Nailart time!

It’s been ages since I last did my nails in an artsy way… I’ve been so lazy and just did a single colour, I feel like I’ve neglected all the nailart followers and I hereby apologise.

This was inspired by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails, she did something like this and I found it on her blog, so all credit goes here.

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I should have used a white polish as a base colour before doing the circle gradient, because the colours are really bright but now they don’t really ‘pop’ like I wanted. They kind of look like colours from the ’90s 😛

Products used:

Essence Colour&go 107 naughty and pink!
– Essence Colour&go 55 let’s get lost
(old collection)
– Essence Colour&go 39 lime up! (old collection)
– Black acryllic paint

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For the right hand, I obviously got lazy and only did a single wiggle thingie 🙂
Enjoy!

Love,

-M.

Nailart experiment: water spotted nails

This weekend I did a nailart experiment, like the title says it was the water spotted technique. I saw this once on cutepolish, I thought Sarah did it too but that was a different one.

I knew that my black polishes were too old, I need to buy a new one. I didn’t want to use a different colour, so I tried a glitter and my black crackle polish. I went for the crackle. Also, I didn’t use hand sanitizer but hairspray. I found out that hairspray worked better for me than perfume.

So, for the how to, click here (:

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After doing my left hand, I got pretty tired of it because it started to crack open, and only my pinky finger was the way I wanted it to be. So then I just went ahead and used the crackle polish as a coat over the neon colours and let that do it’s thing.

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Products used:

– MAX nail art polish in Turquoise, Lime Green, Neon Yellow and Magenta

– Essence Ready for Boarding collection 02 Beauty on tour

– Essence cracking top coat 01 crack me! black

– Essence quick dry topcoat

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Love,

-M.

Water marble

Welcome to my new followers!

I feel like I’ve been ignoring my nailart follwers, sorry for that! Here’s a mani that I did today, it’s a water marble with Union Jack colours! At least, that was the idea. My friend is moving to London for a year, so, that’s why. Though our own Dutch flag has the same colours.. I decided to marble them, because I already did a Union Jack nailart once and we ate a marble cake friday, so, that totally makes sence!

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My marbles are always random. I don’t even drop the polish in the same order all the time..

I know that everyone will notice so I’m just going to say it here, I did a very rough clean-up, not with a small brush but with a cotton bud, in a non-gentle way, which explains why there’s some polish missing in some places, haha.

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Polishes used:

Essence colour&go 115 Redvolution

Hema nailpolish in cobalt blue

Hema longlasting polish in white

Last week I did this swatch:

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Found it at Hema, it had a large discount so I got it. I like this one, it’s a nice colour that I can wear to school as well. I don’t think it’s too flashing. Applying was not that wonderful though, it had a small brush.

Love,

-M.

Back to school: Chalkboard Nails

Hi!

First things first: Welcome to my new followers!!! Thankyou so much, I am thrilled that I have 10 followers now from all over the world, people who are not (yet) my best friends and I have never met before. You are awesome.

So, I did another nailart, yay (: I wanted to find Sarah’s channel (from ChalkboardNails) on youtube but then I found mani’s like my current one, that’s how I got the idea. I saw that cutepolish recently did this mani as well, so I gave it a go!

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1. Paint your nails black (Hema nailpolish no. 12)

2. Use acryllic paints to doodle on your nails. I mixed several colours with white to get pastels. (Amsterdam acrylic Standard Series) I’m using acryllic paint for my art design doodles because I find this easier to work with. If you prefer using polish, that’s perfect! I just always get my polish way to thick or whatever, so, yeah..

3. Seal with a matt topcoat (Hema top coat Matt no. 20)

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And that is all, really easy right? I choose to do some easier doodles on my right hand, because I’m righthanded, so they look kind of.. weird. But I think the left hand is pretty cute. The design is just some doodling that I came up with, I did not watch any videos on youtube. If it looks the same as someone elses, I am sorry, didn’t see it.

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Other fantastic news: MY SWEATER IS FINISHED (: Hooray! Post coming up soon!

Love,

-M.

Beach nails

Good morning!

So to celebrate International Nail Art day I did this mani:

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It is not my own design, I found it at Chalkboard Nails. Sarah is brilliant with nailart, she’s my favorite guru for nails (:

This is supposed to be a beach with the sea and there’s a starfish on the beach.

For the design I used my own stack of polishes, I bought one new polish, the nude/sand colour and this was my first time using it. Great colour, I just think that right now I’m too tan for this one to wear without an artsy creation on it…

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For the whole ‘how to’ I’d like to send you to Sarah, she made a video for this. I finally understand how gradients work and I absolutely love this one.

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Now, I’m not that good with cleaning up, and my starfishes are kind of a fail, but this is the first time that I’m proud of my photography skills! Yay, getting there (:

Polishes used:

– Hema nailpolish in white

– Essence colour&go no. 55 let’s get lost

– Hema nailart polish in white

– Catrice ultimate nudes 05 Bonjour Chérie!

– Hema nailpolish in black (no. 20?)

MAX nail art polish in red

Love,

-M.

Nailart update

So here’s another one, yay 🙂

This is an update of different nailarts that I did during my silence in blogland.. I am really sorry for not updating any sooner, it’s just that I was really busy with school and when I wasn’t I was busy doing other things than blogging.. Now, I no longer have much homework because I have an internship right now, until summer, which means I have FREE TIME =)

No. 1: cats 🙂 pretty much explains itself.

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No. 2: Autumn, done with acryllic paint

Disclaimer: all credit for the design goes to Amanda S. on makeupbee, if you want to see the original click here =)

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No. 3: Ladybugs, the black is acryllic, the rest is polish

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No. 4: My attempt at a valentine mani. It did not go well. I suppose this is because I don’t even like valentine’s day.

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Used polish:

– Essence colour&go 117 i’m so very

– Essence colour&go 118 little miss sunshine

– Hema nailpolish no. 20

– Essence colour&go 55 let’s get lost

– Etos Long Lasting nailpolish in purple ( number 8? )

– Hema nailpolish no. 12

– Hema onecoat longlasting nailpolish no. 202

– Hema french manicure white 01

– MAX nail art polish in red

– unknown brand for the shiny light pink

Love,

-M.