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all that jazz All Eyes On Me

I have a new-to-me brand on my nails today: this is All That Jazz All Eyes On Me. All That Jazz is a brand that I have heard of, but didn’t own any before now. I have come across them at several of the Professional Beauty Shows, but just hadn’t tried them. If you’ve been […] Read more

Blue and Silver Filigree Nails | 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Nail blog posts from me are a bit like buses: none for a month and then two come along at once! So after a bit of a break, I’m back to posting with some blue and silver filigree nails. These are for a new challenge: 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. It’s a once a fortnight […] Read more

My nail polish

Here’s a list of all the nail polish and gel polish I own. I have 1,111 polishes. If I’ve blogged about a nail polish, I’ve linked to the post(s). You can also click on the brand names to find manicures using nail polishes from that brand. 2True Aglaia Aphrodite Arete Artemis Athena Christy Crystal Shade […] Read more

Festival Nails | June 2016 Nailbox

I used the June 2016 Nailbox content to create a festival nails look. This is the first subscription box of polish that I have received. I’ve not signed up to one before because I now have so much polish (I’m approaching 1,000 bottles) and I think that I probably own practically every colour out there, […] Read more

Nails Inc Sao Paulo Streets with stamping

I stamped over the top of Nails Inc Sao Paulo Streets to jazz up my manicure the next day. I chose a stylised flower pattern – they look a bit like four-petal daisies to me – from the CICI & SISI jumbo plates first set (the white set) and stamped using Konad special white.   […] Read more

SpaRitual Tango

This is a second polish from the latest collection from SpaRitual. It’s Tango, from the Dance collection. I did three coats for this, and it definitely needed it. It’s much more sheer than Cha Cha Cha. Although I did do thin coats, and could probably have achieved opaque coverage in two thick coats. This is […] Read more

33DC Day 29: Your favourite pattern

Today in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge we have to choose our favourite pattern. My favourite pattern – and technique, I guess too – is a gradient. Gradients are really easy to do, and can sometimes be very striking if you choose some good colours. I wanted to do a purple and blue […] Read more

SpaRitual Cha Cha Cha

SpaRitual has launched a new, special edition collection of textured glitter polishes, called the Dance Collection. This is Cha Cha Cha, a gorgeous lilac colour, with an intense glittery sparkle. I adore it. I love how the rubberised handles of SpaRitual polishes help you to maintain an even stroke, but it’s not necessary with this […] Read more

NYC Mint Macaroon with gold glequins

I wanted to jazz up yesterday’s manicure a bit. Green really isn’t my favourite colour, and although I liked my nails, I didn’t like them enough to leave them plain. So I added some gold glequins (I still think they should be called hexaquins!). I’ve only added them to my ring fingers, as accent nails, […] Read more