Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Lend a Hand and Polish it Pretty

Hello lovelies!

Sami from Incidental Twin needs some help paying her Etsy fee, but because Etsy temporarily suspended her Etsy shop (making it harder to make money to pay the fee, hmmm...), she's having a special sale! All full-sized polishes will be $8 plus shipping. So this is your chance to grab some pretties! I have a little overview right here:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cracked


Hello lovelies

This manicure I did months and months ago, but never got around to post it! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friends on Friday - RED!

Hello lovelies!

I've been MIA for a couple of days now; I was too busy and tired to blog! But now I'm back with some manis for my friends and family! Let's start with my coworker and friend, with whom I occasionally sneak in some mani-time after work:

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter pastels


Happy Easter everybody!

After the bright, non-traditional Easter manicure of Saturday, it was time for a traditional pastel one! 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Incidental Twin "Queen of Light and Life" + Easter Nail Art


Hi lovelies!!

Time for another pretty from Incidental Twin! Green glitter bomb "Queen of Light and Life" would like to make your acquaintance in her different forms:

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - NPA


Hi lovelies!

We've come to this month's last Digit-al Dozen mani already! This week was fun, I really enjoyed getting to know everyone through sharing about myself. Now for the last little fact about me, I'm giving you an obvious one... I'm a nail polish addict!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - Holland


Hello lovelies!

Part 4 of 'Get to know ME!' focuses on an important detail about me, on which I have touched every now and then,  during the past years: I'm Dutch!

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - Stars


Hello lovelies!

Since this month The Digit-al Dozen in focussing on the blogger behind the nails, it's time for another 'fun fact' about me:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - IT


Hi lovelies!

As mentioned yesterday, this week, The Digit-al Dozen focuses on the blogger behind the scenes... 5 Manicures about me! Yesterday I focused on my name, today I'll focus on my job:

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - Flowers


Hello lovelies!

This month, The Digit-al Dozen focuses on the person behind the nail art, the blogger herself, the individual.. which for this particular little corner of the internet is ME! So the upcoming 5 days, I'll let you get to know me through some manicures and I thought it would be fun to start with my name...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Born Pretty Yellow Series Stamping Polish #103


Hello lovelies!

Remember that water lily mani? Well I used an untried for the green in that one,  which inspired me to try it for real!  There usually is no reason for polishes to become untrieds... Other than a lack of time and the stash becoming bigger and bigger... and the fact that I want to give the polishes the love they deserve! So I showed some love to Aliquid Lacquer "Yooper" and tested a new BP stamping polish while I was at it! 

The Digit-al Dozen | March Birthday | Surprise!


Hi lovelies!

For this month's birthday challenge, we celebrate the birthday of one of our member's - Amber Hess - new baby girl! Congratulations Amber!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Incidental Twin "Sinners Must Be Punished"


Hello lovelies!

I have a gorgeous gorgeous polish to show! It's Incidental Twin "Sinners Must Be Punished", a dark purplish old-blood red jelly with steel coloured hexes and microflakes. It is part of The Morningstar Line - a nail polish collection inspired by the awesome TV show Lucifer! This polish is for Maze...




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This is three thin easy coats with top coat. It is absolutely stunning, seductive, mysterious and kick-ass, like Maze. Look at it up close:



Of course such a beauty needed some complimentary stamping! 

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I decided to stamp it with a steel stamping polish, Konad #42, and some hell flames from HēHē-036, which I recently ordered from aiyoohehe.com



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Do you watch the show? I can't wait for it to start again, I'm completely smitten with Tom Ellis...



Friday, March 24, 2017

Friends on Friday - Flowers


Hi lovelies!

So there's been some prettifying again recently with two newbies! Let's start with one of those; one of my colleagues, who's never worn more than a subtle shimmer. I decided she needed purple holo in her life. She agreed:



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Incidental Twin Nail Polish "Bowie"


Hello lovelies!

Do I have something gorgeous for you today! An amazing polish inspired by the recently deceased David Bowie:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Incidental Twin "Stranger Things" line


Hello lovelies!

So if you have Netflix, you've probably seen Stranger Things and if you haven't, you seriously have to see it. Being a child of the 80's, I truly appreciate the way this show incorporates the 80's vibe, the adventure movie feel, the typical teenage drama and the suspense, all with awesome special effects and a strong story line. The lovely Sami from Incidental Twin created some polishes celebrating this wonderful tv show and I have two of them to show you today!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Water Lilies


Hello lovelies!

