30 November 2015

The Polished Bookworms - November

Hello again,

It's the last day of the month which means it's The Polished Bookworms time! I know I haven't done this in a very long time, but I was excited about this month's read so I decided to participate again.
The book we read was P. S. I love you by Cecelia Ahern. I can tell you know that I'm a big fan of the book, although there's something missing. Nevertheless, I like Cecelia's style, as I'm a huge fan of her other book Where rainbows end, better known as Love Rosie.

Besides reading the book, I had to make some nail art. It was difficult to choose something from the book. However, I ended up with a nail design inspired by my favourite scene in the book, namely the karaoke contest! I won't go into detail as I don't want to spoiler things. I will tell you Holly ( the protagonist who participated in the karaoke contest) is a terrible singer and hates karaoke. Therefore I made this nail art with a microphone and broken notes! :)

I added some holographic glitters top coat, which I bought recently. I'm planning on doing a review, but I can't say yet when. The grey background is the matte polish I reviewed a while ago in this post.

I have to admit, I'm pretty happy with this result. It's a pity the black nail art pen smudged when I added the top coat... oh well, not everything can be perfect!

Tell me now: are you a good singer or are you just like Holly? ;)

21 November 2015

Under my umbrella


The last few days have been very rainy over here, so I thought it was about time to make some umbrella inspired nails.
What I tried to do was, a cute pattern of umbrellas in cheerful colours.

I'm not very fond of the nails, really. Somehow, they didn't turn out as in my head. First I didn't want to post them, but then I decided to do it anyway as this blog should show all my nail art creations, the good and the bad.

Is it rainy where you live? Do you have an umbrella with bright colours or a neutral one? Mine is purple. :)

14 November 2015

Pray for Paris


I won't say much today. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, because I'm so speechless after yesterday's events in Paris. If you want to know my opinion, read it on my Instagram.

13 November 2015

In between the lines


Quick post today, because it's getting late and I'm so tired! ;)
The ones who follow me on Instagram have already seen a sneak peek of the following manicure. Spoiler alert: it's with striping tape! Haha!
Today I bought two new polishes and I used one of them for today's nail art. I've wanted a copper nail polish for a very long time and today I came across Essie's Leggy Legends! Amazing polish!

Are you a copper-lover? Do you like the simple designs I'm posting a lot lately? Let me know, because your opinion matters to me! :)

7 November 2015

Ready for the festive season!


Do you realise there are only 7 weeks until Christmas? This means a lot of parties and dressing up. Which implies beautiful and chic nails, doesn't it? Don't worry, I have the right manicure for you! What do you think of a French manicure combined with the half moon trend?

Pretty awesome, right?
I found this glittery design on Pinterest which came from an article about anti-basic bridal nails (it's the fifth picture). I can assure you it's not only perfect for a wedding. It's also the best look you can get for any special occasion, like New Year's Eve! Is it too early to think about New Year's Eve?

This nail art can be done with any nude polish and glitter/metallic nail polish. As long as it complements your outfit, of course! ;)

Have a nice weekend and see you soon!

4 November 2015

Newbies: Autumn essentials

Hello again!

As promised, I have a review for you. You will see the nude polish Limo-scene by Essie and the grey one by Essence called Sunny London.

Let's start with Essie! AS mentioned in my previous post, I desperately wanted and needed a new nude polish. After seeing the new trends in Nail It! magazine I decided to search for the one which suits me best. Of course it wasn't easy to choose just one. Do you have any idea how many there are if you only look at the ones by Essie? Too many! :) Nevertheless, I made my choice and I'm happy with it. As you can see on the picture below this polish is not very transparent, but you can see through it. This is two coats. For the nail art in my previous post I put three coats for full coverage. So you can choose how you want it! In short: perfect for every occasion.

Next we have Essence's Sunny London. How perfect is that name, though? I really think it's hilarious, haha! :D
It's a grey polish with a matte finish. I absolutely love it! On the picture below you see how opaque two coats are. It's amazing! The last grey polish I had was anything but opaque (with two coats I mean).

Well, I guess that's it for today! Are you a fan of the nude nail art trend? Let me know! :)

2 November 2015

I'm back!

Hello there,

How are you all? Believe it or not, but I've missed you during this blog break in October. I'll tell you more about it first and then I'll show you a simple nail design.
So, why did I take a break, you ask? Well, if you've read all my posts from September, you've probably noticed that I was constantly apologizing for not posting anything for a week or so. Well, I was tired of doing so every time I posted something new. I knew it wouldn't change for at least a month or two. Starting university really changed a lot in my daily routine and extra activities. It's a whole new life as many of you probably know already. I just needed some time to get used to it all and that's why I decided to take a break from blogging and nail art for one month. Or at least most of the time. :) I did paint my nails and do my nail care routine once in a while, but nothing special or time consuming. I guess I'm ready to start again and I've planned lots of things so let's hope I can keep up with my plans! :)

I did the following design in October. After reading about the nude polishes trend in Nail It! magazine (Sept/Oct issue), I was in desperate need of a new nude. Therefore I bought a limo-scene by Essie. In the next post I will share my review.

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