Monday, 29 December 2014

WingDust Collections - Peaches Be Trippin'!

 *Disclaimer: some items in this post have been previously received for review.


Hiiii everyone!

First off: you might have noticed that I've been a bit absent the past week. I'm very busy with studying for my exams until the end of January (yeah, yay...), so I will be posting a little less until then :) Don't worry, I will definitely still post once a week and try to keep up with all of your blogs - it's nice to relax while looking at all of your nail art and swatches ;)

Now, into the blog post! I have another WingDust polish for you today! Like the others, I also won this one a while ago. It's called Peaches Be Trippin'! and it's just FILLED with glitter!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas Sweater Sparkles


Hiii!!

As you will probably know already, it's almost Christmas! :D (Emily will be so excited lol!)

I decided it was finally time to create a Christmas design. I'm not really a person to make seasonal appropriate nail art - I just do designs when I think of them. So I don't feel the need to create a whole bunch of Christmassy designs just because it's that time of the year.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

OMG Nail Strips review - Geometric design

*Disclaimer: this item was received for review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.


Hi everyone!

Like I said in my last review of the OMG Nail Strips, I received two sets of strips with a different design on them. In my last review, I already showed you the Blue Leopard ones. Now, I have a very cool geometric design to show you! (EDIT: you can see the Geometric Nail Strips here on their website!)

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

WingDust Collections - State of Dreaming


Hiii!!

I have a lovely polish to show you today, another indie :D

This is State of Dreaming from WingDust Collections, another gorgeous polish I won in a giveaway (I'm so so lucky).

Friday, 12 December 2014

OMG Nail Strips Review - Blue Leopard Strips

*Disclaimer: this product was received for review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.


Hahaa, yes, I'm starting this blog post with a collage!! I'm really proud of this one to be honest :D

A few weeks ago I got contacted by OMG Nail Strips, a New York based company, to do a review of their nail polish strips. I have never used nail polish strips before, so this will be my first time trying it out! *exciting*

Monday, 8 December 2014

Ice Polish - Peacock Be Trippin'


Hi everyone!

I have a fun indie polish to show you today! It's Peacock Be Trippin' from Ice Polish - I got lucky again and won this one a few months ago on her FB page :D

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Mani Swap with Ithi from Ithinity Beauty!


Hi readers!

I did my second mani swap!! This time it's with the lovely Ithi from Ithinity Beauty :)

She always has such cute designs (you HAVE to gee see her snow leopard here!) andI love reading her posts, where she tells you a bit about herself and her plans too :) I recently discovered she LOOOOVES sushi and I love sushi too, so we immediately bonded over that :D (any other sushi lovers out here?)

I picked her Pigment Splash nails to recreate, and she chose my Minty Windows.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Painted Sabotage - Gargle Blaster

*Disclaimer: some items in this blog post have been previsouly received for review.


My polish loving fiends, are you ready for a gorgeous polish?

I have Painted Sabotage's Gargle Blaster for you today, which is inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy! If you read my Tomboyish post, then you'll know how I don't particularly like green polishes. Gargle Blaster, I don't like. I LOVE. I ADORE. And then some.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Guest Post at Craftynail!

*Disclaimer: some items in this blogpost have been previously received for review.


Hi everyone!

Today you can find me over at Craftynail, where I'm helping out the lovely Jacqui who is on a conference trip for work right now! She's having a few guest posts, and I have to honour to kick it off! :D

So click here to go read my guest post, and after that go wonder around on Jacqui's blog because she's pretty much amazing. She's such a sweet person (she even sent me some MoYou stamping plates!) and has the prettiest and coolest designs. So if you're not following her already, go do it now! Thank you!!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Shimmer Polish - Karen

*Disclaimer: some items in this blogpost have been received for review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by anything or anyone.


Hiiiii readers!

I'm very excited about today's post, because I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish to show you! 
This time it's Karen, a clear based polish with lavender and purple glitter in. She also has pink, orange and turquoise glitter among other things, in squares and hexes.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Guest Post at NailTalk!


