Nail Care · Nails

DIY Cuticle Oil 2

Hello, folks! I finally ran out of my DIY cuticle oil and made a fresh batch using a slightly different recipe. While my nails have benefited greatly from the old recipe, this new one has really brought new life to my nails, which were in sorry condition after all the nail art I have been… Continue reading DIY Cuticle Oil 2

Nail Care · Nails

Gentle Glycerin-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

Hi, there! I have been using this as my main nail polish remover for a month or so now, and I thought I’d share this with you. I had been reading about acetone vs. non-acetone nail polish remover when I stumbled upon this. It turned out to be as gentle as non-acetone remover with the effectiveness of acetone! Try it out, and let me know what you think! 

Easy DIY Gentle Glycerin Acetone Nail Polish Remover

31DC2016 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2016Weekly 22: Inspired by a song

This week’s prompt for the 31DC is “inspired by a song” & this sure was challenging! I eventually decided to go with the song 99 Luftballons by Nena (also released in English as 99 Red Balloons), which was relatively easy to translate onto nails. I started out with the “sky” background on all nails –… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 22: Inspired by a song

ABC Challenge · Nail Art · Nails

ABC Challenge: L is for Lace

Hello, folks! This is my second installment of the ABC Challenge and the prompt is the letter, L. Since I haven’t yet tested out all the images on my lace stamping plates, L had to be for Lace! The base colour is Sally Hansen CSM in Dark Hue-Mor, a deep navy blue that almost looks… Continue reading ABC Challenge: L is for Lace

Baking · Edibles

Walnut & Fig Bread

Hello, folks, and a Happy Saturday to you! It’s been a while since my last baking recipe, and this one is a favourite! I love to bake (and eat) bread; kneading dough has a therapeutic effect on me, the aroma of bread baking in the oven gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling, and there are… Continue reading Walnut & Fig Bread

31DC2016 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2016Weekly 21: Inspired by a colour

So begins the final leg of the 31-day challenge, where each prompt is to draw inspiration from a different quarter. The first of these is “inspired by a colour”. For my colour, I chose my coral frankenpolish that is a beautiful, but strange shade — somewhere between coral, a warm rose-pink or red grapefruit. I took… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 21: Inspired by a colour

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ABC Challenge: K is for Knitting

I was having so much fun seeing the weekly alphabet-inspired manicures for the ABC Challenge that Nails by Latoya is doing, that I just had to join in! I’m starting with the letter K (where the others are now) and moving forward, but I might go back and do A-J if I can manage the… Continue reading ABC Challenge: K is for Knitting


My Husband Explains Makeup

I recently came upon Amy’s blog post, where she quizzes her husband on the purpose of various makeup items, based on a fun tag that Kirsty at Life In Excess first came up with in April 2016. I thought it was a hilarious idea, and decided to test my own husband’s knowledge of makeup. I… Continue reading My Husband Explains Makeup

31DC2016 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2016Weekly 20: Watermarble

The prompt for this week was “watermarble” nails; another first for me! I was very intimidated by this because of the mess it seems to make and because I had read about people’s issues with getting the polish to spread on the water surface. The wonderful thing about the world today is that you get… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 20: Watermarble

31DC2016 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2016Weekly 19: Galaxy Nails

This is it: I’ve finally caught up with the others doing the weekly version of the 31 DNAC. This is the last prompt I was lagging behind on, and tomorrow I’ll post this week’s prompt: watermarble nails. I’ve been excited about today’s manicure for a while: galaxy nails. So much so, that I decided to… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 19: Galaxy Nails