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Coral, White and Negative Space stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These coral, white and negative space stripes are for the coral and white theme for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. My own prompt was negative space. I seem to have done so many negative space manicures recently, despite not really liking them. I don’t like how my nails are too stained for this […] Read more

Pink, Purple and Grey stripes | Diabolical Nail Varnish from Firebox

I have some pink, purple and grey stripes nail art, courtesy of Diabolical Nail Varnish. Diabolical Nail Varnish has been specially created by Firebox.com. These three polishes come as a set, presented in a pink box, and are inspired by Wes Anderson’s stylised film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. I absolutely adored the film. I hadn’t […] Read more

Pink Mosaic stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

The 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group is doing hot pink and my personal prompt was mosaic or stained glass, so I have some pink mosaic stripes. Not all the polishes I used are hot pink, but then when you’re doing mosaic, you need lots of different colours. My first attempt at mosaic nails began […] Read more

Silver and Blue Diagonal stripes | Twinsie Tuesday

I have these silver and blue diagonal stripes for the Tuesday prompt of “inspired by your childhood” this week. If my nails look quite obscure and not particularly reminiscent of anything to do with childhood, it’s because they are inspired by my old school tie. My senior school was built in 1977, which was the […] Read more

Turquoise and Aqua Wavy stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

We are all doing turquoise or aqua nails for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. My own theme is fluid lines, so I have some turquoise and aqua wavy stripes. I started with a base of the glitter polish. This is an Accessorize polish, Forever Emerald. There is something amiss in the Accessorize naming […] Read more

Yellow, Black and White stripes and Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

It’s stripes or pastel for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge so I have some yellow, black and white stripes and flowers nails. I started off trying to paint some black and white stripes over the yellow base, which is China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin. But it just wasn’t working and looked a mess. […] Read more

Orange Watermarble stripes (52 Week Challenge)

The themes for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are orange and outlines. I chose to create some orange watermarble stripes, using decals. These have been watermarbled without dragging through the image. I have wanted to use this technique for ages, to make (slightly curved) wide stripes on my nails. I’ve tried it […] Read more

Pastel stripes (52 Week Challenge)

This week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts are 3 pastels and negative space. I’ve been wearing a gel base coat for a while to prevent staining, but it hasn’t quite been long enough for all the staining to grow out. So negative space is a big no no for me. Accordingly, I chose […] 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

Diagonal stripes: Three Blues (52 Week Challenge)

For this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge the choices are domestic animals or three shades of blue. I didn’t fancy putting cats or dogs or rabbits on my nails, so went with the three blues prompt. I’ve done some diagonal stripes. Diagonal isn’t a very common thing for me. I’ve created […] Read more