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Blue leopard spots accent nail

I spent ages trying to draw these leopard spots. I watched some tutorials on YouTube and searched Pinterest and Google Images for some inspiration. I found something I liked and wanted to emulate, so tried freehanding the spots, just practising on a paper plate. But it was really quite woeful. Then I had a bit […] Read more

Barry M Magnetic Blue with stamping

I received the second Bundle Monster set of plates for Christmas (thanks Mum and Dad!) and used them for the first time today. I stamped over my existing Barry M Magnetic Blue manicure, using Barry M Foil Effects Silver. It really is one of the best polishes I’ve come across so far for stamping (along […] Read more

Gold stamping over Barry M Raspberry

I jazzed up my Barry M Raspberry manicure with some stamping. I used Cheeky plate CH5 and Barry M Foil Effects Gold, which always stamps beautifully. I’ve peaked a bit too soon with this look. I have a Christmas lunch to go to later this week, and this would have looked great for that, but I’m […] Read more

Snowflake nails

My previous manicure has lasted really well, but I was getting a bit bored with it, so decided to jazz it up with some stamping. On Facebook, I’m a member of the group, Adventures in Stamping. There’s a weekly challenge manicure where everyone has to stamp according to a theme. This week’s theme is “over […] Read more

Stamping with L’Oreal Versailles Gold and Cheeky CH-11

I thought I would freshen up yesterday’s manicure with a bit of stamping. There are special polishes that work with stamping plates. They’re thicker and more pigmented. But there are plenty of other “regular” polishes that work just fine. Without knowing if the colour I chose would be one of those or not, I took […] Read more