Prettifying the world one nail at a time.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Wallpaper

Hi lovelies!

Finally, my last mani for The Digit-al Dozen's Paper Challenge! I made it! And I have some wallpaper nails to wrap things up. (Dang, for that to have been a pun, I should've done wrapping paper nails! Oh well... ;) ).

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Book

Hello lovelies!

Paper. I'm awfully behind on this month's challenge (which was supposed to be finished last Friday), but I'm not giving up. Thus let us continue with the best thing that has ever been done with paper: books. And the best books that have ever been printed are those about Harry Potter. Therefore:

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Party

Hi lovelies!

So you know, parties often include a large amount of paper... cups, plates, napkins, and even the decorations are also often made of paper. So I decided to decorate my nails with 

....boom and I had accidentally fallen asleep.. the week has been insane and I keep falling asleep after I get home from work! Anyways, as I was saying, I decorated my nails with party flag banners and confetti!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Letter

Hi lovelies!

Sorry I missed yesterday's post... My manicure kept failing (really bad) and after three attempts it was time to go to bed. Things are crazy at work and I'm behind on sleep all the time. But today I have another paper-inspired mani... an old love letter, like back in the day, when people still did that ;)

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Paper - Doodle

Hello lovelies!

This month's Digit-al Dozen theme is.... Paper! So paper... what to do... well doodle, of course!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ikat Chevrons

Hello lovelies!

So that stamping plate from Lina's Nail Art Supplies... it's amazing. Here's another mani I did with it - ikat chevron double stamp!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

MilvArt Cute Spring Water Decals

Hi lovelies!

Last week I showed you these beautiful gold foil water decals and today I have the cutest spring mani with design N-879

Pink Swirly Mess

Hello lovelies!

I was in the mood for a pink manicure and some abstract double stamping, so boom!

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen's May Birthday Mani

Hi lovelies!

This month we celebrate Cheyenne's birthday! Happy birthday Cheyenne and I look forward to another year of being inspired by you!! Cheyenne chose a very complicated inspiration picture.. and I did not fully succeed in the mani translation. But I really tried.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Incidental Twin "Tiny Alpha" and MilvArt Geometric Water Decals

Hello lovelies!

I have two separate product reviews in one post today, which sounds like a matter of efficiency (or laziness), but actually happened for the sole reason, that the two products just went beautifully together! Take a look to find out what I mean: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lina Nail Art Supplies - Make Your Mark - Blotch & Blossom

Hello lovelies!

Finally time to post this mani I've had lying around for a few weeks now. I used Lina's Nail Art Supplies "Make Your Mark 01" plate, which I had been craving for quite some time now (ever since Cheyenne used it here and this mani is totally inspired by her manis) Finally, by using a coupon I got for my birthday, I was able to procure it. Along with her sister, number 02 ;)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Primitive Primates

Hello lovelies!

Day 5 - the last day of The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest! This was, as it always is, fun! I really enjoyed looking at my fellow nailistas' nails as well. Some amazing freehanding has been going on there... 

Now for the last installment: 
One of the most interesting species that inhabit rainforests around the world, is H. Sapiens Sapiens. Some tribes of H. Sapiens Sapiens have no or very little contact with other tribes and thus have preserved their original, albeit primitive lifestyle. I decided to attribute a manicure to these primates, with whom I share nothing except DNA, but who fascinate me endlessly.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Pouring on Plants

Hi lovelies!

So rainforest... rain, forest... rain on forest! And there you have it: 

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Ferocious Felines

Hello lovelies!

Certain rainforests in Asia are home to the largest and most endangered feline species in the world...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Flashy Splashy Amphibians

Hello lovelies!

This month's theme being Rainforest, bright coloured super poisonous little amphibians spring to mind!

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Creepy Crawlers

Hi lovelies!

It's that time again... and this month The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest! One of the first things that comes to mind is... EEEEK, BUGS! So I decided to turn the creepy crawlers into a cute mani:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Incidental Twin "The Actual Devil"

Hello lovelies!

