Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

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!