29 December 2014

Tutorial for the blanket nails


There's no new nail art in today's post, but a tutorial for the blanket nails!

A lot of people asked for a tutorial so I decided to make this design again for the tutorial. I chose to make it the same way. Unfortunately, the result wasn't as good as the first try. However, that doesn't really matter for the steps. It's just for illustrating anyways.

These are the steps:
1. Paint your nails with white polish.
2. Cut a triangle sponge in long parts with a cube as a base. Make as many as you need, thus one for each colour.
3. Put the first colour on the sponge and dab it onto the nail in a stroke. You can choose to make the same pattern on each nail.
4. Repeat the previous steps for all colours. When you're done all white spaces should be filled.
5. This step is optional! Put a top coat to make the surface smooth.
6. Use white nail polish or acrylic paint on a thin brush to make thin lines across the nail. Again you can choose where to place them. In my opinion two lines are enough for each nail.
7. Clean around the nails, because sponging can be messy.
8. The last step is to seal it all in with a matte top coat.

Well, this is all you need to do to get this look! Will you be trying this? Let me know!

25 December 2014

A very merry minion Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I hope you're having a great Holiday! I know I have. One of the presents I received is a professional camera! :o I'M SO HAPPY! Now I don't have to use my sister's camera anymore. That way I'll always have a camera. Another rather unexpected present for Christmas was the new amount of followers on Tumblr! It's crazy how many of you loved my previous nail art (the snowy landscape). I wrote a thank you post on Tumblr about it so I won't repeat it here as well. :)

Let's move on to my nails for Christmas. Last week I made these cute minions and I decided to show them on Christmas because they're so special.

24 December 2014

Another snowy landscape


Today's Christmas Eve, yay! Oh, I love Christmas! :) I have made a very awesome nail design for tomorrow, however, for today I have another recreation. This time I recreated a landscape of Wondrously Polished. Here's the link to the original design.
When I first saw this nail art I fell instantly in love. It's so perfect! I just knew I had to recreate it and now I did. Of course mine isn't as good as Lindsey's.

She said it's inspired by a rubber stamp and I really liked this idea. In one way it's easier to do because everything's in one colour and you only make the silhouettes, no details. I did everything with acrylic paint, because it's a lot easier to work with. The first time I drew this reindeer it looked too round so I adjusted it easily with black acrylic paint. I bet you can't see that! ;)

In the original post Lindsey explains she had a hard time making all those dots. I didn't. I used my white Barry M nail art pen and it was quick and easy.

Well, that's it for today! Have a nice Holiday and I'll see you tomorrow!

23 December 2014


Hi all!

Today I have a recreation for you. When I was brainstorming for winter nail art, I wrote down icicles. A couple days later I saw on Tumblr the best icicles nail art I had ever seen. They were made by Glitterfingersss and this is the link to the original design. I instantly knew that I should recreate it and today I'll show you what I did.

The result isn't as good as the original one, I am happy though with how it turned out. First of all it wasn't as easy as I had expected and secondly it was really fun to do. This is that kind of design in which you can make mistakes. There's no such thing as perfect icicles. The only problem was the black outlining, actually. I really messed it up! Nevertheless, next time it will be better.

So, what do you think of this ice cold nail art? :)

21 December 2014

Celebrating winter with Olaf


Today winter officially started! What better way to celebrate than making some Olaf nail art. :)
Frozen has been on my nail art wishlist for a looong time. Drawing Elsa and Anna seemed a bit too difficult and time-consuming so I went for Olaf. There are so many nail art ideas with Olaf therefore it was very hard to make something original. Here's what I came up with.

I wanted to make something simple and fun so I decided to only draw Olaf on one nail. On the other nails I made a glitter gradient starting from the cuticles. The base colour is Essie-Mint candy apple.

Drawing Olaf seems easy, but it was such a detail work because the eyes were very tiny. As were also the eyebrows. Everything else was easy. I drew him using acrylic paint. Doing this with nail polish would be impossible or moreover very intense.

Well, what do you think? It was about time I did something Frozen related, wasn't it?

20 December 2014

Blanket nails


One thing I really love about winter is a blanket. When I'm watching TV or just sitting in front of my desk, it doesn't matter, I just take my blanket and it keeps me warm and cozy. Ah, I really love it! :)
So, a couple of weeks ago I saw some crazy nails on Tumblr which you can see here. They instantly reminded me of a furry coat with a nice pattern or just a blanket! I knew I had to recreate it and now I did. It isn't really a recreation as I used other colours etc. but I do like it a lot!

On these two pictures you see them with a shiny top coat.

And here I used a matte top coat as did the inspirational source!

I really loved this technique. The combination of sponging and a plaid pattern is great!
If you want a tutorial for these, I would love to make one!
So, what do you think of this blanket nail art? Perfect for winter?

19 December 2014

DIY ornaments with nail polish


As promised I have some DIY with nail polish today. You may have seen Cutepolish' video from last year in which she shows how to make your own Holiday ornaments with nail polish. This is a long post so see it all after the jump!

18 December 2014

Christmas lights!


