Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friends on Friday - Stampathon pt. 2

Hi lovelies!

It's time for part 2 of the Friends on Friday Stampathon! A bright blue and a summer nude manicure this time. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Corals & Florals

Hi lovelies!

On Wednesdays we wear pink, and coral is sort of pinkish, isn't it? So here we go!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Taupey Tips

Hello lovelies!

I got another pretty from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics for you today! It's Taupey Tips and it's beautiful! I couldn't resist to pair it with black and white, so this is the final manicure!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kitties for Boatmate

Hello lovelies!

Yesterday was Arlene (IG@Boatmate)'s birthday! A bunch of ladies gathered to do a special manicure for this lovely lady, in honour of her birthday and her recently deceased furry friend.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friends on Friday - Stampathon pt. 1

Hi lovelies!

I did my sister's nails and my colleague's nails recently! Both involved holos and stamping - next week there will be even more stamping on my friends, it's a true stampathon! I love it; I get to try out design/colour combos and they get pretty nails - what more could anyone want? 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Potion Polish "Shimmering Flats"

Hello lovelies!

Yesterday was the first Tropical Day here in The Netherlands, with temperatures north of 30°C, and today is still very very hot indeed, which calls for a polish that is called "Shimmering Flats", which sounds incredibly hot, doesn't it? I googled it and apparently it is some kind of desert wasteland thing in WoW. Apparently this whole collection is about games, lol! I just figured The Dunes, cool, I like the dunes. We have lots of them, they are our natural water defence mechanism and one of our most beautiful spots of nature! I really am not much of a gamer, I stick to Candy Crush and Wordfeud ;)

Now onto the nails!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Incidental Twin "Red Forest" in honour of 12 Monkeys season finale!

Hello lovelies!

In honour of tonight's season finale, I'm sharing this stunning 12 Monkeys inspired beauty by Incidental Twin lacquer with you! It is called "Red Forest", after the apocalyptical phenomenon that has been mysteriously introduced to us in season 1 and was further explained in the past few episodes! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Black & Blue & Geometry Too!

Hi lovelies!

I have a simple black an blue look today! I was feeling like something dark and geometrical, and this is the result:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friends on Friday - Butterflies and Rainbows

Hi lovelies!

A while ago I did my sister's nails! We decided on smooshing watercolours and butterfly stamping, creating  these butterfly-rainbow nails!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Potion Polish "Sun Soaked"

Hello lovelies!

Remember that beauty from Potion Polish I showed you last week? I got another one today, the beautiful "Sun Soaked":

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Dandelions & Unicorns

Hi lovelies!

To further celebrate Ms. Sparkle's birthday week, I did some double stamping over "Now THIS is Unicorn 2.0"!


Hi lovelies!

Remember that lovely polish from Incidental Twin's Downton Abbey Flower Garden line - Lady Mary? I showed you what it looked like with white stamping, but I couldn't resist trying some darker stamping as well, inspired by the flower garden theme... and this is the result:

Monday, July 11, 2016

BPS Baby Blue Stamping Polish & Qgirl-058

Hello lovelies!

Today is the birthday of Simone, the creator of Ms. Sparkle polishes! So I celebrate with a happy Ms. Sparkle manicure. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friends on Friday - PhD Defense Celebration!

Hi lovelies!

One of my dear friends defended her PhD thesis recently. She asked me to do her nails for the occasion, and of course I jumped at the opportunity! 

This is her holding her degree!!! I painted her nails with NYC "Full Metal Jacket" (she was wearing blingy gold pumps!) and then matte stamped with BPS white stamping polish and BC-08 stamping plate. I went for 'festive but subtle' and 'flashy but classy', if you know what I mean ;) 

Her sister was one of her paranymphs, wearing a blue dress, so I subtly matched her nails to both the dress and the occasion, using NYC "A Suitcase and a Donut" and BPS metallic blue stamping polish.

Her cousin was wearing blue as well, but was a little weary of the whole nail art thing, so I just painted them blue. (I'll get her next time! ;) )

I myself decided to wear this as a cheer-on mani!

Yeah, I had a bad nail break.. And no sun, so these are flash pics. This is two coats of Ms. Sparkle "Capricorn" with BPS gold stamping polish.

My friend was awesome. They asked tricky questions and she just knocked it out off the park every single time. So proud! I'm grateful that I was able to contribute to the beautiful day in a small way :)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rainbows & Unicorns

Hi lovelies!

So when you call a polish "Unicorn" and make it white, it screams for rainbow-y nail art, am I right?!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fairy Teal

Hi lovelies!

A while ago, I was very much in the mood for teal. So I took out an untried - My Indie Polish "Skinny Dipping" and embellished it with M Polish "Star Flower":

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

#RedCoatTuesday: Hawaiian Shirt Pond Mani with Ms. Sparkle

Hello lovelies!

I flaked out on Red Coat Tuesday last week, but I'm back with a bang! (If I say so myself ;) )

Monday, July 4, 2016

Potion Polish "Mirage"

Hello lovelies!

I have a new-to-me indie brand for you today: Potion Polish! When the maker, Courtney, came out with The Dunes Collection, I fell in love. The first polish of the collection I'll show you is "Mirage":

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Hibiscus

Hello lovelies!

Remember that green-on-green stamping manicure that I did a while ago? Well the next day, I decided to freehand something over it... Because sometimes I like to try freehanding, even though I am not very good at it. So I decided some hibiscuses would not be too tricky. This is the result!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friends on Friday - Yay my friend got married!

Hi lovelies!

Recently one of my friends got married! I was super happy that she asked me to do her nails :) She got married in a small ceremony, in a super cute dress, which you can see in the pics. The pictures were all (but one) taken by the wedding photographer, who kindly provided me with the pictures to share.