woensdag 19 oktober 2016

I am back :)

Hi Everyone,
I feel so sad for neglecting my blog. I have been pretty active on instagram and facebook though but still this small little space online deserves attention too ;)

So I promise to write here again. Part of the reason I did not blogged was that my laptop is very old and slow...just starting it and trying to type took a while that I stopped trying. I downloaded the app but keep getting an error while posting a new post. But I will figure it out and try to blog from my phone.

Here is a mani I did yesterday for a tone on tone challenge in one of the FB groups.

A pastel blue and pink base. A little wonky ;) but I stamped the lines 5 times with 5 different pink tones and blue tones ( MdU and Konad stamping polishes). The lines are from Nailways Back to Basics - Lines.

Thank you all for reading. I hope I still some readers left haha :)



dinsdag 31 mei 2016

Freehand Fairies with 3D wings

Hi Everyone,

I did this mani about 3 months ago for a freehand contest. I made a Fairy Forest with flowers, a little creek, cute bunny, mushrooms (or should I say Fairy houses ;)) fairies with 3D wings and little fire flies.  We all know I am not a freehand artist (not even close haha :P) but I do occasionally freehand some details or once in while do a freehand scenery. I did these for #Chele_EnchantedMani I liked the enchanted theme and always like a challenge just to have some fun :) 

I was inspired by one of a stamping scenery mani but in this case I freehanded everything (I am a little proud of my fairy wings :)) Randomly painted Color Club Pucci-licious, China Glaze That's Shore Bright, China Glaze Neon & On & On and China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle for the base. Also put a glitter holo topcoat from Catrice on top.  I also like to do some fun 3D art so I painted the wings on a ziplock bag colored them with Color Club Harp on it..topcoated cut them paste one wing on my nail and the other wing only part of it so the fairies have 3D wings.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sorry for being MIA for months + some random mani's

Hi Everyone,

Not sure how many of you still follow my blog since I've neglected it for months. In february I became very sick for at least 8 weeks and later I just did not feel like blogging. Won't bore you with the long long story ;) You can read more about on my fb page and IG. I have been posting on FB and IG lately. But I'll promise to blog regular too now.

I have lot's of mani's that I haven't show her also even Christmas and Easter ones, but won't share those now. 

Here just some mani's I did the last few months.

 Sponged a radial gradient with MdU neon blue, neon green and neon yellow over a silver base, stamped with Konad black and MJ XXV (tester plate).

Base Color Club What a Drag stamped with BP-L015 and MdU Neon blue and added light and dark blue rhinestones.

Red and gold challenge for #whencolourscollide ...could not photograph (not with camera or phone) somehow this phone snapshot turned out best...but still sucks ;)  P2 Eternal stamped with Essence A piece of forever and MoYou Nails 401. Thought it was fun to use a full nail image a little different.

Another one I did for the Red and Gold challenge #whencolourscollide. I liked this one better then my other one that was impossible to photograph.   Base a gold holo from BK and the red is Jade Vermelho Surreal. Stamped with Konad red and MoYou Nails 412.

A frog and leaves on my nubs. Essence 11 kiss under the mistletoe from my Essence advent calendar. Stamped with BP-L029. Added the frog from Konad M30 for another challenge. Stamping polish Born Pretty 12 fluor green.

Base Impala Audrey stamped branches with Moyou London Suki 10 the leaves are from Moyou London Mother Nature 02. The owl is from MoYou Nails 411. Used Konad and Born Pretty stamping polishes.

And for a 3D facebook challenge..my owl is sitting in real forest :P   I stuck some tiny real leaves on my nail.

Thank you all for checking my blog again.


zondag 14 februari 2016

Valentines Day 2016: Heart shaped love letters

Happy Valentines Day for my lovely readers!

Here are my Heart shaped love letters and these are my actual Valentines Day nails..heart shaped love letters, lace and some bling ;)

Essence 46 Black is back for the base, I double processed stamped the heart shaped love letters (first picked up the writing MM24 with BPS black then the hearts MM03 with MdU 25 so I could stamped the hearts with writing on my nails) Also added some lace MM44 (too bad the picture doesn't show the lace details well) On my ring finger I outlined the heart with tiny silver rhinestones. 