Hiiii!!

Today you can find me over at NailTalk, Miriam's blog :) I'm doing a guest post there, and you can check it out here!

The post is written in Dutch, so I will quickly sum up the polishes I used here for you in English :)
Two coats of No 29M (Safari Nail Polish) on all nails; 2 coats of Wicked (Claire's) on thumb and ring finger, 1 coat of Color 48 (Fogan Cosmetics) and 1 coat of Glitterazzi (Catrice) on pinky and pointer finger. The mermaid nail charm is from She Sells Sea Shells.

I hope you will go check out my post at NailTalk - even though it's written in Dutch, there are still plenty of pictures to look at! And you MUST check out Miriam's designs, she is amazing and is such a source of inspiration! Thank you! :)


Friday, 21 November 2014

WingDust Collections - When Oceans Rise


Gorgeousness on the blog today!!

I have WingDust Collections' When Oceans Rise for you today! I won this polish a few months ago, and when I opened my gift package with 6 polishes (yeah, lucky me!) this was the polish that imediately caught my fancy. It's such a gorgeous, magical colour with golden flakes in.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Guest Post from Franzi (FrankieHuntersNails)!

Hi everyone!

Today I have something really exciting for you: the first guest post ever on my blog!
I did a few guest posts myself for other people in the past, and I thought it was time to have a few on my blog now too :)

It's an honour to have the lovely Franzi from FrankieHuntersNails do this first guest post! She is such a sweet and supportive person. I've known her for a while now and have been following her blog for a long time. It amazes me how much progress Franzi has made in the past year: not only does her nail art keep getting better, but her writing and pictures have improved a lot too! I love that about following a blog for a long time, you really see people improve :)

Okay, I will stop talking now! Franzi, take it away!


Hy ladies!

My name is Franziska and I run my blog FrankieHuntersNails since November 2013. I fell in love with nail art the year before and decided to start my own blog, after discovering that there is a huge community and because I wanted to share my work with others.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

WingDust Collections - After-Party @ Jimmay's


Disclaimer: some of the products used in this blog post have previously been received for review.


Reader! Prepare yourself to admire the magnificent sight of a gorgeous polish!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Pretty & Polished - Tomboyish Pt. 2


Hi everyone!

You might remember my Tomboyish post from a few months ago - I think most of you do ;)

Well, I now have a follow up post!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Shimmer Polish - Lorene

*Disclaimer: some items in this blog post were provided for review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.



Hiii!!

Another day, another Shimmer Polish review! This time I have the raspberry pink Lorene for you.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Crackle Leopard Studs

*Disclaimer: some items in this post were received for review. All opinions expresed are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.


Hiya! I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review for you! And this one is the most fun of them all, I think ;)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Rhinestone Wheel

*Disclaimer: some of the products in this blog post have been received for review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.


Hello everyone!

I'm back with another Born Pretty Store review! I have a nail art rhinestone wheel to show you today - you can see it here on their website.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Born Pretty Store review: French Edge Flower Water Decals

*Disclaimer: some items in this post were received for review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by anyone of anything.


Hi everyone!

I'm back with some Born Pretty Store reviews! I have gotten some lovely items to review, and I'll be starting with these cute french edge flower water decals! You can see them here on BPS. I picked pattern B-058 because I was in a purple mood :)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Haunted Houndstooth


BOOOOOOHH!! *spooky voice*

I finally have a proper Halloween design! To be honest, in my country we don't really celebrate Halloween. We often get together with friends, dress up a bit scary and then watch a creepy movie (which I don't even like because, well, they're creepy!). But the looking forward to Halloween like people seem to do in America, we don't really have that here. Hence why I don't really do a lot of Halloween designs; I just don't feel it. But now and then, I get in the spooky spirit!

Anyway, I wasn't sure beforehand if I'd have the time to create a new design for Halloween because I've been swamped with school work, but I was able to squeeze it in luckily!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dark Magic Gradient

*Disclaimer: some items in this post have been previously received for review.



