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Purple stamped tips: stars

In another first, I’ve attempted to stamp French tips today. It’s not my best work, but then I don’t know many people who can get the French tips to stamp well. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) I stamped using Essie Nothing Else Metals and Cheeky plate CH23 to stamp the stars over […] Read more

DIY transfer nails using a laser printer

Inspired by newspaper nails and map nails, I thought I’d try to see if I could make my own transfers (or decals or tattoos or whatever they are called). To my great surprise, it was a real success. This is a manicure in honour of one of my clients, whom I’m meeting with tomorrow. (Hope […] Read more

Reverse glitter gradient in gold and red

I’ve not done a reverse glitter gradient before – I’ve only ever done a gradient at the tips end. To my Chanel Malice manicure, I firstly added some red glitter: Ciaté Enchanted Rose. It was one of the special edition polishes that came in last year’s advent calendar. It was gloopy as anything and I […] Read more

The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Lemon Candy Yogurt

This is the second of the Yogurt Nails collection from The Face Shop that I bought recently. One of my readers, Leona, asked if I would swatch it. I don’t normally swatch my polishes; I just post about them when I’ve worn them. But I wasn’t too sure how long it might take me to […] Read more