zondag 30 januari 2011

I'm from Holland, can you tell?

For the Show us your country challenge on Parokeets I have made some typical Dutch nails :)
My inspiration were the typical things that are used to make my country recognizable for foreign people, the images that are used on postcards or you can see in souvenir shops. So I made my own water decals of those things.

My country is well known for their cheese so I have a piece of cheese on my pinkie. On my ring finger I have a farmer girl in traditinal clothing on wooden shoes holding a mill. A lot of foreign people think that everyone in my country walks on wooden shoes (clogs) but it is just a part of the old fashioned traditional clothing, of course there are still people who walk on wooden shoes, but that is mostly in the country life. My country is also famous for their tulips, so I have wooden shoes and a red tulip on my middle finger. On my index finger I have a mill, that is also something that can't be missing. My thumb has a black and white cow on it. You can identify my country by these five things, they all have a connection. You often see them together on photo's or postcards. Then you see a scenery of tulips with cows, mills and farmer people on wooden shoes. And the milk from the cows is used to make cheese.

On the tip of my nails I've stamped the colors of my coutry's flag. Konad SN blue, red and M44. The base is OPI Alpine Snow with a layer of P2 Divine.

So this is my way to show you my country ;)

Can you tell by looking only at my nails that I'm from Holland?

zaterdag 29 januari 2011

Kaleidoscope Him Out with nail art

Like I said in my previous blog, I had this polish on my nails during my holiday to Greece, the island Samos. I love wearing holographic polishes on my holiday because they are just so pretty in the sun. And I can stare at my nails the whole day.

Here you can see my holiday summer creation I've made this in October 2009.

Look at the view :) I used M27 for the SN blue pearl seahorses, and the same plate for the SN psyche pink fishes. I only had mini bottles with me so I mixed blue pearl en yellow the create green for the seaweed imageplate M32.

Here you can see the nail art better ;)

On my thumb I also have a self made water decal of a starfish. I love this picture with the shell in my hand. It totally doesn't look misplaced in my holiday photo album ;)

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Kaleidoscope Him Out

This is my last swatch of the Kaleidoscope collection, the 3 colors I haven't worn I will show you as soon as I wear them ;) This is a very nice light blue, the photo is from October 2009 made it on my holiday in Greece (Samos).
You can see part of the palm tree in the background. Photo with flash.

Next blog: Kaleidoscope Him Out with holiday nail art.

vrijdag 28 januari 2011

Tickle my Triangle with nail art

This creation is from August 2010. Unfortunately I only have one photo.
I stamped with Konad PSN white the flowers from imageplate M80 and the butterfly is from M39 with SN pastel blue and pastel pink. On my ringfinger a pink pearl.

donderdag 27 januari 2011

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Tickle my Triangle

This is also a very populair color from this collection, a lovely pink. This is from August 2010.

Photo with flash.

Photo without flash under artificial light.

Up next: Tickle my Triangle with nail art.

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Spin me round

I believe this is my 7th swatch of the Kaleidoscope collection, so after this one there are 2 more to come (and ofcourse 3 colors I haven't worn yet but that will be in the future). This is from September 2010. I had just cut my nails very short (yeah for me this is short ;) ) before going on vacation.

I love this color it is natural but also shiny because of the holo. Photo with flash.

Photo with flash and different settings.

Photo with flash under artificial light.

You've seen my nail art on this color, that were my Efteling nails.

Next blog: China Glaze Tickle my Triangle

woensdag 26 januari 2011

Visit me in Prism with nail art

Here my nail art creation on Visit me in Prism. I've made this in June 2009.
China Glaze Visit me in Prism with red flowers. I stamped the flowers with Konad PSN cool red and SN green, imageplate M26. On my ringfinger two yellow rhinestones. Photo with flash.

Photo without flash in daylight.

For those of you who don't like feet photo's don't scroll down ;)

I love matching my hands and feet :)

Up next: China Glaze Spin me round.

