Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

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":

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen: All That Glitters - Leadlighting

Hi lovelies!

Another cool thing to do with glitter is lead lighting! 

The Digit-al Dozen: All That Glitters - Coarse Glitter

Hello lovelies!

So yesterday I did something with microglitter, so today is all about the big ones! Remember the day they invented triangle glitter (well at least polish-wise)? I do. Lumina Lacquer was one of the first to put it into polish and it was magical. I was mesmerised and was forced to order a few bottles because I couldn't get it out of my head anymore...

Here's my ode to triangle glitter:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen: All That Glitters - Microglitter

Hello lovelies!

We're off to a good start this year when it comes to our Digit-al Dozen Challenge, because we're doing All That Glitters! I'm starting with a beautiful microglitter polish "Sun Soaked", a rose gold texture filled with gold microflakies and pink holo glitter.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friends on Friday - Holiday Fun!

Hello lovelies!

Happy New Year! My new year's resolution is getting my blogging mojo back, so I'm starting with a Friends on Friday issue, since I love doing other people's nails so much!

During the holidays I brought my nail art supplies to my family and did my sister's and my friend's nails. I had brought all my cute holiday stamping plates, but had forgotten my stamper. I looked everywhere for a spare, but no such luck. So I had to get creative the old fashioned way! 

I started out with something I had had in mind with Ms. Sparkle's new gorgeous polish "Yasuko" (swatches are on their way).