• Hi everyone!


    I had some time to myself, my nails were showing some signs of tip wear, and I had just received a small package with a few plates and a little jar of pigment powder... and this is what my nails looked like when I stopped playing:


  • Hi everyone, 


    months ago when a friend and I were chatting, I told her my husband got me another crazy colored polish, Cirque Colors High Society, a neon green with copper shimmer and a scattering of holo sparkles. She immediately decided I just had to use it for the silver and green prompt, and as that prompt has finally arrived here's the order 😉


  • Hi everyone!


    The 30th prompt for the 52 week nail art challenge is Saran wrap. I have to admit a saran wrap manicure isn't one of my favourite techniques as it usually turns out too chaotic for my liking. But since this challenge is all about getting out of my comfort zone, of course I couldn't back down. Let me show you the result and after that I'll tell you what I did.



    I started out by coaxing my husband into shaking my terribly separated China Glaze Elephant Walk for at least five minutes until it was returned to its original, evenly colored dusty grayish-green beauty. When it was useable again, I painted two thin coats on all nails and discovered there is very fine silver shimmer hidden it, making the polish look even better than I had thought at first.

    When the base was dry, I tore off a strip of saran wrap, scrunched it together to a small ball, unraveled it and scrunched it up again until I was happy with the amount of little 'corners' showing up. I then painted a small patch of Painted Polish Herb Your Enthusiasm, a lovely sage green polish with fine holo sparkles and some scattered golden flakies (I didn't see any flakies in my patch but I can see them in the bottle). I dabbed my saran ball in the patch, and started dabbing at my nails.

    Unfortunately the polish didn't really show up on Elephant Walk so I decided to grab a polish that was a lot lighter, Sally Hansen Green Tea which is a mint green creme. A new piece of saran wrap, the same procedure: make a ball, paint a patch of polish, dab the ball in the polish, dab the ball with polish on my nails. This started to look a lot better! There was a bit too much mint for what I had in mind by then, so I went in with another ball and Elephant Walk to darken the lightest parts, and Green Tea again where things got too dark, etc.

    When I was finally happy with what I saw, I did a last round of careful dabbing using Kinetics Sparkling, a warm marigold to bronze mixture of small glitters and flakies. It looks quite orange in the bottle but scattered around on my nails the gold shows up better. All that was needed at that point was a generous coat of Seche Vite on all nails and a camera to capture the first saran wrap manicure I actually liked when I finished it 😉


    These are the polishes I used:

    China Glaze Elephant Walk, Painted Polish Herb Your Enthusiasm, Sally Hansen Green Tea, Kinetics Sparkle


    Let me start with the most shocking part (to me anyway): I like this! A lot!!! In fact, I am still wearing this manicure as I type this and I don't want to take it off, that's how much I like it 😊 I guess I can handle the chaotic result of saran wrap a lot better if the colors match instead of clash, so I definitely want to try more of this as a background for stamping. What do you think? Yay or nay?


    Last but not least, I finally managed to cross off another prompt of what has to be the longest-running challenge in the nail art universe, the SBB Nail Challenge. Saran wrap is on number 39, and I've done it!


  • Hi everyone, 


    guess what? My hubby did it again! He picked a polish and a plate for me to play with. And here's the result:


  • Hi everyone,


    this week's prompt is Nautical, and I already knew I wanted to do a manicure in the classic colors for the theme: blue, white and gold. So I sat down to pick the perfect colors for my idea and this is the result:


  • Hi everyone!


    I was looking for inspiration for a manicure and my husband offered to pick a polish and a plate for me. He chose a deep, dark burgundy creme and a plate with plaid designs, and this is what I created:


  • Hi everyone!


    Prompt 28 is Yellow. I recently received a few new polishes and among them was a beautiful dark yellow... and that's what inspired this very easy, happy manicure:

  • Hi everyone!


    This should have been the 12th installment of My polish, your plate but unfortunately Michelle has had to make the tough decision to stop blogging. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's not forever but at this point it's way too early to think about that, so I'm not even going to guess.

    At first I didn't want to post this, but it's been sitting in my Draft folder and I like the manicure too much to just delete it... so here it is:


  • Hi everyone!


    The 27th prompt for the weekly nail challenge is here and it's Stones / Studs. At first I had this idea of doing some sort of nail art that made my nails look like stones, or maybe use a nail polish that had the word Stone in its name but in the end I decided to go with (rhine)stones. And as if that wasn't bad enough, I asked my husband to pick a color for me... and he gave me neon pink! Talking about way, way, WAY out of my comfort zone! Of course there are only two colors that go with neon pink as far as I'm concerned: black and white. And this is the result: