Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

77 Nail Lacquer Anniversary Collection

These products were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello lovelies!

I have a new-to-me brand on the blog today! Of course everybody knows this brand, but these are the first ever polishes for me. They're four anniversary polishes and one limited edition, to celebrate 77 Nail Lacquer's fifth anniversary:

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Old Mother Frost" - November PPU

These products were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hi lovelies!

Polish Pickup is going on right now and I completely forgot about it! Here's Ms. Sparkle's beautiful wintery contribution to this month's lineup, "Old Mother Frost", inspired by The Brothers Grimm's "Frau Holle":

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ms. Sparkle Care Bears Collection

These products were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Hello lovelies!

[Warning - picture heavy post!]
I have the entire Care Bears collection from Ms. Sparkle for you today! This incredibly cute collection consists of ten white glitter crellies, inspired by ten individual Care Bears. I am really excited about this, because I used to really love the cartoon. I used to dream I could go up into the clouds and live with them and their magic and help people like they did. This was before I fell in love with Peter Pan, of course, and dreamt I lived in Neverland and could fly.

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Hello lovelies!

How about something for halloween, I thought! I didn't have a lot of time though, so I decided on a simple gradient:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Things I'vs Seen" Halloween 2019 Collection

Hi lovelies!

Halloween is around the corner, so Ms. Sparkle has a new collection for you to drool over! The "Things I've Seen" collection this year features 4 new shades; two flakie-shimmers and two glitter jellies. Let's start with the ethereal "Don't Be A Basic Witch":

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "The Evil Dead" - Makers Dozen October

Hello lovelies,

September just turned in October, so it's time for a new Makers Dozen polish from Ms. Sparkle! This polish is inspired by and named after the movie The Evil Dead:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Accent nails with BP Spring Garden L003

Hi lovelies!

Today the weather was awfully dreary, so let's jump back a few days, to when I could take nail pics in sunlight! Now I don't always have a whole lot of time, so sometimes an accent nail will have to do. I got this new plate that is perfect for just that: BP Spring Garden L003.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Duochrome & Tone-on-tone

Hello lovelies!

Slowly I'm beginning to accept that summer is over and that we're falling into autumn. I'm focussing on the nice aspects on it, i.e. the non-rain related aspects. One of these is the fall colour spectrum. I'm starting with dark green!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Creepy Pasta" - PPU October

Hi lovelies!

It's almost time for another Polish Pickup. October's theme is Urban Legends and Ms. Sparkle based her polish on creepypasta and the meme shown here: 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

On Wednesdays we wear Pink!

Hello lovelies!

I did a fun pink mani with one of my new plates from BornPrettyStore, BP-148. I tried doing something different and fashionable with it, while also being able to finally use my new bright magenta China Glaze nail polish that I found while on holiday in Sweden!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Meltdown" - Custom for Yellow Polish Lovers

This product was sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle did another group custom for Yellow Polish Lovers! I had the privilege of swatching last year's exclusive and this year I am the lucky swatcher again! The polish was named by Jerusha Marquis: "Meltdown".

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sunset Gradient

Hello lovelies!

I felt like doing a three-toned holo gradient with sunset shades would impress someone I needed to impress, so I did one...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Rainbow Dash

Hi lovelies!

Ages ago I bought this pretty blue flakie polish from Ms. Sparkle called "Rainbow Dash", but I never got around to wearing it... this happens to me a lot, unfortunately. Recently however, I finally rediscovered this beauty and this is how I wore it:

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Bubbly Flowers

Hello lovelies!

I purchased "Bubbles" from Ms. Sparkle, because I am a total sucker for yellow nail polish and I decided to freehand some contrasting flowers over it.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Angry Birds" - Makers Dozen September

Hi lovelies!

A new month, a new pretty from Ms. Sparkle for The Makers Dozen Polish Collab! This month's theme is birds and Ms. Sparkle was assigned the color red. Hence, meet "Angry Birds", a cool toned red creme based scattered holographic with iridescent pink flecks and gold microflakes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Pastel Petals & Spunky Speckles

Hello lovelies!

I bought some Essence polishes a while ago with a 50% discount and figured they'd look good together, so I did a little nail art! First I have a pastel yellow flower design:

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Floral Uproar

Hello lovelies!

A while ago I dug into my untrieds and found this beauty, which I had bought a long while ago. It's "Uproar" from Ms. Sparkle: a bright blue beauty with a pink shift and holo flakies.  

Monday, August 5, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "The Age of Aquarius" - Makers Dozen August

Hi lovelies!

Another month, another Makers Dozen nail polish from Ms. Sparkle! This month's theme is tropical  fish and Ms. Sparkle was assigned the colour 'clear' for this month. She created a beautiful flakie topper called 'Age of Aquarius':

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Comic Book Nails

Hello lovelies!

This mani was actually meant for The Digit-al Dozen's March challenge, which was inspired by books. I never got to post it, so I'm posting it now. Let's see if I can get back into a better blogging rhythm... Anyway, here's the mani, inspired by comic books!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Ms. Sparkle Polish "Bumper Cars" - PPU August

Hello lovelies!

