Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Ms. Sparkle "Celebrate With Me" Duo!

Hi lovelies!

I hope you've all had a very merry Christmas! Simone from Ms. Sparkle sure did, she hit the 10K milestone on Instagram! To celebrate, she concocted a duo: "Celebrate With Me!". And it has cupcakes! Yes! Cupcakes!

Christmas Frenchies

Merry Christmas, lovelies!

I hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas with lots of yummies and love. I'm wearing this today. It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted, because I had a case of the squiggly hands, but from afar it looked great. I'm gonna leave it at that ;)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ms. Sparkle January Duo

Hello lovelies!

If you were born in January, or in need of a present for someone who was, you're in luck! Ms. Sparkle has launched monthly duos for 2016 and I have the January Duo to show you! The duo consists of a polish inspired by the astrological sign and one inspired by the birthstone; for January, that means Capricorn and garnet. Let's start with the latter:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Family Christmas Sweaters

Hi lovelies!

Had some family fun with Ugly Christmas Sweater designs :) First, here's mine, a little over-embellished...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Simple Christmas Glitter Gradient

Hello lovelies!

I have a very simple Christmas mani with an untried indie today! I've had it lying around for ages and finally pulled it out for this occasion!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Born Pretty Yellow Stamping Polish

Hi lovelies!

Yes, that's right, I'm trying out allllllll new stamping polishes from BPS. The ones I didn't get for review, I bought myself, as I got greedy and found that I needed ALL THE COLOURS! And I'm glad I did. Now I have yellow stamping polish as well! I used BP-79 again, a different image this time.

Born Pretty Rusty Red Metallic Stamping Polish

Hi lovelies!

I have another lovely metallic stamping polish to show you, a nice rusty red one

Monday, December 14, 2015

BP-79 Stamping Design - pt. 1

Hi lovelies!

I did a little stamping with BP-79 over My Indie Polish "New Year, New You" from the New Year's Trio, which I showed you last week!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Indie Polish New Year's Trio

Hi lovelies!

Got a heavenly trio for you today from to celebrate the upcoming year. Three very different polishes, that somehow come together perfectly. Let's start with "Rose Gold Nights":

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Born Pretty Purple Shimmer Stamping Polish

Hello lovelies!

Get ready for more BPS stamping; today we have the purple shimmer polish!

Born Pretty Pastel Lilac Stamping Polish

Hi lovelies!

I tested the new pastel lilac stamping polish from Born Pretty Store and I did two manis! Check it out!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Abstract winter stamping

Hi lovelies! 

I did a winter-y design with another new BPS stamping polish, a bright blue one. This is the result!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Paws by Eddie "Bajoran Security Officer"

Hi lovelies!

Not much writing inspiration today, I put all that into my thesis already. So let's just dive into the nails! Some indie love, it's been a while... Another PbE for you, called "Bajoran Security Officer", a Star Trek inspired polish! I'm not a Trekkie, so I don't really know that much about it, unfortunately, but the polish is truly awesome!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ugly Green Christmas Sweater Skittle with BPS

Hi lovelies!

More stamping with the new stamping polishes from Born Pretty Store! This time a gorgeous green metallic, that I used in an ugly sweater skittle design:

Monday, November 30, 2015

Born Pretty Metallic Blue Stamping Polish

Hi lovelies!

I received some of's newest metallic stamping polishes, so let's check them out! Today I have the blue one for you. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Japanese mani for my Japanese friend!

Hi lovelies!

Sorry for having been MIA for so long; I had caught a bad bug and was kinda busy fighting it... But today's a happy day, for my Japanese friend celebrates her birthday! Since I haven't seen her in ages, I thought I'd do a mani in her honour.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Owls, Flowers & Lots of Pink!

Hi lovelies!

Did a fun mani today!

This was very simple. The owl is a decal from BPS, which has a clear background, so I put it over two coats of Sinful Colors "Snow Me White". The other nails have a base of Rimmel "Funtime Fuchsia", 2 coats. Then I grabbed stamping plate BP-78 and BPS baby pink stamping polish and voilà! Top coat and done. I really recommend this stamping polish, it stamps super easily!

The pics have all been taken in my lightbox, as the entire day was so dreary, that there simply wasn't enough light! This mani sure improved my day, though ;) Oh  if you want to go and get these pretties, be sure to use discount coupon code SXDQ10 at checkout!

So what do you think? Do you like my decal-stamp combo?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hema Glitter Polish: Blue & Green

Hi lovelies!

Happy ManiMonday! I'm super tired, so I'm gonna keep it short.. I have 2 of HEMA's new glitter polishes for you today! They are part of the "Special Effect Nailpolish" line. Let's start with the blue one, no. 91.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Splitting and peeling nails: my rescue product

Hi lovelies!

