Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Mythopoeia

Hello lovelies!

I must speak about a man. Not just any man, no, this man was a genius. He invented a whole new genre to put his own literary legacy in. Mythopoeia, the creation of myth. Thinking up not only a story, but a world, a history, languages, mythology, geology, geography... it's epic. The genius of whom I speak is of course J.R.R. Tolkien. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Mythology

Hi lovelies!

One of my favourite story genres, mythology, is of course great inspiration for all kinds of nail art! I chose this particular design, because I had this awesome stamping plate lying around and I have been wanting to use it for ages. So here's Asian mythology for you.  I based my manicure on no particular myth, but looking at it, it feels like there is a story.

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Romance

Hello lovelies!

Keeping it short today, because it's waaaay past my bedtime. I based today's manicure on my favourite romance novel of the moment: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins!

When I first saw the cover, it screamed mani to me, so this was the perfect opportunity!

I started with a base of Celestial Cosmetics "Poipu Sunset" and then created a gradient with LynBDesigns "Nightmare Revisited" and Celestial "Hokulani". Then I sponged on some mixture of grey, black and silver holo. Then I created the buildings and the wonky Eiffel Tower with Rimmel Black Out and a detail brush. The lights are Poipu Sunset again. I sealed it al in with SV.

I hope you like it, despite the Eiffel Tower's wonkiness... 

Have a look at the other ladies' manicures below!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Dystopian SciFi

Hello lovelies!

I like reading, but lately I can only handle the simple stuff. Dystopian science fiction is one of those things that I love, like The Hunger Games and Divergent. This manicure is inspired by the latter. Can you see what it is?

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Fantasy

Hello lovelies!

The Digit-al Dozen is back, with story genre inspired manicures. Of course this is another wonderful excuse to do a Harry Potter inspired mani, in the name of fantasy! I have recently been to the Harry Potter Expo, where I was sorted by The Sorting Hat into a house. Guess which one?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Crazy 4 Crellies Custom Duo

Hello lovelies!

Been a bit crazy busy lately so I haven't posted in a week and a half! But now I'm back, starting with the beautiful custom duo for the Crazy 4 Crellies facebook group, made by Ms. Sparkle!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Cuticle Protector Peel Off Tape

Hello lovelies!

I was recently approached by Beauty Big Bang to review some of their nail products and of course I said yes! The first thing I chose was this peel off tape. You may have noticed that I suck at water marbling. But with these cuticle protectors I thought, what the heck, I'm gonna give it another go! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Penny Talkin' Pretty

Hello lovelies!

Recently I was inspired by Simona's amazing stamping combo and I had to reproduce it!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Birthday Mani - Moroccan Dream

Hello lovelies!

I am a day late with this happy birthday manicure, I'm sorry! We're celebrating the birthdays of fellow members Roselynn and Tracy with this Moroccan Dream manicure!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Metallic Messiness with Lina's Make Your Mark

Hello lovelies!

Another manicure with Lina's "Make Your Mark" 01 stamping plate! I double stamped using two images from the plate with metallics, resulting in this messiness!

Monday, July 24, 2017

#Lakdoor by Lak door Tijn - Polish for a cause

Hello lovelies!

I wanted to start of the week with with something impressive. No, not my mani, but the fact that one little boy was able to unite an entire country through nail polish, for a cause. 

Random Drag Marble Fun!

Hello lovelies!

I received some US polishes from my friend Donna, like the awesome neon yellow. She also sent me A stunning bright purple from LA Colors and a pink from Wet 'n Wild. I decided to use them in one mani!

Friday, July 21, 2017


Hi lovelies!

Today I'm wearing a very special polish, for it was sent to me by my nail polish buddy Donna! She sent me polishes from the US and I'm sending her polishes from Europe. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lina's "Make Your Mark" Blue Texture

Hello lovelies!

Cannot get enough of Lina's "Make your Mark" stamping plates. This is just a simple double stamping mani with one of the texture patterns from plate 01.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Catrice "Pulse of Purism" Limited Editions

Hello lovelies!

A long while ago, I bought one of Catrice's limited editions (well, only the nail polishes): "Pulse of Purism". I didn't get around to posting them, but on the off-chance that they're still in your local drugstore, I figured: better late than never! The nail polish part of this collection comprises of three cremes and 1 special effect topper. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

LynBDesigns "Sprung"

Hi lovelies!

With my last order from LynBDesigns came a suprise polish: "Sprung" This made my mind go to "spring", which actually sprung a long time ago, but is always good for manicures. Hence this post!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

BPS Yellow Series Stamping Polish #4495

Hi lovelies!

These photos have been in the vault for a while, I found it time to post them! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Madam Glam "My BF Loves It" & Hexagons

Hello lovelies!

Purple, again? Yes. Purple is awesome, deal with it ;)

Monday, July 10, 2017

MilvArt Red Metal Decals

Hi lovelies!

It's time for some more MilvArt decals! This time I have some gorgeous red metal decals - F141 - in a few different patterns:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer Manis with LynBDesigns Neon Dream Collection!

Hello lovelies!

I recently got LynBDesigns' "Neon Dream" collection and those babies are perfect for nail art! I did two manis with them, each with three shades. Have a look:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Nail Pattern Boldness "Glitter Food"

This product was sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello lovelies!

