woensdag 11 mei 2011

Tropical orange

Weeeell... it has been a while. Let's see if I can get myself to really posting a few times a week. I put myself on a strict diet lately and funny enough, that gives me loads and loads of extra energy. So I should do something with that :P
Spring is really getting along well here and I'm in the mood for bright colors! China Glaze Papaya Punch fits that mood perfectly. Bright tropical orange creme, the same color as my couch! Delicious!

After one day of wear, I wanted to spice it up a bit, so I picked an image from one of the new Bundle Monster plates and stamped it with China Glaze Sci-Fi from their Khrome collection.

I love the combo!

zondag 27 februari 2011

Sophisticated matte-ness

Recently I received a polish I had long been doubting about. The thing is, one day you'll just have to buy it, or the thought will keep haunting you.
I'm talking about Russian Navy Matte. I know that every polish can easily be mattified with a matte topcoat, and therefore there is no real sense in buying a matte polish. They apply like wallpaint after all. But somehow the Russian Nave matte always looked so posh to me. I really love the look of this almost-black velvety textured beauty!

2 coats, in daylight:
And then I did some cooking, and it started chipping right away. That's another frustrating thing about mattes, they just won't last! So I decided to camouflage it up with a bit of stamping. I picked a Bundle Monster plate and my beloved China Glaze Millenium, and this is how it turned out:

This is taken under artificial light, which makes it look blacker. I absolutely love this! Too bad I'll probably have to take it all off tomorrow!

woensdag 23 februari 2011

So glam!

It has been on my wishlist for ages: the amazing OPI DS Glamour. But I could never find it for a reasonable price (at least, not with shipping and all). Recently though, an opportunity came along, and I grabbed it. I could pick her up from the post office this afternoon. I had lunch with my friend Do after that, and while she was standing in line to get MOAR noccicino (that's coffee with nuts and cocoa and stuff) I couldn't resist the urge, I HAD to put it on!
Fortunately I was wearing a dark blue already, and it was a perfect match! I present you, OPI DS Glamour over Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans!
note: my ring finger nail looks fat because I first-aided it with glue and wraps

no flash, under artificial light:

With flash under artificial light:

Spring, where art thou?
Will attempt better pics once summer hits!

zaterdag 12 februari 2011

Black Magic!

Well... it's not black and IMO it's not magic... but it's a cool polish anyway! Here's OPI's Black Magic Mountain which I won in Deborah's giveaway a while ago!

With flash:

Without flash:
It's a wine red shimmer polish, an old black label OPI loaded with chemicals that make your nostrils ache. Application is easy with these buggers. Drying time was OK... not too long, but not quick either. I used three coats and topped it off with Poshe.

I like it, but I do not loooove it. It's not quite... unique enough? Still, I liked the high that the chemicals gave me. Old polish FTW!!

donderdag 3 februari 2011


Ok, this sounds like I'm a huge bananoholic. Which is not entirely true. I mostly enjoy chemical banana flavors. Sue me.
Anyway, I saw Deborah's quick swatches of the new H&M polishes and naturally I had to run to H&M the next day to get them. That's the downside of working downtown, like 1 block from the shopping centre. Danger lures way too close. Although I was most enthusiastic about Hunt Me Down (since it's a drekkie), I tried Going Bananas first. Going Bananas is a pastel yellow with a slight hint of green shimmer in it. The green does not show on pictures, unfortunately. I used three coats and like all pastel yellows, it's not easy to master. I topped it off with Poshe, which is like my best friend in the whole universe.
This is with flash under artificial light:

And without flash under artificial light:

Spring! Come! Now! Plz!
As soon as winter fades and I still have some daylight left when I come home from work every day, my picture color accuracy will improve. Just you wait.

donderdag 27 januari 2011


Drek is my signature color. Drek would probably be described as army / swampy green in English. I am renowned for this, and people on my Dutch nailboard already call these colors "SQ Colors". Let me show you one of my favorite drekkies:

Illamasqua Hectic. Illamasqua rocks. I only have two so far, but I love them. They apply like heaven. And the names they give 'em... who couldn't love a brand like that?

Thanks, Mirannie!

Well, she did it. She got me tagged. And with that, she forces me to publish again.
Not that I really mind, I'm just of the lazy kind. So hey-ho, let's go!
Visit Mirannie's blog here!

Here are the rules:
Post about this award and copy the rules. Link the person that had tagged you.

Choose 3 - 5 Blogs you would like to tag and link them too. Leave them a comment on their blog that you've linked them.

Important: This award is for unknown blogs, so don't tag some 3000-Reader-Blogs! :)

1. When and how did you start your love for polish?

Weeell... I have thought for a while that it started in November 2009. I was in between jobs, and also suffering from a horrible viral infection. I spent whole days online and stumbled upon a nail polish thread on a general webboard I visited frequently (the same as where I met my boyfriend ofcourse). Back then, I ate nails like sweet buns... I chewed and chewed until my fingers would bleed. And when I saw those pwetty hands, I quit. The only bad habit I've been able to ban succesfully, ever.

But looking back at old pictures from early high school, memories began to come back. I saw a picture of me on a prom, wearing a blue sleek dress and matching blue nail polish. I'd been there before! And now, I intent on hangin' on for eternity :D

2. If you could choose to do anything in the world, what would it be? (Eg. Ski in the Swiss alps, fly in a fighter jet, create a unicorn etc.)

To get skinny. Overnight.

3. What's your favourite love story?

I once saw a movie that made me cry. It was called "The Feast of July". So let's just stick with that.

My tags:

Because she's the cutest girl ever. And she lives in the best city on earth. And because she wants to steal my cat. This one's for you!

Because she's a shopaholic nerd. And that's an awesome combo!

Because she's one of the coolest moms I know. And she's so creative!

That's it for now. Bonuspic, what I started out with a week after breaking the habit. Horrible!