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FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Cute: Japanese Kawaii Animals

For the cute theme in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge I have always been intending to do these nails. These are Japanese kawaii animals (kawaii means cute). Think Hello Kitty and Pikachu and you’re there. I couldn’t find any references for four characters I loved, so I mixed and matched some ideas I saw on […] Read more

Week Of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge: Roses

The theme for today in the Week of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge is roses. I have mastered what I call “easy” roses, the ones that are done with a dotting tool. So I wanted to try out something a little different. I thought about doing some one-stroke art, but swiftly put that idea back […] Read more

Week Of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge: Kisses

It’s day 2 of the Week of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge and the theme today is kisses. When I first started being interested in nails, I remember being struck by a lovely manicure with metallic pink and silver kisses on it.  Of course, now that I want to refer to it, I can’t find […] Read more

Laquerdaisical Purple Phase

I have another Laquerdaisical polish on today. This is Purple Phase, a thermal, colour-changing polish that goes from blue/grey when warm to dark purple when cold. The formula was again quite thick, and tended to drag if you went over the same spot, so I had to ensure I did the manicure carefully.  Some thinner […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Stripes: Black, grey and white gradient stripes

It’s stripes today in the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge. There are prompts ahead in the challenge for a number of colours, so where I can, I want to try not to use those specified colours in the styles challenges. So I decided – at first – to go with a red, black and […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Animal Print: rainbow gradient mini leopard print nails

New Year, new challenge! I’m starting three new challenges this January, and this is the first to kick off. It’s FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge, where there is a theme each week on a Sunday. The first theme is animal print. I have always wanted to do a multi-coloured leopard print, but I thought I’d do […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 8: New Year’s Eve

So, on this last day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve (a few days early!) I went with some multi-coloured blingy glitter over black. The base is W7 Black and the multi-coloured circle glitter is the very appropriately named Auld Lang Syne from Tara’s Talons. I chose Auld […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 7: Winter characters

Today’s prompt in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge is Winter Characters. I did these nails back at the end of October, on top of my SpaRitual Intellect manicure. The blue and shimmer of Intellect reminded me of a wintry sky, so I thought I’d add something Christmassy, and penguins seemed an easy choice. […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 5: Toys

I was really stumped about what to do when it came to this toys prompt for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. Then, I was listening to Absolute Radio, and on Christian O’Connell’s breakfast show, he was saying he was having trouble getting his daughter a Furby Boom, as everywhere was sold out. I […] Read more

33DC Day 27: A mani with 3 patterns

I really struggled with the prompt for Day 27 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. I just didn’t know what to do. I considered doing a nail with three patterns on it, then repeating that across all my nails, but I only had last night to do this manicure, and that wasn’t going […] Read more