Pastel nail colors

Are you tired of pastel nail colors yet? Good, because I am on a major pastel kick lately. Pastels are usually a type of color that I wear mostly in spring and true, technically it still is of course, but I have a feeling I will be wearing pastels for the rest of summer. And…

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Fondant, Huckleberry & Kiwi

My favorite drugstore nail polish? Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints. The color selection is awesome, the application is great and the glossy finish is pretty. Not to mention the decent lasting power, even on my soft and brittle nails. So when I was in the UK and spotted a bunch of colors that I…

My favorite nail polish brands

If you’re a nail polish freak like me, you try out many different nail polish brands. From the cheapest discount budget store brands to indie nail polish to very high end, I have tried anything and everything under the sun. I like trying new nail polish, but there are a few brands that over the…

Greige not beige or; an ode to subtle grey nail polish colors

Barely there nail polish, or neutral are always a good color to try and find. But a finding a true nude nail polish that not only goes on opaque, but also fits your skin tone is an ill feat. That’s why I reverted to skipping nudes all together and found my refuge in the pale…

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail polish

When I go shopping at the UK drugstore, one brand I have to check out is Barry M. Barry M do some of the best drugstore nail polishes and I already knew that they had recently come out with a new nail polish line. At first, I didn’t feel too inspired. But then me and…

Top 5 glitter nail polish

My one nail polish guilty pleasure is glitter top coat. I am a firm believer that a sprinkle of glitter on your nails will make any nail polish look better. In total I have 4 drawers filled with nail polish and one of them is completely devoted to glitter top coats. I have anything and…

Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish

Lately, I have found myself venturing towards Rimmel’s 60 Seconds Super Shine nail polishes. I don’t know why, because before I never even bat an eyelid at them. I thought the colors were uninspiring, the formula of the ones I had tried only so-so and it just never caught my attention. But these past months…

NOTD: Catrice Luxury Vintage Satin Matt Effect Get Boho in Soho

Where last week I was a late to party when it comes to nail polish trends, this week I am right on the money. A current nail polish trend is satin matte nail polish. Nail polish that is matte, but with a subtle amount of shimmer to create a pretty and sophisticated look. Catrice released…

My love for liquid sand nail polish

Am I late to jump on this bandwagon? Maybe I am, but that doesn’t change the fact that I simply adore textured ‘liquid sand’ nail polish. There is just something about the gritty, glittery goodness that dries to a matte finish that stole my heart at first swatch when I tried it. These are my…

NOTD: Blue confetti

The past few days we saw some pretty nice spring weather over here and so it urged me to post some fun spring nail polish look. Remember my love for baby blue nail polish? Well that is still going strong and so I paired a fun baby blue polish with an even more fun top…

L’Oreal Flower Bohème top coat

Spring 2015 is well on its way, but the weather over here hasn’t exactly been indicative of that. So when I spotted these 3 new top coats by L’Oreal a few weeks ago, I felt that they would be the perfect accessory to brighten up any grey, dull, cold, rainy and windy spring day. Because…

Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover and Insta-Dri top coat

I do my nails every so often. And there are always a few products that I use whenever I do a manicure. Just recently I ran out of two of my go to products and I decided to replace them. One of the products below is completely new to me, the other has been a…

NOTD: Easy as Peach

It’s spring so it’s time to bring out those brights and pastels when it comes to nails. And what color is more sunny and fun looking that yellow? Add a bit of cupcake sprinkles and you have the perfect recipe for a nail of the day that breathes spring time. One of my favorite ways…

Staple spring nail polish

The perfect spring accessory? Nail polish of course. Preferably in the sweetest pastel colors I can find. Corals and mint greens have been staples for years, but I’ve also gained an appetite for nudes and of course my latest love: all things baby blue. And luckily those colors range from the super cheap to the…

Drugstore nail polish haul

Spring is around the corner and in the past few weeks I have found myself stocking up on some spring appropriate nail polishes. They are all drugstore brand polishes and range from as little as 2 euros a pop to 5.99. You will notice that I am favoring baby blues this time round as well…

NOTD: A flaky does it

Glitters. Holographic top coats. Flakies. If it sparkles I’m all game when it comes to nail polish. So when you combine the three and make a glittery holographic flaky top coat, you bet I need that puppy in my life. So when Catrice released a Limited Edition last year that included a nail polish that…

