Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome to the Promised Land


AKA IKEA. :-D OK, so let me preface this by explaining that I haven't set foot in an IKEA in over 2 years, I'm thinking about 3 years actually. I have been looking forward to this trip for months... not just because of IKEA, but the fact that I get to go fishing tomorrow and play on the beach ---> and see the Pacific for the first time!!!!! IKEA is just a bonus... and I'm seriously contemplating getting a few HELMER cabinets for the ol' polish collection, anyone have one for polishes? How many do they hold? The thing looks so tiny!!! :) (as 'That's what she said' runs through my mind) Anyway, I digress. Today's nails were in honor of my trip to said promised land, the land of pressed fiber laminated furniture, cheap prices, and simple style. *sigh*





I used American Apparel Manila as a base, then I painted the Pure Ice French Kiss over it for the Swedish flags and logo. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Sorry today's post is kind of on the late side, but hey, I'm on vacation, so deal with it ;) hahaha

21 comments:

  1. love it. Ikea is one of my favorite stores in the world. my friend and i used to drive there for a meatball lunch! god i love their meatballs...

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  2. haha your mani cracks me up :)

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  3. your so awesome girl can you do a disney nail Im going to disneyworld soon and i love to do nails I would love to do my 8 year old daughters nails any ideas for it thanks hun also, i m a travel agent www.vacationsunsation.globaltravel.com check out the great deals thanks hun!!! :)

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  4. IKEA is great, isn't it? I'd say a Helmer holds upwards of 350 to 400 polishes, but it depends on the bottle size/shape. What color did you get?

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  5. NICE! I worked at IKEA for a year in the Textiles department. It was quite the experience. :) Love the nails!

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  6. Hahaha IKEA! :) I've never really got why IKEA get so popular in other countrys! Here in Sweden its basicly just another furniture mall with magic arrows, no exit door, and furniture where ever you look xD
    Awesome nails though!

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  7. LOL that's the funniest/coolest mani. I love it!
    I have 2 Helmers. Definitely recommend them. They don't take up too much space but hold so much...also not expensive. :)

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  8. Just thought I would drop by and say Hi, I am a new "beauty" blogger and have recently found yours :)

    Michelle

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  9. um is that totally the ikea in costa mesa?!?!?!

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  10. Thanks everyone!!

    andshesaidomg- the one and the same!! :-D I'm in Newport Beach this weekend. :)

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  11. OK im on the east coast and i must live in a cave... what is an Ikea? we dont have any in PA

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  12. I have a couple Helmer cabinets, but I have the smaller drawers meant for drafting - love them! I have to ask, did you get a discount at Ikea for having your nails done in their honor?

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  13. so fun !!! i have 2 helmer for my nail polish and 1 FOR MAKE UP !!! love them !!

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  14. Yaaay, I never comment (shame on me!) but how can I not when you're sporting SWEDISH nails??! Awesome job a always, you rock!

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  15. OMG! Krista doesn't know what IKEA is?!!!!!!

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  16. Oh my goodness, I love Ikea!!! I live in Ohio so I actually have to drive to PA to get to an Ikea, there's one in Pittsburgh and one in Philly! It's always a long drive, but so worth it!

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  17. Well I have to like this! Ikea ftw! (depending on how you see it)

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  18. I live a good 6 hours from Pitt and 5 hours from Philly i have never been to either city.... everyone is real surprised i don't know what it is... but no one told me either!

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  19. LOVE the Helmer! I have one and I love it!!! I was skeptical about the drawers, but they fit polish perfectly, and hold up well. I wish they still made Helmer in green, because then I'd have several of them, but they don't, so I just have one. I have 85 (some minis) polishes in one drawer, and there's six drawers, so at least 510 assorted size polishes should fit. I don't have that many in each of the drawers, so I don't know if it would collapse or fall through the floorboards with that weight; but in theory, it could hold that many. Beautifully (barely) contained obsession. Yeah!

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  20. Awesome! I really like Ikea :)

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