HIIIIII!!!

I am SO SO EXCITED about today's design!! I love it I love it I love it! And I hope you will too :D

I did a sort of halloween design, but not the typical one; I decided to create some vampy "dark magic" nails that a witch would wear on a daily basis ;) And well, since these look so magical in real life, I decided to have some *magical* pictures to match it! (meaning: aristicly waving my hands about on pictures lol)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Shimmer Polish - Jennifer

*Disclaimer: some items in this post have been received for review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.


Hi polish lovers!

I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish for you today! I'm showing you Jennifer, a glitter bomb with light blue pastels. Jennifer has a clear base and blue/silver is her main colour. But as always with Shimmer Polishes, there is an abundance of other colours in the glitter too which makes the polish a feast to look at!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cuties for Becca!


Hello everyone!

A little bunny told me today is Becca's birthday! You might all know Becca from Not Your Average Nails already - I did a mani swap with her a few months ago! If you don't, get your ass over to her blog and be baffled by all her amazing designs.

Her friend Brit contacted me on Tumblr and asked me if I wanted to do some celebratory nail art for Becca's birthday. I'm always in the mood for this type of thing! Plus, Becca is super nice so she deserves some birthday love!

I didn't want to do something really birthday-ish with balloons because I had to wear these nails for a few days to work. So I decided to show Becca my love by recreating one of her designs!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Minty Windows


Hi everyone!

I have a bit of nail art for you today! I was inspired by the unearthly beautiful "Window to my Soul" design by Glitterfingersss - you can see it here. Super pretty right?

I decided to not recreate the design, but to do something similar. I was in a minty mood, and gold goes great together with mint ;) So I picked Miss Minty by Gosh and Vampire Vanity by Bourjois for this design.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Maybelline Acid Wash - Ripped Tide Swatch


Hi everyone!

I have a little swatch for you today! The Maybelline Acid Wash collection came out a few months ago, but it was only last month that these polishes finally arrived in my local polish store - ugh. I had to wait for ages to get my hands on one, and can you believe it now, I actually don't like them after swatching them.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Shimmer Polish - Eva

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish for you today!

This time I'm showing you Eva. Eva has a burgundy red jelly base, with red, silver and black fine microglitters in.


Thursday, 25 September 2014

1 Year Blogiversary!!


KITTENS!! As you might have guessed by my obnoxious banner, it's my one year blogiversary today!

I actually thought I had a few more days until my one year blogiversary, but apparently it was today! So I'm writing this celebratory blog post more in a hurry than I had anticipated.

Anyway: yay! I did it! I have been blogging for a year! When I started this blog, I didn't really invest a lot of time in it. It was like a second place on the Internet for me, whereas my nail Tumblr came first. This has changed. Like seriously changed so so much: my blog is my favourite medium ever now. It's my home on the Internet, it's my own private place where I can write what I want and show you what I want! My Tumblr, Facebook page and all the other things have become a gateway to the blog: I post pictures and sneak previews there, but I can't really let my heart out and write enormous amounts of text like I can on this blog. And I LOVE writing enormous amounts of text :D

To celebrate, I'm going to take a trip down memory lane with you all and show you some of the biggest and most fun events that have happened with my blog the past year.

Hipster Harry Potter

Disclaimer: some items in this post have been previously received for review.


Potterheads rejoice, for your hearts will be warmed by today's design!

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway hosted by Accio Lacquer (if you are not following her already, GO! NOW!). The prize was a set of vinyl nail decals of Harry Potter by Lacquer By Lissa. I picked the colour silver because I thought it'd look great with a galaxy design - so I've had this design in mind for quite some time now! I showed you the galaxy design already here, so we'll go straight on to the decals!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Blue Galaxy Nails

Disclaimer: some of the products used in this blog post have previously been received for review.


GALAXY NAILS!! WHOOT! SPACE PARTY!!!

