Thursday, December 31, 2015

My favorite nail art designs of 2015!

Wow, we're almost done with 2015! There's been ups, there's been downs, but mostly there has been painting. A LOT of painting! I've included links to the blog posts, where you can find video tutorials for almost all of these. Come read more!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 is loading! New Year's nail art

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The design isn't fancy or glittery but you have to give me props for lining up the progress bar over 4 nails! Plus I'm a sucker for non-cliché nail art. Last video tutorial of the year, come and see, come and see!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Freehand Epic Portal Story nail art (5 glow in the dark manis!!!)

Ahhh finally, the long awaited sequel to the Epic Quest Story!!  You have asked, and asked, and asked... so I'm delivering :) Please enjoy it because it will probably be the last one I do! After 1,5 years and 8 different stories, I think I've pretty much taken it as far as it can go and it's time for something else. So I hereby present to you: the final chapters of the Epic Princess Story, plus ofcourse a narrated video! Click to see more!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Santa dog nail art for Christmas

So here's the thing: Santa is actually a dog. Yes he is! He asked me to tell you so everyone would know not to set out chocolate cookies for him anymore :-p He says thanks and merry Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas camouflage nail art

I'm so into the whole Christmas scene that I'm blending into the scenery :-p Especially my pinkie and index finger! I had some trouble finding a view to use for this design, so what you're seeing is actually a setup in my closet, and only this side of the tree is decorated.... hihi! There's a video that outlines the whole process so click to see more!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Freehand blue Christmas nail art

This Christmas nail art design was completely inspired by My Nail Polish Online only I don't have those fancy stamping plates (or any at all) so I had to paint my snowflakes by hand & I painted the Merry Christmas in a chic font. Video tutorial is included, click to see more!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Golden Christmas drips nail art

Glitter is dripping from my cuticles, I am bleeeeding Christmas! I know drips have become cliché nail art but I've never seen them done in 3D so here :-p There's no complicated freehand involved so come check out the tutorial! You'll love it!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Freehand The Grinch nail art for Christmas

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, he thought, means a little bit more!" I had a MASSIVE headache while painting this nail art design so at one point I had to stop and accept it as it was. You'll want to inspect the macro photo for yourself ;-) Click to see more!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Secret Christmas message nail art

Santa hates you! ... or does he? I'm so confused :-p This not so traditional Christmas nail art design was inspired by Finch and Hare! There's a video tutorial that will show you how to make it ;-) Click to see more!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Glow in the dark abstract Christmas tree nail art

Rainbow Christmas! What's Christmas without a little glow, right :-p I don't usually do abstract nail art designs because it doesn't always 'click' in my brain, but I have to say I like this one! There's a video tutorial too ofcourse, so click to see more!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas horror nail art - Zombie snowman & demonic presents

What's that lurking in the dark, behind that pile of snow? And what did Santa bring you...? Okay I might be missing Halloween already :-p So I figured, why not make horror Christmas nail art? There's two designs for the price of one, plus a video tutorial, so click to see more!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Penguins under mistletoe nail art for Christmas

It's like a little, except a lot. And didn't you know? Penguins like Christmas too! They like their Christmas hats and scarves because brrr, it can get pretty chilly up there on the North Pole! This might just be the cutest Christmas nail art design I've painted. Ever. Come see the video tutorial!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas lights nail art with fiber optics

Finally, I get to post Christmas nail art! And I'm kicking the holiday season off with a blast, one of my crazy crazy nail art designs with fiber optics & flashing lights! You'll want to see this design in action, so click to see more!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Freehand gears & cogs robot nail art

So here it is: proof that I'm actually a robot. I KNEW there was something inhuman about those nail art designs of mine! So if you want to see more of my insides, come watch the video tutorial and click to see more!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Airplane windows nail art

You can see the most amazing views from the windows of an airplane! Sunsets, cityscapes, oceans and sometimes you're smack dab in the middle of a cloud :-p I love painting landscape nail art with a little twist :) There's a video tutorial too, ofcourse! Click to see more!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Free your inspiration nail art

Who says you need to color inside the lines? Set your inspiration free, outside of the confines of what other people say is right. Just... do what you think is pretty :D And ofcourse, click to see more!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Freehand strawberry bunny nail art

For this nail art design, I used a fun freehand technique that I used 2 years ago when I was just starting to learn how to paint. How, you ask? It uses my phone, and a plastic bag. Come find out!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fireflies become stars nail art

