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Friday, October 22, 2021

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) + Daily affirmation

October 22, 2021 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

In this post, I will show you one of my favourite nail polishes for this season. If you want to know more about this season's nail colour trends, read this: Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy.


I will also share my positive daily affirmation with you; in hopes that it will inspire and uplift you too! Keep reading!

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

Essence "shine last & go!" nail polish (45) play it again

First I applied a base coat, then I applied two coats of (45) play it again Lastly, I finished with a top coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine. 

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

If you want your manicure to last longer, you should read this: Eleven (11) tips to stop your nail polish from chipping.

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

Affirmation - Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow.

Affirmation - Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow

Thanks for reading this post and talk to you soon!


Monday, October 04, 2021

Eleven (11) tips to stop your nail polish from chipping

October 04, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


We've all had it happen: after perfecting our manicure, we look down and realize our nail polish has chipped. It's frustrating and annoying to see all that hard work go to waste.


While many of us may blame nail polish formulas, the problem could actually be the application technique. With these simple tricks, you can extend the life of your manicure and prevent chips.


woman painting her nails red

  1. Always wipe each nail with remover before applying polish. Then wash your hands with soap and water to get rid of any remaining oil.
  2. Do not file your nails in different directions. If you're treating your nail file like a saw, you're making your nails more prone to peeling and breakage. 
  3. Buff your nails. This will remove any residue and get rid of ridges.
  4. Apply a base coat. Polish will adhere best to nails prepped with a base coat. Not only does a basecoat protect your nails from stains, but it also fills ridges and strengthens nails.
  5. Do not shake the bottle. Simply roll your nail polish bottle between the palms of your hands. If you shake the bottle, you’re more likely to get air bubbles on application.
  6. Apply your nail polish in thin layers. Thinner coats have a lower risk of smudging than thick coats. If the first layer is streaky, do not worry, this can be covered up with your second layer.
  7. Seal the tip of your nail.  Once you’ve painted your nailbed, drag some polish horizontally across the top edge of your nail. This will seal the polish, making it less likely to chip.
  8. Ensure that you let each layer dry before you apply the next. If you're not waiting at least a couple of minutes before applying another coat, you're not giving the solvents in the polish enough time to evaporate.
  9. Apply a topcoat. Topcoats extend the life of your manicure. Brush the topcoat on and around the edges of nails as well.
  10. Allow proper drying time. After about 45 minutes of drying time, submerge your nails in cold water, then apply lotion. This allows for a slippery surface until nails are completely dry.
  11. Keep a topcoat handy. Reapplying a topcoat every two to three days will help your manicure last longer.

I hope you find these tips helpful!



Friday, September 10, 2021

Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy

September 10, 2021 1 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Autumn/Fall is only a few days away and, with the new season come new nail polish colour trends.   In today's post, I will share my favourite colours for the coming season!



Let me start with one of my favourite nail colour trends;


  • Green

Green nail polishes are becoming very popular in every shade you can think of - from olive and sage to hunter green and jade.

Since this is the nail colour I am wearing right now, I'm adding a "nails of the day" (NOTD) post in this article.  Back when I started this blog, I used to publish these types of posts quite regularly.  

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

green nail polish manicure

  • Deep nude

Nude colours have an elegant and clean look.  Selecting a slightly deeper tone is a great way to update your look for the new season.


  • Deep red

Reds and burgundies are traditional autumn and winter colours but hugely popular this year, nonetheless. 


  • Brown

From chocolate brown, tan, or taupe, there are various shades of brown you can choose from. 


  • Mix and match

When you cannot decide which autumn nail polish shade you want, you can always wear a different colour on each nail. 



What is your favourite nail polish colour?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Have a great weekend!









Monday, September 07, 2020

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Party Princess ✨

September 07, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is a nails of the day.  I haven’t posted one of these in ages!  You can view previous NOTD posts here.  This is what I'm currently wearing... 


This pretty nail polish colour is called Party Princess (07) by Essence.  


I did not know it is this sheer until I applied the first coat.  The first coat coloured my nail a sheer pink with some glitter.  I thought it looked super cute… for little girls, that is!  


I applied a second coat of nail polish, and this time it looked much better.  


This nail polish is pink with glitter, very girly and pretty.  


I don’t hate it but I think it’s perfect for little girls that want to feel like a “Princess”!  What do you think?   


Even though I'm a grown woman, I'm still going to keep using this nail polish and enjoy my sparkly manicures. 


Do you wear glitter nail polish?  Leave a comment below and let me know!


Have an awesome day!


Monday, October 29, 2018

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): My love diary 💅

October 29, 2018 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

I haven't posted a NOTD in a while,  so today I want to share my current favourite nail polish with you.  I'm currently wearing Essence's (48) my love diary.  I'm obsessed with this dusty rose colour and I think it's the perfect colour for this season.  Also, I've been keeping my nails short because I believe they look better this way.  Don't you agree?

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Normally I use Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat and The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat, but today I used their 2 in 1 base & topcoat.  If you're interested, you can read my review of Essence The Gel Nail Polish, here.

Essence 2 in 1 base & topcoat


What's your current favourite nail polish?  Share it in the comments section below!

Have a great day! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Let's get lost 🌊

April 13, 2018 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is another nails of the day. You can view previous NOTD posts here.  This is what I'm currently wearing...  

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost
Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

First I applied Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, then I applied one coat of (128) let's get lost Lastly, I finished with a coat of The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  


Have a great day! 

Monday, April 02, 2018

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): True love 💕

April 02, 2018 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is a nails of the day; I haven't done a NOTD post in ages!  I stopped wearing nail polish for a while but recently I started painting my nails again.  This is what I'm currently wearing...  💅

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love
Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love

First I applied Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, then I applied one coat of (10) true love.  Lastly, I finished with a coat of The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  You can read my review of Essence The Gel Nail Polish, here.


Have a great day! 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Orchid Love & Silver Crackle

February 26, 2017 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Just last Monday I posted my nails of the day and here I am again today, less than a week later, with another NOTD.

Today I'm wearing Orchid Love Gel Effect Nail Polish by Cien and Silver Crackle by W7.  Here are my freshly painted nails:


Left hand


Right hand


I'm loving this manicure; what do you think?  Don’t forget to comment – it would really make me happy! 

Talk to you soon!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Do you speak love? 💘

February 20, 2017 1 Comments
Hello everyone; I'm back!

Today's post is a nails of the day; I haven't done a NOTD post in ages!  As I told you in my year in review post,  I stopped wearing nail polish for a few months but recently I started painting my nails again.  This is what I'm currently wearing...  💅


Essence The Gel Nail Polish (14) do you speak love?


First I applied Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, then I applied one coat of (14) do you speak love?.  This is the perfect colour for February; the month of Valentine's Day!  Lastly, I finished with a coat of The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  You can read my review of Essence The Gel Nail Polish, here.

Have a great day! 💋

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Del Sol HUGE Black Friday sale | 50% off

November 24, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Del Sol
 is having a HUGE Black Friday sale.  Everything online will be 50% off from 11/27 to 11/29.
Coupon Code: WOAH




What is Del Sol?

Del Sol is an international retail company marketing a unique product line that magically changes colours in the sun.  Their products include apparel, jewellery, hair accessories, sunglasses, hats, flip-flops, beach toys and nail polish.


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