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The Nail Arcade Rainbow Chess: September Polish Party

The Polish Party is one year old this month, so the theme is birthday / party / celebrations nails. I tried to copy the Polish Party logo and had a stab using a few different methods for painting multi-coloured streamers onto my nails. It failed. Abysmally. So next, I attempted to paint some cupcakes. It […] Read more

Red, black and white: stripes and glitter

A while back, someone was asking in a Facebook group what to do on their nails and I suggested red, black and white stripes. Someone else remarked that they could imagine that on my nails. And I agreed – I guess I’d suggested something that was very “me” – so, I chose to paint it […] Read more

U is for: Unicorn Love

It’s letter U this week in the A to Z series challenge. I wanted to add some nail art, but didn’t get time in the end, so it’s just a swatch today from me. This is Unicorn Love, from Polish Addict Nail Colour. It’s a mint green – verging on a pale blue – with […] Read more

Lightning nails for Migraine Awareness Week

It’s Migraine Awareness Week this week in the UK, and there’s a series of events being held by The Migraine Trust to encourage more people to find out more about migraine. I didn’t realise that migraine was quite so widespread. According to The Migraine Trust: Migraine is a neurological disorder that affects eight million Britons […] Read more

Red and gold harlequin nails: R is for Ruby Pumps

For letter R this week in the A to Z series challenge I chose Ruby Pumps from China Glaze. I don’t seem to have worn red on my nails in such a long time and I was yearning for it. Initially, I fished out a plain red China Glaze from my helmer, but sitting next […] Read more

Shimmer Karen with purple zigzags

I meant for this manicure to have more than just a ring finger accent. I was going to do both the centre nails plus my thumbs with the zigzags, but I was really busy at the weekend and I just didn’t have the time. So, it’ll have to stay as just a one fingernail accent, […] Read more

Scofflaw This Must Be The Place: Indie: Never-ending Pile Challenge

For today’s indie prompt in the Never-ending Pile challenge, I had so many polishes to choose from, and went with one I’ve been dying to wear, but just somehow haven’t got around to: Scofflaw This Must Be The Place. It’s a cream coloured base with pink and purple micro-glitters and small gold flakies. It’s very […] Read more

OPI Excuse Moi!: Jelly: Never-ending Pile Challenge

I had three untried jelly polishes to choose from for today’s Never-ending Pile challenge. I went with OPI Excuse Moi!, which came from the Muppets collection that was released at Christmas 2011. I wasn’t even into painting my nails then (I got hooked in the summer of 2012), but I bought this just recently, in […] Read more