Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Darling Diva - Like A Virgin [VDay mani]

Hello lovelies!

As I'm typing this, I'm still at work. We had a meeting that ran late and now I'm just not willing to face the cold outside yet. I'll go in a moment. But first I want to share this pretty with you! It's Darling Dive "Like a Virgin", a pristine white glitter topper, that immaculately sparkles with impeccable purity:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Love Patches All

Hello lovelies!

Me and a whole bunch of bloggers teamed up for a mega twinsie post event! We were randomly assigned a partner to create twinsie manis with. So I present to you my twin for the day: Maria! The theme was 'patterns' and me and Maria got assigned 'patchwork'. As you might know, I've done a few of those, so I decided to do them totally different this time. This is the result:

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friends on Friday: Dots 'n Roses

Hello lovelies!

Time for a good old Friends on Friday, with a new friend and colleague! She volunteered her hands AND bought me a beer :D Excellent deal, don't you think? 

She had just bought a new top with dots and was wearing it, so I got inspired. This is the result (captured with my phone, but not too bad this time):
I used W7 Black and White as the base and for the dots. Then I freehanded the roses with a nail art brush, and various colours, some of which I  mixed with white to get the right shade. A tutorial for a similar design, can be found here
The mani lasted for more than 4 days, lol! We'll be doing this again soon, it's a welcome break from screen-staring ;) 

Monday, January 20, 2014

ManiMonday - Foxy Paws "Let Love Be Love" Vday mani

Hello lovelies!

To all these lovely fellow lacqueristas who shared my page, THANK YOU! And to those who liked my page, THANK YOU! I'm nearing 600 likes! It is just fantastic, I'm soooo happy! Thank you thank you thank you!

Now this mani I wore to a party at which that guy from the bowling would also be present. So it needed to be pretty, even though I knew he wouldn't even notice, of course. One does these things for oneself. Even though I had nothing but nubs, they had to be prettified. So it became Foxy Paws "Let Love Be Love", with a rose accent nail. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

ManiMonday - Polish me Silly "Surprise Me"

Hello lovelies!

Quick post, am tired, need sleep ;)
I wore this a while ago, when  I went bowling with this guy.. anywayz I thought, even though this is a holiday collection polish, it is also really very bowling-like, so I put it on! Now I didn't have my good cam with me, so these phone pics will have to do:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Twinsie Thursday: Snow

Hello Lacquer Lovers!

It is Twinsie Thursday once again! January's theme was snow and ice, so I decided to do some whimsical snowflakes!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Swatch-It Sunday: Delush Polish "Cirque Fantastique"

Hello lovelies!

This year's first Swatch-It Sunday features another Delushie, named Cirque Fantastique. Let's have a look at this one-of-a-kind pretty:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Essence Nail Care Pen

Hi lovelies!

Today I want to show you a super budget-proof nail care solution, that also happens to be very easy to use! It is Essence's Nail Care Pen:
The pen contains vitamin A & E, ginko extract, jojoba, almond and avocado oil that is all easily applied by just "drawing" with it on the nails and cuticles. I also put some underneath my nail tips. 

It hydrates the cuticles and nails and where my nails looked dry and brittle before, after using this and letting it soak in for an hour, they started to look  happy again. I just wiped it off after that and went on with the day. Now, at the end of it, my nails still look healthy and I have been washing my hands a lot.

Here, an hour after application, one can see that my cuticles have absorbed a lot and the youngest part of my nail bed has soaked up the goodness as well:

And because of the easy, no-spill application, it is very appropriate for traveling, using at work (I do that a lot), or just a quick "oh gosh look at my cuticles, I must hydrate them!"-touch-up. Oh and it smells nice. Not too much, just a little, which is excellent, in my opinion (esp. for using at work; nobody will notice!).