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.

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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.

Previously on Nailart: part 1

So I figured I would like to show you my ‘old’ nail mani’s that I did before I started this blog. I did some for my mother before, but that were simple flower mani’s that I never captured on a photograph. The very first nailart that I did on my own was this one:

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I found this manicure on Youtube and I thought this was cute. The dotted nails represent Easter Eggs and the others are baby chickens coming out of an egg.

I did one layer of my Hema Basecoat, then I did three layers of yellow, this is Etos Effect Nails nr. 16.

The baby chickens’s egg shell is a French Manicure white by Nailoid Results, the eyes are a black Etos Effect Nails nr. 20 (This is a very old one, I can’t tell you if it’s still the same number)  and the nose is an orange Etos Effect Nails nr. 17.

The dotted eggs have red and blue dots,  the blue is Essence Colour & Go 55- Let’s get lost. The red is a very old polish called Prestige Nail Bijoux that I bought in Italy four years ago, I could barely make out the brand name and I can’t see any number on them..

So, for a first mani, what do you think?