OPI Hawaii collection

The minute I laid eyes on the OPI Hawaii collection on a number of blogs I decided I NEEDED a few of the polishes in my life. There hasn’t been an OPI collection in almost 2 years that I went crazy for like this one. The pretty pastel shades, combined with some amazing brights make…

NOTD: Denim Blues

My new favorite nail polish shade for spring? Blue! I am loving blues in all different shades at the moment. But especially the paler, softer tones that are much more appropriate for spring. So I thought it would be time to show you a blue nail polish look. This nail polish look includes 2 different…

Orly Polish Bond base coat

A good base coat can do wonders for your nail look. It not only protects your nails from discoloration, but a good base coat will also make sure your nail polish will stick for longer. Of course you still need a good top coat to protect your polish from chipping, but I find that a…

NOTD: The semi-purple gradient

Not all nail looks turn out to be a success and I’m still not sure how I feel about the one I’m showing you today. On the one hand I like it, and on the other, I think it’s hideous! When I decided on pairing these polishes together, I went by the way they looked…

OPI 50 Shades of Grey

It is no secret that OPI is my favorite nail polish brand. At first I wasn’t too excited to see their special limited edition for the 50 Shades of Grey movie release. I saw some swatches online, but wasn’t blown away. That was until I laid eyes on the collection myself. I picked up two…

Instanails #1

Today I thought I’d try something new. Not all of my nail looks end up on here. I often don’t have time to make sure I do a proper nail photo shoot. Or I simply forget or I don’t find the combination interesting enough to share on here. Whatever it is, I sometimes still end…

NOTD: Let’s get lost in Vegas

Am I the only gal on the planet in love with the Catrice Luxury Lacquers line? I hear nothing but a beep about the new line Catrice released last year. First as a limited edition and now as part of their regular line available in stores which sell the expanded range. The colors are stunning….

NOTD: Rose gold galore

Rose gold is everywhere nowadays and when I found these two rose gold inspired nail polishes last year I thought they would make a great combo to hop on to the trend. They are both super affordable, as they’re by budget brand Catrice, and I absolutely love the colors. The two polishes are from limited…

Catrice Viennart & Essence Come to Town nail polish

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you made it into the new year safe and sound and I wish you all the best for 2015. Today’s post is short but sweet as I am still recuperating from dinner with friends and am quite possibly on my way to celebrate New Year’s Day with my family….

Have a Merry Rockin’ Christmas!

This post serves two purposes: to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you a last minute nail look that I wore to work last week. So first of all, have a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a great time with family, friends or whoever you’re celebrating with. I am spending it…

6x easy Christmas nails

Don’t know what to wear on your nails this festive season? I have the answer for you. From subtle to full on glitter and from festive red to deep and dark: anything goes this time of year really. These nail looks are easy to create and can amp up your look from sassy to classy…

Trind Nail Repair

Taking care of your nails is important if you want them to look good. I recently found out again how true that is. For over a year I had been using the Trind Nail Repair nail strengthener and then suddenly ran out. I had another nail strengthener lying around and figured: let’s use that before…

London nail polish haul

Whoopsie daisy, I completely forgot to show you the polishes and accompanying swatches that I bought in London. I took a trip to London at the end of October, so this post is long overdue. However, I hope you don’t mind my still making this post. It’s nail polish after all and if there is…

Butter London Bit Faker

Butter London is a brand that I had been eying up for a long time, but from which I never bought anything. Whenever I ran into it in stores abroad, I never found a color I liked or that I didn’t have yet. However, I was curious because so many people rave about the brand….

OPI Coca Cola mini collection

I’ve been a tad naughty. Remember my London beauty products shoplog? Click and have a look if you don’t, but you’ll see that I forgot to include something in that shoplog. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to review this, but after swatching them, I decided to pop them up here anyway. During my…

NOTD: Catrice liquid metal

A new type of nail polish Catrice launched are the liquid metal polishes. Some of these are just a standard glitter polish. But a handful of them are matte glitters. That’s right. Not liquid sand, but matte glitters. I was intrigued and picked up two: a pink and purple. To try them on my nails…

Top nail polishes for fall

Like I love wearing plums and berries on my lips right now, I’m also digging this color on my nails. But there are a few other colors that I love wearing this time around. Golds and purples, but also a dark blue are high on the list. In any case, as long as it’s dark…

