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Black and White Houndstooth Tips (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve just used one of the prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I’ve gone with the houndstooth prompt and have stuck with a classic colour combination of black and white. My inspiration comes from an image in the MoYou Nails brochure – in fact, it’s not so much inspiration as wholesale […] Read more

Geometric Stamped Yellow, Green and Blue Gradient (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts this week. They are “blue, yellow and green” and “geometric”. So, I’ve created a gradient using all Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes: Butter-fly Stroke, Lickety-Split Lime and Brisk Blue. Then I stamped over it with a geometric pattern from a new stamping plate I won. […] Read more

Purple with Stamped Silver Hearts (52 Week Challenge)

Up until now, I have been posting my 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge manicures on a Sunday, but seeing as this has a Valentine’s theme, I thought it best to post it today. The base is two coats of Barry M Orchid, the shimmery purple from the Silks collection. You can’t see the silky, […] Read more

Advanced Stamping Decal Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge, which are pale blue and flowers. I’ve used the advanced stamping method to make some stamping decals. In what is a first for me, I’ve made my decals on the stamper, not on a sheet of plastic. I think I prefer […] Read more

Gold, Red and Pink Foils Gradient (52 Week Challenge)

For this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge we’re supposed to do fishbraid or a non-glitter topper. So foils are a topper, right? Sort of. I think I’m stretching the theme here a bit! I don’t actually have any undies on beneath the foils; I simply applied them straight over my base coat. Thankfully, […] Read more

Green Gradient with Stamping (52 Week Challenge)

I have had so much trouble with this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The theme is either fire or 3 greens or yellows. And the one that made it to posting – this manicure – is attempt number 5. I started off by doing some green, three colour stamping over a blue. It […] 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

Pink and Aqua Tape Manicure (52 Week Challenge)

The themes for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challengeare dotting tools and/or pink and aqua and I’ve done a tape manicure using the colours option. I wasn’t entirely sure what colour aqua is. I’ve always assumed that it’s short for aquamarine, which is a greeny sort of turquoise. I looked it up and […] Read more

Green dots (52 Week Challenge)

In the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week the themes are dots and 3 shades of purple. I told my son I was going to do a dotticure, and he picked me out some blues. But I – rather uncharacteristically – chose to go with green. I’m not a lover of green, but […] Read more

Blue Distressed Nails (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve cheated a little here. These nails are for last week’s “distressed and/or grey” prompt in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The challenge finished last Sunday, and although each prompt lasts a week, I aim to post mine on the Sunday each time. But I had flu, so couldn’t do anything much more […] Read more