Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Years Eve

Hi lovelies!

With this mani I'd like to wish you a wonderful New Year's Eve and a sparkling bright start of 2019! I'm not going to party big, but I will be celebrating with friends. So I did my nails in honour of it.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "The Magic Wand" - HHC December

Hi lovelies!

Long time no blog... I even missed The Digit-al Dozen this month, due to too many things going on at the same time. I did however swatch this beauty by Ms. Sparkle and since it's available for pre-order as we speak, I figured I'd write this post! This is Ms. Sparkle's contribution to Hella Handmade Creations' December lineup - "The Magic Wand" - inspired by vintage toys:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Looks Up - Starry Starry Night

Hello lovelies!

So finally my last Digit-al Dozen post. Of course my favourite thing looking up is stars. So a starry mani could not be left out of the line-up! Plus, my friend gave me the plate with this image, so I really wanted to use it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Looks Up - Cloudy Sky & Birdies Fly

Hello lovelies!

I'm continuing my Digit-al Dozen challenge today, 5 days late. Sorry about that! Anyways, we were looking up for this challenge, so I already covered a few subjects: airplanes, dandelions and my kick-ass lamp. Today I'm looking up at a cloudy sky across which birds are flying, a . 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Essence Guardians of The Unicorn & Feathers

Hi lovelies!

Quick post today, something from the vault. This is Essence Space Stories "Guardians of The Unicorn", a shimmery lilac purple with an intense teal shimmer.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Kawaii" - HHC November 2018

Hi lovelies!

Today I postpone my contribution to The Digit-al Dozen's Look Up challenge to write about this custom beauty "Kawaii", created by Ms. Sparkle for November's Hella Handmade Creations collection:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Looks Up - My Awesome Lamp

Hi lovelies!

When I look up from my couch, I see my awesome new lamp. So for this month's "Look Up" challenge, it's the perfect inspiration! I remember walking into the hardware store for paint or brushes or whatever and being swept off my feet by this lamp. I had to have it. It consists of bronze triangles that form a icosahedron that in turn from some angles projects as a hexagon onto my retina and the lamp itself projects rhombus light patterns. 


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Looks Up - Dandelion

Hi lovelies!

What else might one see when one looks up, besides me flying planes? Of course, the wonderful phenomenon of dandelion seeds parachuting through the air:

The Digit-al Dozen Looks Up - It's a plane!

Hello lovelies!

Long time no blog... I've been battling some kind of persistent fatigue lately, that doesn't seem to want to go away. Anyways, I'm back for this month's Digit-al Dozen challenge, which is all about what you see when you look up, so for this first instalment I commemorate the time that when one in the Rotterdam area looked up, one could have seen me actually flying an airplane! Oh yeah! 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "You Are Enough" - PPU November 2018

Hi lovelies!

Hope you all had a lovely Halloween. Today a new month has started and that means a new round of Polish Pickup is near! Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to empty your wallet on all kinds of custom polishes inspired by bad-ass women, both real-life - from Dolly Parton to Ellen DeGeneres - and imaginary - from Éowyn to Khaleesi. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween 2018 - Skulls 'n Roses

Hello lovelies!

Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween 2018 - Jack-O'-Lantern

Hi lovelies!

A simple spooky Jack-O'-Lantern mani for this Sunday before Halloween:

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween 2018 - Undead Pirate

Hello lovelies!

Since Halloween is on our doorstep, I'm going to try and do as many manis as I can (let's see how that goes...) The first features an abstract undead pirate design:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ms. Sparkle COTM October - Slime

Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle created a wonderful glitter pretty for this month, inspired by the slime hype that has conquered the world. Meet Slime:

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does TV Shows - Friends

Hello lovelies!

...and now, for my favourite TV Show of all time... FRIENDS!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does TV Shows - Bazinga!

Hello lovelies!

Sorry, I missed yesterday's post, had a work thing until late that had kept me busy for a couple of days. But today I'm back with my BAZINGA manicure, inspired by The Big Bang Theory!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does TV Shows - Lucifer

Hi lovelies!

It's after midnight here, it's been a day of averting/sorting out all kinds of other people's crises (sigh...), so I'm going to keep this short. One of my favourite shows at this moment is....

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does TV Shows - Unbreakable...

...they alive dammit, it's a MIRACLE!

Hello lovelies!

I think the title says it all; we're doing TV show inspired nails and my first mani is for Kimmy! I love how when I saw the first season for the second time, I got twice as many jokes as the first time. It's brilliant. Always pointing out all the silliness in our lives, I love that.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ms. Sparkle Fall Collection 2018 - The Multichromes

Hello lovelies!

