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Red Geometric | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme is red and my own personal prompt is geometric. So these are my red geometric nails. The base is the classic and iconic Chanel Rouge Noir. To that, I’ve then added some colour using a Bundle Monster nail stencil. The stencil is Bundle Monster #24, which has […] Read more

Black and White Dots | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Today, the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme is black and white, and my personal pattern is dots. My black and white dots weren’t created with a dotting tool though, but with stencils. I painted a base of Nella Milano Raven Wing, then added the dots using Nella Milano Chantilly Cream. I used some stencils […] Read more

Holo chevrons (52 Week Challenge)

The 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge choices this time around are film and holo. I didn’t have much time this week for nails, as I’ve had flu again. I’m never ill and yet I’ve had flu twice since Christmas. So, because of wasting three days of my life in bed this week, I kept […] Read more

smART nails stencils giveaway: the winners

My giveaway, very kindly sponsored by smART Nails, is now over. The 3 prize winners are: Congratulations to you all. Your 5 packs of stencils will be sent directly to you. Sorry to those who didn’t win, but thank you for entering.   a Rafflecopter giveaway       Giveaway terms and conditions: This giveaway […] Read more

Stencilled black stripes on beige and a giveaway

I usually do stripes using nail vinyls, but these nails were done using smART nails stencils. They work in exactly the same way, but perhaps are a little better for those who aren’t so confident with evenly spacing vinyls as these are spaced out for you. The base is 3 coats of Revlon Bare Bones, […] Read more

Jagged stencilled zigzags using OPI Miss Universe 2013 collection

I have another smART nails stencils manicure today. This one is P017, and I don’t really know how to describe it. It’s a sort of zigzag, but looks like some scary pointed fang teeth as well! Actually, I’ve just checked on the smART nails website, and they’re called “big teeth”, so I was right! I […] Read more

Cream with Stencilled Pink Swirls

I’ve bought and used smART nails stencils for my manicures quite a few times before, and the company that makes them noticed and asked if I would review some for them. I decided to try out one of the more complicated stencils. This is P053, which has some swirly lines on it that go off […] Read more

Blue wavy stencilled tips: T is for: Thinking of Blue and The Sky’s The Limit

For this week’s letter in the A to Z series challenge I’ve used two letter Ts, both by Sally Hansen: Thinking Of Blue, an inky, near navy blue, and The Sky’s The Limit, a bright mid blue. Rummaging around in my Helmer to find some studs or glequins to go on the dark blue I […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Valentine’s: Red and White Hearts

I’ve actually followed the proper rules for today’s Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge. Up until now, I have been using untried polishes, despite the idea about the GOT Polish Challenge being that you showcase not-used-in-a-long-time polishes. So for today, I’ve chosen Rimmel Rapid Ruby as my base colour. It was one of the first […] Read more

Maybelline Noite de Gal with stencilled French tip accents in Ciaté Sugar Plum

I had no idea what Noite de Gal meant. I presumed it was French, but I got nowhere with that. Google Translate helpfully told me it’s Galician for “night gal”. I’ll go with that (unless anyone can tell me better). Maybelline Noite de Gal is one of the Color Show polishes. It’s a deep purple, […] Read more