What if... Timon had it right? That stars really are fireflies that got stuck up in that big blue-ish black thing? I originally made this nail art design for a HPB linkup back in July (yes that's how old this design is) but I eventually went with a more tropical seaside design. But it's here now! I have a video tutorial too so click to see more!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Panda babies nail art

Who doesn't love panda babies? They're fluffy, cute, and clumsy so they always make me laugh! I gave them some bamboo in the background to munch on :) I made a video tutorial for this nail art design so click to see more!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Glitter nail foil landscape nail art

I'm not sure what I was going for with this nail art design... I had a plan with the nail foil underneath but that failed, and then somehow it turned into this! OPI Color Paints rainbows! My mom likes it anyways :-p There's a video tutorial too! Click to see more!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Freehand ladybug nail art

What's the only bug not allowed in the men's room? A lady bug!! Haha!! All joking aside, this was a nice, fast nail art design to paint. I recorded a video tutorial for it! Click to see more!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tamagotchi nail art

Who remembers these? I started with one Tamagotchi, and then at one point I had a whole slew of these little robots beeping at me for food, to clean up their mess, or because they wanted to play. Nope, give me rats any day :-p It was a fun nail art design to do though! Click to see more!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Spectacled Spiderhunter bird nail art

This is what happens when I try to emulate those ridiculously talented French bloggers.... Yeah :-p Surprisingly, I don't have a video tutorial for this one! *crowd goes awwww...* Click to see more anyways!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cat-astrophic glitter rainbow nail art

It's a cat-astrophe! The start of the apo-cat-lypse! A cat and a mouse in love, who'd have thunk it? These two are hand painted, and so adorable. I have a video tutorial to show you how to do this design, especially the rainbow glitter background! Click to see more!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Gold glitter vibes nail art

Another 'old' design from the vault, sorry guys! I haven't had much time to paint so I'm running on previously made manis. I've always loved gold & pink together but somehow in this design, it's just not working for me. It uses a cool trick though and I have a little 'service announcement' so click to see more!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Japanese monastery nail art

We haven't seen one of these in a while, a whole painting! Recreating paintings always takes me forever but I enjoy it, it feels like that much time makes the design really grow on me. I also recorded a video tutorial :) Click to see more!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nail art using silicone brushes

Weird, but oddly fun? Or at least I hope so :) It kind of reminds me of industrial steel, but more colorful! Come see the video tutorial to find out how to make this! Click to see more!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

'Hanging on' nail art ft. piCture pOlish Scarlett

Hey everyone! I'd like you to meet: Albert! These two are up to no good, but they make for pretty funny nail art :-p I made a video tutorial on how to do the scooched down nail polish look! Click to see more!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Nail the Mail box review & nail art

I made some fall themed nail art with each of the polishes from the November Nail the Mail box :D If you like what you see, be sure to grab yours soon... Right now, there are still boxes available but they won't be there for long! Click to see more!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bridal negative space nail art

Oooh cool color changing nail art! Delicate, but with a kick when it changes color! I made this design as twin nails with my real life best nail friend Marlein, so click to see more!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Eyeballs nail art for Halloween

Happy Halloween!! I feel watched with all these eyes looking at me... I have a video tutorial PLUS a special surprise at the end of the blog post so click to see more!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sugar spun spiderweb nail art for Halloween

Yeech, spiders!! I did sugar spun spiderwebs nail art last year for Halloween, but it didn't look like I'd hoped so I figured it was worth another try! I made a video tutorial to explain how I did it. Click to see more!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bloody scratches nail art for Halloween

Ouch! Something got me! Did any of you see what it was? Man, this hurts....

Gory Halloween nails are right up my alley :) I'd do them all year round if it didn't scare people so much! Want to find out how to make this bloody nail art design for yourself? There's a video tutorial so click to see more!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The secret life of rats

Let me share with you a little piece of my personal life! I've been a rat mom for years and years and I love their unique personalities, how trusting they can be and the way they make me laugh every. Single. Day.

My two stars are Mercurius (the shiny black dude) and Montgomery (the little curly haired boy). They are almost a year old and just the best little fur babies you could wish for!


