Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ms. Sparkle's Moonlight Flight Collection - pt. 1

Hello lovelies!

Today I present the first part of Ms. Sparkle's new Moonlight Flight collection, which is inspired by "My Neighbour Totoro" - a Hayao Miyazaki classic. It is a wonderfully fun and original collection of shades and I'm so lucky to be the one who gets to swatch them!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does My Home - Colours

Hello lovelies!

I skipped yesterday because I couldn't keep my eyes open, but today I'm in for the last day of the challenge! This manicure is inspired by the main colours of my home:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does My Home - Snow

Hello lovelies!

I mentioned the many leaves around my folks' house yesterday, an ultimate autumn decor. The past few days however, my home has been surrounded by snow. One day was so bad that I couldn't even go to work, because public transport stopped functioning properly! I decided to honour the beautiful white blanket with a manicure and beg for it to stay away for the rest of the season!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does My Home - Leafy

Hello lovelies!

The home I grew up in has a garden with some large trees in the back. During fall, the lawn is entirely covered with leaves and my father constantly feels the need to rake them. He did so just last week, when it was still autumn (this week it turned winter). This inspired my next manicure:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does My Home - Floral Details

Hi lovelies!

I'm back for this month's Digit-al Dozen challenge, yay! This month's theme is My Home. Well my home contains a lot of floral details. It also has some remnant metallic details from my first student home, which I'm slowly getting rid of. I combined them in this manicure!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Incidental Twin "Beth"

Hello lovelies!

Yay, another post this week! I'm on a roll ;-) This manicure is from a while back, when I had a sudden desire for grey nail polish. These things happen. It's the wonderful "Beth" from Incidental Twin Nail Polish.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Funny Phantoms

Hi lovelies!

I'm sorry for posting so very sporadically, I can't seem to get back into the rhythm with life being all weird nowadays.. I hope this week I'll do better. So this manicure was supposed to be posted a week ago, but yeah.. it's still cute though!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Graveyard Groovy

Hello lovelies!

Yay Halloween! I always love halloween manis! Here's what I'm wearing right now, some graveyard groove!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Ms. Sparkle "You Can't Sit With Us"

Hi lovelies!

Sorry for having been MIA for over a week, I was very very tired. But I'm back this week with a gorgeous, magical, simply unique polish from Ms. Sparkle for The Polish Pickup. Next month's theme is fandom inspired polish. Any idea what this is inspired by?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's Throwback Week - Geometric

Hello lovelies!

I made it! Final post on the final day! I'm so happy, I've been so sleepy all week, it's a miracle! Last theme from before my time that I tackled for this challenge is "Geometric". An excellent excuse to use this pattern I've been wanting to do for a while:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's Throwback Week - Gradient +

Hello lovelies!

"Gradient +" was another theme from before my time. I love gradients, they're always a great idea if you don't know what to do ;-) I also had not done a glitter gradient for a while and then I remembered the box of glitter I was sent for review by born pretty store. So here is a glitter placement gradient:

The Digit-al Dozen's Throwback Week - Whimsy & Fashion

Hi lovelies!

One of the Digit-al Dozen themes from before my time is "Whimsy" and another one is "Fashion", so I decided to combine them. So here's some whimsical fashion-inspired nail art for you!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's Throwback Week - Rainbow

Hi lovelies!

Another theme from before my time was "Rainbow". So I did some neon rainbow leaves in an attempt at a not-so-very autumnal (I'm still not ready) fall mani ;-)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's Throwback Week - Negative Space

Hello lovelies!

It's throwback week for The Digit-al Dozen! First I thought I would recreate some of my fellow group members' manis.. but I was hit hard by The Paradox of Choice. Too much to choose from made it impossible. So I decided to do manis from themes that occured before my time in the group! First up is negative space:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Halloween 2017 Collection pt. 2

Hi lovelies!

Finally done swatching these pretty babies from Ms. Sparkle's Halloween 2017 collection! And oh boy, are they pretty...  Let's have a look at this one, "Say Boo and Scary On!":

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Halloween 2017 Collection pt. 1

Hello lovelies!

Today I have the first two polishes from Ms. Sparkle's Halloween 2017 Collection! They're quite amazing, have a look!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Palate cleansing claws

Hi lovelies!

I thought it would be nice to post something neutral after all the neon craziness of the past week, so I have a simple double stamp today! A sort of palate cleanser, if you will.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Neon on! - pt. 4

Hello lovelies!

Okay so this is going to be the last neon mani for a little while, because I'm trying to come to terms with this whole autumn concept. Oh well. One last day of denial with some neon paisley!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Neon on! - pt. 3

Hi lovelies!

Despite the fact that autumn has officially started, I'm still neon-ing on with LynBDesigns' Neon Dream collection!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Neon on! - pt. 2

Hi lovelies!

I'm continuing to neon on with two orange/coral manis today!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Neon On!

Hi lovelies!

So I refuse to give up on summer. Therefore I invoke the power of NEON! Starting with a floral, also very summer-y:

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's 5th Birthday - Cocktail Party

Hi lovelies!

PiƱa Colada, Blue Hawaii, Matador, Painkiller, Zombie and a Singapore Sling. What am I speaking of? Cocktails baby! The last party I'm throwing is a cocktail party and all the aforementioned cocktails happen to contain pineapple. Pineapple is a very popular cocktail ingredient... and a wonderful excuse to use that awesome BP-L076 stamping plate ;-)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's 5 Birthday - Under The Sea Party

Hello lovelies!

