Instanails #9

Instanails #9

Today I am bringing you another overview of some of the different nail looks I wore in the past 2 months or so. I have been really enjoying doing my nails lately, which has led to quite a few nail polish posts on instagram, because that’s where these manicures go first. I wore an array of mostly darker hues this time round as it were the closing days of winter when I wore most of these.

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OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight
Essence Only Purple Matters

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Instanails #8

Instanails #8

Time to show you some of my nail looks again. After a few weeks of painting my nails, I like doing these overviews to catalogue them and do mini reviews of some nail polishes. I haven’t been really into too many new colors as I feel my nail polish collection is pretty solid where it now stands. However, I have so many different colors that I could fill quite a few blog posts showing off these shades on my nails. So here is the round up of my nails in December.

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Instanails #7

Instanails #7

With the Holidays fast approaching I’ve been enjoying doing my nails for then ever. I only have time to do them once I week, but when I do it, I make sure to take the time. I work out, have dinner, shower and then do my nails while watching some Youtube videos. I like to take my time, letting each layer dry well before moving on to the next and I have a nice relaxing cup of tea to help me relax and unwind after a long day. I mainly wore reds and blues/ teals this time around. Here are some of the nail looks I wore these past few weeks.

OPI Suzie Says Fengshui + Catrice Goldfather of Pearl

OPI Suzie Says Fengshui + Catrice Goldfather of Pearl

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Top 5 OPI nail polish

Top 5 OPI nail polish

You all know by now that OPI is my favorite high end nail polish brand. I love the formula, I love the longevity and I love the shade selection. I felt it had been a while since I showed you my favorite OPI shades. What I usually do is buy the limited edition colors, but there are many shades in the range usually that are very similar. But these 5 are my current absolute favorite OPI polishes.

Top 5 OPI nail polishes

Top 5 OPI Nail Polish

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Instanails #6

Instanails #6

Ah nails! When it comes to beauty, nail polish was my first love and lately that love has been back in full swing. There is just something about fall that makes me want to paint my nails. Just like fall is my favorite season for all things fashion, it is also my favorite season for nail polishes. I love all those burgundies, forest greens, teals and navies. Add a touch of glitter come closer to Christmas and you’re good to go. Here’s an overview of what I wore these past 6 weeks.

Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer Silky Way
Catrice Moon Rock Effect Nail Lacquer Pretty Like Universe

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Instanails #5

Instanails #5

Happy September! And to kick off this month in which classes will start back up again, I thought I could give you an overview of some of the different nail polishes I’ve been wearing. I’ve been on a roll when it comes to doing my nails these past few weeks. I am truly enjoying doing my nails again and so I have plenty to show you. Here we go!

Essie Viva Antigua!

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World Championship manicure

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 it. So instead of trying my hardest to ignore it, I’ve decided that this year, I’ll just embrace it. I am not one to dig up any orange clothing or whatever, but I do have an extensive nail polish stash which could make a very much Go Holland-proof nail look.

Just in case you didn’t know, the colors of the Dutch flag are red, white and blue. We also have an additional national color, orange, which is always used whenever we compete in sports’ games. I managed to use all those colors in this manicure and used my new L’Oreal topcoat to add a bit of fun.

Products used:

  • Trind nail repair (base coat)
  • Red: Sinful Colors Cross my Heart
  • White: Sephora Coco
  • Blue: Essence Walk on Air
  • Orange: OPI Hot & Spicy
  • Red, white & blue speckles: L’Oreal Color Riche Independence Day
  • Sally Hansen Insta-dry topcoat

I think this is a fun little manicure. It’s simple, it’s quick and super easy to make. I did this manicure on Friday and posted it on Instagram, joking that if I paint my nails for the match, we would surely win against Spain. And I think my juju worked, because we won. So now I may have to keep this going for a while, to keep the good luck going.

Did you paint your nails for the World Championships?