Feb 3, 2013

Long to short & Light to Dark

For today's post, I thought I'd show you the evolution of my nails throughout the week. Quite a few changes to consign in my nail diary as you will see in a second.

I usually wear my nails short but have let them grow out quite a bit this month. Pretty unusual for me but I felt like it and actually really like them long.

Here's what they looked like from Monday to Friday:

I'm wearing A Butterfly Moment & Pink Yet Lavender, both from the Mariah Carey by OPI collection. I really liked this manicure and actually prefer wearing neutral and nude nearing polishes when my nails are this long.

And on Friday night, I have no idea what happened in my tired overworked little brain but I went clipper and file crazy and hacked off all the length, sacrificing my long nails and giving birth to  nubbies. This new length was calling for something dark so I dug out Lincoln Park After Dark from it's hiding place and topped my index and middle fingers with Pink Yet Lavender. I'm so in love with this glitter, using it and abusing so much recently.

I almost regret having shortened them although I do like them at this length. It's just that I got used to them being long. Oh well, I might let them grow back.

Any thoughts? Do you prefer them long or short? Do you keep your nails at the same length most of the time or do you oscillate between lengths, chopping them off in crazy spells like I did on Friday?

Jan 27, 2013

Care for some Liquid Sand? Oh yes please

A few months ago when I first saw the Mariah Carey by OPI collection I was really intrigued by the 4 unusual, gritty yet glittery and sparkly polishes baptised Liquid Sand by OPI.
After a couple of unpublished late summer swatches of them I was conquered! I'm not a fan of Mariah's music but I was blown away by the polishes created for and with her.

What a crazy idea to create textured polishes when we are all trying to even out the surface of our lacquers, using and abusing thick jelly like topcoats. But this novelty really works and is mesmerizing.
I actually can't stop looking and and touching my nails when I have one of these on.

Black/red:           Stay The Night
Blue:         Get Your Number
Red:          The Impossible
Purple:      Can't Let Go

The first one I tried was Can't Let Go, the purple one. I wore it as a full manicure at a conference I gave. Sorry for the crappy picture, it's the only one I had.

Recently I wore the blue one, Get Your Number and I must admit it's my preferred one!

I tried adding a topcoat but clearly preferred it without.

Yesterday I was once more in a Liquid Sand mood so I decided to wear Stay The Night. In the bottle I wasn't crazy about it the first time I saw it but on the nails it's a completely different story. See for yourself:

The only one I haven't worn as a full manicure yet is The Impossible but I'm not a huge red/pink fan (don't be fooled by my screen name!) so I might reserve it for those days when I'm in a Barbie mood.

Now you are probably imagining that these polishes are a huge pain in the a... to remove. They are unless you use the foil method:

So what are your thoughts on the Liquid Sand polishes? Have you tried any yet or do you already have a preferred color? 

Have a great Sunday :)


Jan 24, 2013


I don't really know what to say.
I've been away for so long. Over 4 months. Just about the time I needed to get back on track after quite a bit of change in my life. I feel much better now, have dealt with the separation and have adapted to my new job.

Some of you might know this already, but in September I started working for the official and exclusive distributor of OPI, Burt's Bees, Bodyography and Comfort Zone in Switzerland. I was hired as their social media manager and expert chemist. The job is fascinating and I find myself doing so many different things. A lot of research, picture taking, nail painting, problem solving, negotiating, brain storming etc. and so many laughs and good times I share with my colleagues, especially those who have become good friends.
Could a cosmetic junkie dream for anything more?

For a while I was a bit afraid I would have to close my blog's doors as I now work in the cosmetic industry and after much discussion and thinking, I'm going to continue to share stuff with you guys because I just love doing it. There probably will be quite a bit of OPI polish on here, but that's because I wear their products at work and really like them. But you will obvisouly be seeing many more goodies, such as my first indies, more make-up posts and maybe a few surprises once in a while. Are you ready to welcome me back and share with me?

For my last words in this comeback post, I'd like to thank all you sweeties who helped me and made me smile when the path was at it's roughest. Many of you sent me messages, emails, instagram messages and more. Thanks girls, your support and kindness mean the world to me :)

Love Emilie

Sep 20, 2012

Sorry for my absence

My dearest readers,

Just a quick message to tell you all that I haven't forgotten you, that I miss you and will be back very soon.
I still need a bit of time to deal with the separation and my new life.

I hope you all understand.

Lots of love,


Aug 29, 2012



I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately. The love of my life left me. I need some time to heal.
Thanks for understanding.