NOTD: Icy taupe

A quicky nail post for today’s nail news. I created this super easy to do nail look the other week and thought I’d share. All you need is a taupe basecoat and an ice like glitter topcoat and you’re done! Here’s what I did. I never really pay attention to the type of colors I’m…

Drugstore nail polish stash #2

The sharing of my nail polish collection continues. By now, we are at the end of our journey. All that’s left is the second half of my drugstore nail polish collection. And that means a bunch of random, miscellaneous brands. Some old, some new. Some more expensive, some cheap. Today i will be showing you…

NOTD: glammed up peach

A quicky nail post after this morning’s musical extravaganza. One of my favorite ways of wearing glitters lately is by using a pastel or fairly neutral base color and to layer the glitter over that. This is one of my favorite combinations so far. Products used: L’Oreal Miracle Repair 7 base coat for damaged nails…

New Catrice & Essence nail polish (fall 2014)

The new Catrice & Essence collections that changed products for fall have plenty of new products to try. As always there are quite a few nail polishes that are newly added. Now that Catrice has an extra long space in the shops, their nail polish line has also been extended with some new products and…

NOTD: Genius in the Bottle

I have so many different nail polishes that I’ve decided to start and try to catalog all of them, while on my nails, on this blog. If I keep this up I should end up with a good overview of all the polishes I have, swatched on my hands to see what they look like….

Glitter & top coat nail polish collection

In my nail polish collection a large chunk of the bottles I own is taken up by glitters and top coats. I love me some sparkle on my nails and so I have quite some bottles to add a bit of extra to any nail polish look. My favorite brands for top coats and glitter…

NOTD: Greige not beige

For today’s second post I’m bringing you a NOTD I wore recently. I’m still loving the sand style or liquid sand type nail polishes. So when I was in Germany and checked out local drugstore DM, it was a no brainer to pick one of these up. I found this gorgeous taupe color from P2….

Nail polish storage

Over the years I’ve used several ways for storing my make up and nail polish. As I’ve been upgrading my living space with some new furniture, I’ve also been rearranging my beauty storage. Deciding how I wanted to store my nail polish was easy. The Ikea Helmer drawer set is small and the drawers are…

Neutral nail colors

A bright nail look isn’t for everyone. And it’s definitely not suitable for every job out there. Let alone a job interview. So what if you want to wear nail polish, but know you can go for a bit more than just a layer of clear polish? There are plenty of neutral shades out there….

5x summer polish faves

Summer is a great time for wearing nail polish. It’s a perfect time to do away with glittery top coats (although I like wearing those year round), and go with bright or pastel creamy colors. For summer, I like to go for extremes: the boldest blues, the brightest reds, but also some muted colors that…

Best toe nail colors

It’s summer which means those peep toed shoes and sandals can be brought down from the attic. And with exposing your feet, most people will start wearing nail polish on their toes. I tend to wear nail polish year round because my feet are out a bit more and I just like the overall look…

World Championship manicure

In case you didn’t know, the world championships soccer are currently being held in Brazil. Whenever the Dutch team plays at these type of international events, a certain frenzy takes a hold of the country. Since I live next to a bar where they show all the matches of the Dutch team, I cannot escape…

Quick tip: nail polish steals at Kruidvat

This is a quicky post with tips for all those Dutch nail polish lovers out there. Kruidvat has started selling a new brand, they are doing a discount that includes some new summery topcoats by L’Oreal and they are selling Catrice Luxury Lacquers at a discount. I found all this out yesterday, and offers may…

NOTW: 100persand

The other day I painted my nail with one of the most stunning sand finish nail polishes I have come across in a while. Out of all the finishes that have been a rave in recent nail polish history, liquid sand is my favorite so far. I simply can’t get enough of the grainy, glittery…

High end nail polish stash

A little over a week ago I showed you the first part of my ever extending nail polish collection. Where last week I showed you the first part of my drugstore nail polish colors, I now proudly present my high end nail polish collection. By high end nail polish I mean brands that are specialized…

Drugstore nail polish stash #1

A few months ago my Ebay nail wheels that I use to organize my nail polish collection ran out of space. So I ordered a new stack and decided to reorganize my nail polish swatches as my collection has changed quite a bit since the last time I showed it. In a way this is…

5x perfect spring nail looks

We’re right in the middle of spring. This means it’s a perfect time to show you some spring proof nail looks. Want to transfer your nails into easter egg? Or just wear a bright color and amp it up a tad? Look no further because below you will find 5 perfect spring nail looks. As…