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Barry M Rose Hip with rhinestones: August Polish Party

For the Polish Party this month, the theme is glitter and / or gems. I’ve gone for some gems as I don’t think I’ve ever used rhinestones in a manicure before. I decided on a soft pink as a base, and although it typically takes three coats, Barry M Rose Hip is the best baby […] Read more

Autumnal stripes with Barry M Mustard, Paprika and Cocoa

As soon as they launched on Wednesday, I went straight out and bought all 6 polishes from the new Barry M Autumn 2014 Gelly collection. I lined them all up in number order for swatching on my nail wheels and couldn’t help but notice that the yellow, red and brown shades worked really well in […] Read more

Purple and green duochrome with star studs: S is for Starlet

It’s letter S this week in the A to Z series challenge and I’ve gone for Startlet from Ciaté, to which I added some star studs as a nod to the polish’s name. I bought this polish along with about ten others in a buying frenzy at my local The Original Factory Shop. If you […] Read more

Red and gold harlequin nails: R is for Ruby Pumps

For letter R this week in the A to Z series challenge I chose Ruby Pumps from China Glaze. I don’t seem to have worn red on my nails in such a long time and I was yearning for it. Initially, I fished out a plain red China Glaze from my helmer, but sitting next […] Read more

Q is for: Queen Vic by Butter London, with round pink glitters

It’s letter Q this week in the A to Z series challenge and because I didn’t have a Q, I went out and bought one (nooorty me!) The first Q that I could find was Queen Vic from Butter London. I don’t have any other polishes by Butter London. They are so expensive (£10.50) and […] Read more

Cyan blue and silver skittlette with zigzags and studs

This is a skittlette I created to wear out with a matching cyan blue top. In the event though, I managed to dribble toothpaste down the top just before we left and so had to change what I was wearing. Typical. The blue is Barry M Cyan Blue, a perfect formula, near single coater. It […] Read more

Mint and grey stripes: P is for: Pepperminty and Pillow Fight

It’s letter P this week in the A to Z series challenge. Going through my Ps to choose a polish, I settled on two untried Ciaté polishes. They were listed together in my spreadsheet and when I pulled them out, I thought they complemented each other well. I wasn’t immediately sure how to use them […] Read more

Red and silver water marble: July Polish Party

This month for the Polish Party we’re recreating the first nail art we ever did. Mine was a water marble manicure – an awful water marble manicure – in red and silver. Goodness only knows why I tried to water marble for my first foray into nail art. So, I’ve recreated it. Although I’m not […] Read more