuute! I love this collection and I feel like I will get a lot of wear with every polish! I have already made some designs using many of them which I will be posting on Instagram in the near future. Favorite: Spoken From the Heart (Would have been Small Plus Cute if not for the formula).

I believe the collection is already on sale in some countries but Sweden will have to wait until the beginning/middle of January. They will retail for 155 swedish kr per bottle.

xo Linn


YOLO cosmetics!


Ok, so the generous YOLO-cosmetics (website is under construction but you can find them on Facebook and Instagram) sent me 12 (13 if you count the black one) of their super pretty polishes and two top coats, one matte and one glossy to try out. And I only have one word for these polishes and that’s LOVE! The formulas of almost every single one is perfect and the colors are super pretty.. And they water marble!! What more could you ask for? But enough talking, lets get in to the swatches shall we? First up we have shade no 142 which is a neon orange crelly polish: IMG_8222So I’m well aware that it almost looks red in this picture but in real life it’s a super bright orange. This is actually a one coater and in the picture I also have top coat on because it dried semi matte. The stamping was made with shade no 156 which is a black polish, I did not swatch that one but it stamps perfectly! (bow is from Simply Spoiled Beauty)   Next up we have shade no 158 which is a pastel pinkish coral creme polish: IMG_8150This is probably my favorite out of all the shades they sent me. It applies a bit tricky though, but with three thin coats you have a smooth perfect shiny nail, no top coat! I also stamped it over shade 155, metallic gold polish swatched further down, and it stamped really good for being a semi sheer polish.   Up next is shade no 134 which is a super pretty purple creme polish: IMG_8153 I loooove this color! This is the perfect kind of berry/grape purple and it applies like a boss! Almost a one coater but I used two for a flawless coverage, no top coat. It did not water marble as good as some of the other polishes I tried but I managed to get this clean (minus the air bubbles) look with just two drops of the polish. For the water marble I also used shade no 153 which is swatched further down.   Next up, shade no 155, a metallic gold polish: IMG_8152This polish is one of the best metallic/glitter/shimmer polishes I have ever tried! Could easily be a one coater but I choose to do two just because I didn’t use a top coat. Also stamps super pretty, here over shade no 158, as you can see. Love it!   Next up is shade no 153, a BEAUTIFUL bright teal/turquoise creme polish:


Ok, so I might have spoken to soon before… This has to be my favorite of all the polishes they sent me! Would you look at that bright, amazing, turquoise, summery, almost neon color!! I am in LOVE! Nothing to say about application because it’s like perfection! This is two coats and no top coat. The water marble was created with shade no 138 (swatches further down) and no 156 (black).

Up next! Shade no 157, a grey beige creme polish:


Ok, so this shows up with a bit more green undertones on the picture than in reality. At first I did not think I would like this polish and to be honest I still don’t think the color suits my skin tone but I do like it when I pair it together with the silver shade no 160, swatched further down, as I did here! It stamps perfect. This is two coats with no top coat.

Next up we have some red polish! Shade no107, a deep blood red crelly polish:


This was probably the polish that bleed the most into my cuticles because the formula was so thin. Having said that it’a a super pretty red color and almost opaque in one coat. Here I do have two coats with no top coat. The gradient was created together with shades no 105 and 131, both swatched further down.

Time of another red! Shade no 105, a super bright classic red creme polish:


The perfect classic red polish! I love this one and the application is really good! This is two super thin coats and no top coat. The gradient was created together with shades no 131 and 107.

Up next is shade no 160, a metallic silver polish:


I love this silver!! It dries to a semi matte, almost satin look without any streaks, even without top coat! Yup, you heard me! Now, I’m not a fan of all silver on my nails but this also stamps peeeerfect and that’s how I’m gonna use this polish, for stamping and accent nails! In this pic I stamped over shade no 157, swatched further up, and I really like the color combo. On the hunt for a perfect metallic silver? Look no further!

Next we have shade no 138 which is a bright neon coral creme polish:


First of all, I’m sorry about this photo’s quality but it was the only way to capture this neon color. I would say this is a close match to China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy only not AS neon but also not as patchy. I love it and it will be perfect for summer! The water marble was created with shade 153, swatched further up. This is three thin coats with top coat.

Second to last swatch. Shade no 137, a dark purple creme polish with lots of blue undertones:


NOT as blue as shown in this picture but for some reason the purple would not transfer on to camera… Now, I’m not a big fan of “blueish” polishes but I kinda like this one. But, lets take quick moment to appreciate the silver stamping…… How perfect is that? Aaaanyways, the application of this polish was flawless and I reached full coverage with two thin coats, no top coat.

