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Burgundy and Red Needle Drag| Twinsie Tuesday

This week’s Twinsie Tuesday prompt is vampy. To me, vampy is all about dark red, so I did a burgundy and red needle drag manicure. Working one nail at a time, I first painted on one thickish coat of L’Oréal Hypnotic Red. It’s a deep burgundy, almost black, shade and is the perfect vampy red. […] Read more

Graffiti Nails Fairy Wing

Graffiti Nails is a new brand of polish that launched last month. Popular blogger, Alice, of One Nail To Rule Them All, is involved with the brand, which currently comprises thirteen polishes, a base coat and a top coat. There are plans to introduce other nail art items, and to bring tutorials and video guides […] Read more

Gradient Stripes using L’Oréal Maui Wave and Paris Avenues

Today’s theme in the Never-ending Pile challenge is drugstore. I take that to mean polishes I can get from Boots or Superdrug, so: Barry M, Rimmel, Maybelline, L’Oréal, Revlon, MUA, Sinful Colors, NYC, 2True, etc. I chose L’Oréal, as I have tons of them, and I’ve gone for a design I’ve had in my mind […] Read more

Pastel Water Marble: Never-ending Pile Challenge

For the second in the Never-ending Pile challenge prompts, it’s pastel. I seem to have done a lot of pastel nails recently, so couldn’t immediately come up with much inspiration. And it wasn’t helped by only having four or five pastel untrieds. I decided on a water marble, and after trying with some Ciaté polishes […] Read more

L’Oreal Mystic Blue and Essie On A Silver Platter

I wore this manicure back in the middle of February – for my birthday, as it happens. I started off just wearing L’Oréal Mystic Blue as it’s one of my favourite polishes. We were staying away for a few days – my birthday falls in half term week every year – and I’d been treated […] Read more

My 20 favourite nail art manicures of 2013

A Happy New Year to you. Following on from my favourite nail polishes of 2013, here’s my favourite nail art from 2013. I tried to limit my list to 10 manicures, as before, but I just couldn’t manage. So, please excuse my self-indulgence while I detail my favourite 20 nail art looks from 2013. I’ve […] Read more

My 10 favourite nail polishes of 2013

This is a roundup of my favourite nail polishes from 2013. These are all polishes that have been released in 2013, and which I have worn. So this list, unfortunately, leaves out many polishes that might be great, but I just haven’t discovered that yet as they are still sitting in my untried pile! I […] Read more