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Halloween Needle Drag: October Polish Party

The Polish Party theme for October is Halloween. I’ve never done a “traditional” pumpkin, ghosts, haunted house, bats, Jack Skellington, mummies kind of manicure. And it seems that this year is no different. I was inspired by a beautiful needle drag manicure by one of my favourite nail artists, Nail Bamboo, and used the Halloween […] Read more

Geometric Colour Blocked Nails: A is for: Angles

I’m starting a new challenge today, a new A2Z series challenge where the A to Z prompts are words, not polishes beginning with the letters. So, the first one is angles. I decided on a three-colour, colour-blocking, geometric, chevron sort of design. (This look needs a name, doesn’t it? That’s too much of a mouthful). […] Read more

1970s Wallpaper-inspired Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

For the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge the choices are 1970s and grey with a colour. I painted some grey and blue striped nails, photographed them and was all set to start writing up the post, when my husband declared that he didn’t like the nails. I kind of agreed with him. The photography […] Read more

Pink stripes on cream: Z is for: Zoya Zanna

It’s the end! This week is letter Z in the A to Z series challenge. I bought Zoya Zanna some weeks ago, specifically for this series of challenges. It was the only polish I could find beginning with a Z. I’m sure there are probably others, but once I’d found this one, I was happy. […] Read more

60s Psychedelic Swirls Skittle (52 Week Challenge)

The themes this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are ’60s and matte/texture. I’ve gone with the ’60s. I have been trying to combine two prompts if possible, but I couldn’t bear to mattify these 60s psychedelic swirls, so left them glossy. These are done using the dry marble / needle drag […] Read more

Red with glittery gold stripes

I’ve been going through a bit of a nail art rut recently, so I have been trawling Instagram and Pinterest to get some inspiration. I was struck by this manicure by nailsofjessek on Instagram and decided to recreate it, only with a different coloured base. So this is two coats of China Glaze High Roller, […] Read more

Dark Metal Lacquer Cuticle Oil

Kam from Dark Metal Lacquer very kindly sent me some of her grapefruit scented cuticle oil to try out. I make my own cuticle oil and I have a bottle in the living room and a bottle on my desk in my office, but despite this, I’m always forgetting to use it. But this oil […] Read more

Barry M pink gradient with stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week are 3-colour gradient and pink. I’ve combined the two prompts once again and done a pink gradient. However, I couldn’t leave it just like that, so I also stamped over it. All the polishes I’ve used are Barry M polishes: Rose Hip, […] Read more

Leopard print: Y is for: You’re A Peach

I only have two polishes beginning with the letter Y: OPI Yodel Me On My Cell and Nails Inc You’re A Peach. And for the penultimate week in the A to Z series challenge I chose to use You’re A Peach and did some leopard nails. I’ve never really done leopard print nails before. I’ve […] Read more