Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019

Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019

This message is just a quicky to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2019 bring you everything you wish for. Here’s to lots of love, health and happiness. I won’t be posting anything tomorrow, but I will be back with a video on Thursday!

Happy holidays!

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Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Dear readers, followers & regular commenters,

Today’s message is just to let you know that today and for the rest of 2017, I will not be writing any more blog posts or be putting up anymore videos. I’ve decided to take a little break until the new year. So as of today, until December 31st no new content will be going up.

But I of course could not leave you without thanking you for all your lovely comments, the many likes and all the new followers I gained in 2017. Here’s to much more new content to come in 2018! I will be back 1 January 2018 with a brand new blog post.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

Love,

Maaike

Have a Merry Rockin’ Christmas!

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 with my parents today and tomorrow with the expanded family. It will be super simple today, with a home cooked dinner by my mom, plus I also used my craftiness to make my parents presents. I’m sure they’re not expecting any presents. Last year, I bought them something and stuck their presents under the tree and they didn’t even notice! This year I’m keeping it super simple present wise, but I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.

And to add a bit more to this post, I decided to post some pictures I took of my nail look which I wore last week. I decided to wear a Christmas-y outfit all week to work and also made a simple Christmas-y nail art. Here’s what I did:

  • Trind Keratin Nail Restorer
  • Trind Nail Repair
  • Orly Bonder base coat
  • Sephora Rock on all nails except my ring finger
  • Ring finger: Catrice Captain Sparrow’s Boat
  • Glitter top coat: Barry M Moonligh (limited edition)
  • Sally Hansen Instadry top coat

After a week the little stars started to come loose, so that’s when I took it off. All that rests me is to wish you Happy Holidays. For today I’m keeping it short but tomorrow I’ll be back with a more elaborate post. Enjoy your Christmas!

Merry X-mas & easy Christmas nail art

Merry X-mas & easy Christmas nail art

First of all: Merry Christmas to all who read this. Posts on this blog will be slow for the next couple of days as I’ll be out of town and won’t have much time to blog. Instead, I’m leaving you with my Christmas wishes (yes, I took the picture above. Doesn’t my town look pretty?) and my final Get Ready for X-mas post. Today we’re doing nails.

This is the nail look I created. I went with a shimmery golden polish and a sparkly deep red. Both are by China Glaze and are from a holiday collection 2 years or so ago. And here’s what I used and how I made it. It’s super quick and easy so try it out some time.

Step 1:

Paint your nails with a base coat first. I am trying out the nail hardener by Kruidvat right now. Then paint your nails a solid gold color. I’m using Midnight Kisses by China Glaze which looks like you’ve painted your nails with gold leaf. The nail polish appears patchy on the picture, but in real life you can’t see it.

Step 2:

On to the fun part! Take a different color nail polish, I’m using China Glaze’s Sugar Plums and tap some of it onto a plate. Using a small nail art brush (see Ebay) you now draw as thin a vertical line as possible on each of your nails. The thinner your brush, the thinner the line will be. Add a top coat to prevent chipping, making sure to wrap the topcoat over the top of your nails and you’re all set.

Finished result:

Meh, as you can see one of my nails broke so sorry for the awkwardness.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick note to wish you all a Happy Christmas.

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I just spent this morning sleeping in and making a cranberry-orange cheesecake for tomorrow’s potluck dinner.

The rest of today I won’t be doing much. We’ll just be listening to music (Top 2000 is on again!), watching some movies and have some dinner.

I did find a bit of a surprise in our Christmas tree this morning. We don’t do presents but my mom decided to give us something anywayz. How sweet is that?! Thanks mom!

Have fun today and tomorrow and try not to eat too much. I know I will fail miserably at that! 😉