Time for part two of Ms. Sparkle's Fall collection. I showed you The Brights yesterday and today I have The Multichromes! Be aware, there's a gazillion pictures in this post.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ms. Sparkle Fall 2018 Collection - The Brights

Hello lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle has come with a beautiful new Fall collection this year. It consists of six polishes that can be divvied up into two categories: multichromes and brights. I will start with the latter!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "An Ode to Lisa Frank" HHC October

Hi lovelies!

We've landed in October, thus it is time for another Hella Handmade Creations group custom from Ms. Sparkle! This particular Multi-faceted beauty is inspired by the artist Lisa Frank's vintage toys from Simone's childhood:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Queen of Hearts" Polish Pickup Pack October

Hello lovelies!

October's Polish Pickup Theme is "Villains". Super fun! Ms. Sparkle chose to base her polish on a beautiful evil creature from Alice in Wonderland: The Queen of Hearts:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Recreates First Blog Posts - Put A Ribbon On It

Hi lovelies!

I'm sick so I'll be keeping it short; This is one of the first designs I ever did...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Recreates First Blog Posts - Hoot Hoot!

Hello lovelies!

I think I did not even blog yet, when I did this mani for my sister, but I posted it later in my 'Golden Oldies' genre. I always wanted to do it on myself, but never got around to do it, so this was a perfect excuse!

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Recreates First Blog Posts - Salt, Pepper & Sophistication

Hello lovelies!

This month, The Digit-al Dozen's challenge theme is recreating our first blog posts. How fun! My first post however, was a snowflake mani and since I am still in denial about it being the end of summer, I decided to skip that one. For my first post I decided to celebrate my first milestone: The First Mani That Was Ever Shared On Social Media By Someone Else!

Incidental Twin "I Am The Clock"

Hello lovelies!

It's finally time for some more Incidental Twin Nail Polish swatches! I'm starting with the beautiful fall shade "I Am The Clock", which is based on the popular TV show 12 Monkeys.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Floral Franken Fingers!

Hello lovelies!

A while ago, I felt like frankening something. Last time it came out yellow, this time it's a girly pink!

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen's August Bday Mani - View

Hello lovelies!

It's that time again... Digit-al Dozen's Birthday Mani Time! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ms. Sparkle HHC September - "Branch"

Hi lovelies!
Another month is about to start (where did time go, did we not JUST celebrate NYE?!), so another group custum for Hella Handmade Creations by Ms. Sparkle announces itself! This time the Trolls-inspired polish is based on Branch:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Messy Mani with Lina's Nail Art Supplies and Essence

Hello lovelies!

Recently there was a sale of Essence nail polishes, so I was permitted to buy a few! They're cheap when they're not on sale, let alone when it's a BOGO-situation! I felt the shades I chose would look gorgeous together, so I fashioned this:

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Family summer manis

Hi lovelies!

I've been doing my family's nails a lot, but haven't been taking pictures that much... except for a few. Let's start with my sister's nails, on which I tried gel polish with nail art:

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical - Funky Flamingos

Hello lovelies!

I didn't post last Wednesday, so I'm doing it now! Here is my funky flamingo skittle:

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical! - Fun Fruit

Hi lovelies!

Another one of those associations you get when you hear 'tropical' is 'fruit', so here goes!

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical! - Vintage Flowers

Hello lovelies!

The tropics are also full of flowers, hence...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical! - Leafy Leaves

Hello lovelies!

Tropical also means green and leaves, so I created this abstract inverted leafy mani. It was also an excellent excuse to use my new polish from France, that I picked up during my holiday!

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical! - Wavy Palm Trees

Hello lovelies!

The Digit-al Dozen does Tropical this month. Since we've had two heat waves here already, I'd say that's pretty appropriate! Plus, it's an excellent excuse for some fun designs. Now I don't think I've ever actually done a palm tree mani before, so here we go! I kept it really simple, it's easy to recreate:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Creek" - HHC August

Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle is continuing her Trolls series for Hella Handmade Creations with "Creek"!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "The Muppet Show" - PPU August

Hello lovelies!

I was on holiday, so this post is a bit late, but look at this fun creation by Ms. Sparkle for this month's Polish Pickup! The theme is 'Musicals' and Simone fashioned this quirky polish inspired by its namesake: 'The Muppet Show'.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ms. Sparkle "Fuzzbert" - Hella Handmade Creations July

Hello lovelies!

More from Ms. Sparkle today - meet Fuzzbert!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ms. Sparkle - Birthday Duo 2018

Hi lovelies!

Today we celebrate Simone's birthday! And we do so with an exquisite multichrome duo:

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen does White - Black and...

Hello lovelies!

Another month, another Digit-al Dozen challenge and this month it's all about white. So for my first entry, I submit white and it's opposite:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen June Birthday Mani

Hi lovelies!

The Digit-al Dozen celebrated Amy's birthday last Saturday and although it's almost next Saturday, I'd still like to join in!

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!