It's almost August, so that means new LE polishes! Today I have Ms. Sparkle's contribution to this month's carnival inspired Polish Pickup lineup "Bumper Cars":

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ms. Sparkle's polish for The Makers Dozen July

Hi lovelies!

June's almost over, so I'd like to introduce next month's polish for The Makers Dozen by Ms. Sparkle: "Yay! It's my Birthday Month!" 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ms. Sparkle's polish for The Makers Dozen June

Hi lovelies!

I have another Ms. Sparkle pretty for you: a limited edition polish for the new ensemble "The Makers Dozen". The Makers Dozen is a collaboration between 12 makers with a different guest maker joining monthly. They create 13 limited edition polishes every month inspired by a theme and a color. June's theme is Vacation Destinations and Ms. Sparkle chose the northern regions of the planet for inspiration. This is "Hunting for Northern Lights":

Friday, May 31, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Be Proud, Live Loud!" Collection

Hello lovelies!

To show support to the LGTBQ+ community, Ms. Sparkle created a wonderful new collection called "Be Proud, Live Loud!". Half of the profits will be donated to a LGTBQ+ charity. It is a wonderfully diverse collection, appropriately so :) 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Peaches 'n Cream" - HHC May

Hello lovelies!

The beauty that I'm showing today is available for pre-order NOW! It's "Peaches 'n Cream", Ms. Sparkle's contribution to Hella Handmade Creations' May lineup. Inspired by Peaches 'n Cream Barbie, this polish is ultra sweet and girly and perfect for summer!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Salt 'n Pepa" - PPU May

Hi lovelies!

More swatches :) This time next month's Polish Pickup polish, inspired by the 80's - Salt 'n Pepa!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ms. Sparkle Polish' 420 Collection

Hello lovelies!

Yes, I've become a sporadic blogger... eh life, you know... Anyways, onto the collection of today: Ms. Sparkle's 420 Collection - the If You Don't Smoke It, Own It - collection. Own it ON YOUR NAILS, whoohoo!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Ms. Sparkle SpongeBob SquarePants Collection

Hello lovelies!

Some of you might have seen it already, but Ms. Sparkle released her SpongeBob SquarePants Collection recently!  

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Faith in Women" - PPU April

Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle got her awesome-use-of-flakies mojo back and this is the upcoming beauty she made for the upcoming Polish Pickup collection!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Books - Papyrus

Hello lovelies!

So books... usually they're printed on paper and what's the precursor to paper? Indeed, papyrus. Ancient Egyptian books were written on papyrus and I had this wonderful plate lying around, begging to be used, so here goes!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Books - Text

Hi lovelies!

The Digit-al Dozen is inspired by books this month! I plan to do all five manis this time, but it's very late now, so I'm gonna keep it short. My first mani is inspired by something most books consist of: text.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Ms. Sparkle's Anti-Valentine Collection 2019

Hello lovelies!

Check out this year's Anti-Valentine Collection by Ms. Sparkle! It's glitter bomb upon glitter bomb and a wonderful sparkle fest.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Stone Marble

Hello lovelies!

As things are often better late than never, here's my final mani for this month's Digit-al Dozen theme "Marble":

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Drag Marble

Hi lovelies!

My fourth instalment for the Marble challenge is a drag marble!

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Smoosh Marble

Hello lovelies!

The third marble mani of the week! I chose a smoosh marble this time. For this relatively simple technique one uses a stamper to smoosh polish together. This usually works wonderfully as a base for stamping, but this time I left it as is:

I started with a white base (HEMA) and then smooshed with P2 "Spaceshot" and "Ferris Wheel", Essie "I'm Addicted" and Konad Silver. I sealed it in with Seche Vite.

Kinda loved wearing this, was sad to take it off after just one day! What do you think? Do you like smoosh marbles?

Have a look below at the beautiful marbles by my fellow Digit-al Dozen Ladies!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Saran Wrap Marble

Hi lovelies!

I'm already a day behind, but here's my second mani for this week's marble challenge - a saran wrap marble.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Digit-al Dozen does Marble - Water Marble

Hi lovelies!

For the first challenge of the year, we decided on 'Marble'. Over the years, folks have been coming up with many ways to create marbled nails, the most famous of which is water marbling. I've never been good at it, but I thought I'd give it a try with some new polishes my sister gifted me for Christmas, that she bought in Brazil. Yay for exotic polishes!

I have to say that this is one of my more successful tries, so I'm quite pleased! The polishes marbled marvellously, I'm so happy I thought of using them!

Thanks, sis, for these beauties! 
What do you think? Did you ever try water marbling?
In any case, take a look at the links below to see the beautiful marbling of the other ladies!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ms. Sparkle "Amaura" - Polish Pickup January 2019

Hello lovelies!

Tomorrow is the start of another Polish Pickup weekend - from Friday to Monday you can go nuts on an endless collection of polishes by numerous brands, this month inspired by mythology. Ms. Sparkle came up with this beautiful polish inspired by recent mythology, Pokémon, and specifically "Amaura":