Happy Valentines Day :)


zaterdag 13 februari 2016

Valentines Day 2016: Heart Balloons

Hi Everyone,

Here a mani I've done earlier for another IG challenge I had to recreate one mani and here is my creation of a mani done by the amazing @secretjewelgarden. I adore her work so this was fun to do.

I even glued 2 rhinestones to gold rings and painted them with the matching nailpolish too match her rings and tried her hand pose hahaha :)I looked through all my plates and had to improvise.

Base Only You 015 pink party (Dutch drugstore brand. Stamped with Konad white the roses from FUN13, the "cloud" from BM404, the word love from Pueen43 and created the heart balloons with parts from Nailways Spring Time - Love is in the Air.

Here you can see mine next to the original mani.
This was so fun to do and make sure to check out her instagram too.

Thanks for reading.


vrijdag 12 februari 2016

Valentines Day 2016: Love is in the Air

Hi Everyone,

Here another Valentines Day mani I did this week for a contest from Messy Mansion on IG.

Base Catherine Arley stamped with BPS black, BPS dark/wine red, MdU 25 and 55. Plates are Messy Mansion MM03 (love couple, words and hearts) and MM24 (fulll nail writing). Again inspired by a mani I've done in 2014.

Thanks for reading.


dinsdag 9 februari 2016

Valentines Day 2016: Love Letters

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for not blogging for a while, lots have been going on. But I have been doing my nails ofcourse :) maybe not as much as before. I have a lot to catch up but I'll start with my most recent mani. Will post my older ones later too.

I did these for a Valentines contest on IG and the theme was Love Letters. With on my ring finger a love letter and on the rest of my nails birds delivering the letters, roses and hearts. 

Base Sixteen matte 646 did a saran wrap with Konad white MdU 25 and 55. And on my ringfinger I used a little grey too Catrice C01 Pebble Beach. Stamped with Catrice Rock-O-Co C01 L'Ombre A Sanssouci, BPS black, MdU 55, 8, 32 and Konad white. Plates MoYou London Scholar 02 (writing and feathered pen), Suki 03 (the letters and small hearts), Mother Nature 01 (hearts and birds) and Mother Nature 05 (roses, leaves, branches, birds and fountain).

I later made it matte with China Glaze Magic matte.

I think I liked it better matte what do you think?

Thanks for reading.


donderdag 3 december 2015

Nani the dog nails with MoYou Nails 405 and 408

Hi Everbody,

Remember in my review about the new MoYou Nails Square plates I showed you these doggy nails and I promised to write a blog post about it too. They/we are still so busy at home with the new bathroom and everything got delayed again :( I have been doing my nails, just not as often. 

But I did these nails about 2 weeks ago when we went to pick up our adoption doggy Nani.

Base a gradient with  China Glaze Tickle my Triangle and How About a Tumble, stamped the paw prints from MoYou Nails 405 using Konad and MdU polish. The puppy is from 408. The letters come from Nailways Back to Basics - 123ABC.

Nani is 11 months old and from Spain, she was dumped as a small pup in the fields to die :( But since August she was in a Spanish shelter and November 8th she arrived here in Holland and stayed with a foster mom. We decided to adopt her. We already showed interest in her when we saw her "adopt me" poster on facebook and we filled in the application.  They liked us and we were allowed to contact her foster mom. When we called we heard she ran away in the forest when she was with her foster mom and got scared from 2 bigger dogs. So the next day we helped search for her. And I was the one who actually found her.

 Her first night with us and she met her "niece" Yoshi the red wired hair Dachshund.

This were my nails for good luck when we helped searching for her. And you see me with her when we just found her. Then it was not even sure we would be her adoption parents but who could resist that cute little face. I was so happy we found her. 

Base is Essence Happy Girls are Pretty LE 02 Happy Girls Rock. Stamped the paws with HB 37 and the dog is from MoYou Nails 66.

