Wednesday, 17 June 2015

BBB 2.0 - FINAL ROUND [Glitter]

This is it people. The final round of the Beauty Bloggers Battle over at Everything Nice. This time, the theme was 'glitter'. I decided to go with glitter placement nails, something I had never done before. I didn't really have a specific design in mind, I just started out and this skittlette happened!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Random nails in the wild II

Hi everyone! A while ago I shared some random manicures. The idea was to show you my nails in different surroundings and situations - not in the 'nail-blogger-way'. You guys all responded so great to this new idea of mine (thanks for all the sweet comments <3) so I figured it would be time for a part two!



Saturday, 30 May 2015

Review: BPS 3D flowers + super happy nail art

 - I received this item for review -
Hello dearest readers, how are you doing today? I've been so busy working on my bachelor's thesis! Trying out these cute flowers from Born Pretty Store was a great distraction. Please read on to find out what I think of these happy nail decorations.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

BBB 2.0 - round #5 [A song]

Hi there everyone! Today I want to share my fifth entry for the Beauty Bloggers Battle with you guys. There are only three bloggers left now, and I hope I make it to the final...

I made a little mistake here... the song is actually called 'Primadonna'. Woops!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Studded Essie Fashion playground

Hi there polish freaks! I don't really have anything special, artistic or super creative for you today. My birthday was last Saturday and my boyfriend got me this great Essie shade, called Fashion playground. When I wear a nail polish for the first time, I never want to 'ruin' it with nail art. But this time I decided to add some silver studs.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

What Dutch bloggers wear II

Hi everyone! Almost three months ago I showed you some manicures by my Dutch blogger friends (here!). I thought it was about time for a second edition! If you want your nails on display too please e-mail me at ongleterre@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Random nails I

Hello there! I thought it would be fun to share some manicures that I've been wearing over the past few weeks. But not in a 'nail blogger way'. I think close ups of nails with a bottle of polish look beautiful, but also artificial. That's why I took some pictures of my nails in different surroundings and situations, on moments when I felt like staring at my nails.

I think we all have those moments... well, when I stop to stare at my mani, this is what I see! 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Flowery jelly sandwich

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Today I want to show you a manicure that did not turn out the way I hoped but still looks pretty cute.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

BBB 2.0 - round #4 [Cocktails]

It's been so long guys! I hope you still remember me. I made it to the fourth round of the Beauty Bloggers Battle on everythingnice.nl. Check out these cockNails! ;)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New in: China Glaze polishes

Hi everyone! Today I want to share some pictures of two new polishes that I bought on Facebook (second hand): China Glaze Shell-o and Feel the breeze

Saturday, 4 April 2015

BBB 2.0 - round #2 [Happy Easter]

Hi everyone! Guess what: I made it through the first round of the Beauty Bloggers Battle on everythingnice.nl. I had both hoped and guessed that the next theme would have something to do with Easter. And it did!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Exciting news for Dutch Girlss + win some shopping money!

Hi guys! Vandaag doe ik het even anders, namelijk in het Nederlands (I'm sorry international readers, but this post will be in Dutch). Op deze mooie maandagmorgen is de nieuwe site www.girlss.nl officieel online gegaan! Samen met tien anderen werk ik al een tijdje top secret aan deze website die speciaal voor meiden is.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

BPS water decals review + Milkshake pin-ups manicure

Hi everyone! My favourite online nail art shop Born Pretty Store kindly sent me some decals for review and today I will tell you what I think of them.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Gradient with studs

Hi everyone! Today my final guest post is up on everythingnice.nl. Here on L'Ongleterre, I will show you the end result. If you don't know how to do a gradient yet (which I guess you do, since you're visiting this blog), check out my tutorial right here on Everything Nice. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Beauty Bloggers Battle 2.0 [Fairytales]: The Frog Prince

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share. I'm competing in Romy's second Beauty Bloggers Battle! She hosts the battle on her blog everythingnice.nl where I write guest posts.


All the information on the battle can be found here but I'll explain it shortly. I'm competing against seven other bloggers of which (luckily?) none is a nail blogger. Every two weeks there is a new round and every two weeks one blogger will be eliminated from the battle. Each round has its own theme. The first theme Romy picked was 'sprookjes', Dutch for fairytales!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

My obsession with orange

Something has changed. I used to be all about greens and blues. And lately I'm suddenly interested in reds, pinks and... oranges. For us Dutch girls it's a strange thing to wear orange, since it's our national colour and we are so used to only wearing it when there's a special occasion. Wearing orange clothes therefore sometimes makes me feel like a bit of a nationalistic freak but when it comes to my nails I love wearing it! Today I'd like to show you the two lovely orange Essie polishes Meet me at sunset and Roarrrrange and some Born Pretty Store stamping. 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Sparkly angora cardi

Hi guys! After wearing the stud and flower manicure for a week I was really glad to have some time to take it off and try a new polish: Essie Angora Cardi.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Double Design: studs and flowers

This month Monique and I both sort of lost track of time for our 'Double Design'. Why do you only have 28 days, Februari? Anway, let's just pretend it's the 29th of Februari today and that we are right on time with our Double Design for this month! The theme is 'Floral'.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

What Dutch bloggers wear

Hi guys! I thought it would be fun to show other people's nails on this blog. I sometimes do my friends' nails and show them to you, but today I present you something different: what Dutch bloggers wear. I asked some of my fellow Dutchies and bloggers that I met on the forum http://forum.bybeautybloggers.nl/ to share their NOTD!

