Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen presents: In My Garden - Sunshine

Hello lovelies!

Today is the last day of this month's Digit-al Dozen: In My Garden challenge! Now the best thing about my garden is the fact that it has loads of sunshine. It makes taking nail pics so much easier!  Plus, actively absorbing solar radiation is one of my hobbies. The house I previously occupied had hardly any natural light and no garden whatsoever, so I'm very grateful for my new patch of bricks! 

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen presents: In My Garden - Feline Visitors

Hi lovelies!

So besides bricks and one pink geranium, not much is going on in my garden presently, but I do get the occasional feline visitor. That's why this manicure, which is basically a recreation of Amber's awesome Krazy for Kitties manicure, fits the theme perfectly!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen presents: In My Garden - What My Garden Actually Looks Like

Hello lovelies!

Yesterday I showed one of my dream gardens and today I present my actual garden. My actual garden is nothing but clinker bricks. However, one of my good friends gave me a geranium plant when I had just signed the lease, as an early housewarming present. It was the first thing of mine to be in the new house and later in the garden. It is still there! Therefore I dedicate this manicure to the geranium that pinks up my grey garden:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen presents: In My Garden - What I wish my garden looked like

Hi lovelies!

Still busy with my new house, which is why I completely forgot the start of this new challenge! However the moving did make me an actual garden-owner, which does make this challenge - In My Garden - more fun! 

Luckily I had a mani in the vault from last challenge (where we were inspired by each other), which I didn't manage to post. It is quite fitting, since it depicts what my dream garden would look like! It is inspired by this wonderful manicure by Oksana - a.k.a. The Polished Koi.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Biggie" - Hella Handmade Creations Custom for June

Hello lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle is on a roll with these Trolls-inspired polishes! We've had Poppy and Guy Diamond and this month we have Biggie! LOL he's so cute!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Shine Brightly" - Yellow Polish Lovers Group Custom

Hi lovelies!

For the facebook group that is entirely devoted to yellow nail polish, Ms. Sparkle created "Shine Brightly", a crelly packed with unicorn pigment and ucc flakies. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen are Inspired By Each Other - Pink Plaid!

Hi lovelies!

On Wednesday we wear pink, so I took my inspiration for today from Kristy from Let's Begin Nails, who did a pink-black-grey-white plaid design. When I saw her design I found it so very cool! Mine came out very different (a bit too much black, ahem)...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen are Inspired By Each Other - Happy Cloudy Day

Hello lovelies!

I'm currently in the process of moving house and have been for the last few weeks, hence the lack of blogging... but I managed to get some manis done for this month's Digit-al Dozen challenge! We're being inspired by each other, so I randomly chose some of the other ladies manicures about which I felt I would be able to recreate.. starting with Marisa's - A.K.A. Polish Those Nails - happy clouds mani!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Guy Diamond" - Hella Handmade Creations - May 2018

Hi lovelies!

Got another group custom by Ms. Sparkle today - the one for Hella Handmade Creations for May! Ms. Sparkle's theme is Trolls - last month we had the pretty "Poppy" and this month is "Guy Diamond"'s moment!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Chemical X" - Polish Pickup May - 90's!

Hello lovelies!

I know I've been MIA - I'm currently in the process of moving house and renovating and everything, so life's been kinda crazy! Fortunately I have fantastic friends and family helping me out, or I wouldn't be able to get things done in a million years!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Indie Love Week - Incidental Twin & Lina

Hello lovelies!

Last day of ultimate indie love today! I'm ending the week with negative space, an Incidental Twin untried (last one I had!) and more of Lina's Nail Art Supplies stamping.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Indie Love Week - Svenja + 6

Hello lovelies!

Another day, and this manicure features the most indies. 7 in total: 6 polishes and 1 vinyl brand!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Indie Love Week - Lina, M Polish and Ms. Sparkle

Hi lovelies!

Today three indies, one of which untried, in a manicure that is also dedicated to The REAL Nail Addicts facebook group admin Kat, for her birthday! We figured out that her favourite colours were earthy toned ones, so I did a nude/brown/black manicure in her honour:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Indie Love - Let It Glitter & Whats Up Nails

Hi lovelies!

Another day, another bunch of indie lovin' and today I present Let it Glitter, a retired Dutch indie and Whats Up Nails, from which I recently could not NOT order, when they were having a sale ;-) The order came in a few days ago, so perfect timing.

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Indie Love Week - EdM, M Polish and HēHē

Hello lovelies!

This week we - The Digit-al Dozen - pay tribute to all the indies out there! I'm kicking the day off with three of them: Emily de Molly, M Polish and Hē stamping plates.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Inspired by another dress!

Hello lovelies!

Remember that mani that was inspired by my dress? I have another one of those dresses (couldn't choose), so I did a mani for that one as well!

This is the dress in question:

I used BPS dark green holo polish and this greenish stamping polish to paint the flowers with this super handy detail brush:

I sealed it in with fast-drying top coat and then applied matte top coat on my ring finger and pinky:

What do you think? Do you like the colour combo? I must say, if it wasn't for the dress, I would've never thought of it.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

Hi lovelies!

Happy Easter! I created an easy Easter manicure today, but with a twist...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Poppy" - Hella Handmade Creations LE

Hi lovelies!

I have yet another group custom from Ms. Sparkle to show you - "Poppy" for Hella Handmade Creations!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Starbits" - Polish Pickup April

Hi lovelies!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Inside Out" Collection

Hello lovelies!

It's time to meet one of Ms. Sparkle's newest collections, based on the popular Pixar picture "Inside Out"!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Stamping Week - Quadruple

Hello lovelies! 