This week, Lucifer came back on the telly! So let's have some inspired polish by Incidental Twin to celebrate. This is "The Actual Devil":

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ms. Sparkle's Anniversary Collection

These items were send to me for review. All opinions are my own. - *Picture heavy*
Hi lovelies!

Today I celebrate Ms. Sparkle's three-year anniversary! Congratulations! Simone created a special collection for this occasion, inspired by the different facets in the business that have made it a success. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Bday mani - Bubbles!

Hello lovelies!

I'm a day late to the party, but I do want to join in on celebrating fellow Digit-al Dozen ladies Katherine Marie and Uma

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Incidental Twin "Off NZT"

Hi lovelies!

Remember me posting "On NZT" last year? It was based on this awesome series - Limitless - which unfortunately was cancelled after just one season.. When Brian in on NZT, this is the effect. But when he's off it, he's still pretty awesome! Keep reading to find out more about this polish and the amazing Sale Incidental Twin is having right now!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Lend a Hand and Polish it Pretty

Hello lovelies!

Sami from Incidental Twin needs some help paying her Etsy fee, but because Etsy temporarily suspended her Etsy shop (making it harder to make money to pay the fee, hmmm...), she's having a special sale! All full-sized polishes will be $8 plus shipping. So this is your chance to grab some pretties! I have a little overview right here:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Hello lovelies

This manicure I did months and months ago, but never got around to post it! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friends on Friday - RED!

Hello lovelies!

I've been MIA for a couple of days now; I was too busy and tired to blog! But now I'm back with some manis for my friends and family! Let's start with my coworker and friend, with whom I occasionally sneak in some mani-time after work:

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter pastels

Happy Easter everybody!

After the bright, non-traditional Easter manicure of Saturday, it was time for a traditional pastel one! 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Incidental Twin "Queen of Light and Life" + Easter Nail Art

Hi lovelies!!

Time for another pretty from Incidental Twin! Green glitter bomb "Queen of Light and Life" would like to make your acquaintance in her different forms:

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - NPA

Hi lovelies!

We've come to this month's last Digit-al Dozen mani already! This week was fun, I really enjoyed getting to know everyone through sharing about myself. Now for the last little fact about me, I'm giving you an obvious one... I'm a nail polish addict!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - Holland

Hello lovelies!

Part 4 of 'Get to know ME!' focuses on an important detail about me, on which I have touched every now and then,  during the past years: I'm Dutch!

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - Stars

Hello lovelies!

Since this month The Digit-al Dozen in focussing on the blogger behind the nails, it's time for another 'fun fact' about me:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - IT

Hi lovelies!

As mentioned yesterday, this week, The Digit-al Dozen focuses on the blogger behind the scenes... 5 Manicures about me! Yesterday I focused on my name, today I'll focus on my job:

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen - Get to know ME! - Flowers

Hello lovelies!

This month, The Digit-al Dozen focuses on the person behind the nail art, the blogger herself, the individual.. which for this particular little corner of the internet is ME! So the upcoming 5 days, I'll let you get to know me through some manicures and I thought it would be fun to start with my name...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Born Pretty Yellow Series Stamping Polish #103

Hello lovelies!

Remember that water lily mani? Well I used an untried for the green in that one,  which inspired me to try it for real!  There usually is no reason for polishes to become untrieds... Other than a lack of time and the stash becoming bigger and bigger... and the fact that I want to give the polishes the love they deserve! So I showed some love to Aliquid Lacquer "Yooper" and tested a new BP stamping polish while I was at it! 

The Digit-al Dozen | March Birthday | Surprise!

Hi lovelies!

For this month's birthday challenge, we celebrate the birthday of one of our member's - Amber Hess - new baby girl! Congratulations Amber!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Incidental Twin "Sinners Must Be Punished"

Hello lovelies!

I have a gorgeous gorgeous polish to show! It's Incidental Twin "Sinners Must Be Punished", a dark purplish old-blood red jelly with steel coloured hexes and microflakes. It is part of The Morningstar Line - a nail polish collection inspired by the awesome TV show Lucifer! This polish is for Maze...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friends on Friday - Flowers

Hi lovelies!

