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Black and Silver Sparkly Stars over Ciaté Boudoir: Had to Have It, Still Haven’t Worn It

I don’t feel I’ve done today’s Never-ending Pile challenge justice. The theme is “had to have it, still haven’t worn it” and I have loads of polishes that perfectly fit the brief that I could have used: Max Factor Fantasy Fire, KBShimmer Snow Way, OPI Ski Teal We Drop, A England Order Of The Garter, […] Read more

Red Roses Over Black: Gothic: FingerFood’s Theme Buffet

It’s Gothic today for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge and I was devoid of all inspiration. I Googled a bit and thought about doing more of an 80s Gothic look, using black and spiky studs. But it wasn’t something I fancied wearing and I wanted to keep my manicure for the whole day. So I […] Read more

Purple, Silver and Black Skittlette: Random Untried: Never-ending Pile Challenge

It’s time for a random untried in the Never-ending Pile challenge. And I’ve used two for this one! My first untried is the purple: Rimmel Purple Reign. It’s a lovely shade of purple that has an almost imperceptible gold shimmer to it. You can only see it really close up and it doesn’t seem to […] Read more

Guest post over at The Crumpet

Right at the end of last year, Debbie from The Crumpet named mine as one of the blogs to watch in 2014. I felt so honoured to be named alongside some truly brilliant nail artists. And very flattered to be named as such by Debbie, who is the undisputed star of nail bogging in the […] Read more

W7 Lava Flow: Glitter: Never-ending Pile Challenge

I’m starting another challenge today. This one is the brainchild of Missy from Gnarly Nails, and is being run through her Glittah Pirates Facebook group. It’s the The Never-ending Pile challenge and the quest is to use up all those untried polishes we addicts hoard. As at today, I have 229 unworn polishes. That represents […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Buffet: Monochrome: Black and White Floral Stamping

And so the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge rolls onto part two. And we have some more themes to pick from. These were all suggested by members of the Facebook group (I was too slow and didn’t get round to posting any ideas). This week is actually either the end of the last set of challenges, […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Ruffle: Holographic Ruffle

I’m grateful to the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge today for making me attempt a technique I have never tried before: the ruffle manicure. I used the four Color Club 2013 Halo Hues that I own: Over The Moon (blue), Beyond (black), Kismet (gold) and Eternal Beauty (purple). I have mixed feelings about this […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Dots & Stripes: Black & White

It’s dots and stripes in this week’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge. I was inspired to do this manicure by a dress I saw. At first I created the stripes only, and it looked like the Pizza Express branding – no bad thing seeing as I was eating out at Pizza Express that evening with friends, […] Read more