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January 23, 2014

I'm Alive + Flower Pot Cake

flower pot cake
Just a short post to let you know I'm still alive! Thanks a lot for the sweet comments and emails. There really is no need to worry! What can I say.. life happens, I had other things on my mind. I hope I'll be able to start posting nail pictures soon. The least I can do now is share a bit of my other passion (cakes!).. I made this little flower pot for my Mom's 55th birthday last weekend. 
flower pot cake
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

October 31, 2013

a england - Briarwood

a england Briarwood
a england Briarwood
Oh, so pretty! I'm wearing Briarwood from a england for over a week now and apart from tip wear it's still looking great. It happens so often that Adina's creations leave me speechless... It's a perfect colour for fall, I can see myself wearing Briarwood a lot. This is two coats plus top coat.

I don't know if you noticed, but I decided to go for a more rounded nail shape. I wore my nails in a square shape for years and I wanted to try something else. It feels nice, I like it!

Thanks for watching! :h

October 23, 2013

Alcatraz...Rocks Knocked Off My Socks

OPI Alcatraz...Rocks
Hi dear reader! I'm back from a wonderful vacation in Italy. I put on Alcatraz...Rocks from OPI on my nails before we left and I'm impressed. Not only is it a gorgeous polish, the wear time was excellent (excuse the regrowth, this was on day 11 after I did some filing). 

Now it's time to sort out our vacation pictures... We loved the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful village you see below is Positano.
Positano, Italy

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September 12, 2013

Fascinating Flowers

a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
I really, really enjoyed wearing this! I started with applying a england - Elaine on all nails. For the flowers I used a purple prismatic beauty from Cirque called Fascination Street with a dot of China Glaze - 2030 in the middle. I also applied two coats of Fascination Street on the rest of my nails. This polish is so stunning, love it.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before my husband and I go on vacation. We'll leave next week and be back in October. We're going to Naples, the Amalfi Coast (hope to visit Ischia or Capri, too!) and the Gargano peninsula on the east coast of Italy. I'm so excited! :D
                                                                                                           Ischia -image source-
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August 28, 2013

A Royal Gradient

gradient nails with a england Princess Sabra + a england Fated Prince
For these gradient nails I used two a england nail polishes with a prismatic finish. The base colour is Princess Sabra and on the nail tips you can see Fated Prince. When I held the bottles next to each other I thought they would look great together on the nail and yes, they do! 

Both polishes are available on the a england website. Check the 'where to buy'-page for additional information.

Hope you like it, thanks for watching! ^_^

*a england - Princess Sabra and a england - Fated Prince were sent to me for reviewing purposes.
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August 19, 2013

Mix & Match

Mix & Match Manicure with Shimmer Polish Airriann, Essence Iced Latte & Orly Pixy Stix
I'm a huge fan of mix and match manicures. I like to pile up a bunch of nail polishes on my bed and search for nice colour and finish combinations. For this mani I combined three polishes, Iced Latte from Essence, Pixy Stix from Orly (looks more muted irl) and Shimmer Polish - Airriann. Wow, such an amazing glitter mix! I used three coats and it's still in great shape after four days. 

Shimmer Polish is available at Cindy's Etsy shop for $12 a bottle.

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*Shimmer Polish - Airriann was sent to me for reviewing purposes.
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July 31, 2013

Essie - Sew Psyched with Full Nail Water Decal 'Sweet Rose'

Essie Sew Psyched with full nail water decal Sweet Rose + studs
full nail water decal Sweet Rose
This is my first time using water decals and I'm hooked. It's so easy to do and I think it looks neat! I used the design Sweet Rose today. This set contains 12 decals in various sizes and a little file. I received a piece of paper with instructions, but this tutorial also helped me a lot. For a smooth result it's really important to apply top coat! I applied the water decal over two coats of OPI - Mod About You. I'm wearing Essie - Sew Psyched and studs on the rest of my nails. 
Essie Sew Psyched with full nail water decal Sweet Rose
The full nail water decal set costs €1.59 at Djasa (a Dutch webshop).
The studs (gold ones, but I painted them silver) come in a wheel from Born Pretty Store.

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*The water decal set and the studs were sent to me for reviewing purposes.
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