As you can see from my introduction, I'm quite enthousiastic about these. This is my second attempt at galaxy nails (you can see the first one here - and here is an added bonus!) and I decided to go with the classic space colour: blue.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Mod Lacquer Review - High Strangeness & Men In Black

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.

Dear reader, be prepared for an abundance of rainbowsssss today!!

I had the chance to swatch and review some Mod Lacquer polishes, about which I am beyond excited! Which is why you will now be overwhelmed by several hundred pictures in this post because I just couldn't pick - they all look amazing, because the two polishes I swatched just ARE amazing!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bourjois Paris - Dangerous Wish


Bonjour! (it seemed fitting to start this post in French as the polish I'm showing you today is from Bourjois Paris)

I'm currently still settling in in the new appartment and haven't been able to do new nail art (though I'm working on a review right now, so expect that soon!), so I decided to give you a post that has been sitting in my Draft space - until now!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

WingDust Collections - Funhouse


Hi everyone!

Remember when I told you about the six WingDust polishes I had won in this blog post here? Well, today I'm showing you my first pick!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Mermaid Nail Art With Shimmer Polish Jasmine!

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.
*Disclaimer: some products in this post were previously provided for review.


Hello all you sea sirens! And possibly some fish reading this too.

Today I have some mermaid nail art for you with Shimmer Polish Jasmine - an abslolute stunner.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

ILNP - Birefringence


Hello fellow polish enthusiasts! Rejoice, for I have a gorgeous polish to show you today!

I bought ILNP's Birefringence a few months ago after lusting for it for quite some time. It looked gorgeous in pictures, and especially the description made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Barbra, the owner of ILNP, says:

"I do not possess the linguistic capacity to express the “awesomeness” of this nail polish. But for you, I’ll try. Birefringence is a jaw droppingly beautiful polish that effortlessly stops people in their tracks. Planning on having a meaningful face-to-face conversation with a friend? Plan on an abrupt derailment as soon as he/she notices what your nails are up to. Remember though, it’s not their fault; you were warned! Birefringence shifts through an array of incredible blues, purples, reds, oranges, yellows, and even subtle greens!"

I HAD to have this multichrome. And now I do. And it did NOT disappoint me :D Honestly, conversations WERE derailed when people noticed my nails - Barba was not exaggerating.
I used two easy coats of Birefringence + top coat, no black polish underneath. 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Mani Swap With Not Your Average Nails


Yay reader, you are all witness to an historical event today: my first mani swap! And you are also witness to another historical moment on this blog: I've added a little logo to my pictures! :D

Becca from Not Your Average Nails and I are doing our first mani swap together - and I couldn't be more excited about it! After I had commented a few times on her amazing designs and how I would love to recreate them, Becca suggested we do a mani swap together! I had a lot of her designs on my "to recreate" wishlist, so I was more than eager to say yes!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Guest Post at Nerdy & Fleurty!


Yay I'm doing another guest post!

This time I'm helping out over at Nerdy & Fleurty - she doesn't have her camera for a few months so she asked me if I wanted to be part of her guest post series! I created this bright tribal leopard print for her - you can go read the blog post and see more pictures (including my right hand!) here! :D

I hope you like it, and definitely go browse Nerdy & Fleurty's blog too!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag

Aloha! (yes we're in a summery mood for the Summer Lovin' Tag!)

I got tagged by Andrea from Colour Your Life in a little game with questions; it's basically 10 questions about your favourite Summer things! I enjoyed reading Andrea's answers to it and since I had a bit of time I decided to immediately type a blog post about it myself :D

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Let's Celebrate Nailpolis!


Hiya!

Today's design is my entry for the Nailpolis 1.000.000 Facebook fans contest! If you haven't heard of Nailpolis by now, it's an online "museum for nail art" where nail artists upload their work, can "like" other people's designs (kind of like on Tumblr) and get featured. You can also earn badges when you've done certain designs - I have a Watermelon Lover badge and a Space Explorer badge for example :) I love the badge idea!

