piCture pOlish – Blog Fest 2014 ft. Nail Vinyls

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Happy Monday!

I know… Monday’s are usually not the happiest days. But today is an exception because today is such an exciting day!

I’m over the moon excited to be part of the Blog/Insta Fest 2014. For this years event piCture pOlish has teamed up with Linda, the mastermind behind Nail Vinyls. The nail vinyls come in many different shapes and sizes such as chevrons, straights, starburst and even lightning bolts. I received the chevron shaped ones for this project. Of course there is no project without polish! So I also received Twinkle and Peaches n Cream, which look great together. And if that wasn’t enough I also received a gorgeous holographic polish called Grace.
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First, let’s take a closer look at the mani that I’ve created with Twinkle and Peaches n Cream by using the nail vinyls:
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I have used the Nail Vinyls before and absolutely love to work with them. They are very easy to use. I thought that the best way to show you guys how I created my design is to make a video tutorial 😀

On a side note… for the nails of my middle finger and pinky I’ve used Peaches n Cream as my base color and for my index and ring Grace.

How To

  • Apply a base coat to protect your nails.
  • Apply your base color. I used two coats of Peaches n Cream.
  • Apply one coat of a fast drying top coat or wait for your base color to be completely dry. This will prevent lifting the base color up when removing the nail vinyls. I used one coat of Insta-Dri by Sally Hansen.
  • Apply the nail vinyls by using tweezers and made sure to push them down (mind the edges of your nails!). I prefer applying them with tweezers because when you do it with your fingers (which is totally possible) the vinyls can get oily and might not stick well on the nails.
  • Once your nail vinyls are in place, apply the second color over the entire nail (not too thick, nor too thin). I used one coat of Twinkle.
  • While the second color is still wet, use tweezers to gently remove the nail vinyls.
  • Time to clean up! I used a small angled eye liner brush and some acetone.
  • When your design is dry, use a top coat for a shiny and long lasting finish. I first used Sally Hansen’s Insta Dri and then added a coat of HK Girl by Glisten & Glow. One coat of top coat would do the job, but I prefer it this way to avoid smudging the design.
  • Finally, apply some cuticle oil/butter and you’re all done!

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I love how these turned out. These colors look great together, don’t you agree?

And here’s Grace, a gorgeous muted pink scattered holographic hue. I’m a huge fan of these kind of colors. It has lavender sheen to it but on the other hand it’s sparkly due to the holographic particles (no glitter!). I used three thin coats for full opacity and added one coat of top coat for extra shine. Keep in mind that I take my photo’s outdoors, in daylight (no sun!). pp blogfest grace1pp blogfest grace3

Got all excited to try the nail vinyls? They can be purchased from the website (international shipping available!). And you can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

All polishes by piCture pOlish can be purchased from their website. For a list of international stockists, click here. Don’t forget to check out their every day deals here!
And they can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out the works of arts by the other lovely bloggers that are, like me, so lucky to be part of this years event! Just click on the cute little blue guy below to view them:


Lastly, a huge thanks to piCture pOlish (and Linda, Nail Vinyls) for the huge honor to be part of this years Blog Fest!

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Nail Polish Haul – July 2014

Hi everyone!

A bit later than planned I have finally managed to put together my first haul video. I’ve been a good girl last month, if I may say so myself. But honestly, for this haul I started collecting around the second week of July and the ones I purchased last week aren’t included. Anyway, 21 polishes isn’t bad, right? Let’s take a look:


And here’s a list of my new babies 😀
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Easy Saran Wrap Manicure – Tutorial

Hi everyone!

An extremely easy way to give your nails just a little bit of extra is by using cling film/saran wrap. Everybody can do this! You can use as many different colors of nail polish as you like. As it’s such an easy way of doing nail art I decided to make a video of my holographic version. Enjoy!
dance legend - holodays1A step by step guide and a list of which products I’ve used is listed below.


How to
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  • Use a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Apply your base color and let it dry.
  • Add some drops of your next color on the nail and use a piece of cling film and tweezers to dabb.
  • Repeat the previous step as many times until you have the result you like.
  • Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
  • Add top coat for a shiny and long wear result.
  • Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!It’s that simple! 😀

dance legend - holodaysProducts used:

  • Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
  • Dance Legend: 848 Blanco (Holodays)
  • Dance Legend: 853 Neptune (Holodays)
  • HK Girl: Glisten & Glow (top coat)
  • Cuticle Oil

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below! Ideas and requests for upcoming tutorials are very welcome! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this video! :*

*The cuticle oil can be found here at my shop. Both Dance Legend polishes and the top coat can be found at Hypnotic Polish.

Tie Dye Nails – Tutorial

I’ve seen many (mostly neon colored) tie dye manicures so I needed to try it for myself. I made a video tutorial for you guys in case you might want to try them yourself. tie dye1A step by step guide and a list of which products I’ve used is listed below.

How to:

  • Use a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Use a small nail art brush and 3 different colors of polish for the design. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just paint tiny stripes next to each other to get a swirl design.
  • Add a coat of fast drying top coat for a glossy and long lasting result.
  • Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
  • Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!

Products used:

  • Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
  • Essence Everybody Salsa (green)
  • Essence Yeah, Copacobana! (yellow)
  • Essence I ♥ Brasil (pink)
  • Sally Hansen Insta Dri (top coat)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below! Ideas and requests for upcoming tutorials are very welcome! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this video! :*

Galaxy Nails – Tutorial

I love galaxy manicures! They never get out of fashion and there are so many different ways of creating a galaxy on your nails. galaxy1

I finally have better lightning so I found myself filming again 🙂 Yay! Here’s the tutorial I made for these galaxy nails. A step by step guide and a list of which products I’ve used is listed below.

A tip before we start: I like to use cuticle oil before painting my nails. That way your cuticles won’t suffer that much when cleaning up with acetone.

How to:

  • Use a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Paint your nails with a black polish and wait for it to dry.
  • Use a small piece of a sponge and tweezers to sponge the first color on your nails. you really don’t have to think much about where you sponge your colors. Randomness has the prettiest outcome if you ask me 😉
  • Repeat step 3 with the other colors and wait for it to dry a bit.
  • Add a holographic top coat for extra sparkling.
  • (If desired) Add a coat of fast drying top coat for a long lasting result.
  • Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
  • Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!

galaxyProducts used:

  • Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
  • China Glaze Liquid Leather (black base)
  • ANNY Blue Bikini Girl (teal blue)
  • Essence Hattrick! (white)
  • OPI That’s Berry Daring (pink)
  • ANNY Sunday in park (yellow)
  • OPI Into The Night (blue)
  • Material Girl (without the large circle glitter): available at my shop (holo top coat)
  • Sally Hansen Insta Dri (top coat)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below! Ideas and requests for upcoming videos are very welcome! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this video! :*