Birthday Nails!

Today is my birthday. I am not much of a birthday person so I won’t be celebrating outrageously this year, just a relaxed cup of coffee and cake with my close family and best friends. Still, any excuse for nice nails right?! I was browsing Pinterest (way too addictive) for inspiration when I came across a beautiful light blue base with a ombre effect in gold. This was my attempt to copy the idea with Essie’s Parka Perfect and the Loreal Goldleaf topcoat. It was a bit tricky to create a decent ombre, perhaps because I was to impatient to let the basecoat dry properly, but it still looks nice.


Vandaag ben ik jarig. Ik ben niet echt een fan van verjaardagen, dus ik ga het dit jaar niet uitgebreid vieren, gewoon een kopje koffie en taart met familie en een paar goede vriendinnen. Maar wel een goed excuus om iets speciaals met mijn nagels te doen toch?! Ik was aan het rondkijken op Pinterest (veel te verslavend) voor inspiratie toen ik een mooie lichtblauwe basis met een ombre effect in goud tegenkwam. Dit is mijn poging om het idee te kopiëren met Essie’s Parka Perfect en de Loreal Goldleaf topcoat. Het was best lastig om een mooi verloop van goud te creëren, waarschijnlijk omdat ik te ongeduldig was om de basis goed op te laten drogen, maar het resultaat is best aardig.


44 thoughts on “Birthday Nails!

  1. Sarah's Colors Make-up Artist January 6, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Heel leuk!!!❤️

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  2. ymorbeauty January 6, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day. AI’m sad I just saw this post because I LOVE the final look, but clinical starts at the end of the week and no more nail polish for me. The struggles of being in the healthcare field. Bookmarking this for future reference.


    • Anne January 6, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks so much!
      Oh, that is awful: no polish 😦 I only have to do it a couple of weeks a year… how long do you have to keep them bare?


      • ymorbeauty January 6, 2015 / 7:15 pm

        I have to have bare nails any time I’m in the hospital and that’s 3x a week. I can wear nail polish outside of the hospital. but it gets kinda exhausting taking the polish off every 4 days. And super damaging to the nails. So, I just keep it au natural until the semester is over.

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        • Anne January 7, 2015 / 9:21 am

          No I can imagine that would be way too much hassle. On the upside, it will give them time to breath and you can use nice oil treatments on them 😀

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          • ymorbeauty January 7, 2015 / 11:46 pm

            Exactly Anne! I use it as a time to help them breathe and heal.

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  3. Amelia Vesper January 6, 2015 / 10:09 am

    Happy birthday, Anne! I hope it was fabulous and relaxing!

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  4. Julia Brooks January 6, 2015 / 3:46 am


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  5. Julia Brooks January 6, 2015 / 3:45 am

    LOVE THIS. You have inspired me.


    • Anne January 6, 2015 / 9:07 am

      Thanks so much Amy 😀


    • Anne January 6, 2015 / 9:08 am

      Thanks so much Colleen 😀


  6. dannie54 January 5, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Your nails look so great! I love that light blue with the gild sparkle. Very perfect for celebrating your birthday. Happy birthday!


  7. Jamie Wiley January 5, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Happy Birthday! That’s a beautiful color combination I’ll have to try out.

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    • Anne January 6, 2015 / 9:09 am

      Thanks so much 🙂
      The combo worked out so well 😀


  8. Karen Rees January 5, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Happy Birthday gorgeous lady!!!!! ❤ Your nails look phenomenal – wishing you a truly wonderful day *huge hugs* Karen Xo xo

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  9. ellviisa January 5, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Happy birhday doll! Mine is January 7th…Capricorn twins!!! X

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    • Anne January 6, 2015 / 9:12 am

      Awesome! I love having my birthday this time of year, how about you?

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      • ellviisa January 6, 2015 / 10:34 am

        Yeah I like it too, it’s fun because I always go away for NYE and my birthday!!!

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  10. rachelellisfashionandbeauty January 5, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    These look gorgeous! Happy Birthday 🙂 xx

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    • Anne January 6, 2015 / 9:14 am

      Thanks 😀 the colors are just so pretty 🙂

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  11. Sanae January 5, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Gefeliciteerd! Geniet van je dagje!! Je nagels zien er geweldig uit.

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    • Anne January 5, 2015 / 11:42 am

      Dank je wel 😀


  12. Lynne January 5, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Firstly very Happy Birthday Anne! I hope that you have an absolute wonderful say filled with love and spoils! Al the best for the next year 🙂 And I am just in love with your nails! Will have to try this look myself 😀

    Have a wonderful birthday hun xxx

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    • Anne January 5, 2015 / 11:44 am

      Thanks Lynne!
      Glad you liked the nails, I was a bit hesitant at first but I am growing to love them 😀

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      • Lynne January 6, 2015 / 11:15 pm

        They really look gorgeous! Did you have a great birthday?

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        • Anne January 7, 2015 / 9:23 am

          NIce and relaxed 🙂 Will be having a ‘party’ at the weekend though 😀

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    • Anne January 5, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Thank you 😀 😀 😀 x Anne


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