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33DC Day 23: Geometric

For day 23 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge the theme is geometric. A few weeks ago, while watching QI, I spotted that Stephen Fry was wearing a rather nice tie that had a geometrical pattern. This challenge had not long started, and so I was on the look out for inspiration for […] Read more

33DC Day 20: A pattern in your wardrobe

My Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge manicure for today is a bit of a cop out. The theme is a pattern in your wardrobe and I was all set to recreate a shirt I have that’s a lovely medium purple with white swirly flowers and leaves. I had left the manicure to the last […] Read more

33DC Day 18: Featuring 2 Patterns

Day 18 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge calls for a manicure featuring two patterns. I was going to do dots and stripes, but it kind of evolved into dotted flowers and stripes instead when I saw this post and wanted to copy the flowers. I started off with a base of OPI […] Read more

33DC Day 16: South America

So, day 16 – we’re nearly half way there in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. I had no idea what to do – but this time it was because there was too much choice. South America is a huge continent, made up of lots of countries and spanning all manner of cultures and […] Read more

33DC Day 13: Chinese

Today’s prompt in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge is Chinese. I had an idea immediately that I wanted to use red, gold and black – colours that I associate strongly with China – and that I wanted to incorporate some Chinese lettering. I used a base coat of Sally Hansen Rapid Red, with […] Read more

33DC Day 4: Tribal

I’ve not done tribal nails before, and it’s quite out of my comfort zone because for the most part it seems that most tribal designs warrant some freehand art of some sort or another. And freehand is really not my forte, but I had to go with it for the sake of the challenge. First […] Read more

33DC Day 2: Your Most Used Colour Polish

My most used polish is a bottle of Revlon All Fired Up. I am fairly certain that the polish was unique to Boots, and it was one of only about twelve polishes that I owned before I became rather obsessed with this little hobby of mine and before I started to keep my nails painted. […] Read more

Black manicure with sparkly red stripe French tips

I wore a red top to my son’s school Speech Day (prize giving day) yesterday and matched it by wearing China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Today I wanted to switch things up a bit and do something that I could also blog about. (I’ve blogged about Ruby Pumps before). I decided to add striping tape near […] Read more