NOTD: Blue Aztec

Sometimes, I want something on my nails that may be intricate – because I’m not very good at keeping things simple – but not necessarily something that screams ‘look at me!’ That’s what I tried to achieve here with the color selection. The pattern was inspired by bed sheets we sell where I work, which has an aztec print on it, and after having mailed A LOT of those recently, I took my inspiration from Continue reading

Q&A a day – a different way of journaling

I have never really kept a journal except for about a week when I was very young, and even then I didn’t really do it properly. I always had this idea in my head about what you should write in a journal, and my life never really lived up to that. I didn’t suffer the big heartaches or crushes that deserved page after page in a book, which the protagonist always seemed to write about in American movies – and we all know American teen movies accurately depict reality. At least I didn’t at the time when I kept a journal, and once I started having journal-worthy experiences (which I now know have a much broader range than love), I never really knew how to write about it.

However, on 16 February 2017 I started writing a journal, and I can pinpoint the exact date because of this book. Continue reading

Song of the day: Ronan Hardiman – Dance Above the Rainbow

Okay you guys, I might seem super obsessed with all things Irish with my recent referral to St. Patrick’s Day, and now I’m sharing this song with you, but I’m no more obsessed than always. I have just always had a thing for riverdance. It always gives me goosebumbs when I watch it, and I would LOVE to learn it for myself!

In my Zumba class, we have a recurring routine that is inspired by riverdance (very loosely, because that stuff is HARD), and even though it always comes on towards the end of the class where most of my energy is spent, I always get a burst of new energy for this song. After class, I stayed behind to ask our instructor for the name of the song, and this was it, so this is a great starting point for when I want to dream that I was that quick on my feet. Seriously, have you seen how talented they are!?

NOTD: Green + gold triangles

This mani was inspired by this post by Housewifenails which I instantly fell in love with. Hers was meant as a St. Patrick’s Day mani, and I know that was AGES ago (and technically I don’t celebrate the day), but paired with this mossy green polish, I think this is just perfect! I’m so happy I got this Picture Polish color, because I just LOVE it. Unfortunately, and I don’t know if this is also the case for you guys, but I don’t find that Picture Polish polishes has that great wear time? I know wear time has a lot to do with each individual’s body chemistry, but it’s just such a shame when really I’d love to wear this all day, everyday. Continue reading

Song of the day: Evermore – Dan Stevens

It’s been so long – nearly two years in fact! – that I have shared a song with you that I am currently obsessed with. There are a couple of reasons for that: 1) I became a little lazy and didn’t always feel like writing long(er) blog posts, and notd-posts are just quicker to write; and most importantly 2) the posts weren’t that popular, and for a long time, I feel like I’ve blogged more for the sake of other’s than my own, and only writing posts that I knew would be popular. However, I think that’s a shame, because music is just as big a part of my life as beauty is, so I’m bringing back the series.

The first song to kick off the series again comes from Continue reading

Negative Space Heart

Have you noticed how around Valentine’s Day all nail art looks are some shade of pink? Yeah, me too. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pink nail polish as much as the next girl, I just don’t feel like adding to the pile myself, which is why I’ve gone in another direction for a look that is definitely V-day appropriate, but not as traditional.

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Polishes used

  • OPI – Don’t Burst My Bubble
  • Maybelline – Midnight Taupe
  • OPI – My Private Jet

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Chunky gold glitter stripes

This one is a little more festive than what I was going for in terms of an everyday look, but I think it would look awesome for a party or something. I DID rock this one to work, so it all depends on your desired level of glam for the day, I suppose.

I did the stripes by applying striping tape over the purple and then sponging the gold glitter on near the cuticle area.

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 Polishes used

  • Cool Nails – Purple
  • Nicole by OPI – Lips are dripping honey

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