Pffff I made it, the last installment of this month's Digit-al Dozen week! It was such an incredibly fun theme this month, but I struggled to get everything done. But I made it and am only two days late ;)

I'm finishing off this week with water lilies and I think you all know whom I was inspired by.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Gerberas

Hello lovelies!

Day 4 of The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art is here and I present another type of flower: The Gerbera. Guess who's work this is inspired by? 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Lotus


Hello lovelies!

So I'm still a day behind, and I won't be able to catch up, so on day 4 I present you day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art! Keeping in tune with my floral theme, I decided to think back to when flowers first appeared in art (art which has withstood the sands of time and is widely known). So Egypt and their blue loti sprang to mind!


The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Peonies


Hi lovelies!

After the poppies, I was in the mood for more florals. Hence, I stole Marisa's approach of doing a week of flowers! She did amazing freehand florals from different decades; I'll do florals from different ages and art movements. Today I have peonies from the Middle Ages:


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Pi Day!


Hello lovelies!

Before I post my new manicure for The Digit-al Dozen, I'd like to celebrate Pi Day!

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Poppies


Hello lovelies!

This month, The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art! For day one of this challenge, I chose to recreate a contemporary piece made by Nicolette Vaughan Horner, that I came across on Pinterest and thought was gorgeous!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friends on Friday - Good-Moody Blues


Hi lovelies!

It's that time again - manis for friends! I did two blue ones recently that I'm sharing today. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BPS paisley plate Harunouta L020


Hi lovelies!

I got another paisley stamping plate from BPS, Harunouta L020, and it's of course fantastic! I did two manis so far: 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Carnival Collection


Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle's newest collection is inspired by Carnival, a very fascinating tradition that originated a few thousand years ago and is celebrated all over the world, particularly in Catholic regions.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Holo Maniacs Group Custom


Hello lovelies!

I have Ms. Sparkle's custom polish for the Holo Maniacs Facebook Group to show today! It's called "Don't let the green grass fool you" and it is magnificent!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Indie Polish "Pride" and "Mars Diner"


These items were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello lovelies!

So of course I fell ill again, because I had been healthy for almost two weeks and clearly that is absolutely absurd and must be undone immediately (or so it seems). Therefore, since I have fallen behind on blogging, I will merge two posts into one and present the last two pretties I have from My Indie Polish's "Hello Toronto" spring collection!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Indie Polish "Sunsets at Bluffers Park"



These items were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hi lovelies!

Time for another one of My Indie Polish's pretties! This is "Sunsets at Bluffers Park", inspired by the Scarborough Bluffs, which according to wiki "have been described as a 'geological wonder' and a unique feature in North America."

Monday, February 20, 2017

My Indie Polish "Nathan Philips Skate"


These items were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello lovelies!

The lovely Tanya from My Indie Polish sent me some pretties from her new spring collection! This new collection - "Hello Toronto" - consists of a myriad of different polishes, finishes and shades. It's inspired by Tanya's favourite places in Toronto and judging by the polishes, I can safely say that Toronto is awesome! Today I'll show you "Nathan Philips Skate":

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Black - Jack


Hello lovelies!

For the final installment of The Digit-al Dozen does Black I present... Black Jack!

The Digit-al Dozen does Black - Lace

Hello lovelies!

Day four! When thinking of black, I also think of my favourite forensic scientist. Do you know who I mean?  Abby Sciuto from NCIS! And one of my favourite fashion statements of hers, the black lace umbrella, seems like a perfect excuse for black lace nails... I have soooo many lace stamping plates, you have no idea, so simply any excuse to use them, will do.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Black - Tie


Hello lovelies!

We're continuing the week of black with a Black Tie skittlette!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Black - Out

Hello lovelies!

Alright, how to combine Valentine's Day with this week's Black theme, while still maintaining my title mojo of "Things that are black or have 'black' in their name/expression". This was tricky business, but I figured it out... When does the amount of babies born suddenly increase? Precisely! 9 months after a power outage! Blackout! Sudden darkness seems to ignite some sweet, sweet lovin' ;)

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Black - Metal


Hello lovelies!

So we're doing BLACK for this month's Digit-al Dozen! So a few things come to mind. Like black metal. So I did black metal! But I turned it into a literal interpretation of black and metal (because I felt like it) and this came out:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Vondelpark Roses


Hello lovelies!

So if you're not wanting that whole pink Valentine's Day manicure with hearts and stuff, but you still want to wear something romantic, you can do this:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Heartbeat


Hi lovelies!

Just got this wonderful plate, Celebration BPX-L014 from Born Pretty Store, to create some Vday manis!