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Makeup Revolution Nail Geek Dreams

This is Dreams, from the new(ish) brand Makeup Revolution, which launched online and exclusively in Superdrug stores this year. The Nail Geek range of 45 nail polishes launched last month and they cost just £1.49 each online at the moment. Plus, you can buy collections of five polishes for the price of just four. So […] Read more

Blue and green camouflage (52 Week Challenge)

It’s either dark green or camouflage in this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I’m not a lover of green, so I only have a few, and I don’t tend to wear dark green on my nails. But I do love a good camouflage manicure, and decided to use 4 of the 5 Cool […] Read more

Barry M Chai Stamped with a Wavy Pattern: F is for: Fashion

The theme this week in the A2Z series challenge is fashion. My inspiration for this manicure is a Dolce and Gabbana dress for Autumn/Winter 2014-15 (see below), which I have had pinned for some time. I haven’t copied the black, cut-out appliquéd material that you can see on the dress, but I certainly tried before […] Read more

smART nails stencils giveaway: the winners

My giveaway, very kindly sponsored by smART Nails, is now over. The 3 prize winners are: Congratulations to you all. Your 5 packs of stencils will be sent directly to you. Sorry to those who didn’t win, but thank you for entering.   a Rafflecopter giveaway       Giveaway terms and conditions: This giveaway […] Read more

Brush stroke metallics skittle (52 Week Challenge)

This week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge is either brush stroke or favourite brand. Having not done a brush stroke manicure before, that was my immediate choice. I wasn’t sure how – or if – it differed from a distressed manicure, so I had a quick search to find out more. In searching, I […] Read more

Autumnal gradient with gold leaves: November Polish Party

For the Polish Party theme for November, the vote was tied equally between autumn and weather. I’ve gone with autumn as I’ve had the idea for these nails ever since I did my autumnal stripes with the same polishes. Because of that manicure, I knew that the polishes would gradient well. They are all Barry […] Read more

Revlon Fashionista Stamped with Sally Hansen Shiny Penny: E is for: Elegant

E is for elegant in this week’s A2Z series challenge. The problem with this theme is that it’s very subjective and all in the interpretation. One nail polish addict’s ‘elegant’ is another’s ‘crude’ or ‘plain’. The most elegant nails I think I’ve ever done are some gold stamping over a burgundy Chanel polish. I thought […] Read more

Stencilled black stripes on beige and a giveaway

I usually do stripes using nail vinyls, but these nails were done using smART nails stencils. They work in exactly the same way, but perhaps are a little better for those who aren’t so confident with evenly spacing vinyls as these are spaced out for you. The base is 3 coats of Revlon Bare Bones, […] Read more

Brown and cream Barry M water marble (52 Week Challenge)

It’s week 8 in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge and the choices are brown and books. I chose brown, and my attempts were fraught with initial annoyance. I painted a gradient a few days ago. But I didn’t like it. It looked OK on my nails from a distance, but the photos showed […] Read more

George Deceit with Hexagonal Studs: D is for: Dark

For D this week in the A2Z series challenge the prompt is dark. I was pushed for time, so I created a fairly plain manicure using George Deceit and some hexagonal silver studs. I bought Deceit along with three other polishes at the weekend. I was in an unfamiliar town, killing time while my son […] Read more