I've already done some Christmas lights last year, but it's so fun to do. Therefore I decided to make half moon Christmas lights. Take a look!

I just needed to do something easy and fun. You probably noticed I didn't post anything yesterday. Well, I had a very tight schedule and painting my nails didn't fit right into it. Today, however, I dedicated my day to painting my nails and some DIY projects (which you'll see tomorrow)!
One of the nails I did are these simple lights. I guess you don't need an explanation to know how it's done. Here are some more pictures.

Well, that's it for today! Do you like these simple Christmas lights?

16 December 2014

Winter nautical nails


Today's theme may come as a surprise. It isn't something you'll see during wintertime. However, I think it's great!

Yes, I made nautical nails! I've always wanted to do this, but I wanted to make something special. As it is winter, I thought it's special enough! :) Am I right or am I right?

Everything is hand painted with acrylic paint and mattified. I really love this look! Actually, I'm still wearing it. It's very simple to do yet sophisticated. Yeah I was very happy with the result.

What's your opinion? Would you dare to wear nautical nails in winter?

15 December 2014

Inspired by an ornament


Last year I had this idea of making some nail art inspired by this ornament. (In fact this picture is from last year!)

I didn't do it then but I did it now. Here are my nails!

I am so happy with the result! Everything is done freehand with nail polish. These trees were pretty easy to do, actually. Above all it does look stunning! Oh, I really love it! Here's one more picture for you to admire.

Well, what do you think? Do you like my ornament inspired nail art?

14 December 2014

Snowy landscape


In a couple of days winter will officially begin. Nevertheless, I think everyone has this feeling it's already winter. Therefore I made this snowy landscape. It reminds me of a white and cozy Christmas. Oh, I hope this Christmas will be white!

This design was really fun to do. I started with Park Avenue's Magical Night. Then I made loose French tips with white polish. The next step was to draw different things like a snowman, the house, the moose and the trees! I must say I'm very proud of my tree on my pinky. :)

I took these pictures yesterday and when I wanted to change the lens today, I discovered I had used the normal and not the macro lens for these pictures! I was a bit confused because I was pretty sure it was the right lens. It also explains why it didn't want to take good close-ups of my nails, though. However, it's not too bad!

Oh, I should mention that I'm planning on posting every day starting today til Christmas! I'm looking forward to showing all my ideas! (But it won't be all nails!) :)

So, what do you think of my snowy landscape? Is there already snow where you live?

9 December 2014

A skittle mani for Christmas


Remember the glitter polish from my last Newbies-post? It was Rimmel London's Midnight Mistletoe. Well, I promised to do some nail art with it and here it is!

6 December 2014

Candle light

Hello there!

Imagine a cold day and a white wintery scenery with cozy houses and in those houses the candles and fireplaces are lit. Well today's nail art is inspired by those warming thoughts: I made candle nail art.

So I combined a yellow-orange gradient with two candles. Everything is drawn with nail polish. Do you see the little spark in the flame? :) I outlined the candle so it stands out even more!

Oh, just seeing this nail art, I get warm! :) What about you? Do you like this nail art?

3 December 2014

Golden Mistletoe


Yesterday the first snow of the year fell in the city where I live! Yay! Oh, it was so magical. It reminded me how much I love Christmas and a white landscape. Unfortunately it's not cold enough so today's there no snow left. That's a good thing because I have exams at the moment and the snow would distract me. ;) However, I am in a Christmas mood, therefore I'm showing you this mistletoe nail art today!

It's very easy to do. I used acrylic paint for the leaves, but all the rest is nail polish. Maybe this design is familiar to you if you follow Cutepolish. She recently published a video with Christmas designs and one of them was similar to this one. When I saw the video, I was really like: "Hey, what a coincidence!" I can assure you I did this nail art before I saw the video!

Well, what do you think of the mistletoe nails? Are you also preparing for Christmas, the Holidays in general? :)

EDIT on Dec. 4: Thanks to a tumblr-blogger I realised this isn't a mistletoe but a holly.  She said mistletoe has white flowers and holly is red. I didn't know that until then. I don't live in an English speaking country therefore I didn't know the difference! Sorry!
I can't change the title, though, because then all the links on other pages won't work! That's why I added this edit!

30 November 2014

Doigts de fée aka Lemony Flutter

Hi everyone!

There's no nail art for today, sorry. Today I will tell you more about a product you all know and that I bought in the beginning of September. I'm talking about Lush's Lemony Flutter. Yeah, I bought it 3 months ago, but I couldn't write a post about it before trying it!

27 November 2014

Newbies: ready for Christmas

Hello there,

Although it's still November, I thought it was about time I showed you the nail polishes I bought a few weeks ago. I didn't show them until now because they're very Christmas themed. See for yourself!

It looks perfect for holiday nail art, doesn't it?
Let's start with the black polish. I really needed a new black polish so when I went shopping I accidentally bought two blacks from different stores. When I cam back home, I realised I had bought two black so on the next day I went back to the shop to switch with another polish. That's when I bought the polish next to the black one. It was really funny at the time. :) Of course I didn't try them at home, so I had to choose which one I want to keep.

