Painting the town

I’m an absolute klutz when it comes to painting my nails. And, if possible, I’m an even bigger klutz when it comes to painting my toenails, eventhough the internet wants you to believe it is supposed to be easier.

Well, the internet is a liar!

On the one hand those spreaders they suggest you to use when you have stubby, curly, silly or shy toes, well they’re always to big and either don’t stay in place or give me cramps… not making it easier.
On the other hand they have a point with the fact that both your hands are available, but they forget to mention that you almost have to bend over backwards to get to your toenails.

I have however found that the right type of nail polish can help you a long way in covering up the fact that you’re a toenall painting klutz (for my fingernails I have found that delegating the task to my sister or mom when I’m over at their place also works like a charm).

option 1 – nude or light pastels:

I hardly ever do this myself because:
a) I’m an autumn type and we don’t do pastels very well
b) nothing screams summer time and gives an instant happyness feel like a bold colour on your toenails

option 2 – structured nailpolish:

Although they are a little harder to take off afterwards, any nail polish with a bit of structure or a little gliter, like the Opi Liquid Sand collection for example, is much more forgiving when it comes to being clumsy.


One of my favourite colours is Tiffany Case, from their Bond Girl range,which I dubbed Easter Egg Wrapper Blue, before I bothered to look up the exact name when writing this blog.


My tea rituals

It started about 2 years ago when during the Holiday period we popped by the Rituals store in Ghent to buy some more 
Samurai shave
for my housemates (after which they both decided on growing a full beard).
I am a tea (buying) addict and I immediately spotted their Tea Ceremony gift box (which is now available online only) and had to give it a try.

The box contains 4 small boxes of the following flavors: Hammam Mint, Rose Wisdom, Jasmine Delight & Earl’s Secret.

So, when I had a few minutes to spare before going to dinner for one of the housemates’ birthdays in February, I popped by the store again and bought boxes of my 2 most favourite flavours, with beautiful matching jars.


Chances are the other flavours will follow next time I pop by the store. An addiction is something you have to work on, right?

Geeky girl

I used to think of myself as a “geek by proxy” but the last few years I’ve realised I’m a geeky girl in my own right.

I love my fandoms (Doctor Who, Marvel, Minions,…), I love my graphic novels, I LARP, I paint figurines, I occasionaly cossplay and go to conventions,..

And most of all: I’m proud to show it.
Thanks to the likes of Teefury and Qwertee and two house mates who also like to get their geek on (and order t-shirts on my behalf – Love you guys!), my collection of geeky t-shirts has boomed for the past 2,5 years. I now own a whopping 25 shirts and tops. And I try to put on something geeky every Friday, making my own version of casual Friday: Geeky Friday.

Bra fail

I managed to slip out my bra and slide it into my purse without anyone knowing, when it started to irritate me on Thursday evening during a movie night at a friend’s place.
Obvious I completely forgot about that by Friday and while going through my purse in search of some small change at work, the first thing that popped out was of course said bra. Was very lucky that I was the first in the office and that none of my colleagues were there to spot my bra fail 😉