Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ms. Sparkle June Duo!

Hello lovelies!

Another month is around the corner, so that means another stunning birthstone/star sign duo from Ms. Sparkle! We have Gemini and Pearl this month and the translations into polish are awesome, check it out!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Classy Flashy Foliage

Hello lovelies!

It's time for a little double stamping again! Today it's classy, flashy and with a lot of foliage:

Sunday, May 29, 2016

LynBDesigns "Pliny The Elder" & BPS Rose Stencils

Hi lovelies!

Today I have a little swatch and some nail art with LynBDesign's "Pliny The Elder"!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pretty in Paisley

Hi lovelies!

A while ago, I did a manicure loosely inspired by my new shirt. Although the shirt is a bright flamingo-coralish pink, it has beautiful teal/turquoise patterns, with flowers and paisley. So I decided to do take the turquoise and the paisley to the manicure!

My base is two coats of Celestial Cosmetics "Celebrate with NYX", their celebratory 2nd birthday polish. This is just stunning. It is so bright, with so much linear holo, yet the holo doesn't even dull the colours in the shade. Perfectly concocted!

I stamped over it with BC-01. It is not the best quality stamping plate, the etching on this image is so fine that the stampers have a hard time picking up the image. But nontheless, it did the trick well enough. With all that sparkle underneath the image, nobody will notice ;)

What do you think? I wore this for two days, lol, which is very long for me.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Incidental Twin "The Righteous Man" - Supernatural Season Finale Tribute!

Hello lovelies!

Tonight the season finale of Supernatural will air (Amara, Chuck, The Mark, what will happen?! Also, I WANT CAS BACK!). I only recently got hooked on this show, but it took me a disturbingly short time to catch up... that's how good this show is. Sami from Incidental Twin has of course know this for ages and she has created a couple of polishes in honour of it. The one I have is "The Righteous Man", inspired by our gorgeous Dean <3

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Incidental Twin "Glass Case of Emotion"

Hi lovelies!

More Incidental Twin goodness today, since it's Sami's birthday week! This time a beautiful topper called "Glass Case Of Emotion"

Monday, May 23, 2016

Manis for Rose: Pond Stamping

Hi lovelies!

Today we, a bunch of nail bloggers, led by the wonderful Jessica, present a special manicure for Roselynn of Manicured & Marvelous. She's been struggling with her health lately and we want to show our support  and love by recreating one of her manicures! I've been following her blog for ages and she's a great inspiration. She put the concept of pond stamping in my head, but I had not gotten around to doing it yet. This seems to me the perfect opportunity to try the technique she taught me!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Incidental Twin "Mayan Not-So-Apocalypse"

Hi lovelies!

Today I have a golden beauty from Incidental Twin for you, which celebrates the not-ending-of-the-world a few years ago, whoohoo!

HPB Presents: Neutrals & Neons

Hello lovelies!

We have another fun link-up this week! The theme is Neutrals & Neons, super fun! As it so happened, I just got a new beautiful neutral polish from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, so I did't have to think twice!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

M Polish "To Have and To Holo"

Hello lovelies!

Yesterday I had some subtle stamping with M Polish "Snowberry"; today I use the same brand in some over the top stamping action! This is "To Have and To Holo"!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Yay-my-friend-got-married mani!

Hi lovelies!

Today one of my dear friends got married. Yesterday I did her nails; we spent all afternoon coming up with the perfect manicure to accompany her dress. I don't have pics yet, so you'll get to see those later. In the meantime, I did my nails in a similar fashion, to manicurally (I invented another word, whoohoo!) celebrate with her!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Incidental Twin "The Blind Captain"

Hi lovelies!

Got a green beauty from Incidental Twin today! This is "The Blind Captain", based on Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles, which I obviously need to start reading!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happy Anniversary Ms. Sparkle!

Hi lovelies!

Let's have a party with Ms. Sparkle, for her awesome brand celebrates it's two-year existence! Whoohoo! I've been there since the beginning stages, coincidentally, by winning her giveaway all that time ago. So I have two manis to celebrate, with this month's Star Sign polish - Taurus!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Incidental Twin "Darling Mermaid Darlings"

Hi lovelies!

Another lovely polish from Incidental Twin is here for you! This polish was inspired by the show Pushing Daisies, more specifically the Charles sisters synchronized swimming duo "Darling Mermaid Darlings":

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Snakeskin double stamp with Ms. Sparkle "Emerald"

Hello lovelies!

Remember that beautiful May Duo from Ms. Sparkle? Did a little nail art with "Emerald"!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Inspired by my phone case!

Hello lovelies!

I'm really excited about the following post, which is inspired by my phone case. I've had my new phone and case since Christmas and I felt immediately inspired to put it into a manicure. I could however not find the right shade to match my case, until I discovered that Picture Polish "Big Bang" is a very near match! So I had to quickly paint this, because my phone case is already breaking down in every place, so soon it will not be picture-worthy.

Okay, so "Big Bang" has a ton of sparkle that does not match the case, but a little extra sparkle never hurt no one, now did it? So let me show you!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Incidental Twin "Cosmos"

Hello lovelies!

Today I have a Carl Sagan inspired nail polish from Incidental Twin for you! Meet "Cosmos":

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friends on Friday - PhD appropriate nails

Hello lovelies!

A friend of mine defended her PhD thesis a little while ago, and asked me to do her nails (YAY!). This was a tricky situation; a lot of fashionable stuff is frowned upon, so I couldn't go all out with the nails. However, it was a joyous occasion, so I did want to translate that into the manicure. In the end, I decided to do all nails a dark blue, similar to her dress, but with accent nails of a more festive nature. 

The blue is two coats of Essence "Date in the Moonlight" and on the accent nails there is Essie "Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low" stamped with "Date in the Moonlight" and BP-L029.

What do you think? I was so honoured to do her nails for this occasion; if you recognize the nails; I also did her wedding nails!

Oh and the defense went great and she's a Doctor now! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Picture Polish "Big Bang"

Hi lovelies!

Got another beautiful polish for you today. This is Picture Polish "Big Bang", a PP collaboration polish with French blogger La NPA Mouton. It's basically a Hubble Picture in a bottle. Aw yisssssssss!!! When I saw it over at Cosmetic Sanctuary, I knew I had to have it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

LynBDesigns "May The Fourth Be With You"

Hello lovelies!

Happy May The Fourth! A while ago (I do not remember exactly when), LynBDesigns included this beautiful treat in people's orders for a special occasion: "May The Fourth Be With You", a varnish dedicated to International Star Wars Day! So let's feast our eyes:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Incidental Twin "Mother Winter"

Hi lovelies!

I have an absolute stunner from Incidental Twin for you, which isn't even listed in the shop yet! It is "Mother Winter", from the Dresden Files line. Do not pay attention to the label on the bottle; Sami accidentally mislabeled it, lol! She was very busy at the time of bottling these. But look at the beauty she created!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ms. Sparkle May Duo

Hi lovelies!

I have another stunning Birthstone/Star Sign duo from Ms. Sparkle for you today! I'm really excited about it, the polishes are absolutely gorgeous. They're inspired by emerald and taurus.