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seventeen Charm Bracelet

Believe it or not, this is the very first textured manicure I have worn. I only own a few textured polishes. I have the black and white Barry M sequin effects ones, which I swatched but didn’t like enough to keep on my nails. And I also own one of the OPI Liquid sand polishes, […] Read more

A2ZNails Hub Page

Welcome to the A2ZNails challenge hub page, with all the manicures created. We post every Thursday. If you want to find out more about the nails bloggers behind the images, see Charlie of Pocket Money Polishes’ Meet The Bloggers (and IGers) post! You can also view all of the nails tagged with the Instagram #A2ZNails […] Read more

Gold with Black Chevrons: G is for: Gold

For this week in the A2Z series challenge, the theme is gold. I don’t much like gold on my nails. Gold belongs with green in the “I don’t like them” pile. But gold it is, so gold I wore (and then promptly removed again!) I painted black first, just one coat of W7 Black, and […] 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

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

Christmas Challenge 2013 Roundup

Now that the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge is over, I thought I’d do a roundup of my manicures. This is only my second challenge, and while fairly easy because it was only two manicures a week, I’m still pleased that I managed to keep up with it and posted on time for each […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 4: Christmas traditions

Today is all about Christmas traditions for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. There was so much I could have taken as inspiration for this prompt: Christmas trees, decorations, Christmas jumpers, mistletoe, gifts … the list could go on tenfold. I decided to go with holly. I love holly. I love the wonderfully shaped […] Read more

33DC Day 30: the same pattern, different colours

I had a lovely manicure planned for Day 30 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. It would have used seventeen different polishes! But, I hadn’t had time to make a start on it until today, so I decided that, on top of all the work I have to do today, my complicated manicure […] Read more

33DC Day 6: Textured

I really enjoyed this manicure that I created for day 6 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. Finally, I am wearing a manicure on all of my nails – not just four – and I will be keeping it on for several days, rather than swiftly removing it after deciding I don’t like […] Read more