Saturday, February 28, 2015

Message in a bottle nail art

I am SO done with winter, make it summer already! So I was just really in the mood to make a beach-y scene with this message in a bottle. Freehand with acrylic paint, like usual. Click to see more!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Over the tree tops, glow in the dark nail art

Wasn't it about time for some glow in the dark nail art? It's been a while! I'm calling it 'over the treetops' because that's what I went for, the last light disappearing and the night creeping up. Click to see more!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

'A flower just blooms' glitter nail art

I can hear you thinking... here she goes again with her inspirational quotes. Yes, because I love nail art with a message! The whole quote goes "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms." and it's exactly what I need to remember. I interpret it as 'be the best you you can be' and don't compare yourself to others, because there really is no comparison! Click to see more!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

3D troll dolls nail art

Do you remember those little troll dolls that were all the rage in the 60's and then again in the 90's? Here's the crazy 3D nail art version of them! The hairs were a little iffy for me because I want my designs to be cool and clean, not 'ew' worthy. But they turned out cute enough to share, so voilá! And ofcourse there's a video too. Click to see more!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Turning regular nail polish into gel polish with Gelibility

How would you like to be able to wear your favorite (indie) polishes for up to 3 weeks without chips? If you don't have oceans of time to change your polish often, or sit and wait until it's dry, but you love your stash of regular nail polish, then you will want to read this. I got this Gelibility set to try out and tell you guys what I think of it. Click to read more!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nail polish paw prints nail art

Heehee what's that little guy doing? He's walking through the spilled nail polish and leaving paw prints all over the place! Silly fella! Click to see more ;-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Love letter nail art - HPB Valentine's Day linkup

Hey babes! I know Valentine's Day is over but doesn't it always seem like the ideas only start flowing after the fact? I've been wanting to make a love letter so I made the parchment base, freehanded some text and then... didn't know where to go from there :-p The hearts were just something spontaneous, I like that they're kind of 3D! Click to see more!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cute purple dragon nail art

I had the pleasure of doing twin nails with the lovely Shawna from Mom, Mrs. And Me <3 She saw my water dragon nail art two weeks ago and she thought it would be a blast to work together on one! Click to see more!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day from PiggieLuv!

Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or Single Awareness Day, have a good one!

I'm single this year but I'm making my Valentine's Day about more than just romantic love. I want to take a moment to thank a couple of different people.

- My fans! I really, REALLY appreciate you looking at my work! There's a few of you who always know what to say, and that's Carmina, Carol, Michaela, Raphaelle, Anita, David, Reena, Michelle and SO many more of you, this list can keep on going!

- My friends :D I want to give a special warm hug to my friends Verity, Hanne, Melanie, David, Karen, Charlie, Marlein, Annelie, Thanasis and Morven. Oh and also my real life friends Esmee and Jill who aren't into polish like I am but they'll always listen to my stories and let me do their nails <3

- Indie brands! There's a few in particular that I cherish, like Ellagee, Digital Nails, Serum No, 5, Jior Couture, and Parrot Polish (and I'll cheat and name Christrio Scotland and Hypnotic Polish as well) but I have one with special meaning. Gothic Gala Lacquers. Samantha and I met when we were both just at the start of our journeys, so I feel like we've grown together. There's a whole lot of warm fuzzy vibes crossing the ocean every day, I hope she can feel them :D

Hahaha and the best one yet: my parents! My mom picked out 10 of my 2014 designs to frame and hang in the living room. Isn't that amazing?

Friday, February 13, 2015

PiggieLuv now available on mobile!

Oh happy day! I've made some changes that enabled me to make available to mobile users again. This means that instead of the full website, you will now see a mobile version when you visit my blog from a mobile device. If you still want to see the full version, just scroll all the way down and click on 'Full version'. Easy!

To make this possible, I've had to switch from the IntenseDebate comment system to Disqus. If you read many blogs you'll be familiar with this comment system already. It doesn't change much for you as a user. You can now upvote other people's comments to show that you agree with them, opt to receive emails for any replies to your comment and you can even include pictures in your comments now! How awesome is that?!

I just wanted to give you the heads-up because even though I'm the one behind the curtains making stuff work, you are the audience, the most important part of the show.

Feel free to start testing out the new comment system right away!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day nail art: I wuv you watts and watts!

What did the boy light bulb say to the girl light bulb? "I wuv you watts and watts!" And because you all like to see how things are made, I have a video tutorial as well :) Click to see more!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day nail art: Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand?

What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus? "Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?" Hahaha don't you just love Valentine's Day word jokes for nail art? Click to see more, plus a video tutorial!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Glitter dragonfly nail art

Hey babes! I have something super simple today, it didn't take much work but that's because I really wasn't in the mood for spending hours on my nails. Yes, that happens sometimes! So today, it's this simple little dragonfly, whose wings glitter in the sunlight. And the dots were fun to make too :-p Click to see more!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Freehand roses nail art for Valentine's Day

Hola!! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I was in the mood for something lovely and romantic. Even though I'm single, I luv it! So come check out my nail art design, and ofcourse there's a video tutorial as well :D Click to see more!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rose alley nail art

Sooo my crazy friend @herrmham had a cool idea, and it led to me painting another bit of super detailed freehand nail art, a cobblestone alley with roses and plants and a terrace and stuff. I started out hating it but I ended up really liking it. And ofcourse I went somewhere today and nobody even looked at my nails. Click to see more!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

3D pencil skirt nail art

 Hey ladies (and super awesome men)! What did you say? More 3D nail art? You ask, I deliver! So these are made from actual pencil shavings, I hope you like them! Click to see more, like a video tutorial!