So this post title is probably really confusing for my readers that’s not from Norway, but I’ll try to explain it. 🙂 Norways national day is the 17th of May, and it’s tradition for people to wear their national costumes called “Bunad”. Families get together and people gather in the streets to walk in parades and congratulate strangers with the National day. 😀

Norsk Flid Husfliden is the biggest brand in Norway that creates and sells national costumes and everything you need for your “Bunad”. The different areas in Norway has their own “Bunad”, the designs are typically elaborate, with embroidery, scarves, shawls and hand-made silver or gold jewelry known as sølje. There are bunads both for men and women, it used to be mostly women who wore the “Bunad”, but now more and more men are wearing them!

Anyway! I teamed up with Norsk Flid Husfliden to create some tutorials for some nail art ideas for the 17th of May. One is just a basic tutorial on how to apply nail polish and the clean-up process, one is a design that matches my “Bunad” and the last one is a design with the Norwegian flag that everybody can wear on the National day regardless if you have a “Bunad” or not. 🙂

How to apply nail polish tutorial

I used:
Micro Cell 2000 – Nail Vital Grønn
OPI – My Vampires Buff
Depend nail polish remover – “Supersnabb”
H&M – “Eye shadow brush”
Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

Bunad design tutorial inspired by the Grafferbunad

I used:
Micro Cell 2000 – Nail Vital Grønn
OPI – Alpine Snow
Depend nail polish remover – “Supersnabb”
H&M – “Eye shadow brush”
Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
Londontown kur – Protective Matte Coat

I created the design for the water decals myself. I photographed my Grafferbunad, and photoshopped the decorations so that I was left with a cut out of the flowers. I printed them with a laser printer on “Holi decal paper” that i bought here and fixated it with Matte Liquitex Proffessional varnish spray.

Flag nails tutorial

I used:
Micro Cell 2000 – Nail Vital Grønn
OPI – Alpine Snow
OPI – Coca Cola Red
ESSIE – Mezmerized
Vinyl striping tape
Depend nail polish remover – “Supersnabb”
H&M – “Eye shadow brush”
Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
Londontown kur – Protective Matte Coat

I’m not comfortable creating videos yet, but I had a really fun time doing them and I learned a lot! Thank you so much to my colleague Ingvild who modeled her nails for the occasion.

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