maandag 18 augustus 2014

MoYou Nails: Dachshunds in love

Hi Everyone,

Remember I few weeks ago I posted the Dinosaur nails and showed you the plates I got from Moyou Nails I then promised to do another mani with both these plates. Well here it is, I did this earlier but did not had time to blog about them yet.

The base a subtle yellow gradient with Boulevard Ice Cream polish yellow, OPI Need Sunglasses and Essence Cherry Blossom Girl 01 Fortune Cookie.  Stamped the black Dachshunds with Moyou nails 66 and the red and orange flowers from Moyou nails 216. Added some dots in the flowers and dotted the little hearts .Used Konad stamping polishes. I mirror stamped one Dachshund (from stamper to stamper and then on the nail).

Here some pics of the gradient base.

My sister has a wire haired Dachshund and know that these ones aren't the same but still I had to do this Dachshund mani :)

Like I said in my Dinosaur post the plates stamp really well and so does the stamper. The quality is great! Make sure to check out their site for more great plates. And they also have facebook and instagram and twitter for those who have that ;) 

Thanks for reading :)


vrijdag 15 augustus 2014

Party nails

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday and sunday I'll be visiting a friend for her birthday party too, so this asked for party/ B-day nails.I am often on vacation with my own birthday so now I finally got to use my birthday themed plates. Plus the challenge on Nailpolis is also party/celebration nails :)

Base a subtle gradient with China Glaze Highlight of my Summer and Too Yacht To Handle. Stamped with BM-H20 the balloons, BM-H23 the word congrats, Winstonia W211 the flags and Nailways Spring Time -Birthday cake for the cake, party hat and swirly things. All done using Konad stamping polishes.

Ofcourse I had to do a matching pedi too :)
Only did the gradient on my big toe.

Here a picture of just the gradient.

And a swatch of China Glaze Highlight of my Summer.

Thanks for reading!

Have a nice weekend.


dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Born Pretty Store purple holo and hearts

Hi Everyone,

Today I have some pretty stuff from the Born Pretty Store to show you. I got some pretty plates and a lovely holo polish. As you all know I love holographic polishes. And these polishes form BPS are sooo pretty, too bad the bottles are so small ;) The 2 plates are also very nice and stamp well. 

First I'll show you the mani I made with it. It kinda reminded me of a Valentines mani :)

Base Born Pretty Store holographic polish no 11, a lovely purple holo. stamped the hearts with Konad SN pastel blue, pastel pink and pastel violet using BPS plate QA86.

And some more pics of the mani.

Here the stuff I got:

 I already had 3 of their holo polishes and now I have 4, I really wish I had them all. I really like them <3

They also have some really great plates and the quality is good too, no problems at all. Nice clean crisp images.

I now used QA86 but will use QA89 soon too.

And some swatches of the purple holographic 11 polish. I love it.

Next to the lovely holo polishes they have much more nail polish and nail art decorations. 

You can use the code KONG10 for 10% off all non sale products.

Thanks for reading!


maandag 11 augustus 2014

Fashion inspired: pink bats

Hi Everyone,

Today I mani I've done in April ;) I haven't done my nails in 1,5 weeks was not feeling well. So time to show the older ones that I still need to blog about ;)

This mani is inspired by a new t-shirt I bought back then.
Base Essence Show Your Geet 05 Flashy Pink. Stamped the bats from a Halloween no name/number plate from the Tedi shop in Germany using Konad SN black. Dotted little white eyes on them with Konad SN white.

Here a pic of just the mani.

And some swatches.

Thanks for reading. I will post some more older not blogged about mani's this week.


vrijdag 8 augustus 2014

The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

Hi Everyone,

Nail Polish Canada is hosting The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014 They've partnered with Cirque Colors, NCLA & Picture Polish to host the biggest giveaway ever.  One winner will take home up to 200 nail polish from over 10 different brands! The prize starts at zero, then bloggers can each pick a favourite shade to be added to the prize.  You can enter on their website. And you can also enter once on each blog that adds a shade to the prize.

The prize is currently 186 shades.

I chose to add Nfu Oh 63

I love holo polishes and Nfu Oh 63 was one of my first holographic polishes. I also really love these bottles. Ofcourse I have some swatches for you of this beautiful polish. The holo rainbow effect is really strong especially in the sun or under artificial light.

Also my mani with nail art I posted these before a few years ago but here it is again. Done with stamping and the flowers are selfmade water decals.

