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The Nail Arcade Rainbow Chess: September Polish Party

The Polish Party is one year old this month, so the theme is birthday / party / celebrations nails. I tried to copy the Polish Party logo and had a stab using a few different methods for painting multi-coloured streamers onto my nails. It failed. Abysmally. So next, I attempted to paint some cupcakes. It […] Read more

Purple shimmer and creme with striping tape: W is for: Wild With Passion and Wine And Dine

It’s letter W this week in the A to Z series challenge. I couldn’t decide between two purple Ws, so I used them both to create a half and half manicure with some striping tape inthe middle. The cream on the top half of the nail is NYC Wild With Passion. It’s a red-toned purple, […] Read more

V is for: Vixen: pink with flower accent

For V this week in the A to Z series challenge I’ve used Vixen by Collection 2000. It’s a striking pink with a fuchsia shimmer. I paired it with the pale pink of No Excuses by George and created a dotted flowers accent nail. You may notice that my nails are really short. This is […] Read more

Red, black and white: stripes and glitter

A while back, someone was asking in a Facebook group what to do on their nails and I suggested red, black and white stripes. Someone else remarked that they could imagine that on my nails. And I agreed – I guess I’d suggested something that was very “me” – so, I chose to paint it […] Read more

U is for: Unicorn Love

It’s letter U this week in the A to Z series challenge. I wanted to add some nail art, but didn’t get time in the end, so it’s just a swatch today from me. This is Unicorn Love, from Polish Addict Nail Colour. It’s a mint green – verging on a pale blue – with […] Read more

Lightning nails for Migraine Awareness Week

It’s Migraine Awareness Week this week in the UK, and there’s a series of events being held by The Migraine Trust to encourage more people to find out more about migraine. I didn’t realise that migraine was quite so widespread. According to The Migraine Trust: Migraine is a neurological disorder that affects eight million Britons […] Read more

Lotil Original cream for dry skin

I suffer quite badly with eczema and psoriasis. It’s covered most of my body at one time or another since I was twenty-three and had Scarlet Fever. The area it affects moves around every two or three years. Currently, my scalp and hands are mostly affected. My palms are particularly bad, and sometimes they are […] Read more

Blue wavy stencilled tips: T is for: Thinking of Blue and The Sky’s The Limit

For this week’s letter in the A to Z series challenge I’ve used two letter Ts, both by Sally Hansen: Thinking Of Blue, an inky, near navy blue, and The Sky’s The Limit, a bright mid blue. Rummaging around in my Helmer to find some studs or glequins to go on the dark blue I […] Read more