I often read questions on the internet on how to cure or prevent splitting and peeling nails. I finally found something that works almost instantly! My Cinderella hand had been splitting and peeling forever and I had tried EVERYTHING! Eventually I tried Herôme "Nail Growth Explosion", in an effort to speed up the nail growth process. And to my surprise, the peeling stopped! Let's dive into that a bit more:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Green plaid design

Hi lovelies!

A simple manicure today with some decals from BPS!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics "Hokulani" and "Poipu Sunset"

Hi lovelies!

I thought I'd spam you with intense beauty today, as the world has been showing us so much ugliness off late. I ordered these two amazing holos from Celestial Cosmetics, through the Hella Holo Customs Group: Hokulani and Poipu Sunset. They're inspired by Hawai'i. Let's have a look!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Incidental Twin "Dragons Must Fly"

Hi lovelies!

A little more indie love today with Incidental Twin's "Dragons Must Fly"! This polish is inspired by a book series I have never read: "Dragonriders of Pern". This polish has inspired me to go read it ;)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Roses are white, nails are blue...

Hello lovelies!

More floral stamping today.. I know, I'm boring, but I just really enjoy florals and stamping!

Red, gold and leaves

Hi lovelies!

Yeah, I know, the title is very unimaginative, but after a lot of thought, this was the best I could do. The mani is actually better than the title:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hi lovelies!

Happy ManiMonday! I have some holo action for you today, with pics I shot ages ago, but never got around to post. We've been having quite some rain here the past few days, so this bit of sparkly goodness does me good! Let's start with the base, El Corazon 423/34:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friends on Friday - Holo, Fall & Stamp

Hello lovelies!

It's been  a while since I've posted my friend's manicure, so let me show you two of which the photos don't totally suck ;)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LadyQueen Fleur-De-Lis Charm

Hi lovelies!

More fleur-de-lis nail art today, this time with a charm from LadyQueen

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Try or Die: Double Stamping over Black

Hello lovelies!

Recently I tried something I had never attempted before: double stamping over black. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Incidental Twin "The Wolverine" + nail art

Hi lovelies!

Happy ManiMonday! Some indie love and simple nail art today with Incidental Twin's "The Wolverine":

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Residual Halloween Manis - Oops!

Hello lovelies!

I meant to post these Friday and Saturday, in time for and on the time of Halloween, but both days I was not feeling well at all, so I couldn't muster up the strength to post these. Therefore I'll show them now and perhaps you can use them as inspiration for next year! 

Let's start with a mani that was loosely inspired by Cosmetic Sanctuary. I did not have her awesome vinyls or her awesome nail charm (I ordered one, but it hasn't arrived yet), so I created this:

Friday, October 30, 2015

Lady Queen Halloween Stamping Plates

Hi lovelies!

I got two (yes, two!) manis for you today, both created with stamping plates I received from LadyQueen and both for Halloween! Let's start with the Haunted House manicure :)

BOO! Mhuahahahahahaaaaa! The stamping plate I used for this is HeHe 057. I stamped with Konad black over a saran wrap goo mess I created using a base of Essence "I'm The Boss", "Lilac Is My Style", Maybelling "Cool Touch", El Corazon 423/32 and Mod Lacquer "Stunned". I thought it would look like a toxic environment, lol ;) Of course, I had to mattify it all, because it makes most of you happy!

The second mani is with Hehe 010, an awesome plate with sugar skulls!

 I created decals with this plate and placed them over Incidental Twin "Ooky Redux". As you can see, they're really big, so they don't fit on short nails (unless you go artsy for parts off skull).
The plate stamps well, but my decal making skills had sort of vaporised that day.. I redid them a few times, but I kept messing up, so this'll have to do. I really did the best I could..

If you're interested in these nail art items, you can find them here and here and be sure to use discount coupon code ESAX15 for a 15% discount!

What do you think? 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

HPB Presents: Kitty Catty Halloween!

Hello lovelies!

More Halloween nail art with LadyQueen products today and a little indie polish love as well! Check it out:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lady Queen Halloween Decals

Hello lovelies!

A while ago, I was approached by webshop LadyQueen and they asked me to review some of their products. They offer a wide variety of nail art items, including lots of Halloween stuff, so I went kinda nuts in that area! Today I have some of their super cool water decals to show you:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Incidental Twin "Ooky Redux"

Hello lovelies!

Let's start this Halloween week with a beautiful spooky indie polish: Incidental Twin "Ooky Redux" form the 2014 Chilly Ghostly Nights line!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween Dry Marble

Hello lovelies!

I tried a little dry marbling today for Halloween...