Today’s nails: taped mani, Queensday style


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: a little bit of everything with a crackle

crackle nailpolish

A few days ago I promised to do a more special manicure this week. I’d been thinking loads on what to do, as I’ve seen so many great ideas lately. I wanted to also draw inspiration from something real and current, which today is spring in The Netherlands. And that means colourful fields of tulips! But tulip fields alone on my nails isn’t exciting enough, so I’m adding some rebellious crackle to it. Continue reading