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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

Pink, Red and White Mini Dotted Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

The two challenge prompts for last week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge were: red and pink, or skittles. I chose to create some pink, red and white mini dotted flowers. My design is entirely inspired (copied!) from one done by Nail That Design. I used all Nella Milano polishes for this design. The pink […] Read more

Leadlight Pebble Skittle with Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tints

I previously posted some nails using some of the Bundle Monster Mosaic Glass Sheer Tint gel polishes. And I’ve used them a different way today to create a pebble skittle manicure, using the leadlight technique. Starting with two coats of Gelish Black Shadow and a gel top coat, I then removed the sticky layer and […] Read more

Nails Inc Marylebone Mews With Paisley Stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are taupe and paisley. For the first time since February, I’ve combined the two and done some taupe paisley stamped nails using Nails Inc Marylebone Mews. It’s not the most imaginative nail art you’ll see for the this prompt. I couldn’t get very […] 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

Black and Green Recycle Logo: R is for: Recycle

I’ve left today’s A2Z series challenge manicure until the last minute as usual. This morning, a few of the others taking part in this challenge were talking about it and I realised the theme had been changed. I create the Inlinkz for this so you would think I would notice. But no. I was convinced […] Read more

Quirk Éponine over Barry M Vintage Violet: Q is for: Quirky

Q for quirky for the A2Z series challenge was a tough one. So I took the easy option and used a polish from Quirk. This is Éponine, made by Kerrie from Quirk Polish (and the blogger behind PishPosh & Polish). Sadly, she stopped making her indie polishes last year. It is a clear base with […] Read more

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

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 glitter gradient

I forgot to post these nails last week. They’re what I wore on Christmas Day. But they could be New Year’s Eve nails though, right? The base looks black but it’s actually W7 Black Cherry, a very dark red. I don’t own Chanel Rouge Noir, but my guess is that this is W7’s take on […] Read more