So, this is Rimmel London's blackout. I kept this one because I thought it would be more opaque and easy to apply. Well, I can't compare it with the other polish, but I do think I chose the right one. On the picture you see two coats. One coat really isn't enough. It's too translucent, therefore a second coat is needed. Oh, I also tried it matte (which you saw in my previous Newbies post) and it looks amazing!

Next we have Park Avenue's taupe. This is the polish I bought instead of the second black. The funny story continues because when I came home with this polish and compared it with others I have, it looked a lot like my grey polish. Again I thought this wasn't a good purchase and yet I kept it. This was in the evening so with bad lighting. On the next day I compared them again and they were totally different. I was so relieved! :) This one is something between grey and purple, yeah it's taupe. It's really cool actually.

This too is two coats and application is very easy. This colour also looks good on your toes during wintertime!

This polish is very magical. I guess that's why Park Avenue called it Magical night! ;) When I first saw this bottle I thought it would be a sparkling light blue polish. Well, I was wrong. It was a bit of a disappointment. Nevertheless, it's perfect for Christmas so I don't complain at all! In fact you've already seen some nail art with this polish. I'm talking about the early snowflakes! This is also two coats.

Let's move on to the deep bright red polish. I really bought this polish with the idea of Christmas in my mind. I know, a lot of Christmas links in this post!

This polish by Park Avenue is called Phantom of the opera. At the moment I have a lot of reds in my collection, however, every one of them is unique this one included. This is also two coats and maybe, but I'm not very sure, it's a bit darker than on the picture.

Now we've reached the last polish of this post. Unfortunately I can't tell a lot about it, because I haven't tried it yet. It's Rimmel London's Midnight mistletoe from the glitter bomb collection. Christmas is written all over it! I didn't include a picture of this polish, because it's lame to just put a glitter polish on bare nails without any concept. When I find the perfect nail art design, for Christmas of course, I'll share it with you.

Phew, that's a lot to take. Congratulations if you read all of this! :) What do you think of my new polishes? Is there a polish you would also like to buy? Let me know!

24 November 2014

Surrounded by winter


I've only had two autumn designs this year and I know autumn isn't over yet, but I already have this wintery feeling so from now on no more autumn designs, only winter ones. :)
The nail art I'll be showing you today was on my to-do list for quite some time. This combination of a gradient and ruffian and French manicure is very unique. It even gets more special when you make it matte!

It's literally surrounded by winter. ;) Did you get 'em?

I really like this combination of blues with a nude polish. It just fits! What do you think?

21 November 2014

Early snowflakes

Hello there,

Today was a very cold day here in Belgium. Winter is really upon us! However, I can't really complain, because it's worse in the USA. :) Therefore I decided to share some snowflakes nail art with you!

So, I made some transparent snowflakes. It is a very elegant and subtle design. And don't forget it's very easy. First I put a base coat, then I drew the snowflakes with my white Barry M nail art pen. After that I put this translucent glittery polish. It's a new polish I bought a couple of weeks ago. There will be a post about my new polishes soon. I haven't posted it yet, because it's very holidays themed.

What do you think? Do you like these cute and easy snowflakes?

17 November 2014

Dry brush for autumn

Hello there,

How about another autumn-inspired nail design?
What I did is some dry brush nail art (I told you I loved it!). I used autumnal colours like red, orange, yellow and brown. I even added some gold to make it shine more. And I put something extra! Let's see some pictures.

14 November 2014

Follow Friday: Cutepolish


I thought it was time to continue with some Follow Friday posts. In case you don't know what this is, read this. I've already done 3 Follow Friday's for One nail to rule them all, Wondrously Polished and Nailed it NZ
Today's nail artist is Sandi from Cutepolish! I know she isn't a blogger, but she definitely is a vlogger. And let's be honest, we have all watched her amazing videos when we first started doing nail art. At least I did!

11 November 2014

Poppies for Remembrance Day!


As you may or may not know, today's a special day. It's Remembrance Day! On this day we commemorate World War I. Another very famous thing associated with WWI is a poppy. This beautiful red flower was very common in Flanders fields. John McCrae wrote a poem about the war and even mentioned the poppies. For those of you who don't remember the poem, here's a link to it.

In Flanders fields the poppies grow...

That's it for today! In case you have a day of because of Remembrance Day, enjoy it! I'm sure I will!

What do you think of my poppies nail art? Let me know! :)

8 November 2014

Autumnal trees


I recently realised I haven't done any autumn nails this year! :o
Therefore I made some yesterday and I'm going to show them in this post. I know you haven't heard from me for a whole week, but I really didn't have time to paint my nails. (They were black with a matte top coat for 5 days!) In the following weeks I will have a lot of work for school. However, I made a schedule so that I can have some time for this blog too!

You can see the many pictures I took of my autumnal trees. :)
It was very easy to make. First I used a sponge with different colours and then I drew the form of the tree. I finished it with some gold sponged on the tree and of course a matte top coat. Yes, it's the Orly one. You can see it is quite matte. This top coat really stays a mystery for me. In case you don't know what I'm talking about, read this post.

Here's one last picture to admire! What do you think of this autumn-inspired design?

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