So there's been some prettifying again recently with two newbies! Let's start with one of those; one of my colleagues, who's never worn more than a subtle shimmer. I decided she needed purple holo in her life. She agreed:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Incidental Twin Nail Polish "Bowie"

Hello lovelies!

Do I have something gorgeous for you today! An amazing polish inspired by the recently deceased David Bowie:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Incidental Twin "Stranger Things" line

Hello lovelies!

So if you have Netflix, you've probably seen Stranger Things and if you haven't, you seriously have to see it. Being a child of the 80's, I truly appreciate the way this show incorporates the 80's vibe, the adventure movie feel, the typical teenage drama and the suspense, all with awesome special effects and a strong story line. The lovely Sami from Incidental Twin created some polishes celebrating this wonderful tv show and I have two of them to show you today!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Water Lilies

Hello lovelies!

Pffff I made it, the last installment of this month's Digit-al Dozen week! It was such an incredibly fun theme this month, but I struggled to get everything done. But I made it and am only two days late ;)

I'm finishing off this week with water lilies and I think you all know whom I was inspired by.

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Gerberas

Hello lovelies!

Day 4 of The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art is here and I present another type of flower: The Gerbera. Guess who's work this is inspired by? 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Lotus

Hello lovelies!

So I'm still a day behind, and I won't be able to catch up, so on day 4 I present you day 3 of The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art! Keeping in tune with my floral theme, I decided to think back to when flowers first appeared in art (art which has withstood the sands of time and is widely known). So Egypt and their blue loti sprang to mind!

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Peonies

Hi lovelies!

After the poppies, I was in the mood for more florals. Hence, I stole Marisa's approach of doing a week of flowers! She did amazing freehand florals from different decades; I'll do florals from different ages and art movements. Today I have peonies from the Middle Ages:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Pi Day!

Hello lovelies!

Before I post my new manicure for The Digit-al Dozen, I'd like to celebrate Pi Day!

The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art - Poppies

Hello lovelies!

This month, The Digit-al Dozen Redoes Art! For day one of this challenge, I chose to recreate a contemporary piece made by Nicolette Vaughan Horner, that I came across on Pinterest and thought was gorgeous!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friends on Friday - Good-Moody Blues

Hi lovelies!

It's that time again - manis for friends! I did two blue ones recently that I'm sharing today. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

BPS paisley plate Harunouta L020

Hi lovelies!

I got another paisley stamping plate from BPS, Harunouta L020, and it's of course fantastic! I did two manis so far: 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Carnival Collection

Hi lovelies!

Ms. Sparkle's newest collection is inspired by Carnival, a very fascinating tradition that originated a few thousand years ago and is celebrated all over the world, particularly in Catholic regions.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ms. Sparkle Holo Maniacs Group Custom

Hello lovelies!

I have Ms. Sparkle's custom polish for the Holo Maniacs Facebook Group to show today! It's called "Don't let the green grass fool you" and it is magnificent!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My Indie Polish "Pride" and "Mars Diner"

These items were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello lovelies!

So of course I fell ill again, because I had been healthy for almost two weeks and clearly that is absolutely absurd and must be undone immediately (or so it seems). Therefore, since I have fallen behind on blogging, I will merge two posts into one and present the last two pretties I have from My Indie Polish's "Hello Toronto" spring collection!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

My Indie Polish "Sunsets at Bluffers Park"

These items were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hi lovelies!

Time for another one of My Indie Polish's pretties! This is "Sunsets at Bluffers Park", inspired by the Scarborough Bluffs, which according to wiki "have been described as a 'geological wonder' and a unique feature in North America."

Monday, February 20, 2017

My Indie Polish "Nathan Philips Skate"

These items were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello lovelies!

The lovely Tanya from My Indie Polish sent me some pretties from her new spring collection! This new collection - "Hello Toronto" - consists of a myriad of different polishes, finishes and shades. It's inspired by Tanya's favourite places in Toronto and judging by the polishes, I can safely say that Toronto is awesome! Today I'll show you "Nathan Philips Skate":

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Black - Jack

Hello lovelies!

For the final installment of The Digit-al Dozen does Black I present... Black Jack!