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January’s Polish Party: January Blues: blue roses

I joined a group on Twitter who have a Polish Party once a month. We all do nail art to a theme and this time around we’re doing January Blues.

I’ve done quite a lot of blue manicures recently – good thing it’s my favourite colour!

I decided to be cheery about my “blues” and went with some roses.

I was going to put some polka dots in between them, but changed my mind after I’d done them on my thumb nail. So the spacing of some of the roses isn’t as even as it could be.

Blue Roses January Blues Polish Party
Polish Party: January Blues: blue roses using NYC Raindrop (Blue Sky), L’Oréal Sky Fits Heaven, Barry M Blackberry and Barry M Blue Glitter

The base is NYC Raindrop. Well, it’s labelled as that, but every time I use it, I end up pointing out that, in every Superdrug I’ve been in, the shelf for NYC shows the pale blue as Blue Sky and the pale green as Raindrop. But the bottles have the names the other way around. The rose centres were done with L’Oréal Color Riche Sky Fits Heaven; the darker bits of the roses are Barry M Blackberry; and for extra cheeriness, I gave my roses glittery leaves using Barry M Blue Glitter.

There we go! Blues banished! 🙂

Polish Party nail art challenge

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of NYC Raindrop (or Blue Sky)
  • Rose centres: L’Oréal Sky Fits Heaven
  • Rose shading: Barry M Blackberry
  • Rose leaves: Barry M Blue Glitter
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Claire, it’s absolutely gorgeous. I love the roses.

Your mani is perfect as always!!


Claire Kerr

Thank you Emilly 🙂

The Naily Mail

Love it! I still need to attempt a roses design, I just don’t think I’ll be very good at it!

Claire Kerr

It’s so easy. You just splodge on your background colour using the brush, then when it’s dry, use a dotting tool or paintbrush and add some curved lines. Give it a go!

Nail Art Novice

These are really lovely Claire! I just love your nails, they always look so lovely.

Do you know how we join in with this? I’ve followed the #PolishParty but it’s all a bit of a jumble!

Claire Kerr

Anyone can join in. Although it started on Twitter, everything is arranged by email. I’ve dropped you an email explaining how it works 🙂


Gorgeous roses and I love the blue shades you picked – NYC Raindrop is such a nice light blue 🙂

Claire Kerr

It is lovely, isn’t it? I’m thinking I’m going to need a backup bottle!


A lovely mix of blues, and the roses are just so cute!
I would be interested in getting in on the #PolishParty as well – how do I join?

Claire Kerr

Anyone who wants to join can just email any of the members with their name, email address, blog address and Twitter account. Although we’re on Twitter, we also arrange things by email too.

I’ve replied separately to you, Ivy.


These are brilliant! Perfect choice of blues, they go so well together! I haven’t attempted roses yet but this has inspired me to do so! xx


This is gorgeous! I love this combination and the roses are so detailed! I love the glitter leaves too – it’s such a great idea! 🙂


Absolutely gorgeous! Fab take on the prompt.


Very cool and very Cath Kidston style! Where do you go if you want to sign up to the Polish Party? 🙂

Claire Kerr

There’s now a Polish Party Facebook group – anyone wanting to join in should join the group. We vote on each month’s manicure theme and this is where you can get the Inlinkz codes from too.