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Gold with Black Chevrons: G is for: Gold

For this week in the A2Z series challenge, the theme is gold. I don’t much like gold on my nails. Gold belongs with green in the “I don’t like them” pile. But gold it is, so gold I wore (and then promptly removed again!) I painted black first, just one coat of W7 Black, and […] 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

Zoya Storm, Dream and Payton: 3 Dark Colours (52 Week Challenge)

The themes for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are 3 dark colours or the 80s. My formative years were the 1980s. As the decade dawned, I became a teenager, and by the time they ended, I had completed university and was a couple of years into my first job. So you’d think […] Read more

Halloween Needle Drag: October Polish Party

The Polish Party theme for October is Halloween. I’ve never done a “traditional” pumpkin, ghosts, haunted house, bats, Jack Skellington, mummies kind of manicure. And it seems that this year is no different. I was inspired by a beautiful needle drag manicure by one of my favourite nail artists, Nail Bamboo, and used the Halloween […] Read more

Leopard print: Y is for: You’re A Peach

I only have two polishes beginning with the letter Y: OPI Yodel Me On My Cell and Nails Inc You’re A Peach. And for the penultimate week in the A to Z series challenge I chose to use You’re A Peach and did some leopard nails. I’ve never really done leopard print nails before. I’ve […] Read more

Red, black and white: stripes and glitter

A while back, someone was asking in a Facebook group what to do on their nails and I suggested red, black and white stripes. Someone else remarked that they could imagine that on my nails. And I agreed – I guess I’d suggested something that was very “me” – so, I chose to paint it […] Read more

Red, black and white splatter: May Polish Party

The prompt for this month’s Polish Party is “splatter”. I do love doing splatter nails; they’re such fun to do – albeit very messy. I was already wearing a plain red manicure – Rimmel Double Decker Red – and thought it would be a good base for some black and white splatter. I used my […] Read more

Multi-coloured Polka Dots over Black

Renowned nail artist Michelle Humphrey (who paints Lily Allen’s nails) recently posted some nails she called “disco dots”. Now, I remember the disco era (a bit too well), and I recall having a piece of clothing that was just like this manicure: multi-coloured dots over a black base. Unfortunately, I can’t quite fully drag the […] Read more