I did my sister's nails and my colleague's nails recently! Both involved holos and stamping - next week there will be even more stamping on my friends, it's a true stampathon! I love it; I get to try out design/colour combos and they get pretty nails - what more could anyone want?
Yesterday was the first Tropical Day here in The Netherlands, with temperatures north of 30°C, and today is still very very hot indeed, which calls for a polish that is called "Shimmering Flats", which sounds incredibly hot, doesn't it? I googled it and apparently it is some kind of desert wasteland thing in WoW. Apparently this whole collection is about games, lol! I just figured The Dunes, cool, I like the dunes. We have lots of them, they are our natural water defence mechanism and one of our most beautiful spots of nature! I really am not much of a gamer, I stick to Candy Crush and Wordfeud ;)
In honour of tonight's season finale, I'm sharing this stunning 12 Monkeys inspired beauty by Incidental Twin lacquer with you! It is called "Red Forest", after the apocalyptical phenomenon that has been mysteriously introduced to us in season 1 and was further explained in the past few episodes!
One of my dear friends defended her PhD thesis recently. She asked me to do her nails for the occasion, and of course I jumped at the opportunity!
This is her holding her degree!!! I painted her nails with NYC "Full Metal Jacket" (she was wearing blingy gold pumps!) and then matte stamped with BPS white stamping polish and BC-08 stamping plate. I went for 'festive but subtle' and 'flashy but classy', if you know what I mean ;)
Her sister was one of her paranymphs, wearing a blue dress, so I subtly matched her nails to both the dress and the occasion, using NYC "A Suitcase and a Donut" and BPS metallic blue stamping polish.
Her cousin was wearing blue as well, but was a little weary of the whole nail art thing, so I just painted them blue. (I'll get her next time! ;) )
I myself decided to wear this as a cheer-on mani!
Yeah, I had a bad nail break.. And no sun, so these are flash pics. This is two coats of Ms. Sparkle "Capricorn" with BPS gold stamping polish.
My friend was awesome. They asked tricky questions and she just knocked it out off the park every single time. So proud! I'm grateful that I was able to contribute to the beautiful day in a small way :)
Remember that green-on-green stamping manicure that I did a while ago? Well the next day, I decided to freehand something over it... Because sometimes I like to try freehanding, even though I am not very good at it. So I decided some hibiscuses would not be too tricky. This is the result!
Recently one of my friends got married! I was super happy that she asked me to do her nails :) She got married in a small ceremony, in a super cute dress, which you can see in the pics. The pictures were all (but one) taken by the wedding photographer, who kindly provided me with the pictures to share.