Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pine cone nail art + video tutorial

Hi there! I've given in, it's so cold here that it does really feel like winter, and that means it's time for winter designs!!! I made these fun pine cones and I actually like how they turned out. They were also very easy to make so I have a video tutorial! Yay! Click to see more pics!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Behind The Nail art - Base & top coats

Hello and welcome to the second installment of the 'Behind The Nail Art' series! Check out the first installment 'Behind The Nail Art - Brushes' if you missed it! I know you're all dying to know what my secrets are, what products and tools I use and how to make the tiny nail art. So that's why I'm going to share everything I know! Today we'll be looking at the base & top coats I use. I don't have the budget to shop around and try different things, so I have to do my research and make sure that what I buy is the right product for me (and yes, all of these products were bought by me). These are my base & top coats!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I can always make you smile! Happy nail art

Hey babes! Happy Thanksgiving to my girls in the US!!! For those of you that don't celebrate (like me), happy random Thursday! I have a mani to cheer you up, and if it doesn't make you smile... well then I'll just have to MAKE you smile! Click to check out more, plus the video tutorial!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Freehand castle on pastel gradient nail art + video tutorial

Heyyya!!! Do you believe in fairy tales? Whether you do or don't, you have to admit there's something magical about a glow in the dark castle... I'm calling it my pastel castle (it rhymes... sort of) and it's all made using Serum No. 5 polishes and acrylic paint! Click to see more pictures, and my video tutorial!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don't let anyone dull your sparkle! Nail art with a message

Hey ladies! My nail art wants to tell you something, and I think it's important that you open your ears and mind and that you listen closely. I have been seeing comments that are bullying. I've seen comments that are downright hateful or aggressive. And I freaking want it to STOP! But... you can't change other people. So what I want to do is tell you this: don't let anyone dull your sparkle!

You are good at what you do. No matter what anybody else says. If you feel like it's something you love and something you're supposed to be doing, shut your ears when someone foolishly tries to convince you to stop. As long as it's not hurting anyone, who the freak cares?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

HPB Presents: Fall favorites - Nail art!

Hey ladies! I'm in a Facebook group called Hobby Polish Bloggers and we're all, like the name says, polish bloggers! It's a great group of ladies and we all share our tips about blogging, and we help eachother out. We came up with the idea to do monthly link-ups with a specific theme. Last month it was Halloween and this time, it's fall favorites! Any fall favorites, like products, colors, scents, whatever. I chose to share the love and feature some of my favorite nail artists on Instagram, so come check them out!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Aliquid Lacquer's First Fantastiversary collection!

Hey ladies! Who's up for some celebratory swatches? Aliquid Lacquer sent me these babies to share with you, in celebration of her very first anniversary! There's three gorgeous polishes and a sweet-smelling lip balm, and I'm gonna show them to you one by one. Click to read my review!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nail art inspired by a cake by Miso Bakes

Hey babes! Are you up for something tasty? I came across this super cute cake somewhere on the internet, I really don't remember where. I also have no clue how I was able to find the original artist of this cake, but I did! It's Miso Bakes and oh. My. Goodness... Their cakes are absolutely gorgeous, their pictures are clean and amazing and I wish I could visit and taste some of their creations. Incredible! This particular cake spoke to me and it inspired me to make my own button nail art. Click to see more!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cork board 3D nail art

First of all, YES I know these are super impractical... My grandmother used to make dollhouses and she died this weekend. This makes me think of her :) Click to see more!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Behind The Nail Art - Brushes

Hey dudes, babes and maybe the odd cat, dog or hamster that's reading along! I've been planning this 'Behind the nail art' series for a while now, since I've been getting a LOT of questions about what brushes I use, how I get certain effects in my art and what my favorite top coat is. Well, it's all going to pass by your screen in the next few weeks! I want to kick this off by talking about my brushes, all of these brushes were either bought by me or received as a gift without strings attached. I know a lot of you wonder about this so let me introduce you to my brushes!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Neon letter rain nail art (glow in the dark) + video tutorial

Ello ello! You might remember these freehanded letters from back in June. I created this design in June because I was invited to showcase my nails at an art show! But I wasn't happy with the way my old pictures looked, so that's why I decided to recreate it and take better pics (and use lots of glow in the dark nail polish ofcourse). The art show was this afternoon and everyone was SO nice! I got a lot of compliments about it being so different, not being on a regular canvas. I met some truly amazing artists and even saw some familiar faces, so I had a great time :D Now click, come see the glow pics!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Falling stars landscape nail art + video tutorial!

Awww it's the perfect day for more glow in the dark nail art! It's getting dark here early now so I'm getting the maximum amount of joy from my glow polishes :D I've had this nail art idea in my head for a while now and it's even prettier than I had imagined it. I just really love that glow in the dark effect! Oh and I made a tutorial for you guys, so you can make this yourself!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sparkly nails with Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle and nail vinyls

Heys!!! Do you know how you sometimes have a polish that you really want to use but you have no clue what to do with it exactly? I love, love, LOVE my Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle because it's just so freaking sparkly! But if I'd want to paint on top of it, I'm afraid the art would get lost in the glitter... That's why I chose to go for nail vinyls! Check out the video tutorial too!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hot air balloon nail art

Heya! *tacky commercial voice* Are you tired of everyday life? Stress getting to you? Do you need to get away for a bit? Well now you can! With this brand new hot air balloon nail art, your problems will fly away on the wind! *end tacky commercial voice* Hahaha okay back to reality! This nail art doesn't actually make big changes in anyone's life, but what it does do is look pretty. So come see my nail art tutorial!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nail art inspired by Chuck Pinson

Yessss it's time for one of *those* again! I'm really feeling the 'oh I'll just sit here for 8 hours and paint' vibe lately so you'll just have to do with another art recreation! Oh dagnabbit :-p This time it's this amazing piece by Chuck Pinson, called 'Space For Reflection'. Click to see more!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall nail art! Autumn leaves on glitter gradient

Hey babes! It feels SO weird to be doing fall designs, because the weather was AMAZING today! Me and the sun were best buds and it felt like summer. BUT I had this fall design burn a hole in my imagination, so I thought I'd just make it and show you, and put my bottle of Picture Polish Malt Teaser to good use. Oh and I have a video tutorial! Come and see, come and see!