Tuesday, November 11, 2014

favourite things

1) this amazing nail polish : "A woman's Prague-ative" by OPI

2) autumn & its colours!

“It was those 3 words that saved my life.
It wasn't complicated, wasn't pre-meditated.
To you I'm dedicated,
Lets just go ahead and say it...
I love you...”                                                   > Cheryl Cole & Will.I.Am 

Saturday, November 08, 2014

autumn girl

This is my favourite season, I love everything : colors, smells, dull skies, cold sun, hot chocolate, cosy clothes and many more!

"It's not right for you,
If you really have to think about it..."     > The Script

Monday, November 03, 2014


I really like pastels shades, especially those from Essie. Those two combined are beautiful together!

"Cause I've been around two times and found that you're the only thing I need..."    > Foals

* nail polishes = Essie 'Eternal Oprimism' & 'Boat'

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

another empty page where I begin

Painting my nails is like doing mini pieces of art that you can easily erase...to do some new ones!

"If at first you don't succeed at love just
Dream a little dream about a girl so real
When she don't call up no more
Well never give up, yeah you cannot believe it
If only in my dreams she'll be
Right there next to me
Only in my dreams
If only in my dreams..."  > Ariels's pink Haunted Graffiti

*nail polishes = Nicole by OPI  'Do I make myself Claire?' & 'Plum to your senses' / Pupa.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

last hint of summer

last summer nails before fall...

“Don't be scared,
Who cares if we lose again
I'll be there,
I'll be there with you 'til the end
And you know I'll be
Holding onto you for dear life,
Holding onto you for dear life, I will…”  > Lewis Watson

* nail polishes = 'Pistacchio' Mavala, Sephora

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dream, but don’t sleep!

I'm living in a dream......

"My strange desire
I waiting here
To be my light
My shadow, my storm
This is all and
This is you
Turning into
Another dream
Please don't be
Another dream...."   > INXS

* nail polishes = Pupa.

Monday, September 08, 2014


Seeing that pattern on one of my best friend's nails made me wnat to do the same on mine!

What can I do
Life is beautiful
But you don't have a clue
Sun and eye shade blue
The magnificence
it don't make sense to you…”   > Lana del Rey

Friday, August 22, 2014


What  really like in this series ? Seeking the pineapple in each episode!!

"And in her colour, I found my faith..."  > Paolo Nutini

*nail polishes : 'Mint Candy Apple' by Essie, '865 Yellow sub-mandarin' & 'Dulce and Havanna' by Catrice, 'Uh-oh roll down the window' by OPI, 'Innocent' by Sinful Colors.

Monday, August 18, 2014


sun on my nails because we don't see it much in the sky....(except the day I've made photographs)

I fell in love with a ghost
Oh, under the moonlight
You took my hand and held me close
For once I was alright

And I swear I could feel you in my arms
But there was no one there at all

And I swear, I could hear your voice in my ear
But there was no one there at all”                               > Owl City

* nail polishes = 'Selena' Nicole by OPI

Friday, August 01, 2014


Today's Swiss national day! All red :)


“And it’s wonderful to be giving with my whole heart
As my heart receives your love
Oh, ain’t it nice tonight we got each other
I am right beside you
More than just a partner or a lover,
I’m your friend
When you love someone
Your heartbeat beats so loud
When you love someone
Your feet can’t feel the ground
Shining stars all seem to congregate around your face
When you love someone….”                         > Jason Mraz

Saturday, July 26, 2014

sun & blossom

 I used stamps for the first time of my life...I found it a bit uneasy to apply...I must try again, I think.

“Do you wake up lonely everyday,
 smiling to yourself in that strange way.
 Every morning I wake up and say:
 Come on baby, baby take me all the way.
 I guess we can make it all the way

Now you feel you have enough to do.
Come on baby make me fall in love with you…”      > Keaton Henson

Friday, July 11, 2014

I wish I was your favourite girl

Here's summer! and every outfit I 'd like to wear in those (summerly holiday) situations.....



“You got the tenderness that I've been searching for
Oh, I want some more
You got the sweet lips like I did never taste before
Oh, I want some more…”                                         > Dan Auerbach


Sunday, July 06, 2014

when you’re not here…

nails, plus stripes, minus stars...

“I wanted love, i needed love
Most of all, most of all...
Someone said "true love are dead"
But i'm bound to fall for you.
Oh what can i do?”                      > The Black Keys
* shorts = H&M/ nail polishes = Sephora & Kiko / bracelets = vintage.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I’ve left the cold of my winter for summer

Yes, summer and sun are finally there!