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Visit me in Prism

Today I have another lovely holographic polish for you. I would describe it as silver with a bit of lilac in it. This photo is from June 2009.
With flash.

Without flash in daylight.

Next blog: Visit me in Prism with nail art.

dinsdag 25 januari 2011

Valentine's Day ideas part 1

I know it is still China Glaze Kaleidoscope week at my blog, but I wanted to show my current creation. Valentine's Day is coming up so I thought it would me nice to make and show some romantic/love nails the next few weeks. After this blog I will continue with the Kaleidoscope week first. And in between I will also show my entry for the "Show us you country challenge" at Parokeets. But for today a love creation ;)

OPI Chapel of love, with metallic decals and I stamped with Konad SN blue pearl and imageplate M3.

Although I make my own water decals, I love buying different kinds of decals. These decals are metallic and a regular printer doesn't have metallic silver or gold ink ;) so I love buying special decals.

I bought these decals on Ebay, seller Chicasware they were very nice. One sheet was wrong, the protection frame wasn't printed on it, so when I used it the decals dissolved. And I contacted Chicasware and they were so nice the sent me a few new sheets, while only one sheet was wrong. So that was really great service :) way to kind but I really appreciate it.

My nails in a different position, the decals are really metallic so they reflect the flash of the camera.

The nailpolish color isn't accurate but here you can see the decals better. (you can also see the gold shimmer in the polish a bit better)

Photo with flash under artificial light.

Up next: China Glaze Kaleidoscope week Visit me in Prism

maandag 24 januari 2011

Let's do it in 3D with nail art

For today I have Let's do it in 3D with glitter and glamour nailart. I've made this in March 2010 for a party of my boyfriends work and the theme of this party was glitter and glamour.

I used Konad SN black pearl and white, imageplates M14, M40 and M61. On my ringfinger I have a line of silver beads around the white diamond heart. And around that some silver and black rhinestones. Photo with flash.

Photo without flash under artificial light. So you can see the beads better.

It was really funny at this party there was a small stand where you could have you nails painted and decorated, I was curious but I'm also shy so first I didn't had the guts to go and have a look. But when a was finally looking it was kind of disappointing for me just one coat of polish no matter if it's sheer and some straight or curvy lines with a striper that was it. I was really glad I did my own naisl already and started to daydream how great it would be if I was standing there doing peoples nails with Konad, rhinestones and decals :)  (I didn't know anyone at this party so doing nails with be a great way of spending my time)

When I was looking some women noticed my nails and asked my if I just had them done there, I said no I did them at home myself especially for this party. And then they said oh okay and didn't say anything anymore.....it bit weird but later of find out that one of the women was the wife of the big boss. So perhaps she was disappointed that I did not made use of the hired girl with her stand at the party hahaha :) Anyway I liked my own creation and it was totally great for that party.

Next blog: China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Visit me in Prism or something about my current creation :)

zondag 23 januari 2011

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Let's do it in 3D

This is a beautiful silver gray holographic nailpolish. I love it, but I just keep repeating that ;)
Photo with flash.

Photo without flash in sunlight.

Next blog: Let's do it in 3D with glitter and glamour nailart.

vrijdag 21 januari 2011

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Rated Holographic

Once again a beautiful polish I just can keep on saying that, because I love all the colors in this collection :)

Don't really know how to describe this color, but I love it. Photo with flash.

Photo without flash under artificial light.

Close up under artificial light.

Photo with flash under artificial light.

A blurry photo.

You have seen the nail art on this polish last week that was this Full Nail creation.

Next blog: Let's do it in 3D swatches.

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Sexagon

This is one of the most populair colors of this collection. A beautiful silver holographic nailpolish.

Photo with flash.

Photo without flash under artificial light.

Close up under artificial light without flash.