As promised, I went all out for todays manicure; I did not just stamp, nor did I do a double stamp. No, I quadruple-bloody-stamped the bejesus out of this manicure!

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Stamping Week - Marble

Hi lovelies!

I wasn't able to post yesterday, because I haven't been feeling well for the past few days. I wasn't able to do my nails for two days and I slept all evening yesterday, so no post and today I'm going to have to pull something from the vault! I did this manicure last summer, hence the still-square nails. 

One of the wonderful things that you can stamp, besides patterns from plates, is a marble! This technique is very simple, but looks intricate. Very fun! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's Stamping Week - Decals

Hello lovelies!

Another fun thing to do with your stamper is creating decals. For some reason this is especially true for flowers. Hence this manicure:

The Digit-al Dozen's Stamping Week - Bridal

Hello lovelies!

This month's Digit-al Dozen theme is stamping, so I can legitimately stamp every manicure this time! Excellent timing, because I've been incredibly busy lately and I didn't even realise that the challenge had started until today... Since stamping is my go-to nail art method these days, I had some recent manicures on my camera, so I wouldn't miss the challenge, thank goodness! I'm starting the week with a romantic bridal manicure. It wasn't meant bridal, but everyone at work thought it to be very much so and, well look at it, they have a point!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Purple galaxy hearts

Hello lovelies!
For those who follow me on IG, you may have already seen this manicure ages ago... I forgot to post it on the blog, so I figured I'd do that now. On Instagram a group of nailistas came together to celebrate fellow insta nailista Caroline Goodwill's birthday by means of posting purple manicures. It was around Vday, so mine had hearts...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Incidental Twin "Arkenstone"

Hello lovelies!

How about some "The Hobbit"-inspired nail polish? This is Incidental Twin "Arkenstone":

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Girls Wanna Have Fun" - Retro Rewind Crelly Crate

Hi lovelies!

Two facebook groups have come together and organised a limited edition nail polish box: Crazy 4 Crellies and Retro Rewind Lounge. This resulted in a wonderful collection dedicated to gone-by eras. Parrot Polish, Dollish Polish, Polish ‘M, Ms. Sparkle and Supernatural Lacquer all took a decade and went nuts and I have Ms. Sparkle's creation today!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures - Phoenix

Hello lovelies!

I'm ending this wonderful week of mythical creature manis with Fawkes the Phoenix!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures - Fairies

Hi lovelies!

After three dark manicures I figured we needed some bright colours, so I tried to come up with something happy or cute and then I saw Kerry's manicure, so I drew inspiration from that! 

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures - Werewolf

Hello lovelies!

Well need I say more? Werewolves!  Yep, The Harry Potter Universe has werewolves too! I LOVE werewolves...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Polish Pickup - Books - Ms. Sparkle "For Dummies"

Hi lovelies!

This month's Polish Pickup theme is Books! Ms. Sparkle chose an entire franchise - 'For Dummies', how fun!

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures - Basilisk

Hello lovelies!

So I'm staying on the Harry Potter themed magical creatures and continue with a basilisk mani!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures - Patronus

Hello lovelies!

This week is all about mythical creatures! I'm starting off with the one that can be conjured up to ward off evil, a Patronus. And Harry's Patronus is a stag, as we all know:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Go, Holland, Go!

Hello lovelies!

The Winter Olympics have been entertaining the world for a week now, so it is time to manicuristically cheer on Team NL! The Dutch national colour being orange and the entire Dutch Olympic Team being stars (especially those speed skaters), the manicure is simply this:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello lovelies!

Since I'm not romantically involved with anyone, I thought I'd celebrate Vday with a few friends! 

I'm starting with a thank you-mani for my polish swap friend Donna:

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ms. Sparkle's ANTI-Valentine Collection 2018

Hello lovelies!

Every year Simone from Ms. Sparkle creates an ANTI-Valentine collection and this year's edition is stunning and despite trying to incite the opposite, it gives me all kinds of lovey-dovey feelings!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Candy Crush" - Polish Pickup Sugar Rush

Hi lovelies!

I have one excellent press sample polish to show you today... it's part of The Polish Pickup - a facebook group where makers create polishes inspired by a monthly theme. The polishes are then sold in the Polish Pickup store at the beginning of each month. You get to pick which polishes you want and you pay a flat rate shipping cost of $3.

February's theme is Sugar Rush and Simone from Ms. Sparkle Polish created the incredibly happy jelly "Candy Crush":

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Inspired by my green floral dress

Hello lovelies!

I was in desperate need of some new clothes so I purchased some during a sale +20% off event. I got two blouse dress thingies (I couldn't choose between them, because of their totally different patterns which I both loved). They inspired my manicures and today I'm showing you the first one:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blue Monday

Hi lovelies!

Today is Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year. However, since blue is a beautiful shade, why not celebrate with a manicure and try to beat those blues? I took one out of the vault, since I had to work today, which is why my nails are still square here, lol.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen: All That Glitters - Untried

Hi lovelies!

During this challenge, I realised I have a lot of untried glitters. Therefore I decided to use one that I never really knew what to do with: China Glaze "Ray-Diant".

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ms. Sparkle's Moonlight Flight Collection - pt. 2

Hello lovelies!

Time for the rest of Ms. Sparkle's Moonlight Flight Collection! Part 1 was awesome and I promise part 2 is also excellent.

The Digit-al Dozen: All That Glitters - Gradient

Hello lovelies!

One of my favourite things to do with glitter is creating a gradient... for today's manicure I took my very first indie glitter topper: Different Dimension "Another Brick in the Wall":