We are so happy to have this sweet little girl with us.

Thank you for reading.


dinsdag 24 november 2015

MoYou Nails: review of all 14 square plates

Hello Everyone,

Today I have an exciting blog post for you all, I have the 14 new square plates from MoYou Nails to share with you. 

I personally really love these plates, they are so diverse so there is something on it for everybody. The plates have beautiful full nails (elegant, floral, lace, optical illusion etc), sceneries from some world cities, french tip designs (with lots of details) and great single images for all kinds of occasions (different holidays and seasons, hearts, wings, love/ wedding themed, animals, floral, comic and hairdresser themed and many more).

I'll show you scans of the plates individually and some pictures from their website too and also share some basic information like the sizes, but first a picture of all the plates together. And don't forget if you want 20% off then use the code: Diana

Basic information:
- The plates are 6,7 cm by 6,7 cm (2.63 inch by 2.63 inch*)
- All the plates come with white plastic backing and have the MoYou Nails logo printed on the back.
- The full nail images vary from 1,3/1,5 cm by 1,8 cm (0.51/0.59 inch by 0.71 inch).
- The french tip images are around 1,5 cm by 0,5 cm (0.59 inch by 0.2 inch)
- The single images are various sizes (but they aren't that big like on some other plates I personally like this size)
- The plates cost  £4.99 or get all 14 now for  £49.99
- Use the code Diana for 20% off (valid on the .com and .us site)
* we measure in centimeters but for all my US readers I used an inch converter so I hope that I did that right ;)

Here you see the plastic backing with the logo on it.

The plates are packed separately and come with blue protection foil on it.

Here I have taken of the packaging and foil.

Now lets have a closer look at all the plates :) I'll show the scanned image and the image from MoYou's website.
Don't mind the little dust on it, somehow my scanner picks up everything ;) I am sure it is dust since I just removed the protection foil and there are no scratches on it.

Plate 400: This one is has sort of optical illusion images on it.

Plate 401: Fabric full nail pattern like lace, plaid, houndstooth.

 Plate 402: all sorts of full nail images like Barok style

Plate 403: Floral full nail images with beautiful details.

Plate 404: Sceneries of World cities and some more floral full nail images. 

Plate 405: mixed full nail images, mustaches, puppy paws, puzzle pieces, bubbles and more. 

Plate 406: fun unique french tip designs (I personally like this one think they are some unique images on it)

Plate 407: holiday and season images (Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Winter, Autumn)

Plate 408: a mix of single images some cute animals, summer, sunglasses etc.

Plate 409: hearts and wings

Plate 410 Wedding themed, love couples, glasses, swans, cakes etc.

Plate 411:  all kinds of beautiful animals (horses, peacock, birds, butterflies, owls).

Plate 412: Flowers all kinds of single images.

Plate 413: mixed single images comic and hairdresser images.

Like I said before I love this collection, they are so divers and I love it that all the images aren't too big. I know there are lot's of people who prefer bigger full nail and single images but for me personally I am really pleased with these sizes. It seems to me that lately many brands all think bigger is better, I am not saying these are small but more regular size, they will fit on people with smaller nails but also be great on bigger nails. My nails aren't that width or long and I always think it's a shame when part of the single images get lost on the nail. That was also the case for me with MoYou Nails Concept collection, beautiful collection but the single parts were way to big and I could never stamp the entire image (I use them anyway and try to make it work, but just being able to stamp the entire image like you see it is nice too :)). And as far as the full nail sizes for those with longer nails you can always try to double stamp or use the image in another way.

Here some quick random paper stamping swatches.
They stamp beautiful and have lots of details. I plan to do many mani's with these plates.

My first mani done with these are my puppy nails (I'll write a separate blog about those nails and the story behind it too). But I used 405 and 408 for this mani.

Overall I think MoYou Nails did great with this collection, there is something on it for everyone and they also have some really unique refreshing images.

Don't forget the code "Diana" will give you 20% off on the .com and .us website.

I hope you liked this post and thank you for reading,