Today’s nails: if there’s no rainbow in the sky, paint them on instead!

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So I was behind a bit on nail designs lately…what’s better to catch up than just using 5 different colours?

This design is so Nail Dummy proof, all you need is enough bold shades of polish and, if you’d follow exactly what I did, a couple of cute starry studs.

I chose mostly cheaper colours – all together this costs less than one bottle of fancy polish, which means you have no excuse for not buying them!

The blue is a favourite of mine, Sinful Colors’ Sinful Shine ‘Endless Blue’. Next up, the yellow by Essence, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. My middle fingers are painted with Catrice ‘I’m not a greenager’. Followed by the cheapest but arguably the best colour red, Wet ‘n’ Wild ‘I red a good book’. Last but certainly not least, the orange. It’s by an awesome natural polish brand called Piggy Paint. Not only non-toxic and kid friendly, it’s also just great stuff to paint on! It’s targeted towards mothers to get for their young girls, which is great but I’m still 12 inside so I can use it as well 😉 The orange I used here’s called ‘Mac-n-cheese please’.

To finish it off, I stuck on the starry studs completely random while the polish was still wet, to make it ultra playful. Some top coat over it, and done are these happy hands! 🙂

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Today’s nails: taped mani, Queensday style

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Hey all! Today’s a big day in The Netherlands, where I live: it’s the last Queensday for a (probably) very long time! Our current Queen Beatrix is stepping aside to let her son Willem-Alexander become the first king in over a century. And that all on Queensday, the day we traditionally go out in the country’s colours orange, red, white and blue to celebrate her birthday. From next year, Kingsday will be on tge 27th so lots of reasons to have a big party today!

I’ll be going out in the city with husband and friends, and of course the nails couldn’t stay behind! It’s not my best work to be honest, but for a relatively quick job it looks great for the day.

I gave myself a double coating of a bright orange from Sephora. Then, using striping tape, chose random nails to paint flags on. As it has 3 layers it will save you some time if you try not to be perfect, but to only stripe the red and blue and carefully colour in the white bits without tape.
As soon as the polish has set a bit, throw on some fast drying top coat. Fijne Koninginnedag!

Today’s nails: Monday freestyle, beige/coral glitter with wings

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Happy Monday all! Well what a start of the week, I just started a new job and wow, it’s great 🙂 To celebrate (OK and just because it’s Monday) I wanted to treat myself to a new nail design. One slight problem though…first days on jobs are always more exhausting than expected, so my big ‘inspired by nature’ idea’s not going to happen until tomorrow or Wednesday. Watch this space!

So today I decided to just grab a couple of polishes and start painting away. No plan, no nothing, just going with the flow… Continue reading