You have already seen the nail art creation on this polish, that were my Sinterklaas nails. So my next blog will be another swatch of the Kaleidoscope collection: Rated Holographic.

donderdag 20 januari 2011

He's going in Circles with nail art

Here the photo's of He's going in Circles with nail art. I uses the limited edition Konad Coraline imageplates for this. This is from June 2009.

The sunny french is stamped with Konad PSN Jungle Green and imageplate C06. The dragonfly's with SN psyche pink and blue pearl C03. Photo outside without flash.

Photo with flash.

Photo outside cloudy day.

My short thumb with the face of Coraline imageplate C02, stamped with SN blue pearl, psyche pink and some gold black for her eyes.

Next blog: swatches of Sexagon.

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: He's going in Circles

Another beautiful Kaleidoscope polish, this is a light green.. Unfortunately I only made one swatch photo. This photo is from June 2009.
Photo with flash.

Next: He's going in Circles with nail art (Konad Coraline)

woensdag 19 januari 2011

Octa Gone Wild with nail art

So here are the photo's of China Glaze Octa Gone Wild with nail art on it. This is an older creation, I believe it was in May 2009. The swatch photo's in my previous post were from January 2009.

I stamped with Konad SN black pearl and white imageplate M54, and with SN violet pearl and white imageplate M36. On my ringfinger two purple rhinestones. Photo with flash.

Photo without flash, outside.

Photo of my hand.

I know some people don't like photo's of toes/feet so don't look at the next photo then ;) I like matching my feet with my hands when it is nice weather and I can wear flip-flops :)

I also made a french with Octa Gone Wild in July 2009.
Base a light pearly nailpolish don't remember the brand and a french from Octa Gone Wild. Stamped with Konad imageplate M3 in the colors SN violet pearl, yellow, PSN blue pearl, coral blue, psyche pink and green and yellow mixed.

Photo without flash, daylight. (don't mind my cuticles I didn't had Lemony flutter back then ;))

Next blog: a swatch of He's going in circles.

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week: Octa Gone Wild

This is my favorite nailpolish from this collection or maybe of my whole stash. My bottle is half empty :( This is one of the colors I've worn more than once. I love purple and the holo is amazing.

Photo with flash.

Photo outside in daylight.

Next blog: Octa Gone Wild with nail art.

dinsdag 18 januari 2011

China Glaze Kaleidoscope week!

With the new China Glaze Tronica collection coming up I thought it would be nice to show some swatches of another holographic collection the Kaleidoscope from 2005. It's my favorite nailpolish collection, to bad it isn't available anymore :( I have all 12 colors and will show swatches of the 9 I've worn, 3 of them I haven't worn yet, so those swatches will come some day in the future ;) I will also show the colors with my nail art creations on it.
From the white dot clockwise:
- It's my turn
- Don't be a square
- Rated holographic
- Spin me round
- Visit me in prism
- Let's do it in 3D
- Tickle my triangle
- How about a tumble
- Octa gone wild
- Kaleidoscope him out
- He's going in circles
- Sexagon

The bottles, photo with flash.

The bottles, photo without flash.

My first swatch tomorrow will be my favorite color: Octa Gone Wild.

vrijdag 14 januari 2011

Husky nails

Although the snow here in Holland is gone it is still winter (looks more like fall at the moment :( it is raining for days now) So I wanted to make winter nails. My boyfriend really loves Husky dogs so I made this especially for him.
Base OPI Alpine Snow with China Glaze Fairy Dust (swatch see below). Some self made water decals of a Husky. Stamped with Konad SN Black and imageplate H23. For the gray snowflakes I mixed Konad SN White and Black. Photo with flash.

Photo of my hand with flash under artificial light.

Photo without flash under artificial light.

Just a cute photo ;)

A whole family of Husky dogs.

The base and just the decals, my nails are pretty long again so I had plenty of room left for stamping.

A swatch of OPI Apline Snow with China Glaze Fairy Dust.

I hope my boyfriend likes my nails when he comes home from work :)