Like I said you can enter on their website but for more entries you can also enter here. I don't have twitter so this is the twitter account from Nail Polish Canada. But like me on facebook for an extra entry. And make sure to check out all the polishes and enter on other blogs too.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I am not really sure if this is only for US/Canadian residents or for US/Canadian addresses. The last option would mean that if an international person will win they have to provide an US/Canadian address, but most of us nail addicts have friends world wide so that shouldn't be a problem. I asked NPC so if I know the exact anwser I'll let you know.

EDIT: it is only for US/Canadian residents so sorry for everyone who doesn't live in the US or Canada

Have a nice weekend and good luck!


maandag 4 augustus 2014

Romantic Summer Beach Scenery

Hi Everyone,

Here my mani and pedi I did before the weekend. I wanted to do another summer beach scenery. I always love doing that and especially with bright neon colors.

Base a gradient sponged over white using China Glaze Towel Boy Toy, China Glaze That's Shore Bright, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and China Glaze Sun Worshiper. And added a subtle spectraflair topcoat on top for the holo sparkle.  Palm trees are from Nailways Vive la Vie- Beach baby, little dolphin, waves, boat, lighthouse from Moyou Sailor 01, big dolphin and birds from Stampaholics ST01, part of plam tree leaf from H10, love couple from Messy Mansion MM03. And a little freehand.

And ofcourse a matching pedi.
Toes no white base just sponged without the orange color and on the rest of my toes only Flip Flop fantasy. The love couple is made with parts from Moyou Mother Nature 01.

And here my other foot.

And a picture of the gradient base.

I was really happy with this mani and still have it on my nails :)

Thanks for reading!


donderdag 31 juli 2014

Summer water marble and stamping

Hi Everyone,

In one of the facebook stamping groups we have this game called Tag You're It. Someone can tag you and give you a personal challenge. Then after you finished you have to tag another person and give her/him a challenge. Now I was tagged to do a stamping mani over a watermarbled base of atleast 3 colors. I really don't like to marble, I just ain't good at it and the water here isn't great for it too. So this was I real challenge for me.

But I did my best (that the weather here is pretty warm wasn't helping either) and I did 2 nails, yes 2 nails ;) The rest I just painted and stamped to match the rest.

Colors used China Glaze That's Shore Bright, China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle and Icecream polish pink over Sinful Colors Snow me White. Stamped with FUN2 the white flowers and added some dots with a dotting tool.

Here a picture of just the base.

At the end I did kinda liked this mani. The water marble was pretty simple not like a pretty flower design, but this was all I could do ;)

Thanks for reading!


maandag 28 juli 2014

Penguins at the beach :)

Hi Everyone,

Last week the challenge in one of the groups was penguin nails, since the weather is really warm here I also wanted to do something for the Summer. The theme at the Nail Polish Canada challenge is also Summer. So I've send these in there. You can see all the fun summer mani's and vote by clicking the link.

As most of you know by now I love making scenery/landscape nails and I often also write a story with the mani haha.  Fab Ur Nails and I sometimes do story nails together and we talked about doing them again with this theme too. But later so many others joined too it was so fun. 

First my part of the story:

 “Tropical Holiday” 
Once upon a time there was this cute little penguin girl her name was Sara. Sara did not liked living in Antarctica and wanted a new adventure, so she decided to go on holiday to some place warm. During her holiday she often went to the beach, lying there with a beautiful view on the lighthouse. Swimming in the ocean, cuddling the starfish, making sandcastles, playing with the beach ball and her kite. One day something amazing happened and she saw this super hot penguin "beach" guy.... He noticed her too and it was love at first sight <3  

Base Sinful Colors Snow me White, sponged with OPI Sand in my suit, P2 Blue's time and P2 Who cares? Added some white for the waves. The rest is all stamped. Lighthouse and starfish are from Moyou Sailor 01, palm trees, sandcastle, sun, kite, beach ball are from Nailways Vive la Vie- Beach baby, birds from Stampaholics ST01 and the penguins from FUN8, the flower is Konad M32. 

Like I said we started thinking it was just us 2 so here also the pic of my mani and Johanne aka Fab Ur Nails her mani. Her episode was at the beach in the evening. But I'll paste the complete story below :) Since a few other chapters were added between ours.