This post is long overdue. I promised I'd write it ages ago, but since I wanted to put a lot of work in it, I never found the time. It's about one of the absolute necessities when it comes to indie polishes: Glitter Food

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Brown Baroque

Hi lovelies!

Just a little stamping today! 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Friends on Friday - Shimmer & Stamp

Hi lovelies!

I'm so behind on posting my friends' and family's nails! So here's three manis :) 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Digit-al Dozen June Birthday Mani - PINK!

Hello lovelies!

Today us Digit-al Dozen ladies celebrate Amy's birthday! Amy decided we should all do something pink, so I broke out about 6 shades and went nuts!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Born Pretty Store BPX-L017

Hi lovelies!

I have a new plate from BPS to show you today. It's a floral pattern plate, BPX-L017.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Wallpaper

Hi lovelies!

Finally, my last mani for The Digit-al Dozen's Paper Challenge! I made it! And I have some wallpaper nails to wrap things up. (Dang, for that to have been a pun, I should've done wrapping paper nails! Oh well... ;) ).

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Book

Hello lovelies!

Paper. I'm awfully behind on this month's challenge (which was supposed to be finished last Friday), but I'm not giving up. Thus let us continue with the best thing that has ever been done with paper: books. And the best books that have ever been printed are those about Harry Potter. Therefore:

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Party

Hi lovelies!

So you know, parties often include a large amount of paper... cups, plates, napkins, and even the decorations are also often made of paper. So I decided to decorate my nails with 

....boom and I had accidentally fallen asleep.. the week has been insane and I keep falling asleep after I get home from work! Anyways, as I was saying, I decorated my nails with party flag banners and confetti!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Letter

Hi lovelies!

Sorry I missed yesterday's post... My manicure kept failing (really bad) and after three attempts it was time to go to bed. Things are crazy at work and I'm behind on sleep all the time. But today I have another paper-inspired mani... an old love letter, like back in the day, when people still did that ;)

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Doodle

Hello lovelies!

This month's Digit-al Dozen theme is.... Paper! So paper... what to do... well doodle, of course!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ikat Chevrons

Hello lovelies!

So that stamping plate from Lina's Nail Art Supplies... it's amazing. Here's another mani I did with it - ikat chevron double stamp!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

MilvArt Cute Spring Water Decals

Hi lovelies!

Last week I showed you these beautiful gold foil water decals and today I have the cutest spring mani with design N-879

Pink Swirly Mess

Hello lovelies!

I was in the mood for a pink manicure and some abstract double stamping, so boom!

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's May Birthday Mani

Hi lovelies!

This month we celebrate Cheyenne's birthday! Happy birthday Cheyenne and I look forward to another year of being inspired by you!! Cheyenne chose a very complicated inspiration picture.. and I did not fully succeed in the mani translation. But I really tried.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Incidental Twin "Tiny Alpha" and MilvArt Geometric Water Decals

Hello lovelies!

I have two separate product reviews in one post today, which sounds like a matter of efficiency (or laziness), but actually happened for the sole reason, that the two products just went beautifully together! Take a look to find out what I mean: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lina Nail Art Supplies - Make Your Mark - Blotch & Blossom

Hello lovelies!

Finally time to post this mani I've had lying around for a few weeks now. I used Lina's Nail Art Supplies "Make Your Mark 01" plate, which I had been craving for quite some time now (ever since Cheyenne used it here and this mani is totally inspired by her manis) Finally, by using a coupon I got for my birthday, I was able to procure it. Along with her sister, number 02 ;)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Primitive Primates

Hello lovelies!

Day 5 - the last day of The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest! This was, as it always is, fun! I really enjoyed looking at my fellow nailistas' nails as well. Some amazing freehanding has been going on there... 

Now for the last installment: 
One of the most interesting species that inhabit rainforests around the world, is H. Sapiens Sapiens. Some tribes of H. Sapiens Sapiens have no or very little contact with other tribes and thus have preserved their original, albeit primitive lifestyle. I decided to attribute a manicure to these primates, with whom I share nothing except DNA, but who fascinate me endlessly.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Pouring on Plants

Hi lovelies!

So rainforest... rain, forest... rain on forest! And there you have it: 

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Ferocious Felines

Hello lovelies!

Certain rainforests in Asia are home to the largest and most endangered feline species in the world...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Flashy Splashy Amphibians

Hello lovelies!

This month's theme being Rainforest, bright coloured super poisonous little amphibians spring to mind!

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Creepy Crawlers

Hi lovelies!

It's that time again... and this month The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest! One of the first things that comes to mind is... EEEEK, BUGS! So I decided to turn the creepy crawlers into a cute mani:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Incidental Twin "The Actual Devil"

Hello lovelies!

This week, Lucifer came back on the telly! So let's have some inspired polish by Incidental Twin to celebrate. This is "The Actual Devil":

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ms. Sparkle's Anniversary Collection

These items were send to me for review. All opinions are my own. - *Picture heavy*
Hi lovelies!

Today I celebrate Ms. Sparkle's three-year anniversary! Congratulations! Simone created a special collection for this occasion, inspired by the different facets in the business that have made it a success.