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Lilac Stamping On Cream : P is for: Pale

I’m extremely busy at the moment with work commitments, so nails are the last thing on my mind. It didn’t help today therefore when my first two efforts for “pale” in this week’s A2Z series challenge went completely wrong and I had to try again. I tried zigzags, but the polish was drying too quickly […] Read more

Blue and Green Watermarble: O is for: Old

I wasn’t sure what to do for old for the A2Z series challenge this week. I quite fancied creating a water marble though, so I picked three of my older untried polishes. I used L’Oréal French Riviera, a light blue with a barely noticeable hint of shimmer, L’Oréal Blue Reef, a green-leaning dark teal, and […] Read more

Red and Purple Gradient with Stamping: N is for: New

I have a couple of new things for this week’s A2Z series challenge prompt, for N is for new; the red polish and the stamping plate are both new. The red is Ciaté Kitten Heels. I bought it for £1.50 in an Original Factory Shop that was closing down. It’s a lovely colour, but quite […] Read more

Red with Diamond Glequins: M is for: Multi-coloured

We’re half way through the A2Z series challenge, so that means it’s M this week. And M is for multi-coloured. I’ve used some diamond shaped glequins that I bought from Born Pretty Store. I forgot I had these. They look very striking on the nail though, so I’ll be using them again! There are all […] Read more

Purple and Grey: L is for: Lines

It’s L for lines in this week’s A2Z series challenge. I like lines. In fact I’d go so far as to say I love lines, and stripes in particular. So, this was an easy and enjoyable challenge for me. I’ve painted some purple and grey stripes over white. Well, off white really; the base is […] Read more

Orange, Blue and Cream: K is for: Kitchen Sink

This week in the A2Z series challenge it’s K, and that means Kitchen Sink. A kitchen sink manicure is where you use “everything but the kitchen sink”. So it’s a bit like a skittlette, only all the nails are different, and you use a different technique for each one. Usually though, there is some sort […] Read more

Sephora Ka-Pow! with Rhinestones: J is for: Jewel

I’ve not been very creative with this manicure. It’s for J is jewel in the A2Z series challenge and all I kept thinking of was sapphires. So I chose my most sapphire-like polish – Sephora Ka-Pow! – and added some rhinestones. The colour of Ka-Pow! is lovely – a deep blue with a lighter blue […] Read more

Holographic Stars on Navy: I is for: Inspired

We’ve had a few weeks’ break for Christmas and New Year, but now the A2Z series challenge is back with the letter I, which is for inspired. I took my inspiration from a recent manicure by Nail Lacquer UK, where AJ punched out holographic butterflies and added them over black. I’ve done the same thing […] Read more

Revlon Midnight Stamped with Color Club Over The Moon: H is for: Holographic

You’d be forgiven for not realising that this week’s A2Z series challenge is all about holographic … because my camera and lightbox set-up means that I cannot capture holo. I could, of course, have photographed these nails in the sun, but it’s somewhere over Turks and Caicos, Haiti and Ottawa right now. I’ll add a […] 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