Like I said more people joined so I wrote the rest of the storiy too and paste it all together.
 The complete story:

“Tropical Holiday”
Once upon a time there was this cute little penguin girl her name was Sara. Sara did not liked living in Antarctica and wanted a new adventure, so she decided to go on holiday to some place warm. During her holiday she often went to the beach, lying there with a beautiful view on the lighthouse. Swimming in the ocean, cuddling the starfish, making sandcastles, playing with the beach ball and her kite. One day something amazing happened and she saw this super hot penguin "beach" guy.... He noticed her too and it was love at first sight <3 (mani made by Diana van Nisselroy)

“Taking a Swim” 
Sara went for a walk on the beach and visited a great beach shop where she bought a new bikini. She wanted to look at her best for the beach guy. She immediately put it on and it looked so good  on her. After her swim in the ocean she walked around the beach collecting beautiful shells. But her mind was still at the hot guy she saw earlier. (mani made by Laurie Nievin)

“Catch a Wave” 
The beach guy saw this super cute girl on the beach, but later she was gone and he decided to grab his board and catch some waves. During the sunset the sky turned this amazing orange color but all he could think about was that girl and hoping he would  could see her again. (mani made by Notty Norma)

"Magic of Moonlight" 
After the long day and full of fun in the beach Sara was a little shy and believe it or not the hot beach guy was shy too. He thought she was soo beautiful he just did not had the guts to talk to her. When the night fell he finally talked to her. Sara found out his name was James They enjoyed a romantic evening at the beach under the full moon. Listening in the smooth breeze of the sea.. On that romantic evening the penguin love story started .(mani made by Johanne DG aka Fab Ur Nails) 

 “Going tthe Jungle” 
Sara and James were completely in love, both never expected they would find love outside Antarctica. They decided to go the jungle together. That was such a great adventure, seeing purple monkeys, a big frog and a beautiful tiger. They also saw this cute Toucan bird hiding in the bushes. It was such a great day. (mani made by Pamela Feader)  

“Visiting the Pyramids” 
Their journey did not end in the jungle, cause they also went to Egypt to visit the pyramids. The tropical holiday was really warm for a penguin, both compared to the heat in the desert that was nothing. They were extremely hot, but luckily they found a nice oasis. So they could cool down. From the oasis they had a beautiful view on the pyramids. After they cooled down they also went on a camel ride through the desert back to the hotel. (mani made by Sara Sue Sams) 

Is this where to story ends or will there be more chapters? 

After this more people did an episode of the penguin story. I will post the rest someday too ;)

Thanks for reading and if you like you can vote or/and still entered the Nail Polish Canada challenge too.


woensdag 23 juli 2014

National day of mourning R.I.P flight MH17

Hello Everyone,

Today is a national day of mourning here. Not just for all the Dutch people who lost their lives, but for all the victims of flight MH17. May you all rest in peace ♥

Base Sinful Colors Snow me white. Stamped with black using Cheeky Jumbo plate 2 "Tropical Holiday" for the pinkie and middle finger, Bundle Monster BM321 for the black ribbons, the cross is from Konad S2, the letters/numbers are from Nailways Back to Basics -123ABC and the little plane is from Nailways Vive la Vie - Vacation.

It's so sad this happened, and my thought are with all the families.


dinsdag 22 juli 2014

Under the Sea 2014

Hi Everyone,

The weather here is very warm, so for this weekend I had to do a fun Summer mani. I did a Under the Sea themed mani again :) (I do at least one under the sea mani once a year). I went to the beach saturday and my Under the Sea hands and feet had fun swimming in the ocean :)

Subtle gradient base with China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, China Glaze Towel Boy Toy and China Glaze Splish Splash (over Sinful Colors Snow me white).

All stamped with Moyou Sailor 01 and Sailor 08.Stamped some seaweed, plants, coral. First stamped the pearl shell in white then colored it white and stamped over it with black and added a pearl rhinestone in the middle. Stamped the jelly fish in black colored it pink and stamped the top again with black. The starfish is stamped in white and over it stamped again with the peachy color. The crab is stamped in white too, but colored that with a little brush and red and dotted some eyes. The pufferfish is stamped in yellow colored it yellow and stamped over it with black. The shell and anker just stamped in white. And at the end stamped some light blue and white bubbles. All done using Konad stamping polishes and some mixes of those.

As you know I love doing matching pedi's (especially in the Summer) so here are my toesies :)
A subtle gradient with China Glaze Towel Boy Toy and China Glaze Splish Splash. Made a stamping decal of the octopus from Moyou Sailor 08 for my big toes. And stamped the same bubbles on the rest of my toes.

Thought some might also like to see my other hand. I always try to make it match but taking a normal pic from that hand is hard :P 

And a picture of both hand and foot together.

Thanks for reading!