For this contest, you had to make a festive design. Every entrant gets a limited edition badge and a gift certificate of $5 to spend in Live Love Polish, a new online polish store. I decided to take the "festive" theme literal, and painted some wrapped gifts and balloons with acrylic paint :)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Shimmer Polish - Alice

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Goodmorning! Or goodnight, depending on your time zone.

Today I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish to show you. I recently bought Pool Party from Ciaté, which is a vibrant (almost neon) blue. I thought it would pair great with Shimmer Polish Alice, which has holographical silver hexagons and circle glitters of various sizes in a clear base. There are also silver stars in this polish, but I did not get one out - which is pretty normal, as I didn't put the polish upside down beforehand and I only ever used the top layer of polish to put on my sponge. Next time I'm using this polish, I'll definitely be on the lookout for some stars! :)

Alice is really pretty, and because she consists of only silver glitter she can be combined with pretty much any polish colour. She can look soft and elegant, but at the same time she can be really eye catching, depending on how you combine her.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Happy Birthday Sanne! - Black & White Recreation


Hi everyone!

Today's post is a bit special - it's to celebrate someone's birthday! And to be more specific: Sanne of Nail Polish In My Eyes's birthday :) It was actually yesterday, but I only managed to publish this post today oops.

Her boyfriend Ron contacted me and a bunch of other bloggers to ask if we wanted to collaborate on a birthday surprise for her, and yes of course I wanted to help! We just had to create some nail art and Ron would bundle everything in a surprise birthday blog post for Sanne. I thought the idea was too sweet not to participate :)

I haven't been following Sanne's blog for very long (I actually discovered her through OMD2!) but I love her designs. So for Sanne's birthday, I decided to recreate on of her designs to show how inspiring she is.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Pretty & Polished - Tomboyish


Hellow!

Today I'll be showing you Tomboyish, a thermal polish from Pretty & Polished that I bought a little while ago. A lot of people have been excited about this swatch, so you can all rejoice now!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Full Water Decals

 *Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hiya!

I'm back with my final review for Born Pretty Store - you can see the previous two here and here.

This time I'm reviewing their Flower Water Decals, which you can see on their website here. I wore these for 4 days without any issues.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Born Pretty Store Review - Pink Rhombus Studs

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hello my polish loving fiends!

I have another review from Born Pretty Store for you today :) This time I'm reviewing these cool pink mini rhombus pattern studs (yes it's quite a mouthful!) I'm wearing on my ring finger - you can see them here on their website.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Pretty & Polished - Popples


Hellooo fellow polish lovers!

As you may recal, a few weeks ago I asked for your input in my very first indie polish purchases! (you can read my blog post about it here) I decided to order some polishes from Pretty & Polished and from ILNP, and all of my orders have arrived now! So today I'm showing you the first of my new cuties :)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Born Pretty Store Review: Water Decal Roses

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hello!

I have another review for you today! I got to review some more items from Born Pretty Store, the big online shop for an abundance of nail art items and other things too. I picked these cute water decal roses because I thought they were very pretty.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

July's Polish Haul!

Hello!

Today I'm showing you my polish haul from this month. I've ordered a bunch of polishes online and they have all arrived now! Quicker than I expected, I thought I'd have to wait for them until the end of August but it only took them about two weeks to get from America to me :D

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Shimmer Polish - Tammy (and OMD2 Day 25)

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hi everyone!

Today I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish to show you, and another design for OMD2!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Shimmer Polish - Kim

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.


Hellooow!

A few weeks ago I won a little giveaway from Shimmer Polish, and when she learned that I had a blog she asked me if I wanted to review some polishes for her. Of course I said yes, because every swatch I've seen from a Shimmer polish looks so gorgeous!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Guest Post at Nail Polish Society!


I'm guest posting today for Emiline at Nail Polish Society to celebrate her one year blogiversary!
If you want to see more pictures of my design, you can go check it out here :)

And don't forget to browse around Emiline's blog too if you don't know her already! She makes awesome designs and is very inspirational. And, she also has a very fun giveaway going on right now to celebrate her blogiversary! ;)