Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Autumn: Abstract & Skittle

Hello lovelies!

I meant to post this a week and a half ago, but due to personal circumstances I wasn't able to. I had dedicated the following abstract autumn mani to fellow Dutch nail artist Soraya for her birthday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Pink floral nubs

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This floral mani is in celebration of fellow nail artist Francesca's birthday. 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Hup Holland Hup with Pride

Hello lovelies!

As I'm writing this, we're playing the 1/8-final in the European Football Championship. We're playing against the Czech Republic, but in an Hungarian stadium. Since Hungary is passing some anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, our team captain Wijnaldum is wearing a one-love inclusiveness captain's armband, to make a statement. Many Dutch supporters have smuggled rainbow flags and apparel into the stadium, to go with their orange outfits. I of course support our team, inclusiveness and equality with a band on my nails.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Geometrical Sage

Hello lovelies!

I tried out one of my new KADS stamping plates along with one of my new polishes. The polish is Kruidvat's own brand in the colour "Palm Leaves", a sage green creme polish and the plate Fashion 057.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Birthday mani for Diana

Hi lovelies!

I was invited to join in on a collaboration for Diana van Nisselroy's birthday! We all recreated one of her manicures. This my mani:

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Pretty Pink Piggies

Hi lovelies!

Something sweet and simple today:

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Flowers for Football

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Tonight we're playing our second game during the European Football Championship, so I created another look with our national colours:

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Hup, Holland, Hup! - European Football Championship 2021

Hello lovelies!

We're playing our first game in the European Football Championship of 2021 as I'm writing this and I'm stoked! We're playing against Ukraine. Usually football doesn't interest me much, but during international championships I'm suddenly an enormous fan. Funny how that works! So here's my mani in support of our team:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Kads Chinese 023 - A Skittle Mani

Hello lovelies!

I recently treated myself to some new stamping plates and stamping polishes. Most of my brightly coloured stamping polishes were old and had dried up. I checked out Kads Aliexpress store and they had a whole box of stamping polishes for sale at a good price! I also picked up some new stamping plates from Kads. Everything arrived within a week or so, very fast!

I decided to use Kads Chinese 023 and a couple of the stamping polishes:

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Cruising The Skies

Hello lovelies!

A while ago I was supposed to go flying in a tiny airplane with my friend.  Unfortunately due to weather conditions, we were not able to take off. That was really too bad, I had prepared my nails so well for the occasion!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Woman in the Window

Hello lovelies!

I had some inspiration last night and finally used a stamping plate that I've been wanting to use for a long time! I call this mani "The Woman in the Window", because the image on my ring finger reminds me of that. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Double Dry-brush

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A while ago I did this double accent nail manicure, using Ms. Sparkle "The Girl in the Photograph".

Monday, May 24, 2021

Mauve Metal Magic

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Something from the vault today, as evidenced by my nail shape.

I picked up some new stamping polishes from Colour Alike a while back, including a beautiful mauve metallic one called "Lilac Pink". I couldn't wait to use it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Peach Mint Prettiness

Hello lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle just went on a much deserved vacation, so before she closed up shop, I managed to grab a few pretties, to help me through her absence ;-) I completely fell in love with "Peach Mint" from the Japanese Kit Kat Collection. Today it arrived in the mail and I immediately grabbed it and put it on after work. I'm so obsessed with its prettiness that I want to post it right away!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Dottiness with Ms. Sparkle "Sauce Box"

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One of the pretty polishes I picked up a while back is "Sauce Box" by Ms. Sparkle. It's a red jelly with holo and shimmers and it's very sparkly. I used it in this stamp/dotticure mani:

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Spring Blues

Hello lovelies!

Since my last mani, spring has finally sprung (save for the occasional hail storm). I also managed to book a short vacation with my friend for the summer. To celebrate having a holiday to look forward to, I took one of the nail polishes I bought during our last holiday, two years ago, in Sweden! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Leafy Tone-on-Tone

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As spring was trying very hard to break through the autumness, I tried to egg it on with some springy nails:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Fun With Ms. Sparkle "A Lotta Terracotta" and "Living Coral"

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I also recently purchased "A Lotta Terracotta" from Ms. Sparkle. I used it for a little marbling.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Spring Chique

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Spring has arrived, but it's been hardly noticeable over here.. But I wanted some flowers on my nails and I wanted to play with polishes I had bought from Ms. Sparkle, so I came up with this!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ms. Sparkle "Feeling Extra" Collection

Hello lovelies!

Today I have the beautiful "Feeling Extra" collection by Ms. Sparkle. This must-have collection consists of 4 toppers that can be used to add a little extra oomph to every manicure!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Ms. Sparkle "Dutch Tulip Fields" and "Earthbound" - 2 group custom flakies

Hello lovelies!

Today I have two group customs to show you: one for the Polished Gamers Box and one for The Motherland Collab. Let's start with the latter:

Dutch Tulip Fields





The inspiration is clear. Lots and lots of colours, though pink and red dominate the fields. 





This tulip red jelly is filled with different UCC flakies, aurora pigments and iridescent flakies. It is absolutely stunning both glossy and matte. Shown here are two coats plus top coats. My hairdresser even noticed! This polish is part of the Motherland Collab, which sells through Russia and the USA form March 20-23. Don't miss out!

Earthbound










This pastel yellow pretty is filed with iridescent, blue, green and red flakies. It is opaque in two-three thin coats and shown here with glossy and matte top coat. I especially like this one matte, it gives it a whole other dimension! This polish is nothing like anything I own, so it is a nice surprise! It is available through the Polished Gamers Box website from March 15-20.

Which polish is your favourite? I can't choose, the pink is super pretty, but the yellow is so fun!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ms. Sparkle St. Patrick's Day Duo

Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle just came out with her St. Patrick's Day Duo

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Ms. Sparkle "Brazilian Carnival" Collection

Hi lovelies!

I have another beautiful glitter crelly and jelly collection from Ms. Sparkle today: the Brazilian Carnival collection. The collection features six bright and festive glitter crellies and jellies inspired by the colourful carnival extravaganza of Brazil.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Ms. Sparkle "Cynder"

Hi lovelies!

Today I have Ms. Sparkle's new contribution to the Polished Gamers Box, "Cynder" from The Legend of Spyro.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Ms. Sparkle "Super Mario Galaxy"

Hello lovelies!

I know we're well into January, but since this is my first post this year, I want to wish you all a very happy 2021! I hope this year we'll all get our vaccines and life can go back to relatively normal - at least with minimal safety protocols and no more lockdowns! 

I'm starting the new year with a swatch of a super happy polish by Ms. Sparkle for the Polished Gamers Box: "Super Mario Galaxy".