dinsdag 31 augustus 2010

Royal navy, just gorgeous!

Goodmorning on this sunny tuesday!

Doesn't it make you more happy when the sun shines? It sure helps for me!

Last night I filed my nails down. They were getting too long and growing the wrong way. And I like changes every once in a while. Used my buffer file as well and my nails look a lot better now!

I wanted to put a blue color on for days, but couldn't because I had to work. So today finally blue! I chose Orly Royal Navy. Just have to say I love it! It's way better than I expected it to be.
It's smooth, it's the perfect shade of blue and opaque in 2 coats (although for longer nails a third coat would probably be better because of the visible nail line). This is a jelly and in the bottle you see some turquoise glitter/shimmer but that doesn't show up on the nail. In this case I don't mind, because I love the color anyway.

On to the pics of this pretty.

The first 2 pictures were taken in daylight and the other 2 in artificial light. Seems like 2 different shades, but I like both of them!

So what do you think? You like this color? And what do you think of my short nails?

Take care and thanks for stopping by


maandag 30 augustus 2010

Zoya Charla and Ivanka over black


Yesterday afternoon I wanted to try something. Had to take it of because I can't wear it to work, but really wanted to see what it looked like.

I did 1 coat of Nubar Noir and put Zoya Charla and Ivanka over it. Really liked the effect! This way the colors look a little less summer and a little more fall. Although I don't care about that, I always just use the polish that I like, not considering the time of the year or the weather or anything.

Index finger = 1 coat noir + 1 coat charla
Middle finger = 1 coat noir + 2 coats charla
Ring finger = 1 coat noir + 1 coat ivanka
Pinkie = 1 coat noir + 2 coats ivanka

Do you like these combinations? Have you layered Charla or Ivanka over something else? What was it and how did it look?

I wish you all a great week!! Hopefully here in the Netherlands with less rain than last week.

zondag 29 augustus 2010

Glamourous but quite a few downsides


Are you all enjoying your weekend? Mine is very busy. But besides working on friday night and today, it has only been fun stuff! I am very tired now, but it´s almost tuesday and that´s the day my weekend starts.

A new NOTD for you today. It´s Koh Glamourous Purple. And there´s a lot to say about this polish. It´s purple and it´s duochrome so I totally love the color! Application was very good as well, like the brush. But in my opinion it has quite a lot of downsides too.
First of all the cap which is very narrow. So although the brush was really good, holding on to it wasn´t as easy as with most other brands.
Another downside was the opacity. It needed 4 coats! I´m not really a 4 coats kind of girl. But as long as I love the color I am willing to do this.
That brings us to downside number 3... drying time. The first 2 layers dried really quick, but after that it got worse and worse. Even after fast drying topcoat it took about an hour and a half to dry completely.
And last but definitely not least is the price. It costs 15 euro for only 10ml. And since it´s sheer, 10ml will be finished quickly.
To be quite honest I think there´s a better alternative for this color. Nubar Purple Beach. Cheaper, 15ml for around 8,50euro, opaque in 2 coats, better cap, dries quicker. The color of course is not exactly the same, but I like it just a little more. You can find the comparison here

And here are the pics.

So, all together I wasn´t really satisfied about this polish, but still love the color.

As you can see I didn´t do clean up before the picture, because I wanted to have advantage of the sun before it went away again. And excuse me for the horrible cuticles. As soon as it gets colder, my hands get really dry. I do moisturize, but I just have a terrible skin. Did order Nfu Oh cuticle remover last night, I hope this way my cuticles will look better soon.

What do you think about this polish? Do you own it? What´s your general opinion about Koh?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope to see you back here soon!

zaterdag 28 augustus 2010


Goodmorning ladies!

No time today to bring you something new, sorry. So here´s a NOTD I did a few days before I started my blog. It´s LA Girl Groupie. And yes, it´s purple and it has a slight duochrome and it also has blue and pink glitter, so no doubt about it that I have to love is!

Picture time!

Thanks for stopping by! And till next time!

vrijdag 27 augustus 2010

A pretty jewel

Hello ladies!