Last but not least, shade no 131, a deep maroon creme polish:


I love this dark vampy color! Perfect application and opaque in almost one coat. This is however two thin coats and no top coat. The gradient was created together with shades no 105 and 107.

And that’s it! Soooo.. to summarize:

Almost all of the polishes had some tendency to creep dangerously close to the cuticle and bleed, because of the thin formula. However, that’s easy to avoid by smaller amount of polish on the brush!

Drying time I would say was relatively fast and most of them dried super shiny!

Almost all of the polishes could be a one coater.. Like, the opacity was mind blowing even for the more crelly ones, so that was super impressive!

I really like these polishes and will be using them a whole lot more in the future! And I’m also looking forward to try some, or all, of their 20 new shades coming soon!

Be sure to check out YOLO-cosmetics on Facebook and Instagram!

XO Linn

#veckansopi – Lincoln Park After Dark


For this weeks #veckansopi the theme was to focus on the marvelous deep dark purple polish that is called Lincoln Park After Dark! I decided to create a sort of marble looking design using a body spray from Victorias Secret. This is the first time trying this and I love it! The variations are endless and I’m definitely gonna do this again soon!


Polish: Opi – Lincoln Park After Dark

* Scotch tape
* Body mist/spray/splash… or anything that works for you
* Orange stick or q-tip

Good luck if you give it a go!

XO Linn


FullSizeRender-4 IMG_4990For this weeks #veckansopi the theme was my favorite nude polish: Samoan Sand! I really wanted to show off the beauty of this polish without to much distracting things, so this is what I did. Hope you like it!

I even made a tutorial for the quilted one. I know I have done a similar quilted tutorial before but I wanted to show that can do this effect with any color polish and also with shiny top coat!

All I used was OPI – Samoan Sand, OPI – From Start to Finish, a dental floss holder, some hexagon glitters and a tooth pick! Super easy and gives a cool effect.

Good luck and have fun if you give it a go!

XO Linn

Suzi Shops And Island Hops!

Suzi Shops


What do you get when you mix Alpine Snow with a bit of Elephantastic Pink??  You get your own version of OPI ‘Suzi Shops And Island Hops’ from their new Hawaiian collection!

Two nights ago I went through my OPI stash and found that one of the colors I was missing badly was a baby pink. I then realized I had like three of the same type of pinks and one of them was ‘Elephantastic Pink’. I also realized I had a mini bottle of Alpine snow with like half left, so what do I do? I mix some of ‘Elephantastic Pink’ into my mini ‘Alpine Snow’ and get the cutest baby pink polish!

I was so happy that I sacrificed my big half empty bottle of ‘EP’ and poured like half a bottle of ‘AS’ to make one big ass bottle of baby pink! My own ‘Suzi Shops And Island Hops’!

And the result on my nails..? Here you go:



I myself love it and hope you do too!

XO Linn

Fanzis glitter!

A while back I received lots of glitter from fanzis.com to try. I must say I’m not a big fan of loose glitter and hardly ever use it but these glitter may just change my mind! They were all really pretty and super sparkly! I mean just take a look at this video:

I also thought I’d share som inspiration on how to use loose glitters so I made a video with three ways, but the possibilities are endless!

Hope you decide to try out some of the gorgeous glitters from fanzis.com!

The glitters used in these videos are:

Glitter No. 13
Glitter No. 15
Glitter No. 16
Glitter No. 17
Glitter No. 19
Glitter No. 20
Glitter No. 21
Glitter No. 27
Glitter No. 29
Glitter No. 33

XO Linn

Appeal4 polishes from fanzis.com!

Recieved these beautiful polishes from fanzis.com a few days ago and now its time for the review!


First up is Baby Orchid which is a beautiful soft pastel pink creme polish! I love the formula of this one even though I had to use three layers for full opacity. As you can see it also worked for water marble! This picture is with top coat.


Next up is Blue Alpine which also is a creme pastel color but this one is a baby blue, almost teal, color. This is a super lovely formula as well and it required only two coats for full opacity and as you can see also water marble friendly! This picture is with top coat.


This next polish is Black Ballroom. This is a blackish/blue/green super shimmery almost holographic polish and I absolutely love it! These pictures, even as awesome as they are, does not do the polish justice!


This is three thin coats with top coat!


All of Appeal4’s polishes are 3-free, which means they are free of toulene, parabenes and formaldehyde. Plus they are not tested on animals. I would definitely recommend these polishes to anyone who loves nails as much as I do!

XO Linn