Tonight it's going to be an Under The Sea Party for The Digit-al Dozen's 5th birthday!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's 5th Birthday - Greek Party

Hello lovelies!

Today, for The Digit-al Dozen's 5th birthday, I'm hosting a Greek party on my nails!

The Digit-al Dozen's 5th Birthday - 80's Party

Hi lovelies!

Tonight I'm throwing an 80's party in honour of The Digit-al Dozen's 5th birthday!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's 5th Birthday - Tropical Party

Hello lovelies!

Happy birthday to us! It's The Digit-al Dozen's 5th birthday, so this week we celebrate, and I do that by throwing five parties on my nails. First up is a tropical party!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Rose Golden Rose Garden

Hello lovelies!

Today a simple but (in my own humble opinion) stunning manicure. I combined multichrome, holo and foil effect in one manicure and I love it!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tropical Thank-You Mani for Wendy

Hi lovelies!

Today, the ladies of Facebook Group The Real Nail Addicts want to thank the leader Wendy for all her hard work in the group. Wendy is a spunky fun lady who keeps the group alive and organises fun giveaways with awesome winner reveal-videos. Her favourite colour is green, so we all did green manicures! 

Mermaid Blues

Hi lovelies!

Remember Ms. Sparkle's "Shifting Flakies" from her Anniversary Collection? When I applied it over blue it had this mermaid-y quality, so I decided to mermaid it up even further with more sparkle and some scales.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Moyou Africa Stamping

Hello lovelies!

Just a little stamping on this Thursday evening with Moyou Africa 02. Gosh this collection is so cool! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen August Birthday Mani!

Hello lovelies!

Yay! It's my birthday month so The Digit-al Dozen helps me and my fellow birthday ladies Sarah and Tamara celebrate! 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Lime Metallic

Hello lovelies!

I have another metallic mirror polish from Beauty Big Bang today, a lovely lime green one

Beauty Big Bang Fuchsia Metallic

Hi lovelies!

Beauty Big Bang sent me a stunning polish to review, a fuchsia metallic polish. It is so pretty!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friends on Friday - Got the blues

Hi lovelies!

Did some of my friends' nails again.. All blue ones!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Madam Glam Gel Polish Review

Hello lovelies!

I have an all new-to-me product to show you today and it's very exciting: GEL POLISH! I had never tried it before and I was lucky enough to be sent these wonderful polishes from Madam Glam for my first gel polish adventure. It was an excellent experience, I can tell you! I got three shades: Amour, Perfect White and Flying Purple, plus a base coat and a no-wipe top coat (which means no tacky layer after curing). These swatches were all done using the base and top coat provided. I cured each coat with a LED UV light for 30 seconds.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Mythopoeia

Hello lovelies!

I must speak about a man. Not just any man, no, this man was a genius. He invented a whole new genre to put his own literary legacy in. Mythopoeia, the creation of myth. Thinking up not only a story, but a world, a history, languages, mythology, geology, geography... it's epic. The genius of whom I speak is of course J.R.R. Tolkien. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Mythology

Hi lovelies!

One of my favourite story genres, mythology, is of course great inspiration for all kinds of nail art! I chose this particular design, because I had this awesome stamping plate lying around and I have been wanting to use it for ages. So here's Asian mythology for you.  I based my manicure on no particular myth, but looking at it, it feels like there is a story.

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Romance

Hello lovelies!

Keeping it short today, because it's waaaay past my bedtime. I based today's manicure on my favourite romance novel of the moment: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins!

When I first saw the cover, it screamed mani to me, so this was the perfect opportunity!

I started with a base of Celestial Cosmetics "Poipu Sunset" and then created a gradient with LynBDesigns "Nightmare Revisited" and Celestial "Hokulani". Then I sponged on some mixture of grey, black and silver holo. Then I created the buildings and the wonky Eiffel Tower with Rimmel Black Out and a detail brush. The lights are Poipu Sunset again. I sealed it al in with SV.

I hope you like it, despite the Eiffel Tower's wonkiness... 

Have a look at the other ladies' manicures below!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Dystopian SciFi

Hello lovelies!

I like reading, but lately I can only handle the simple stuff. Dystopian science fiction is one of those things that I love, like The Hunger Games and Divergent. This manicure is inspired by the latter. Can you see what it is?

The Digit-al Dozen does Story Genres - Fantasy

Hello lovelies!

The Digit-al Dozen is back, with story genre inspired manicures. Of course this is another wonderful excuse to do a Harry Potter inspired mani, in the name of fantasy! I have recently been to the Harry Potter Expo, where I was sorted by The Sorting Hat into a house. Guess which one?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Crazy 4 Crellies Custom Duo

Hello lovelies!

Been a bit crazy busy lately so I haven't posted in a week and a half! But now I'm back, starting with the beautiful custom duo for the Crazy 4 Crellies facebook group, made by Ms. Sparkle!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Cuticle Protector Peel Off Tape

Hello lovelies!

I was recently approached by Beauty Big Bang to review some of their nail products and of course I said yes! The first thing I chose was this peel off tape. You may have noticed that I suck at water marbling. But with these cuticle protectors I thought, what the heck, I'm gonna give it another go! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Penny Talkin' Pretty

Hello lovelies!

Recently I was inspired by Simona's amazing stamping combo and I had to reproduce it!