“And if we should die tonight
Then we should all die together
Raise a glass of wine for the last time
Cooling out for the rope
Prepare as we will
Watch the flames burn over and over
The mountrains sigh…”       > Ed Sheeran

Monday, June 23, 2014


To make this manicure, you just have to do some dots and joining them to have this pattern!

"Could you love me when the world is crashing all around?
You can try and be someone you're not
If that's the rift that you wanna cause
You can do the life of a bohemian
Or you can choose the material world
But all I need is somewhere to lay
Somewhere to lay my head on
I need someone to love in the middle of the day
I want someone to be
And someone to drive around town....."   > The Kooks

* T-shirt = Billabong / nail polishes = Nicole by OPI : 'Iceberg lotus' & 'Selena', Essie 'Mint Candy Apple'.

Friday, June 13, 2014

lucky day!

 ...and happy as well (I finished my exams!)

“Did you hear the thunder?
Or the rain?
Means I’m coming home again
Means I’m coming home my friend…”  > George Ezra

*nail polishes = 'Selena' Nicole by OPI ,  'rock the boat'  & 'mint candy apple' Essie / dress = LaRedoute.

Monday, June 02, 2014

everyday inspiration (in summer and +++)

I'm not a big fan of her music, but I LOVE her preppy vintage simple casual style!!

“I have to take your hand and feel your breath for fear this someday will be over
I pulled you close, so much to lose knowing that nothing lasts forever
I didn't care, before you were here
I danced in laughter with the ever after
But all things change, let this remain…”               > Pearl Jam

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

rouge & noir

1) Rouge : I really like pink and red together! especially if it is OPI's colour!!

2) Noir : the new album from The Black Keys is out now! I began to listen to it and really enjoy Year in Review  and In our Prime... (besides that, tomorrow it is the 35th birthday of the singer, Dan Auerbach!)


“I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way…”       > Vance Joy

*nail polishes : OPI 'Strawberry Margarita' & 'Red' / short = Zara / tights = ??

Friday, April 25, 2014

dot, dot, dot, dots

Eastern eggs' print on my nails...and more dots on my sweater

"Now if the cold, pale, light in your eyes
Reaches those horizon lines
You know not to leave us
Now if the cold, pale, light in your eyes
Reaches those horizon lines
You know not to leave us
Fever ...."                                         > The Black Keys

*nail polishes = Sephora  'never say no', OPI 'a woman's Prague-ative' - 'iceberg lotus' , Kiko Miror / jeans = H&M / sweater =  Ellen Amber / shoes = Bata / bag = Fossil

Friday, April 18, 2014

promise is a deal

I wrote that I'll make a review about Foster The People's Supermodel...here it is!

I have to confess that I was a bit afraid about what this second album could be, because I just adore their first one! But it's been a month I only listen to it (+ Torches + new songs from The Black Keys...) and don't cannot stop.

So then? Some songs (like 'Pseudologia Fantastica' or 'The Truth') sound like nothing else, but I also appreciate them and for me, they perfectly knew how to stay true to their style while evolving. Music still has this amazing (Helena)beat and joy and energy which make me dance!
Besides that, lyrics improved too, being more adult and serious ('Are you what you wanna be?' and 'Ask yourself' made me think about life, consumerism and future a lot...!)

Plus, I find Mark Pontius (drums) is as cute as a surfer....

“If you want more and you'll get there.
 Throw a quarter in the well.
 Well, it's okay, you're fine, ambition's not a crime.
And you say that dreamers always get what they desire.
 Well I've found, the more I want the less I've got.
 Is this the life you've been waiting for.
 Or are you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more?
 Well ask yourself…”                                                               > Foster The People

Saturday, April 12, 2014

second touch of pink(s)

pink & violet maritime manicure for this beginning of spring!

"I’ll go anywhere you go
oh oh oh
All the way, all the way
I’ll go anywhere you go
All the way…
So long...."          > The Black Keys

* nail polishes = Nicole by OPI   'I do de-Claire' & 'purple yourself together'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

touch of (pale) pink

I'm not fond of French manicure, but this one worked perfectly to me!!

