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Silver and blue skittlette: L’Oréal Mystic Blue, 2True Christy and zig zags

After all the challenges I’ve been doing, I wanted to do something that was just for me on my nails. And this skittlette – or (everything but the) kitchen sink manicure – fitted the bill just perfectly. I didn’t design these nails with New Year’s Eve in mind, but with the sparkle of the textured […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Roundup

Now that the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge is over, I thought I’d do a roundup of my manicures. This is only my second challenge, and while fairly easy because it was only two manicures a week, I’m still pleased that I managed to keep up with it and posted on time for each […] Read more

UK indie polish makers

The UK indie polish scene has grown so much during 2013, thanks in part to new UK-based suppliers offering the suspension base and pigments. As a round-up of what’s available, I’ve done a list of the UK indie makers and their websites. The details are below, but going forward, I thought a permanent page would […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 8: New Year’s Eve

So, on this last day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve (a few days early!) I went with some multi-coloured blingy glitter over black. The base is W7 Black and the multi-coloured circle glitter is the very appropriately named Auld Lang Syne from Tara’s Talons. I chose Auld […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 7: Winter characters

Today’s prompt in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge is Winter Characters. I did these nails back at the end of October, on top of my SpaRitual Intellect manicure. The blue and shimmer of Intellect reminded me of a wintry sky, so I thought I’d add something Christmassy, and penguins seemed an easy choice. […] Read more

Born Pretty Store faceted heart studs

Well that was some stormy night last night. I managed to finally fall asleep at about 3.30 am as the wind began to die down a little. I hope you didn’t suffer too badly if you’re in the UK (although if you’re in the north, you have it to come later today). I wore these […] Read more