Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Monthly Man-icure: October

"The monthly man-icure?", I can hear you think, "what is that?". Well, it's L'Ongleterre's latest item, and my plan is to make it a recurring one! 

This item is a twist on the classic 'My boyfriend chose my nail polish'. For 'The Monthly Man-icure', Sebastian, my lovely boyfriend, will pick out one to three nail polishes and I have to create a manicure with those. 

After snooping around my stash he proudly presented me these polishes:

Thanks to the bf for hand modeling

These are OPI -You only live twice and Catrice - Heavy Metallilac. If you want to know how I used these two for my manicure, read on...

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Nail art + pictorial: raspberry cake

Hello dearest polish lovers! It's time for some simple freehand nail art with a pictorial. The pictorial might be unnecessary because I think it's pretty obvious how this manicure was created. But hey, I took pictures between my steps so why not add them? :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Nail Polish Obsession Tag

I realized I never did a tag before and felt like it was about time to do so! So here it is: the Nail Polish Obsession Tag. I saw this one on a couple of blogs, posts varying between 2012 and 2014, and I have no idea who started it... Anyway, here are my answers, accompanied by a lot of pictures!

1. What's your favorite nail polish company?
Just the first question and it's already so hard! When I look at my stash I have to admit that I really like budget-friendly companies Catrice and Essence (both owned by Cosnova). As for the quality of their nail polishes, Barry M has not let me down so far (I own four Barry M's). I really love my OPI's as well but I never actually bought one myself... I got all of them as gifts, and all but one were given to me by my boyfriend or won by him in a radio competition. 

My favourite OPI: Jinx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Swatch: Ciaté Funhouse + blogging again?

Dear followers, I am amazed and thankful that you still follow me! I cannot believe it has been so long since I last wrote a blogpost. After my camera was stolen last summer I never got a new one. But I am using my dad's old phone now (a Samsung galaxy S) and to my surprise it takes pretty good pictures, way better than my own phone, and definitely okay enough to use for blogging!

I'm thinking about becoming more active on Ongleterre again and this is the first post of what might be a fresh start! :) About half a year ago I even bought my own domain:!

But of course it's nail polish that we're all about around here, so here it is... swatch photo's of Ciaté Funhouse!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Miss this!

Hello readers!

I am not sure if you miss me - but I surely miss blogging. Ever since my camera got stolen (read the story here) I haven't been able to take good pictures of my nails. I am still painting them and my stash is still growing... If I find a nice, affordable camera I will definitely get back to blogging right away! I thought that my blog would slowly bleed to death but it still gets daily visitors and comments on my ancient posts :). It makes me happy to see that people are still paying attention to my little blog.

What is really weird is that L'Ongleterre had it's first BLOGAVERSARY (or it blogoversary?) and I didn't even get to celebrate! I posted my first nail art on September 25 last year!

Did it ever happen to you that you started a project, were very passionate about it but you all of a sudden just stopped working on it?

I hope to be writing a new post soon!


p.s: this my current obsession: who else is on Goodreads? Feel free to add me, we could discuss nail polish and books! Or books about nail polish... :)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

~ Kiko Sugar mat #644 (Sea blue) ~

Hello nail polish lovers! Today I would like to show you one of Kiko's Sugar mat polishes.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

~ This is it 'Siona Island' ~

Hello nail polish lovers :)! Here I am again, with some bad news but a nice polish to show you!

Bumped my index... argh ^^