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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Catching Fire

The Hunger Games collection of China Glaze just hit the store where I usually buy my China Glaze polishes. First, they told me it would arrive mid-March, then they moved the release date to begin April, then they told me they had no clue about which collection I was talking, until it finally arrived mid-May.

Beauty Company, what the hell?

The polish I was anticipating the most was Riveting - a jelly-ish orange that blinds not only you but also innocent bystanders. The only draw back to wearing the colour orange in the Netherlands is that this country has claimed it and whenever you wear orange people automatically assume you want to have anything to do with their stupid football/soccer. But this polish is a-ma-zing so I couldn't pass it up. I used two coats and topped it off with Inglot 205 - a flakie.

In direct sunlight, outside.

In the shadow, outside.

In the shadow, inside.

It applies like a dream and looks like a dream too - unreal bright. The Inglot flakie also applies great and the flakes spread out evenly across the nail in one swipe.


Sunday, May 13, 2012



The title is kind of giving away what this manicure is all about - strawberries! Yay! This is a freehand design done with acrylic paint.

I absolutely love this design and wore it for about a week and a half before tipwear started to show. 


And now for some shameless self-promotion. I started to write a new story about the Avengers (you know, the movie about superheroes?). Go read it here if you're interested.


Friday, May 4, 2012



First of all, I couldn't be more excited because MakeupBee featured my Like a Sir manicure on their facebook!  This is the link to their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Makeupbee and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the link to the actual feature...

So, the 30th of April was Queensday here in the Netherlands and it involves people getting drunk off their asses, partying all day and night and then another day and lots of orange. I didn't want to make a special Queensday manicure but the new Chanel Distraction is a coral polish that actually looks kind of orange - so, I ended up with an orange manicure anyway...

Excuse me for the sad cuticles :(. Distraction is, like I said before, a coral polish and in direct sunlight it shows blue/purple shimmer. But it is very hard to catch, so it's like a pot of gold at the end on a rainbow when it finally comes through. I needed two thick coats for this.