Triple stripes

For this mani I started with a light blue base, stamped a striped image in white, then again in medium blue, and then yet again in dark blue. I stamped the image in the same direction with each color, but varied the direction from color to color. Very easy, and very forgiving, so it's perfect for practicing stamping as well!

Essence Absolutely Blue with Konad White, Catrice Denim Moore, China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans and DRK-A

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Snow White inspired collection

Howdy! Femme Fatale Cosmetics will have yet another presale soon, this time it's a collection that's inspired by Grimm's Snow White story. The collection has 7 polishes and will be up for presale next week!


JORD Wood Watch - review & giveaway!

Hi lovelies! I am SO excited about this post! Not only did I get the opportunity to review a beautiful and unique JORD Wood Watch, I get the opportunity to host a giveaway for a gift certificate from JORD as well, yay! More on that below, let's look at my mani and the watch I chose first :)

JORD Wood Watch Ely Black, Dance Legend Bogeyman with Essence Mystic Wish!, Bundle Monster BM-312 and BornPrettyStore Super Matte

JORD Wood Watch Ely Black

Dance Legend Excalibur & Sword Of Mercy

Hey hey :) Here's 2 polishes of the Dance Legend Steel collection, a collection with 12 metallic polishes. When I think of metallics, I think of stamping, so of course I had to test stamping with these! They do work, however, these 2 aren't 1-coaters and are slightly thin, so I'll list them as somewhat sheer on my stamping polish page. I think they might be less suited for images with large areas, on such images it shows better when a polish isn't covering as well, and on darker basecolors, where you'd want perfect coverage. You'll find swatches and more about these 2 stamped manis further down!

Essence Enter Wonderland OPI My Very First Knockwurst Dance Legend Excalibur Sword Of Mercy UberChic Beauty UC1-03

A sparkly start of the weekend!

Hi lovelies, the polishes that I'm showing today are from Dance Legend's City Lights collection, which is a collection with 6 glitter polishes. All of these polishes have colorshifting squares as far as I can tell, and some of the polishes pack a gorgeous shimmer as well! Here are the 2 that I received:

Dance Legend World Up highway

Tropical purple

Morning! Here's a stamped mani with a tropical floral image from Bundle Monster's Secret Garden plateset, and I went with 2 purples that both lean a lot to the blue side. Especially the basecolor is more periwinkle than true purple, and it makes for a great nailart base!

OPI You're Such A Budapest with A England The Blessed Damozel and Bundle Monster plate BM-720

Marble made easy!

Hi all! Yes, you read that right, I'm talking about an easy way to do a water marble. There are various ways of getting a marbled look, but I recently came across a technique to marble that made me wonder why nobody thought of it before, it's so much easier! The technique is a mix between a classic water marble and a dry marble (marble on a ziplock bag or something alike, where you cut the dry marble into decals afterwards), and I think it's a brilliant idea :)

China Glaze Gothic Lolita with OPI Rumple's Wiggin', A England Avalon, A England The Blessed Damozel, China Glaze Gothic Lolita and Dance Legend #1048 and striping tape

Sparkly & stamped

Heyhey! It's such a nice weather here, still a bit cold, but the sun, the fresh air, the birds... ahh I'm loving it! It makes me want to wear pastels and pull out every single holo that I own, haha! But that's not what I'm showing today, the combination of this mani reminds me a little bit more of a frosty scene :)

Dance Legend #1048 with Dance Legend Bellagio, Kiko 622 Wisteria and UberChic Beauty plate UC1-01

Shiny green leaves

Morning lovelies, here's a mani that I did recently. I want to try something like this in more natural colors sometime as well, but this time I went for some shiny stamping!

W.I.C. by Herôme Malmö with Kiko 626 Lawn Green and A England Tess D'Urbervilles with Bundle Monster BM-702

The perfect silver glitter...

And that would be Merlin by A England! Merlin can be used to create sparkly accents, to layer on your mani, for glitter gradients, but he's also perfect to simply wear on itself. Merlin covered in 3 easy coats and needed just 1 layer of top coat to even things out. But because he's so sparkly, the top coat doesn't make a big difference in how it looks. So yeah, if you're looking for the perfect silver, look nu further! Now Merlin wasn't a knight, but that doesn't mean I can't dress him up in shiny armor, right? :)

A England Merlin with A England Camelot and BornPretty plate 04

Supergalaxy & Wormhole

Hi guys, I'm back from my little break (my boyfriend was here last week, it was great as usual but oh that distance... blehhh), so I'm feeling a bit blue today. But here's a post to go with that mood: 2 beautiful jelly blues packed with holo goodness!

Dance Legend Supergalaxy Wormhole

Smudged, smeared and stamped!

Hey lovelies! I couldn't resist playing some more with some of the Dance Legend polishes that I showed last month, to be precise, with the Enamel Glass and Top Aquarelle polishes. And I'm nowhere near tired of the Uberchic Beauty plates either (shown here and here), so why not combine it all! Here's how that turned out:

Essence Enter Wonderland with Dance Legend #1056, #1057, Chagall and Sisley, stamped with UberChic Beauty plate UC1-01 and Konad Black.

Dance Legend Enamel Gel Effect 2 #1048: swatched & stamped!

I recently started to double-stamp, and even though I loved some of the results, a less good result was bound to happen. This mani was a bit too hmm... cluttered for my liking. Maybe a calmer image would've worked better, or different colors? Or perhaps mattifying it would've pulled it all together more? I'm not sure, but what I do know is that this is yet another DL polish that I love as base :)

Dance Legend #1048 with Essence Hex hex!, China Glaze Rendezvous With You and Bundle Monster BM-719

Tone-on-tone, simple but never boring!

After last month's nail arts I was in the mood for some good old tone-on-tone, this time with a little variation in the image by using a fully covered image from the Bundle Monster Secret Garden set (which I reviewed here). Look how well those fine details transferred! I don't think I'll ever get tired of these kinda manis :)

Sinful Colors Be Happy with China Glaze Tongue & Chic and Bundle Monster BM-717

Collage of the Month: February

Hi guys, it feels like the previous month went by pretty fast, but there's still plenty manis to show here :) I'll be afk this week, but I'm going to schedule a few posts of manis that I'm eager to share, hope you'll enjoy them! Take care for now and enjoy your Sunday ♥