I haven't blogged about my ratties in a looooong time but you can see some of my other boys here and here. There's also more videos on my personal YouTube channel.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Happy Halloween nail art - HPB linkup

Jack-O-Lanterns are such wimps, they have no GUTS! My nail art design is completely inspired by Just Nail It Peru who has MAD freehand skills. I used glow in the dark polish for an added effect though so mine lights up! And I made a video tutorial! Click to see more!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Creepy haunted woods nail art for Halloween

Do you know what's lurking in the dark woods when you walk home at night? You may not see these ghosts at first but then UV light hits them and BAM! Instant creepiness! It's all made possible by SuperChic Lacquer Marvel-Star, which is a UV top coat that's invisible in normal light but lights up when it's exposed to a black light. Click to see more!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cotton candy nail art for Halloween costume

I'm going dressed up as cotton candy for Halloween this year!!! ...kidding, we don't actually celebrate Halloween here but wouldn't it be the coolest costume? And this nail art is really easy and fun to make, click to see more!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A walk in the park nail art

Don't you love those autumn walks? When it's a bit chilly and the leaves crackle under your feet. I love the smells of autumn... the freezing cold not so much! I have no idea whose image this is, I found it on a webpage about.... *drumroll* autumn foliage! Someone went through the effort of making it though so if you know who, let me know! And in the mean time, click to see more!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hidden monster nail art for Halloween

Don't look behind you.... When your nails heat up, the monster appears! When you get cold, it disappears again! I have a video tutorial so you can see how this works and see the temperature change in action, click to see more!

Monday, October 12, 2015

3D mummy nail art for Halloween

Mummies are SO tense! I mean, they're all wound up! Haaaahahahahahahaha *rolling on the floor* Okay but all kidding aside, this 3D mummy nail art is ridiculous. Try it for yourself with the video tutorial I made! Click to see more!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Freehand fall garden path nail art

Fall... has fallen. Time for those gorgeous fall leaves! This nail art design formed itself under my hands, lovely to see how every step just came on a whim and together they make THIS :-p Completely freehand, although it looks like a wrap, doesn't it? I have a video tutorial for the more creative types among you, so click to see more!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Haunted graveyard nail art, glowy ghosts

Waaaay back in high school, in music class, our teacher taught us to form a mental image from the music we were hearing. I've always had a couple of images in my head when listening to Dance Macabre and this is one of them! As soon as the sun sets, the dead come out to play. In this example they're ghosts but maybe you see them differently! I dare you to paint what's in your head and then come show me!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Thermal monster nail art for Halloween

Aaaand to continue our feeling of "holy nail polish balls that freaks me out!" I have another scary mani for ya. When your nails heat up, the monster disappears. When you get cold, it reappears and creeps you out! The video tutorial shows how it works so click to see more!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bloody razor cuts nail art for Halloween

Oh man, I am SUCH a klutz! I was just doing my crafts and my box cutter slipped... and again.... and again :-p I've really gotten into making fake injuries with my Graftobian Severe Trauma Kit. I can show you how to make these for Halloween, I made a video tutorial with voice over! Click to see more!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The mainstream brands I love! Logo nail art

Hey mah babes! As an homage to all the wonderful mainstream brands that I've tried and loved, I figured I'd make some of their logos on my nails. I'm like a walking free advertisement! And ofcourse to make it complete, the background polish is Color Club Star Light Star Bright, matching their logo on my middle finger nail ;-)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall magnolia nail art - HPB linkup

Fall is definitely coming, dammit. It's been raining here like crazy and whenever the sun comes out, it's too freaking cold to sit outside. Butttt I can't wait for the beautiful fall foliage! That's my favorite part! Click to see more ;-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mosquito nail art

These are NOT real mosquitoes that I glued to my nails, haha! I know I've done some weird things in the past but that's a bridge too far, even for me. They're freehand with acrylic paint, don't worry :) There's also a tutorial so click to see more!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

3D 'pull the curtain' nail art

Does this count as negative space nail art? Haha this little guy is a cheeky little bugger, isn't he? Pulling back my nail polish and ruining it. I have a video tutorial, this 3D effect is actually really easy to create! Click to see more!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Landscape dresses nail art

Four different landscapes on one hand :D This nail art design was SO much fun to paint! I used a little trick with Liquid Palisade from Kiesque, you'll want to see the video to see how it works ;-) Click to see more!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Jelly dessert nail art with OPI sheer tints

I'm calling this dessert nail art because I was inspired by gelatin desserts I saw with multiple colored tiers. They looked so pretty! This is a pretty easy & quick design so I have a video tutorial :) Click to see more!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015