“There's sugar on your soul,
 You're like no one I know,
 You're the life of another world.
You swallow me whole,
 With just a mumbled hello,
And it breaks my heart to love you, it breaks my heart to love you…”       > Editors

* T-shirt + jeans = H&M / belt = ? / Jewell = vintage / nail polishes = Sephora 'Sugar coated' & 'black lace'

Friday, April 04, 2014


Using the same technique as presented in my previous post, this is my "baroque" nails...

“Now I'm staring at the Moon
 Wondering why the bottom fell out
 I've been searching for answers
 And there's questions I've found…”            > Foster The People 

* nail poishes = MAC & Sephora 'black lace'

Friday, March 28, 2014

what on earth is going on?

1) cute Joseph Gordon-Levitt and beautiful Emma Watson looking amazing together at the Oscars' ceremony!

2) absolutely gorgeous prints from Peter Pilotto x Target!

3) new video clip from Arctic Monkeys : 'Arabella' which is so visual and retro...

4) new (and super easy) way to do my nails!!

5) Foster the People are back! How is this new album?  Torches was INCREDIBLY enjoyable and  I love every single song. This one sounds different even if there are some great tunes, like "Ask Yourself", "The Truth" or "Are you what you want to be?"(maybe I'll make a review soon!)

6) weather isn't warm enough to wear summer dresses, so I draw them...

7) my mum began to bake fantastic (and delicious) cakes!!


“If there's another way it is hiding from us darling
 'Cause the outside world doesn't need our help tonight
Drunken satellites in the orbit of our earth
In the gentle night little whispers draw us closer …”    >  Tired Pony

Friday, March 07, 2014

girl power!!

8th March : every girl should be confortable in her own skin & body & clothes / live and follow her dreams & passions / be strong & smart & independant...BE HAPPY!

“Rule number two, just don't get attached to
Somebody you could lose
Rule number four, gotta be looking pure
Kissing goodbye at the door, and leave him wanting more
Cause girls don't want, we don't want our hearts to break in two…”     > Marina & The Diamonds

Saturday, March 01, 2014

what is this thing...?

I know I've not made a music review for a long time...(last was in September).

This winter, I was listening to the radio when I heard a voice that I already knew, but couldn't name whose it was... : Tom Smith *, vocalist of Editors (I saw them once in live, few years ago, but didn't really begin to listen to them properly since now...).
Their last album is gorgeous and romantic (look at that beautiful picture cover!)! There is all kinds of songs and I really appreciate Tom's voice which is deep, clear and responding perfectely to violins...


Besides this album, here the songs I add to my winter playlist :

Joshua Radin -  "cross that line" / "with me" / "Like they used to" / "your rainy days"
Maximo Park -  "Books from boxes"
Boy & Bear -  "Fall at your feet"
Foster the People -  "Waste" / "Coming of age"
Tired Pony -  "Carve our names" / "Ravens and wolves"
The Wombats -  "1996"
Balthazar -  "Leipzig"
George Ezra -  " Did you hear the rain?"
The 1975 -  "Girls"
Henson Keaton -  "10am gare du nord" / "on the news"
Eskobar -  "One day"
Scissor sister -  "Only the horses"
Andrew Belle -  "Dark matter" / "sister" / "The Daylight"
Eliott Smith -  "Between the bars"
The Boxer Rebellion -  "Keep moving"
Andy Burrows - "Shaking the color"
The Rambling Wheels - "Marylou"

“What is this thing called love that you speak?
 Cause we're out of it.
 We're out of it…” 
> Editors 

*Tom Smith also worked with Andy Burrows on Smith&Burrows project   :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

art is a way of survival

I wanted to make dots on my nails, but differently...and use my new american polishes too! It was meticulous to do, but I'm pretty happy with the result!

"We can beat the sun as long as we keep moving
From the air, stadium lights stand out like flares
And all I know is that you're sat here right next to me
We rarely see warning signs in the air we breathe
Right now I feel each and every fragment..."                           > Maximo Park

*nail polishes : OPI by Nicole : 'plum to your senses' & 'Iceberg lotus' / OPI : 'French quarter for your thoughts'.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

american pastels

 My aunt (who lives in Florida) offered me for Christmas lots of polishes that I cannot find in my hometown!! Here, some of them...

“When I need you, you can't be found
I want someone who's around for me
Does it have to be so complicated?

Love long distance
Is testing me trying my patients
I need more of your assistance now…”         > Gossip

*nail polishes = Nicole by OPI :  'stars at night', 'Am I making myself Claire?', 'Selena' / OPI : 'short story'.