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Coral Reef Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These coral reef nails are for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group, whose prompt this week is “Things In The Water”. I decided to use some images from the Bundle Monster Sun Kissed stamping plate collection to create an underwater scene. Firstly, I painted the gradient background using Barry M Cotton, Barry M Sugar […] Read more

Nautical Nails | Bundle Monster Hangloose Collection

These nautical nails are for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. The theme this week is holidays or seaside or the beach and I’ve done a nautical take on the prompt. My husband hankers after a sailing holiday, and would love to sail around the Caribbean, but I prefer to keep that to the […] Read more

Orange and Red Gradient Leopard Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Last Friday’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group theme was three shades of red/orange. My own personal prompt was leopard. The two worked OK together, so I was pleased, and the result is these orange and red gradient leopard nails. The gradient is made from a pale orange (Revlon Sorbet), a mid orange (Barry M […] Read more

Harry Potter: Hogwarts’ Houses | Films | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

We’re doing films for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group, and I chose to use my new hēhē plates for a Harry Potter-inspired Hogwarts’ houses skittle manicure. Four of the hēhē plates are themed around the Hogwarts’ houses. I don’t know how accurately they represent the house flags and crests as used in the […] Read more

Red and Black Tartan

I created these red and black tartan nails using Born Pretty Store stamping plate BP-L006. I am quite obsessed with tartan at the moment. With a Scottish surname like Kerr – which is a clan name with its own tartan – you’d think I would always have been obsessed with tartan. But I am English, […] Read more

Cricket Ball Nails | Inspired By Your Child | Twinsie Tuesday

The Twinsie Tuesday prompt today is to create nails inspired by our child. My 11-year old son is mad about cricket. He’s been playing since he was about five, and plays or trains several times a week, even through the winter. He’s just been accepted into the Surrey District squad too, so I’m very proud […] Read more

Orange and Red Gradient with Swirls Stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are three colours of red/orange or swirls. I combined the two for an orange and red gradient with swirls stamping. I can’t get enough of gradient stamping at the moment. I think it’s my favourite type of nail art. For the gradient, I […] Read more

Red, Orange and Green Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

The two themes for this week’s (well, last week’s) 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are plaid and/or orange, red and green. I went for the colours and created a red, orange and green floral manicure. This is done with all Barry M polishes: Blood Orange (red), Satsuma (orange), Spring Green (green, obviously) and Cotton, […] Read more

60s Psychedelic Swirls Skittle (52 Week Challenge)

The themes this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are ’60s and matte/texture. I’ve gone with the ’60s. I have been trying to combine two prompts if possible, but I couldn’t bear to mattify these 60s psychedelic swirls, so left them glossy. These are done using the dry marble / needle drag […] 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