Aug 30, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Games

Hello, nail art lovers!

Do you enjoy playing board games? If yes, what's your favorite?
I really enjoy playing games and one of my favorites is Jenga - the fun block-stacking game where you really need to think about your moves.

Aug 20, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Cocktail time

Hello, nail art lovers!

Tonight, drinks are on me! What do you fancy? A yummy fruity cocktail or a stronger, tonic drink?
Whatever you dream about... it's probably on my nails. ^_^

Aug 11, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Road Trip

Hello, nail art lovers!

Can you hear that? It's the sound of freedom... holiday... a well deserved vacation!
And what better way to celebrate than with a road trip?

You may recognize this manicure from last year... as I pretty much did the same design for a different theme. If you're interested, you can find it here.

Aug 6, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Festival

Hello, nail art lovers!

August is here and so are countless music festivals that bring a lot of joy to people, therefore, this week's manicure is here to celebrate the month of music and fun memories.

I chose a lot of colors for this manicure, as the music that inspired me for this theme is super fun and positive: We Came as Romans - I'm glad you came

Jul 30, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Welcome to the Jungle

In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle... the lion sleeps tonight...
A whim away, a whim away...

Ahem, I got a bit distracted over there... anyway, the last theme for July was, as you can see from the title, "Welcome to the Jungle". Once again, I chose a simple design and even incorporated some glitter and stamped some leaves on top.

The gradient is a blue-green combo and the stamping was done with dark green, after I applied a thin coat of sheer glitter.
I tried to get the hang of this "stamping thing" multiple times, but I was never really fond of the idea so I didn't quite give it my best. I'll always prefer free-hand painting.

What do you think about my nails? Should I attempt stamping more often?

Jul 29, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Magical

Hello again, nail art lovers!

Day dreaming about magic has been a huge part of my life for many years, ever since I read the Harry Potter series. For this theme I tried to get out of my comfort zone (whenever I think about magic, my brain defaults to Harry Potter related things) and do something minimal that's still magical. ^_^

Here's the result:

I think the linear holographic purple nail polish looks lovely next to the glittery textured blue polish, as they complement each-other really well. I painted some small symbols, stars and half-moons, just to complete the look.

Does this manicure look as magical to you as it does to me?

Jul 28, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Yummy Watermelon

Hi nail art lovers,

What's your favorite summer fruit? In my case it's a tie between apricots and watermelon but this time I'm going to show you a manicure inspired by the latter.

I don't usually paint this type of gradients as I prefer vertical ones, however, this time I felt it was appropriate. And I kinda like the design, as well! :D

I used glitter for the seeds and they fell off really quick so I don't recommend it unless you have a really good top coat you can stick the bits of glitter onto. 

I wore this manicure for about a week and I feel that it turned out nice.
What do you think?

Jul 18, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Sun in my hair

Hi nail art lovers,

It's been a while since I've last posted but I felt I needed a break from the blog.
I did, however, do my nails and I have all the manicures for July ready to be posted so.. watch this space...

The first manicure I'd like to show you is the one for the "Sun in my hair" theme. I chose a simple manicure with a cute design, inspired by this image:
And here are my nails:

Jul 4, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Food

Hello nail art lovers,

What's your favorite food?
Currently, I love pasta... and that was part of my inspiration for this theme:

Creative Nails Collab - Beach Activities

Hello nail art lovers,

Have you been on holiday, yet? Did you make a trip to the beach this year or are you planing to?
I'm probably not going to dip my toes into the sea this year, however I I can still dream about beach activities, right?

For today's theme I "accessed" my childhood memories and recalled how it is to play in the sand and build sand castles. Not a care in the world...

Jul 3, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Quote

Hello nail art lovers,

Long time no read :) I decided to take a little break from the blog, but I'm back with new nail art ideas!
This week I'd like to show you one of my favorite quotes, which is also a verse from one of my favorite songs - California Dreaming by Hollywood Undead.

I've recently had the pleasure of seeing the band sing live and actually met the members - one of the best days of my life! Here's the song, in case you were wondering what I love to listen to:

As for my nails, the quote is "I'm no shooting star, just a burning heart" and you can see my interpretation below:

Jun 10, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Inspired by an emotion

Hello nail art lovers,

Long time, no read ^_^ This week's theme is "inspired by an emotion" and I, usually being driven by feelings rather than by thoughts have had a hard time picking just one emotion to represent on my nails.

I picked the one emotion that has the biggest impact on me (I might be influenced by my diet as well, haha) - hunger. When I feel hungry I picture food.. lovely, yummy food, floating around in a cotton-candy galaxy, happy, free... and not on my plate (sadly).

Here is my depiction of hunger, a funny, colorful one, that is:

Jun 3, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Hello Summer

Hello nail art lovers,

Officially, summer is here! Curious enough, we've had rain every day since June began - not that I'm complaining...

Anyway, my nails are meant to represent heat and fun so... have a look!

May 27, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Barbie Nails

Hi nail art lovers,

Do you ever feel... like "a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world"? Does Aqua's song "Barbie girl" appeal to you? Then this theme must be to your liking!

May 20, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Minimalist Nails

Hello nail art lovers,

This week's theme is all about sticking to the basics, creating very simple manicures and using your imagination to make something awesome while working with very little.

My choice was a fun manicure with kitties:

May 13, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Black Parade

Hi nail art lovers,

"When I was a young boy
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band

He said, son, when you grow up
Would you be the savior of the broken
The beaten, and the damned?
He said, will you defeat them
Your demons and all the non-believers?"

Welcome to the Black Parade - MCR

One of my favorite bands, growing up, was My Chemical Romance, the band that also inspired the title of this week's collab and my manicure.

