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Blue and Green Sparkly Stars: Sparkle: FingerFood’s Theme Weeks

This week’s theme in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge is sparkle. I thought about going all out with some blingy rhinestones, or some glitter, but ultimately I chose something a little more understated, but still with sparkle. I’ve put some blue and green star stickers over a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Blue: double chevron half moons

This week’s Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge is all about blue; my favourite colour. Before I realised that there is a chevron prompt coming up, I’d already created some double chevron half moon nails! Never mind; I do like chevrons, so I’m happy to be doing them again soon. The pale blue is Revlon […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Weather: stamped lilac clouds over Zoya Payton

The theme for this FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge is weather. I’ve been a bit lazy today. I have left this a bit late – I’ve not done anything until today – and I was originally going to draw the icons from the BBC weather forecasts. You know the ones, the curly clouds with raindrops and […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Stripes: Black, grey and white gradient stripes

It’s stripes today in the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge. There are prompts ahead in the challenge for a number of colours, so where I can, I want to try not to use those specified colours in the styles challenges. So I decided – at first – to go with a red, black and […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Shapes / Geometric: Colourful Circles

This week in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge we’re doing geometric nails. I saw a fabulous picture on Pinterest of a funky coat (image further down), and that became my inspiration for this manicure. After applying a base of two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, I used hole reinforcer stickers so I could […] Read more

Maybelline Noite de Gal with stencilled French tip accents in Ciaté Sugar Plum

I had no idea what Noite de Gal meant. I presumed it was French, but I got nowhere with that. Google Translate helpfully told me it’s Galician for “night gal”. I’ll go with that (unless anyone can tell me better). Maybelline Noite de Gal is one of the Color Show polishes. It’s a deep purple, […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Pink: Camouflage nails

Today, my second challenge of the year starts. This is the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge, another Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge. The idea is to use loved but rarely used polishes that are more than a year old. I’m definitely going to use polishes that I’ve had for a year or more, but I […] Read more