Thursday, 3 April 2014

Update and St Patrick's Day nails!

Hey guys, remember me? Once again, I fell off the face of the Earth! Or something like that...

Actually, these past few months I have been busy setting up my own indie nail polish brand. I'm so excited!
So, does this mean I'm giving up nail art? No! As soon as I'm done with things like setting up my Etsy store, I will have more time to do my nails. Unless my brand becomes insanely succesfull overnight, which I don't expect ;-)
I won't be posting about my polishes here, so if you want to know more about my brand and take a look behind the scenes, I will be posting links to Instagram, Facebook and the Etsy store as soon as they are up and running.

Mani
Now that that's out of the way, here is another easy mani for you. It was my St Patrick's Day mani. And it didn't work out quite as I had expected =(

For Christmas I got Essie Shake Your $$ Makers. A glorious green in the bottle. But on the nail? It underwhelms.

Shake Your $$ Makers is marketed as a matte neon green. It reminded me of... I don't know. Circuit boards. It's impossible to not have a VNL with this polish. For the mani below, I used four coats. And then I ran out of patience, so I continued with the other nails.


I used: Essie Shake Your $$ Makers, Essence A Piece of Forever, Darling Diva Pot o'Gold, Kiss nail stud.

Thanks for sticking around!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

NOTD: As Tomorrow As It Gets

First post of the year, HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE.

Yes, I'm still alive! And yes, I returned from Egypt! But I'm doing some scary exciting stuff that is taking up all of my spare time. However, I managed to squeeze in some NOTD =)

Woohoooo how tanned are my fingers?! =)

I used: OPI Tomorrow Never Dies, OPI Mod About You, Essie As Gold As It Gets

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

NOTD: Ice Princess

Okay, technically these are not my nails of today. Hope you don't mind, as they are still prettyyyyy.


Isn't this such a perfectly wintery mani? <3

Base is three coats of OPI Solitarie (two on index finger).
Thumb: one coat of Let It Glitter Let it Snow.
Ring finger: two coats of Darling Diva Polish Care Bare Stare. It was better with one coat :-(

Friday, 6 December 2013

Dramatic Mrs. Santa

Hi pretties!

It's december already, can you believe it?! Time for Christmas-related polishes and nail art.
Since my mother, sister and I will be back in Egypt for Christmas, I won't be doing Christmas nails on the day(s). But now! Here are the first. And YES! My brushes from BornPrettyStore finally arrived. Check my thumb to see my fist experiment using them =)



If you look closely, you will see Let It Glitter! Santa Baby is not just different sizes of red glitter, but also black hearts. I love it! This is two coats.


I used: OPI Alpine Snow, Hema red polish (no name), Essie Licorice, Let It Glitter! Santa Baby.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Misunderstood Nail Girl

Every now and then people say the weirdest things to me. So much so, that I figured I would make a post about these quotes! I can't wait to hear if any of these have ever been said to you, or if you have other weird quotes.

'I couldn't possibly buy that polish you recommended me- I already have twenty polishes!'

'So... Holographic is basically just glitter?'
OMG I freaked over this one.
  1. There is no such thing as JUST glitter!
  2. It's not glitter, it's HOLO!
'Is this polish I am wearing orange? My mum says it's orange.'
It wasn't orange. It was a perfect salmon. OPI Hot & Spicy.

And of course the much heard 'Don't you already own a pink/purple/red/etc polish?'
Plus the related "I see you are out of storage room. I suppose you're done now?"

Now, for some Nail Polish memes! I found the first two over at NailsLikeLace, so go and check out the other memes there.

This one was sent in for a giveaway over at The Polish Addict. As a Trekkie, I love this even more :D
Seriously, get a thinner! I love the one by OPI.

This I found over at YouGotNailz. My younger sister and I know this entire movie by heart so I sing this meme, rather than read it =D

And this one, over at WOW Polish. Heehee.

I also just had to make one myself. Wonder if any of you can relate? ;-)

My Lacquer Family posted this gem just today:
Great. Now I'll have that song stuck in my head for the next couple of days.


What is your favourite nail polish meme? Or what is the weirdest thing someone ever said to you about nail polish? Let me know!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Euro Indies: Let It Glitter

Pretties,

today I have something for you that I personally find very exciting. It will be a lengthy, picture heavy post so I've added a break.
By now everyone is familiar with indie polishes and can name two or three brands. Relatively harder to find though, are European indie polishes. I think this is partly because it's just so friggin' hard to get a good suspension base here. Most companies are hesitant to risk shipping them due to shippers' policies.

So, you can imagine how excited I was to discover a Dutch indie brand! Guys, let me introduce you to Let It Glitter.

And really, the name says it all. If it's not glitter, this girl isn't making and selling it. I decided on half of the Christmas collection. The Christmas collection is divided in two sets (clever!), being 'Winter' and 'Wonderland'. I got 'Winter', and today I'm showing you the polish that made my mind up <3
The polishes arrived quickly and there was a personal note attached. I just love that <3

First, this is 'Winter':

Let It Snow, Christmas Eve, Jingle Bells, Santa Baby and Gingerbread Man (Etsy/letitglitter)

Doesn't Suzanne take the prettiest pics of her polishes?

Monday, 4 November 2013

Super Easy Nail Art: Brick Lane Gradient

Happy Monday pretties! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

Another super easy mani for you today. Super easy but quite fetching, I think!
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I have written about Nails Inc Brick Lane before. I love how easy it is to change your entire mani with just a splash of it. For this look I first did a gradient of grey and blue, then added one coat of Brick Lane. I love this look! I think it's good all year round.


I used: Rimmel Grey Matter, OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue, Nails Inc Brick Lane