May 5, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Puzzle

Hello nail art lovers,

I don't know about you all, but this Saturday I'm feeling kinda... puzzled!
No, it has nothing to do with confusion, it's just the weekly theme that reminds us that we switched months. :)

Apr 28, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Dots & Lines

Hello nail art lovers,

How does today's theme sound? Simple and.. a bit boring, maybe? Well, that's how I felt about it, too. I've done plenty of dotticures and loads of striped manicures, however I rarely combined them - even then, it was just a mix-match.

But now... I believe I took it to a whole new level... for myself!


Apr 21, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Music

Hello nail art lovers,

"Music makes the people come together [Never gonna stop]
Music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel [Never gonna stop]" - Madonna

Me citing Madonna? Well, that's something I never thought I would do on this blog... 
However, I felt it was appropriate for today's theme which is, of course... *drum rolls* MUSIC!

Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, I couldn't get my camera to work well with the lighting that day...

Apr 14, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Rainbow

Hello nail art lovers,

Spring has finally reached us, however it's as hot as mild summer... I was hoping for more "lukewarm" days so I could just lay around in the shade with a good book, however the weather did not allow me to indulge in my dream.

My nails should reflect my mood better though, so here is a rainbow of emotions presented as dots on the tiny white canvases:

Apr 7, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Easter

Happy Easter!

As you can imagine, today's theme is related to this weekend's celebration, Easter.
This year I opted for a different manicure, one that isn't as childish as the ones I've done in the previous year.

Mar 31, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Chess

Hello nail art lovers!

Or should I say chess lovers? Today's theme is self-explanatory and has been a challenge raised to me many years ago yet I avoided it until now.

Here is my manicure:

Mar 24, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Flowers

Hello nail art lovers,

Today's theme would have been very predictable for spring, however... winter surprised us once more with it's presence. Even so, I still decided to brighten my nails with pretty colors and here's the result:

Mar 17, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Something Masculine

Hello nail art lovers,

This theme proved to be quite a challenge as the idea I had initially worked better with long nails. Since I have to come up with designs for short nails for a while I decided to let my creativity flow and inspiration came to me from (obviously) the Harry Potter series.

Mar 10, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Something Feminine

Hello nail art lovers!

What do you think about when you hear the word "feminine"? In my case it's beautiful shades of pink, lovely scented flowers, sexy lace and delicious sweets. As I didn't have a lot of time to think about the manicure I chose two of these options - a bright pink with pink glitter and cute cupcakes!

Mar 3, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Welcome Spring

Hello nail art lovers,

Spring is... calendaristically speaking, here! However, the weather disagrees. It has been snowing all week and the temperature reached -16° Celsius here.

Anyway, I was hoping to "summon" warmer weather (not that I don't like snow - I love it! - but most people complain about it) with this manicure so I used a pastel color as a base and painted little flowers over it.

Feb 24, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Chocolate

Hello nail art lovers,

Mmmm chocolateeee :D I don't think there is any type of chocolate I wouldn't eat. My favorite is milk chocolate with hazelnuts or peanuts, however, lately, I've tasted some pretty yummy dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt. Curious enough, when it comes to hot chocolate, I prefer it white, with a tint of honey.

Now, enough about my little obsession with chocolate :P Let's see what you came for... nail art inspired by chocolate!

Feb 17, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Cotton Candy Nails

Hello nail art lovers,

Looking for some pink, fluffy inspiration for post-Valentine's Day nails? Look no more, I have exactly what you need! *giggles*

As you can see from the title, today's theme is very sweet and sugary as we had to created nails that resembled cotton candy. I had this manicure in mind for a looong long time and this was the perfect occasion for me to create it on my nails. Have a look at my idea:

Feb 10, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Elements: Fire

Hello nail art lovers,

We continue our collaboration with the last element in the series - fire. This is, in my opinion, the most wild of the elements and the most fascinating. I attempted to bring out its beauty on my nails. Here's the result:

Feb 3, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Elements: Earth

Hello nail art lovers,

Another week, another element; This time round it's earth with all its might and beauty - sand, grass, wood... leaves, ah, beautiful nature!

My interpretation is not quite symbolic this time. I chose more specific elements, such as a close up on leaves and all their fibers and the lovely tree bark with all of its crests and shades.

Jan 27, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Elements: Wind

Hello nail art lovers,

Today we continue with the elements series and we will show you depictions of one of the most mysterious elements - Wind. This was the hardest element to paint as you cannot draw it perfectly, there is no palpable symbol for it.

Jan 20, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Elements: Water

Hello, nail art lovers! :)

I'm not sure if you've noticed but in the Creative Nails Collab we have included nails inspired by elements. Today is the first manicure of the "Series" and I couldn't be any happier about it. I've been planning on painting my nails this way for quite a while so this collaboration is going to be the most creative one yet. :D

Enough talking... take a look at my nails!

Jan 13, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Pantone Colors

Hello, nail art lovers!

As you all know, every December, Pantone picks a "color of the year" that will be exploited in fashion and makeup trends. This year was no exception and the color they chose is Ultraviolet.

I'm not a big fan of purple, but I do like some shades of it. I didn't go out of my way looking for this color in stores, in order to have a perfect manicure. I did however do some swatches of the purples I had and came up with this manicure:

Jan 6, 2018

Creative Nails Collab - Ice Shards

Hello nail art lovers and Happy New Year! ^_^

I hope this will be, for all of us, the best year ever!

To start off the new year in manicures, we, the polish addicts joined forces for a new challenge, called the Creative Nails Collab. The themes will be creative and hopefully, less repetitive than the themes from the previous year. Here's a sneak peak to what we have to show this month:

For the first theme, Ice shards, I was inspired by my new favorite TV series, "Once Upon a Time", season 4, which is mostly about the main character from Frozen (the Disney movie), Elsa. I took her dress as inspiration and here is the result:

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