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Perfect polka dots (the cheat’s way!) over Chanel Mirabella

Look at those perfect polka dots! Now, before you think I’ve become all conceited and boastful, I’ll explain that they’re only perfect because they are round glitters. Fab eh? I can now have perfectly formed dots whenever I want, thanks to these white round glitters that I bought from Born Pretty Store. Of course, if […] Read more

Multi-coloured Polka Dots over Black

Renowned nail artist Michelle Humphrey (who paints Lily Allen’s nails) recently posted some nails she called “disco dots”. Now, I remember the disco era (a bit too well), and I recall having a piece of clothing that was just like this manicure: multi-coloured dots over a black base. Unfortunately, I can’t quite fully drag the […] Read more

Orange Roses and Polka Dots

I thought I’d have another go at a roses and polka dots combination, and was inspired by a manicure I saw on Pinterest (see below) to change my roses a little and have them grouped together. I love this combination of colours; it’s so bright and summery. The polka dot nails have 3 coats of […] Read more

Roses and Polka Dots: Inspired by Little Tip Off: April Polish Party

The prompt for this month’s Polish Party is “inspired by another Polish Party member”. It’s been suggested for quite a few months now, but hasn’t won in our vote, so it’s good that it’s finally come around. There are so many talented nail artists to choose from, and I spent ages going through all the […] Read more

Purple, Silver and Black Skittlette: Random Untried: Never-ending Pile Challenge

It’s time for a random untried in the Never-ending Pile challenge. And I’ve used two for this one! My first untried is the purple: Rimmel Purple Reign. It’s a lovely shade of purple that has an almost imperceptible gold shimmer to it. You can only see it really close up and it doesn’t seem to […] Read more

Coral: GOT Polish Challenge

I had about three or four old corals to choose from for this week’s Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge. I chose L’Oréal Dating Coral, which is a bright coral with a very subtle shimmer to it. I needed three coats for it to be opaque, but anyone less fussy than me might get away […] Read more

Guest post over at The Crumpet

Right at the end of last year, Debbie from The Crumpet named mine as one of the blogs to watch in 2014. I felt so honoured to be named alongside some truly brilliant nail artists. And very flattered to be named as such by Debbie, who is the undisputed star of nail bogging in the […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Yellow: Polka Dots

For the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge this week, the theme is yellow or peach. I don’t have many of either polish, so it was fairly easy to choose one to use. I left this manicure very much to the last minute, without much idea of what I was going to do. I had […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Freestyle: Pastel Flowers using Barry M Sugar Apple and Rose Hip

The freestyle theme always fills me with dread. And today’s prompt for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge was no exception. “Freestyle” is no prompt at all really, and so always leaves me stumped about what to do. I tried a few things out on a nail wheel, using the new Barry M Spring Gellys and […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Dots & Stripes: Black & White

It’s dots and stripes in this week’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge. I was inspired to do this manicure by a dress I saw. At first I created the stripes only, and it looked like the Pizza Express branding – no bad thing seeing as I was eating out at Pizza Express that evening with friends, […] Read more