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Graffiti Nails Tuscany

This is the second of some polishes I was sent for review by Graffiti Nails. Tuscany is a gorgeous shade of orange. I don’t have anything like this already. It’s on the yellow side of orange and has a burnt quality about it. I did a Google image search for “Tuscan orange” and the colours […] Read more

In praise of HK Girl: the best top coat ever

I’ve tried a lot of top coats. Nine different ones in total. Some of them have been completely awful; some really great. And until very recently, I thought I’d found my perfect top coat. And then I tried Glisten & Glow HK Girl. And I can now say with absolute certainty that I will never […] Read more

Nail Lacquer UK Autumn Weathers

Autumn Weathers is a multi-coloured strand glitter in a clear base, produced by AJ of Nail Lacquer UK, a new indie polish maker I chose to wear it over a base of Sally Hansen Beige Blast and found that the best way to apply it was to dab it on, almost stipple it as if […] Read more

Winners of the British Nail Bloggers Giveaway

The massive British Nail Bloggers Giveaway finished last Friday. It ran for three weeks and attracted 65,815 entries. What an amazing competition to be a part of! As it has now come to an end, those of us who sponsored it are pleased to be able to announce the winners of the $100 gift certificate […] Read more

Purple stamped tips: stars

In another first, I’ve attempted to stamp French tips today. It’s not my best work, but then I don’t know many people who can get the French tips to stamp well. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) I stamped using Essie Nothing Else Metals and Cheeky plate CH23 to stamp the stars over […] Read more

Sinful Colors Daddy’s Girl

I spent an age this morning trying to decide what to put on my nails. No amount of rooting through my bottles of untried polishes or scanning my swatch wheels could help me choose. Finally, I just decided to wear an old favourite. I’ve worn Sinful Colors Daddy’s Girl before, but haven’t blogged about it. […] Read more

Kitchen Sink Saturday: hearts

I’ve joined in the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Saturday challenge once again, this time with a hearts manicure. Three of my nails have a base of OPI I Have A Herring Problem, which I was wearing yesterday; the other two have Nina Silver Slipper. I started by adding the silver hearts to my ring […] 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

New Year’s Nails

We’re going to friends tonight for drinks, then coming home for a nice meal (before probably dozing on the sofa to Hootenanny and then being woken by the fireworks at midnight!). And tomorrow we are out for a meal with some other friends. So I want to do some New Year’s nails, but I’m not […] Read more