For today I´ve got a very nice shade for you. It´s brown and has lots of holographic glitter. Very nice!! And work appropriate as long as the light doesn´t hit it, haha. Since there hasn´t been much light since wednesday (it has been raining non stop!) I could only make pictures in artificial light.

Ladies, I present you Nubar Jewel.

As always application was great! And only needed 2 coats. I tried to show you the holographic glitter in there as good possible.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this. And I wish you a great weekend! Mine is going to be very busy, so I don´t know if I will have time to write for you.

Take care,

donderdag 26 augustus 2010

Nubar night sparkle


Today I don´t have a NOTD since I didn´t have time last night to change my mani. So I´m showing you an old NOTD from last march. It´s Nubar night sparkle, which is a very very very pretty dark blue glitter. On top I stamped with China Glaze millennium and 2030 with bundlemonster plate 21.

Here´s the result.

Unfortunately it doesn´t show the sparkle in this picture, but the result was great in the sun!

Enjoy your day!

Take care!

woensdag 25 augustus 2010

The beauty from Australia

Goodmorning everyone!

Today a polish from down under. Have you guys ever heard of Ozotic Pro nailpolish? It's just amazing! A few months ago on a lazy sunday morning at work I saw one of the Ozotics for the first time and I just couldn't believe what I was looking at. The best duochrome ever! Ozotic Pro actually calls these things multichromes, which I can totally understand. After doing some research I found out it was about impossible to get these babies to me. I found a few websites in Australia that sold them, but all of them stated that they didn't ship international. But I thought I just try it out. I paid with paypal, so if they really didn't want to ship international, I would get my money back. I tried this at two websites, one deposited my money back, but the other one actually shipped! The website is
The polishes are 10 australian dollars, that's about 7 euro. Don't remember how much shipping was, sorry. For regular polishes it's only 5 aud and holographic are 8 aud I believe.

Well, the one I'm showing you today is 502. You can see a lot of colors in it, yellow, red, orange, gold, bronze and pink. I usually don't like red, pink and orange at all, but because it flashes all kinds of colors, I love it. This is the only time you'll see me wearing these kind of colors, haha.

Now finally on to the pics. I uploaded quite a few so you can see all the colors.

How awesome is this!!

Right now I'm arranging a swap with a lady in Australia for more Ozotic Pro's. Hopefully they will be in soon.

Have a great day you all!

Thanks for watching!

dinsdag 24 augustus 2010


Hello everyone!

I showed you Sinful Colors Daddy´s Girl this morning. Although I like the color very much, I was in the mood for something more. At first I thought I´d do some konad, but since the base color of Daddy´s Girl reminded me of the base color of Nfu Oh 51, I thought it would be nice to put some flakies over it. Instead of using Gosh Rainbow to make it a complete dupe of Nfu Oh 51, I decided to put Nfu Oh 50 on top. Now it´s almost a dupe for Nfu Oh 52, hahaha. You can hardly see the basecolor is purple anymore. Well, I don´t mind, since I like 52 very much as well.

Picture time!

As you can see the falkies go from blue to green. Great combo!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Daddy´s Girl

Goodmorning on this sunny tuesday!

Today I´d like to show you Sinful Colors Daddy´s Girl. It´s a nice purple jelly with purple and pink glitter in it. I did 3 coats, since after 2 coats, there was still a little bit visible nail line. That´s quite normal with a jelly, but I rather have it opaque, so that´s why 3 coats. Drying time was just regular. I really like this shade. And also Sinful Colors, since they make very nice affordable colors. They only cost $2!! That´s about €1,60. The price is comparable to Essence, but better application, quality and much more variety in colors.

On to the pics (since I´m not feeling very well today, I had a hard time keeping the camera steady, I apologize)

Do you like Sinful Colors? And do you own a few?

Hope you´ll all have a great day!

Thanks for watching!


maandag 23 augustus 2010

Raspberry truffle

Hi you all!

Today I have a very nice brown shade for you from the Nubar chocolate collection. As I said before, Nubar is just the best polish for me if it comes to application. Hardly any clean up necesarry. I was going through my stash last night to find an untried that´s also work appropriate, couldn´t really find it, haha. But as long as my colleagues are allowed to walk around with deep red and bright pink nailpolish, I think I´m allowed to wear this pretty.
The formula was just great as well! Only needed 1 coat!

