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Holiday nails

You may have noticed – or you may not – that I haven’t posted in a while. Well, it’s because I’ve been away on holiday to France for a fortnight. I had a fabulous time. We stayed in a converted barn in the Charente Maritime. It’s an area we’ve been to before, and love it. […] Read more

Vintage roses using SpaRitual polishes plus a giveaway

For the past two days, I’ve been showing some SpaRitual polishes, and today I’ve combined the two into some nail art and also have a great giveaway for you to enter. I’ve used a base of Delight, then I’ve added some vintage roses. I used SpaRitual Last Tango for the base of the roses. Then […] Read more

White and pink daisies

Sally Hansen The Sky’s The Limit, which has been on my nails since Wednesday, is very close in colour to the background of a pretty floral top I have. Inspired by that, I decided to try to recreate the pattern (somewhat) on my nails. I used my Barry M White Nail Art Pen for the […] Read more

Butterfly nails with Chanel Azuré and Chanel Bel-Argus

Inspired by the name of the summer 2013 collection – L’Été Papillon, meaning summer butterfly (or is it butterfly summer?) – I decided to try out some butterfly nails for the first time. After applying two coats of Azuré, I sponged on Bel-Argus towards the tips of my nails. I had thought that this lovely […] Read more

Pink stripes and vintage flowers

I’ve seen a number of manicures where stripes have been teamed with vintage roses, and I’ve pinned many of them on my Pinterest board that I use for saving manicures that I want to try to recreate. Pretty much all of the nails I’ve ever seen seem to be of the Cath Kidston variety, with […] Read more

Dotted flowers: Beauty UK Smokey Lilac, NYC Pinstripe White and W7 Cosmic Purple

So many polishes: so little time! My stash of untried polishes keeps growing. A month ago, I had 104 untried polishes. Despite manicuring my nails every two or three days, and proactively trying to get through those polishes, I have bought and been given loads more, so the untried number has actually grown: to 117. […] 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

Kitchen Sink Saturday … er make that Monday: blue

I didn’t manage to get around to doing a kitchen sink manicure last Saturday. So here’s it is now … a couple of days late. I was already wearing Chanel Blue Boy, and had added the leopard spots accent nail. But as I wasn’t entirely happy with the leopard nail, I went over the inside […] Read more