Could do with some ornaments! -now including ornaments :)

24 Dec

After spending my day cleaning and cooking, it was time to get my nails Christmas day fit.
With a white base coat, the idea was to get them angelic. I soon realised it wasn’t as straightforward as I imagined it would be. On to the next. I was thinking wreath…. But settled for a branch instead. Now that it’s done, I’m pretty sure it could do with some ornaments! But they’re gonna have to wait until the morning, I guess Christmas Day isn’t too late to decorate a tree 😉

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Light

22 Dec

Christmas. I used to love it as a kid. My mum was super creative and we were one of the 1st in our neighbourhood to have a tree outside as well as indoors, she would decorate it with yellow plastic bow strips and lights.
It all changed in 1991, and even though that means we’ve had 21 Christmases without her since, it’s just not the same.
I’ve had times where I didn’t want to celebrate it at all, felt it was all fakery and nonsense.
For the first time, I am starting to feel a bit of the spirit again. My house will even have some decorations next year.
This year though, I will stick to decorating my nails. I thought it would be nice to create a bit of light around the bulbs with sponging. The effect is a bit less exciting than I had expected, but it can’t always be a winner 🙂

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Getting into festive spirits

8 Dec

I am Dutch. And here, having Christmas thoughts before the 6th of December is quite a sin. You see, we have a celebration of our own called Sinterklaas, an old bearded guy in a red costume that delights children’s hearts with his presents. Yeah, sounds familiar huh. We Dutch are so original.
No truthfully, I love Sinterklaas! But he’s returned to Spain and Christmas is closing in so better get that festive spirit moving 🙂
I figured for a blog called Drawn To Nails, lately there was very little drawing involved! I hope my little Rudolph makes up for it 🙂

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I’m not sure yet what my design for Christmas will be, so I’m guessing this won’t be the last holiday nail art I’ll be posting this month.

Sometimes you just have to.

6 Dec

My first final is coming up so all I see in between work is my bed (thankfully!) and my study books. With the exception of yesterday as my lovely husband took me on a surprise night out.
But apart from that, books-summaries-books. And more books.
Tonight, I had one of those “no more!”moments. And, with a selection of some awesome polishes within reach, it wasn’t hard to find a purpose for my newly found though temporary freedom! This is however a prime example of my inability to stick to a plan…. Here’s what was meant to be a white base with a string of Christmas lights. I rest my case. 🙂

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Power to the pink

27 Nov

I guess pink has got a hold on me! Blue has been kicked off its throne, there’s a new ruler of the nails. Pink.
I only have 2 OPI’s, which I hardly ever wear. I tend to save them for times when I need my polish to last, which in all fairness is…. Never. I’m a one day polish kinda gal, I hate chipped or otherwise damaged colours and I easily get bored.
But, desperate times…. I just don’t have the time nowadays, with work, school and trying to hang on to what is left of my social life 😉
There it was. My OPI moment. Aphrodite’s pink nightie.
Well, I found out Aphrodite’s nightie does not excite me much, so she met some stripes and it was a happy ever after!
Oh. And meet my cute little spotlight!!

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Oh My Sweetness!

22 Nov

It’s not exactly Valentine’s Day anytime soon, but somehow I was in the mood for hearts today. Pink and hearts can it be any sweeter?
It’s easy to do, you just cut a heartshape out of any random piece of paper, make it wet, stick it on your nails and start dotting around it. Try not to touch the paper, as the dots might stick to the paper more than on your nails that way.
When finished, remove the paper. If it’s dried to such an extend you run the risk of it not letting go, make it wet again and it will come off like a charm!

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I’m really loving the effect, come Christmas I might do something angel-inspired like this. I’m thinking whites and silvers…..

Post – epic fail entry

18 Nov

Yesterday’s attempt was an absolute disaster. Not just the way it looked… it just didn’t want to dry. As a result, it became somewhat of a Picasso knock off. Not good.
But through that fail, I did know fairly quickly I wanted to do a star mani. A green star mani. So, with some time on my hands today, a green mani it became.
Now, my nails are in an appallingly bad state and keeping a smooth surface just isn’t possible at the moment, so please excuse the bubbles. I really need to go see a professional! 🙂  Payday, don’t keep me waiting! 😛

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