And here it is: Nubar Raspberry Truffle. A dark brown with cherry/red colored glitter.
To capture how great this is I could only make pictures in artificial light.

You like this color? And are you as big a fan of Nubar as I am?

I wish you all a pleasant week!


zondag 22 augustus 2010

My daughter´s creations


I thought it would be nice to show you some creations my daughter did. She almost always does her nails herself. It´s cute.

Just a few pictures for you on a boring sunday night.

Zoya ivanka & charla

Models Own lemon meringue

Orly snowcone & Zoya malia

Amour rain glitter

OPI you don´t know Jacques SUEDE

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Good night for later!

I love Space Cadet


Last night after work I raced home to try out Orly Space Cadet. And I have to say, it's amazing!! As all of you probably know by now, I'm a huge fan of duochromes. But this is a duochrome+. It also has a foil finish. How awesome is that?! It's not like any other I own, and I have a lot of duochromes, haha. Application was good, although I had to apply 3 coats to cover my visible nail line. But I don't mind as long as the color is gorgeous.

On to the pics.

Not a very good clean up, but I did this last night and it was too dark to see every mistake. This morning I made pictures right away since there was sun and I don't know how long the sun will last.

Again, the color is just stunning! It's purple, it's gold, it's green, even brown in some lights, it's just perfect!

Thanks for stopping by and till next time!!


recent hauls


I´d like to show you my recents hauls. I promissed myself not to order from anymore until the Orly Cosmix FX collection would come out. You can´t imagine how happy I was when that happened a month earlier than expected! The stupid thing was that I totally forgot to order Orly royal navy. How dumb is that! So when Carla from sent an email that she had to stop selling Orly and was giving discount, I decided to order from her as well. And since it´s only 2 euro shipping up to 3 polishes, I made an order of 3 polishes, haha.

Here are the pictures of the 12 polishes that finally arrived.

left to right: Space Cadet, Galaxy Girl, Lunar Eclipse, Royal Navy, Sky Blue Pink
I have been doubting about the last one for a long time, but I think it´s great for layering.

left to right: ChG admire, ChG devotion (both for stamping, but devotion was supposed to be lilac but don´t really see that), OPI the color to watch, OPI purple with a purpose, OPI funky dunkey, Amour rain glitter, Amour black glitter (which is a dupe for Nubar knight´s armor which I also have...)

I just put on Space Cadet and I love it! It´s so great! Tomorrow (or later today, since it´s already past midnight) I will show it to you.

Good night for now!

zaterdag 21 augustus 2010

Virtual violet

Good morning to you all!

Today I got a nice shade for you, which I really like. Have to say that I wasn´t really impressed by the formula, but after the first layer it got better. It is just a little thin. Application wasn´t very good, but that probably has to do with me being very tired after 2 early shifts at work, haha. (I almost always do my nails after diner, so this was also last night).

Now, the color. No idea what I should call it. In some lights it´s lavender/lilac in other light it´s a nice shade of blue. Love it!

Ladies, I present you Sally Hansen Virtual Violet!

no idea why 1 picture is turned...

I know, I know, I have a smudge on my middle finger.

Do you like the color? It´s quite special in my opinion.

Are you already enjoying your weekend? Hope the weather stays like this for a long time!

Thanks for stopping by!


vrijdag 20 augustus 2010

Flakies + Glitter = just a little bit too much

Hi ladies!

Last night I didn't have time to do my nails, so today they are actually naked *SHOCK*. That's why I chose a NOTD of about a month ago. I thought flakies and glitter would be a nice combo. In the end I thought it was a little over the top.

I started of with Nubar Noir, which is a very beautiful and smooth black creme. I love the application of Nubar, hardly ever have to do clean up.

So after this I put on Gosh Rainbow and China Glaze Polar Ice. Here is the result.

I think I should have stopped after Gosh rainbow, haha.

Hopefully I have more time tonight to bring you a new NOTD.

Almost weekend for most of you, my weekend starts at tuesday, but that´s ok, I´m used to that.

Thanks for watching! And enjoy your day!