Nailart for funn!

A blog about nailart, creativity and life in general! :)


Estee Lauder Lilac Leather – and then some lace! :)



Ha, I think Greg is trying to tell me he’s gonna miss me! He came home with another  Estee Lauder polish yesterday! Perfect timing as I was ready to take off Narcissist. This time I used almost four coats because I wanted it to be really even across the nail. I love the color, but I didn’t want to do a straight up swatch so I decided to add french tips (Essie – blanc) and some lace nail stickers and oh yeah some jewels! I was really in the mood to decorate my nails last night! 🙂

Sheets of these lace stickers are on sale in most beauty stores here in Seoul, I love them! Tonight I’m heading out for dinner and a few drinks  so I’m glad I have girly nails for the occasion! 🙂



My cuticles and skin are really suffering in this weather! I’m moisturizing but it’s just not enough! Maybe the weather in Ireland will be kinder to me.




Estee Lauder Narcissist


The other day Greg surprised me when he came back from the store with this polish. It’s my first Estee Lauder Polish and I love love love it! It glides on really smoothly.I only used two coats but in hindsight I should have used three. It’s a really pretty shade of creamy pink. This polish came from their Easter collection they also have a green and a purple in the store. Here’s a link to the collection. I think I might also get the purple one! 🙂 Honestly, it’s been on my nails 24hours and I may never take it off!!! 

On another note, this time next week I will be flying home to Ireland!!! I only have a little bit of time left here with Greg so there may not be a ton of posts in the next few days! (unless I get that purple polish!!) lol!

BTW if anyone can let me know what polishes I could pick up in Heathrow that’d be awesome! 

Thanks! Nic 🙂 

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My Easter Manicure


These are my Easter nails. They go with my Easter chocolate! I like the cheerful yellow. I already blogged about this style of ombre nail art in light blue here, but I just love this design so much I wanted to do it again! (that doesn’t happen me very often!) I used Sally Hansen, Lightening and Essie, Blanc and a dotting tool too.

Tonight Greg and I and a few friends are having a going away party in our local. It’s happy/sad!! I’ll miss everyone I’ve gotten to know over the last four years but I’m really keen to get on with my life and get the wedding organised, go home to Ireland etc.!

I’m not going to think about it too much tonight I’m just going to have a good time with friends and wine! (and shots!)

These are the perfect nails for my evening, cheerful and bright!

Have a good weekend everyone! 🙂

Nicola xxx

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My Little Pickle

Hey everyone, this is a post about my little Pickle. She is my dog. She’s half schnauzer  half  poodle and really excitable! Pickle always barks at men, she really doesn’t like them. So when we have guy friends over it takes her a while to calm down. She prefers women and will let them pet her more easily. Pickle completely 100% adores me. At home, she is my shadow! She even stands guard outside the bathroom door.

I met Pickle on one of my first dates with Greg. He offered to cook me dinner and when I came over Pickle was there to greet me. She hesitated for a few seconds but then jumped on my lap and we have never looked back since!

On Sunday mornings as a special treat we give her a mashed up boiled egg with a little bacon dog treat broken up in it for her, she LOVES it!

She can get very jealous of Mika at times and always wants to be near me.

As I’m writing this she is curled up at the bottom of the bed watching me through sleepy eyes!

Here are some pics of her!

At the dog park, she is not afraid to play with the big dogs!

pickle running

AH grooming is not her fav thing to do!

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She can build a fort out of pillows, genius!

Pickle on the couch

Her winter jacket

Pickle in her Jacket

Sometimes I think she thinks she is a cat


More winter fashion


Eating ‘cake’ at a fellow dog’s birthday party in Gangnam, Seoul. What a socialite!


Pickle and Daddy


Really having fun!

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One of my students likes her so much she comes over to visit! This is Pickle and Shine 🙂 Mika is obv well jell !


Because she is 🙂


Trying to blend in with the Teddy


Bath time is SAD time 😦


When I say ‘sit’ she looks up at just like this!


Walk in Namsan Park


Playing in the leaves


Hanging out


Lurking . . .



Versatile Blogger Award

Hi everyone, I’m happy to announce that I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Chris  at  thebubblybrunette  and  Brijit at There are a few rules concerning the nomination:

  • Nominate 7 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging (it was 15 but I changed it to 7 because I don’t know that many new bloggers!)
  • Let them know that you have nominated them.
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.


My nominees are:

1. In the Gray Areas 

2. TrineMarie 

3. Cowboys and Crossbones

4. Miss Holly Berries 

5. Blimbo247

6. My Lucite Dreams

7. Pound and Princess

My seven facts:

1. I hate licorice, and mushrooms, and cinnamon, and BBQ sauce.

2. One of my fav books is the Lost City Of Z.

3.  My blood type is O negative. That’s pretty rare. Only 12% of the population have it.

4. My favorite color is purple. it was also my grandmother’s and it’s my mom’s.

5. I’m not a morning person. I prefer not to talk and look/feel like a zombie!

6. I don’t drink enough water and then wonder why I feel dehydrated!

7. I love doing map/flag quizzes on

Thank you to Chris and Brijit  for nominating me, and good luck to my nominees! Have a good one!