Going nail polish shopping in the USA, part 1


Hey ladies, just landed from a week of working in the greater LA area, so if you were wondering what I was doing…yup, that. And yes, also *that*. Which refers to using my 2 seconds of free time to raid especially Sephora and Walgreens for some new goodies!

I’m exceptionally chuffed for finding some Seche Vite top coat and Onyx pure acetone, 2 items I just can’t find out here in Holland.

The OMG This Is Too Cute bottles must be the 2 Hello Kitty ones. I admit to getting these primarily for the bottle… Apart from that, rather than getting lots of OPI and Essie, I opted to get cheaper funky options from Sinful Colors, Wet ‘n Wild and Elf. To top it off, some repeat Nails Inc. products.

Next week there’ll be another trip, so expect a new whole batch! For now, any special requests on manis using any of these colours or toppers?


Q: Do nail dummies ever fail? A: Yes.

Let this post be a little piece of advice to my fellow nail dummies: do not attempt to do your nails when you’ve just been out all day. You are tired, cannot think straight and sure as hell can’t come up with any colour combos, let alone apply them well. That’s what I learnt last night 😉

I was thinking of hiding all evidence and starting over, but then I thought no, it’s OK to show it off, for the educational value. The whole idea seemed so good at the time – do a little star, a little block, try some layered stones…and none of them worked.


So ladies, repeat after me: do not attempt to do your nails when you should be hanging on the couch!

Right, off to create something better 🙂