Orange is our national colour, and our flag is red-white-blue!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Coral polkadots + Mirrorball macros

I finally found some time to do my nails again and went with this easy and fun polkadot manicure. There's a special story to this coral nail polish that I want to share with you.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Silver Stamped Flowers

I discovered something about myself: I suck at stamping big images on my nails. But I'm practicing and guess what, this design turned out rather nice!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Lovely layering: Glittery Elderberry

Hi everyone! It's time for MORE BARRY M! I just can't get enough (can you? - if so, I'm sorry. I still have one other polish to try out). Today I proudly present: Elderberry. This polish has such a peculiar greyish blue colour, it's very interesting! 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Roses for Valentine's

Hi everyone! It's been a couple of days since I last posted anything. Things are getting quite busy around here with studying/work and a secret project (how exciting!). I hope I can still find enough time to paint my nails and blog about them :).


Today I want to show you these that nails I did for my second guest post over at everythingnice.nl. This time it is a tutorial for super cute (if I may say so) roses nail art. For the tutorial you can head over to Everything Nice, here I'll just show you the pics of the end result.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Swatch: Barry M Dutchess

It's time for some more Barry M! Today I present you Duchess, an elegant silvery-mauve textured polish.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Swatch: Polish Alcoholic Calumma

Today I'm showing you my very first indie nail polish. I really wanted to try indies and some nail bloggers over at the Hobby Polish Bloggers group on Facebook (join it if you want to, it's great!) recommended Polish Alcoholic. Fellow Dutchie Sabrina is the owner of both the Polish Alcoholic blog and Etsy shop. All her polishes are 5-free.


I chose to order Polish Alcoholic Calumma. Google taught me that calumma is a genus of chameleons. I think it's pretty obvious why Sabrina chose this name:

Calumma is multichromatic! This beauty is the chameleon of the polish world.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015

Swatch: W7 Meteorite (glitter freak approved)

Dear glitter fans, beware. You are going to want to own this polish. I present you: W7 Meteorite. A lovely mix of yellow gold en blurple holographic glitter.  

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Swatch: Essie Leading Lady

Hello dear readers! Confession time: I'm not really a red mani type of girl. Most reds just seem too standard, too predictable. I do like to wear red shades that have something extra, like the super bright Rimmel Coralicious or this lovely glitter polish: Leading Lady.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Monthly Man-icure: Januari

Hi there polish pals, it's time for the Monthly Man-icure (previous months: click)! This month, Seb was inspired by a specific image...


Friday, 23 January 2015

Negative space nails

Hi guys! I wrote a guest post for Dutch blogger Romy from everythingnice.nl. It is a tutorial for a pretty negative space manicure, and you can find it right here! The tutorial is an Everything Nice exclusive but I am sharing some pictures of the manicure in this blog post. Even though it's simple, I am kind of proud of this manicure since it's my first negative space nail art and I came up with the design myself. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Quick swatch: H&M Moonlight

Moonlight is one of the polishes I bought on sale at H&M in December. I paid only €1,- for this lovely shimmer polish.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Simple tape manicure with Barry M

Hi guys! It's time for some more Barry M! I did a really simple tape manicure with Barry M Blueberry and Coconut.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Swatch: Barry M Countess

Hi everyone! If you like Barry M you're going to love some of the upcoming posts on L'Ongleterre. My boyfriend went to England to see his family and on my request he brought back quite a lot of Barry M polishes. The first one I'd like to show you is Countess.


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Swatch: Orly Mirrorball

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you an amazing silver holographic polish: Orly Mirrorball. This polish is from Orly's holiday collection of 2014. When I first saw swatches of this I knew I had to have it. It's beautiful! 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Lovely layering: holographic green

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you what I wore on the first day of Christmas... Let's just say I like to work ahead ;).


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Nail fail: syrup manicure

Dear readers, today I'm showing you a nail fail. I decided to try a syrup manicure and the result did not quite please me...
This picture makes it look better than it was :o

Monday, 5 January 2015

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015

L'Oréal White gold swatch and review

Hi dearest readers! Happy new year to all of you! My first post of 2015 is a review of L'Oréal White gold.