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Red and Black Tartan

I created these red and black tartan nails using Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L006. I am quite obsessed with tartan at the moment. With a Scottish surname like Kerr – which is a clan name with its own tartan – you’d think I would always have been obsessed with tartan. But I am English, […] Read more

Black and Silver Laser Nails | New Year | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group, we’re posting New Year nails. I have some party nails, done with a black and silver laser pattern. They are inspired by the nails that first got me interested in nail polish, back in 2011. I was going to a 40th birthday party that had […] Read more

Fairisle Christmas Jumper Nails | Twinsie Tuesday

After a bit of a hiatus during December, the Twinsie Tuesday group returns today with a Christmas manicure. I have created some Fairisle Christmas jumper nails, in cream, pink and blue. I have just received the CICI & SISI special Christmas plate, Miss Xmas – Happy Reindeer. I won it in a CICI & SISI […] Read more

Christmas Trees And Stars | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

We’re doing Christmas a week early for 40 Great Nail Art Ideas and I have some gold Christmas trees and stars. I first thought about this design almost a year ago when I first bought the Born Pretty Store BP-01 stamping plate. The design reminded me of a business Christmas card that I had sent […] Read more

Red and Black Geometric Stamping

This red and black geometric stamping manicure is one of my favourites. I do love some geometric stamping; and plain and simple, without being too fussy, is always a winner with me. I painted a red base for this and then stamped over it in black. The red base is Barry M Sparkling Ruby, the […] Read more

Winter Trees | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Today I have some winter trees for the Crumpets Nail Tarts Winter theme for 40 Great Nail Art Ideas. I wanted to used this stamping plate two years’ ago at around this time, for the Christmas Challenge 2013 winter nature theme, but I hadn’t actually received it yet. Surprisingly, despite how much I wanted to […] Read more

Picture Polish FEST 2015: Abstract Nail Art

After several months of secrecy, I can now reveal that I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in Picture Polish FEST 2015. In case you’re not aware of it, each year since 2011 Picture Polish has created a bit of a blog fest, with bloggers creating nail art or doing swatches with […] Read more

China Glaze Ugly Sweater Party with Triangular Studs | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

China Glaze Ugly Sweater Party is the base for my glitter topper or flakie manicure for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge. My personal pattern this week is 3D or embellished, so I’ve added some triangular silver studs. I was going to add some Christmas trees, but the glitter itself is so blingy that […] Read more