Sunday, June 25, 2017

Matchy matchy nail art


Nail art inspired by wrapping paper! Because inspiration really is everywhere :)

The beautiful magenta base is Madam Glam Sangria, and I usually don't do this, but.... I stamped. Yes I did :-p The good folks at Nailland Hungary were nice enough to send me a bottle of Moyra foil polish for stamping and I couldn't let them down!! This stamping polish is made to be used with foils and pigment powders.

Soooo I rubbed some Mitty Gold Bullion powder on it, only it didn't exactly turn out gold because the stamping polish I used is silver. It stamps smoothly even for someone like me who's not very practiced at stamping, but I'd definitely recommend getting the black version for use with powders ;-) The plate I used is the Fun 16 from Fab Ur Nails, I got this from a friend and this particular image really came close to the wrapping paper!





I received the Moyra foil polish for stamping as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

Serum No. 5 Empowered collection swatches & review


Holy maglowy! I have a review for you! I'm showing you the Empowered collection by Serum No. 5 which is all about empowering women to be brave, live their dreams and make their own path. Because who run this motha? GIRLS!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ice cream eating piglet nail art


Nail gods almighty, this weather!!! Temperatures hit 35C today, which I believe is the official melting point for Dutch people! It *is* the perfect excuse for delicious creamy homemade ice cream though, like this piglet is enjoying! What's your favorite flavor?

I used KB Shimmer Keep Palm and Carry On for the base, that I got from Color4Nails. I also added some P2 Opulent on the top half and this one was a gift from my sweetest gal friend @lu_letsplayanailgame

I painted the piglet with acrylic paint but I'm not sure if the ice cream is actually recognisable as ice cream. Hmm well, as long as it tastes good, right? ;-)







I received KB Shimmer Keep Palm And Carry On as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Negative space airplane nail art


This design.... did not turn out like I'd hoped. But I decided to share it anyways in the hopes that maybe it will inspire someone to improve upon it! And the video tutorial turned out better, somehow more balanced, so that redeems it a little bit :-p

The base polish is and will forever be gorgeous, it's SuperChic Lacquer Dopamine. I made the negative space effect with a new liquid latex brand I'm trying out, called Edge Perfection. So far I can tell you that it feels sturdier somehow, even a thin coat doesn't snap/break during removal, and it's lightly scented but not overwhelmingly so :)

The clouds & airplane are made with acrylic paint because... what else? ;-)

I think the heat is throwing me off my nail art game! Holding the brush just gets harder as the temperature rises :-p Maybe I should do some art that somehow uses the heat to my advantage!





I received the Edge Perfection liquid latex as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Enchanted night nail art


I wish I was a unicorn... so I could stab people with my head :-p

I used Serum No. 5 Awesome Blossom, Laven-daringly Bright and Wisteria-ously Bright for the base and added some Moyra No. 2 Diamond Shine to a wet top coat. This is really fine glitter that I got from Nailland Hungary and it shows the base color through the glitter. It has a blue shine and I really want to try it over black!!


The enchanted night lights up, revealing the silhouettes of our magical creatures <3 Purple glow is notoriously un-bright (yes I just invented that) but I was lucky to capture it! Maybe unicorns and fairies really do bring good luck!












I received the Moyra No. 2 Diamond Shine glitter as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Shellfish nail art


These nails are so shellfish! Why clam't they just get along? XD

I made a smooshy base using Serum No. 5 Laven-daringly Bright & Blue Blazes as well as Picture Polish Instinct & Tingle. I'll post a tutorial on my Instagram tomorrow to show how I did it!

I painted the shellfish with acrylic paint and my Winstonia Fine Lines & Berry Wine brushes.
The gloooow!! I used Serum No. 5 Laven-daringly Bright and Blue Blazes for the shells too, with the addition of Glowin' of Eden. I also used Atomic Peach for the soft squishy part of the clams, and Guiding Light for the eyes (because I couldn't just leave them dark). Laven-daringly Bright is a bit on the softer side of the glow spectrum, while the others do a really bright job!! They are the brightest glows I've ever seen!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fluffy owl nail art


D'awwww how adorable! Over the years, I've had a couple of requests/suggestions to paint an owl, yet I never did. Until now!

I started with the base, I used Models Own Persian Pink and added What's Up Nails Mystery Flakies over it, for the special effect. Then, I stalled... I wasn't sure what to add on top of this very special base!

The idea of painting an owl just clicked. I used acrylic paint and my Gamax 00 Kolinsky brush, and my dad said he'd like it as a pet :-p







I received What's Up Nails Mystery Flakies as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Polka dot candy nail art


It's my mom's birthday today! ...which has nothing to do with this nail art really, but I just thought I'd mention it :-p Yay!

I feel like I've seen this design somewhere... but I'm not sure. Things like images stick to the inside of my head like it's flypaper, and it's hard to tell what my own ideas are and what I've seen somewhere.
I made french tips with four different colors: Picture Polish Watermelon, Gelato, Sorbet & Tingle. They work out perfectly together! I added the polka dots & candy with acrylic paint and my Winstonia Fine Lines brush.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hypnotic flakies nail art


Whoa! Don't look at this nail art for too long, it'll put you in a deep hypnosis that makes you want to buy ALL the flakies! ;-)

In real life, this is SO DELICIOUS!  I kept moving my hands left and right and just looking at the nails. Really hypnotic :-p


I used a whole bunch of flakies from What's up Nails: Lipstick, Tropic, Mermaid, Breeze & Mystery, over a base of Madam Glam Perfect Black. I applied the flakies 2 per nail, in a sort of gradient formation. I'll have a tutorial on my Instagram tomorrow!
In the mean time, I have a code for all Madam Glam products: you can use my code NAR30 for 30% off your entire order! This is not an affiliate code, just a fun discount that I get to share with you :)


The black stripes are painted with black acrylic paint from Gamax, and I also used their Kolinsky 00 brush. These were gifts from my super awesomest friend @lu_letsplayanailgame!





I received the What's Up Flakies as well as Madam Glam Perfect Black as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cloudy dreams nail art


It's like a dream landscape! Although I never get to visit such cool places in my dreams, mine are always realistic (but scrambled), very detailed and there's always some problem to solve :-p

I really love this base polish. I really really do. It's Picture Polish Soul, which is a collaboration shade with @juli_addicted, and I have a feeling this one is going to make plenty of repeat appearances here on my blog. I got my bottle from Color4Nails and it just lends itself to starry nights and maybe even a winter scene or 2. Who knows!

I painted the scenery with acrylic paint and my Gamax 00 Kolinsky brush that I got from my super awesomest friend @lu_letsplayanailgame!

I received Picture Polish Soul as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.