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Orange Reciprocal Gradient Zigzags | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Orange reciprocal gradient: this is my first ever reciprocal gradient. I don’t know why I haven’t done one before now. So, I’m glad therefore that it’s come up as my personal prompt for the orange theme in this week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. I added zigzags as the element to differentiate the two […] Read more

Pink and Silver Zigzags With Triangular Studs

These pink and silver zigzags were painted quite some time ago now, back when my nails were a bit shorter. I used a base of piCture pOlish Allure, which is a bright magenta pink with a scattered holo. My photos don’t show the beautiful holographic effect sadly. I teamed it with OPI This Gown Needs […] Read more

Navy and Gold Zig Zags (52 Week Challenge)

I made it to the end. This is post number fifty-two, the last one for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The prompts were dark and grungey and/or zig zags. I chose zig zags, which are also quite dark. But not grungey! The base and plain nails are Chanel Fortissimo. This is a gorgeous […] Read more

Pink Scaled Gradient Zigzags: Z is for: Zigzags

We’re finally at the end of the A2Z series challenge. Twenty-six weeks after starting and we’re at Z, which is for zigzags. Wanting to do something a little different, I created some pink scaled gradient zigzags. I’ve not used the scaled gradient technique before. It’s an effective look, created I believe by Cristine of Simply […] Read more

Blue and Purple Textured Glitter Zigzags: T is for: Textured

I’ve used some textured glitter for T is for textured in the A2Z series challenge this week. Both polishes are from the 2true Sequins collection and are Eva, which is the blue one, and Naomi, the purple one. I have one other nail polish from this 5-part collection; it’s the silver one, called Christy. I’ve […] Read more

Curvy zigzags with Ciaté Encore! and Nails Inc Wigmore Street (52 Week Challenge)

The prompts for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week are crinkly tape and glitter topper. I’ve gone for the crinkly tape option and used a curvy zigzag sticker to create this look. The base is Ciaté Encore!, a muted orange creme that was unworn until today. It won’t stay that way though, […] Read more

Cyan blue and silver skittlette with zigzags and studs

This is a skittlette I created to wear out with a matching cyan blue top. In the event though, I managed to dribble toothpaste down the top just before we left and so had to change what I was wearing. Typical. The blue is Barry M Cyan Blue, a perfect formula, near single coater. It […] Read more

Orange gradient with zigzag tips

I’ve not had much time recently to do too much on my nails, and so nail art on the blog has been a little sparse. I’ve also found myself lacking in inspiration, which is possibly due to having stopped doing the challenges I was following. When you have too much choice of what to do, […] 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