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#throwbackthursday ~ Holiday Manicures

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are you already in the Christmas mood? Today was my last day of work before the Holidays and I have so many things I need to organize before Christmas Eve (like actually getting gifts for the family and friends). I have not done a Christmas themed manicure this year, yet, and I honestly do not know when I get around to painting my nails again. So I thought I'd briefly recapitulate my favorite Holiday manicures I have done over the years. 



Gift Guide For The Nail Polish Obsessed

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Happy third advent everyone!

Only 10 days until Christmas. Have you finished your gift shopping, yet? This year, I am a bit late and haven't bought a single present so far. I do have some ideas, though, so I only need to find the time and patience to dive into the Christmas shopping madness in my city - but I'll probably end up ordering many things online :)
If you have family members or friends who are just as obessed with nail polish as you, or if you're looking for something to treat yourself with this Christmas, I put together a little gift guide with nail items as an inspiration.


Huge Sally Hansen Giveaway!

Monday, December 08, 2014


Hi everyone!

Do you remember me? I know, I have been gone for quite a while now. In mid-November I went to a scientific meeting in Washington DC and afterwards I spent a few days in New York City (I have been there three times and I cannot get enough of this city). On that trip I fell sick with a pretty persistant flu and it took me a while to get rid of it. Needless to say, I did not really feel like painting my nails during this time and hence I did not have much to post during the past weeks. I do have a USA haul coming up soon, so stay tuned for that!

To make up for my lack of posting I put together a few sets with Sally Hansen items that I hope you will enjoy.




Set 1 contains 4 Miracle Gel polishes in the shades Dig Fig, Red Eye, Pretty Piggy and Bare Dare, as well as two gel top coats.

Set 2 contains 3 polishes from the Guilty Pleasures LE (Rule Of Plum, Diamond Jubilee, Glitter Bomb), a No Chip top coat and a Mircale Growth Serum.

Set 3 consists of 5 nail care items: InstaDri top coat, Diamond Strength nail hardener, Miracle Growth Serum, Miracle Cure strengthener and Vitamin E nail & cuticle oil.

Here is what you need to do for a chance to win one of those three sets:
  • To enter, fill in the Rafflecopter form below.
  • You must be 18 or older to participate. If you're below 18, I need your parents permission to give me your address in case you win.
  • The giveaway starts now and runs until December 22, 12am CET.
  • I will draw three winners who will each win one of the sets on December 23. 
  • Winners will be announced on my blog and contacted via the email address provided by Rafflecopter. 
  • The prizes will be sent out after Christmas! I cannot be held responsible for damaged or lost items.
  • Open to Europe only. Due to shipping restrictions, the prize cannot be shipped to the UK, sorry :(
  • For an international giveaway, head over to my Instagram and/or Facebook page, where I am giving away an OPI set!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

[Swatch & Review] Sally Hansen Guilty Pleasures Collection ~ Rule Of Plum, Glitter Bomb & Diamond Jubilee

Sunday, November 09, 2014


Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you're all having a great weekend so far! You may have realized that I have been posting a bit less this month. Work just keeps me super busy, plus I am preparing for a scientific meeting in Washington DC and a job interview in Cincinnati next week. I am excited and scared at the same time. As a reward, I am going to NYC afterwards to do some damage to my wallet and do some early Christmas shopping.

Yesterday I received three of six polishes from the new Sally Hansen Guilty Pleasures Limited Edition for winter 2014. They looked so pretty in their bottles, I had to swatch them immediately. For my thoughts on Rule Of Plum, Glitter Bomb and Diamond Jubilee, read on after the jump!

chanel taboo dupe

L'Oreal Color Riche - Hidden Gems

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Hi everyone!

Today I have a little drugstore gem *pun intended* for you. I recently inherited L'Oreal - Hidden Gems from a friend who does not like textured polishes. Being the liquid sand lover that I am, I willingly offered it a new home where it will be well-loved.

teal textured nail polish