Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guest Post By Beltane Secrets


I am Virginie of Beltane Secret. It is an honor for me to present to you an article here at a nail blogger I greatly admire!

Today I present a fairly simple nail art to make, very random, which just takes a little time.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Guest Post by

Hello lovelies!

This is Megan from I'm very excited to guest post today on Manis and Makeovers. Today I did a very simple look with some very bright colors, great for summer or anytime you want to feel cheery. I know this mani brightened up my day, I hope it brightens up yours!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Guest Post by Pobbynails!

Hello folks! 

This is Priscilla from pobbynails! A few weeks ago, I saw Lothwen's post on a Facebook nail community that she's looking for guest bloggers! So I contacted her and I made a new friend :). For a week or so I was wondering what to blog about. Wanted to do some swatches, but reckoned that it may be too plain. & snapped! What about a simple pictorial! :D So here we go!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Today: The 3rd Game of the World Cup

And my nails are ready!

This is a Dutch Flag gradient with Let It Glitter "Hup, Holland, Hup!" on top :) WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!! Whoohoooooooo!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

WellNails Blue French Horn

Hello lovelies!

Surprise surprise, a post from me! All the studying is rewarded with some nail polish and boy, do I have a pretty polish to show you! It's from the Danish brand WellNails, and it is inspired by one of my favourite shows, How I Met Your Mother! This is "Blue French Horn", the ultimate symbol of love ;)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Guest post by Marisa from Hey, Darling Polish!

Hello darlings!

Im so excited to be guest posting today! I think it's fun to be able to create nail art for someone else's blog! 

Here's a little bit about me: My name is Marisa and I run the blog Hey, Darling Polish! My blog is my outlet for when school gets stressful and when I need a break from my work. I like having super bright and fun nails so that's what I did for you all today (:

So, onto the nails!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Guest Post by Nail Art Novice - Mani Swap!

Hello Manis and Makeovers readers!

My name is Jenni and I blog over at I want to say a big thank you to Lothwen for having me on her blog-we both needed guest posters for June so we decided to swap posts for each other! We chose to do a mani swap and the one of Lothwen's that I chose was the spotty one from this post because I thought it was really cool. I did mix up the colours a little though-I'm really not a pink kinda gal!

I used all Barry M polishes, mostly from the Gelly line, which I love! So many fab colours and brilliant coverage. I used (from thumb to little finger on my left hand): Mango, Satsuma, Prickly Pear, Plum, Key Lime, Watermelon, Greenberry, Guava, Elderberry and Damson plus Matt White.

Here's what I ended up with!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Guest Post by Narmai from

Hey lovelies!

I have another guest post for you today! This one is from my fellow Dutchie Narmai from the fabulous nail art page. She created something that is totally me: neon and stars... I love it! Thank you Narmai :)
Hi ladies! My name is Narmai and I'm so excited to guest post here on Manis and Makeovers!!! For today's post, I made a neon tape mani. I used two brandless neon polishes to create a gradient first. Then I applied tape from one side of the nail to the other, in a diagonal line. I painted Picture Polish black on top of that, and then quickly removed the tape before the polish dried. This is what makes the cool, clean lines.
You can now play with your stripes! Fill up the neon lines with black wherever you want, you can create cool patterns this way! I chose to apply little star glitters afterwards, making it look like falling stars.
I hope you like this design! Thanks so much hon, for giving me a chance to spam your readers!!!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

#RedCoatTuesday: Pretty Little Daisies

Hello lovelies!

For today's #RedCoatTuesday, on which we celebrate the mere existence of Pretty Little Liars (because it's frickin' awesome), I chose a raspberry red nail polish from Catrice, called "Raspberry Fields Forever", one of my untrieds. I don't know why I have never tried it before, I mean look at it, it's amazing and I knew it would be when I first saw it in store. Anywayz, I decided to go for a happy mani with little daisies, because I was in the mood for happy nails:

Monday, June 16, 2014

1st Guest Post from Southern Sparkle Nail Art

Dear lovelies,

I'm very busy at the moment, working full time and now I have taken it upon me to also graduate from uni, since I had not done that yet. So as I'm writing my thesis, other lovely people will guest post on my behalf. Here's the first guest and she's my Twin Bestie, Samantha! Yes you read that correctly, the FIRST post! Since I do not have time to do twinsies with her, she has taken it upon herself to write 2 posts, in order to keep my blog going. She's the sweetest <3

Hello Lacquer Lovers!

While Lothwen studies, it's up to her buddies! Haha. It's me, Samantha, from Southern Sparkle Nail Art. Today I have an easy nail art look for you. If you spend an extra minute on a one color mani, you can achieve this super chic look!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Cup 2014: Brasil!

Hello lovelies!

Many things are inspired by the World Cup these days, even our big corporate event! So it seemed only fitting that I were to get into the brazilian spirit as well and I happen to channel that through my nails, so here goes:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Born Pretty Store Chinese Water Decals

Hello lovelies,

Today I have more prettiness from Born Pretty Store for you! How about these water decals, eh? Are they not amazing? Nail art was never easier ;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Born Pretty Store Shiny Pearl Rhinestones for #RedCoatTuesday

Hello lovelies!

Today, on this #RedCoatTuesday, I present you these pretty pearls that I got from Born Pretty Store!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Marbled Studs

Hello lovelies!

Today I have awesome studs from Born Pretty Store to show you:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Loaded Lacquer Skull Duo pt. 2: "Innocent Until Proven Guilty"

Hello lovelies!

Did you enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY already?

Yesterday I showed you "Cave of Skulls". Here's the second half of the Skull Duo: Innocent Until Proven Guilty:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Loaded Lacquer Skull Duo pt. 1: Cave of Skulls

Hello lovelies!

Quick post, it's bed time for me ;) I present you Loaded Lacquer "Cave of Skulls"!