Dotted red nails or upcycling a mani

Last Friday I did my nails to last through a weekend at home and a party on Saturday night. Well, the nail polish obviously didn’t know that and I ended up with serious tip wear on Saturday afternoon. And after taking the nail polish off my nails looked nothing like going nude and I decided to grap one of my mum’s nail polishes, essie’s really red to be precise. Now I’m not a red red person but I thought well why not. It did look good but it didn’t feel like me.Red-nails-beforeAnd when some days later Continue reading

31 Days Nail Challenge – Day 29 – Inspired by a flag

WHAT IS IT? Well I’m not inspired by just one flag, but I thought I show you where I come from and did a Hello Europe mani working with all the flags that are not too difficult and easy to recreate. So I chose: of course the flag of the EU, then Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Irland, Spain, Finland and Portugal.inspired-by-a-flag-maniWHAT IS USED? All are painted free hand and the colours are: Continue reading

31 Days Nail Challenge – Day 13 – Animal print

WHAT IS IT? When I think of animal print leopard or zebra come into my mind. Now these are two patterns that won’t come onto my nails. So I thought and thought and when I bought the orange nail polish I knew what I wanted to do: Finding Nemo nails: clownfish print!Animal-print-finding-nemo-maniWHAT IS USED? Orange Manhattan nailpolish (33S) and then I struggled. Continue reading

31 Days Nail Challenge – Day 10 – Gradient

WHAT IS IT? I saw so many different types of gradient nails (e.g. just look at this intreging idea) just recently I found it very hard to decide which ones to do. But for my first ever gradient nails I was going to aim for something easy. So I went for fiery gradient nails, going from orange to fuchsia. They are actually a step two project from my orange nails as I painted this over the orange nail design. They were very hard to take a picture of. All the pictures I made where kind of blurry.Gradient-nails-orange-pink-2WHAT IS USED? Manhattans orange 33S is the based. Then I sponged on some Continue reading

31 Days Nail Challenge – Day 9 – Rainbow

WHAT IS IT? Rainbow nails in all shades of the rainbow but not in its order. I started painting my nails back when I was about 14 and loved it. Normal cosmetic brands back then only just started to have other colours than red and pink and maybe creamy beige. It took me a while back then to get all bright colours of the rainbow. I think is a great way to do toe nails in summer and great to show of the amount of colours you have.rainbow-pediWHAT IS USED? I used a bit of everything, going from left to right: Continue reading