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Gold glitter gradient

I forgot to post these nails last week. They’re what I wore on Christmas Day. But they could be New Year’s Eve nails though, right? The base looks black but it’s actually W7 Black Cherry, a very dark red. I don’t own Chanel Rouge Noir, but my guess is that this is W7’s take on […] Read more

Blue Distressed Nails (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve cheated a little here. These nails are for last week’s “distressed and/or grey” prompt in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The challenge finished last Sunday, and although each prompt lasts a week, I aim to post mine on the Sunday each time. But I had flu, so couldn’t do anything much more […] Read more

Christmas Jumpers: December Polish Party

I joined Polish Party a year ago, and so this is my twelfth manicure. The theme this month is Christmas jumpers (or sweaters for those of you of an American persuasion). It’s not an easy theme, and so far, with just a day of the month to go, it looks like I am the only […] Read more

Curvy zigzags with Ciaté Encore! and Nails Inc Wigmore Street (52 Week Challenge)

The prompts for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week are crinkly tape and glitter topper. I’ve gone for the crinkly tape option and used a curvy zigzag sticker to create this look. The base is Ciaté Encore!, a muted orange creme that was unworn until today. It won’t stay that way though, […] Read more

Revlon Midnight Stamped with Color Club Over The Moon: H is for: Holographic

You’d be forgiven for not realising that this week’s A2Z series challenge is all about holographic … because my camera and lightbox set-up means that I cannot capture holo. I could, of course, have photographed these nails in the sun, but it’s somewhere over Turks and Caicos, Haiti and Ottawa right now. I’ll add a […] Read more

Nails Inc Tate stamped with gold hearts (52 Week Challenge)

As my last manicure was chevrons, I chose the red and gold prompt this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The base is two coats of Nails Inc Tate, which came free with Glamour magazine this month. It’s a lovely, deep red, and I couldn’t resist getting it, despite the fact that […] Read more

Gold with Black Chevrons: G is for: Gold

For this week in the A2Z series challenge, the theme is gold. I don’t much like gold on my nails. Gold belongs with green in the “I don’t like them” pile. But gold it is, so gold I wore (and then promptly removed again!) I painted black first, just one coat of W7 Black, and […] Read more