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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

Cherries

The theme for today in the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge is “delicious”. I thought about it for a bit, and I just couldn’t get past the idea of cherries. Yes, I suppose cherries are delicious (unless you’re my ten-year old son), but it’s not the most obvious thing to paint for “delicious”. However, the thought […] Read more

Week Of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge: Freestyle: Pink Cling Film (Saran Wrap) with Red Heart Studs

Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, I made it. I’ve posted every day for the Week of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge. Today’s final prompt calls for us to recreate someone else’s manicure or to do something freestyle. I tried a few different things out that I’d not done before, but they all failed, so in the […] 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

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Shapes / Geometric: Colourful Circles

This week in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge we’re doing geometric nails. I saw a fabulous picture on Pinterest of a funky coat (image further down), and that became my inspiration for this manicure. After applying a base of two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, I used hole reinforcer stickers so I could […] 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 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 5: Mexican

Oh there really are some prompts in this challenge that I loathe. So far, Mexican nails is the worst and has caused me no end of problems. I started off by trying sugar skulls. I have usually only seen these done on a white or black base, but I had the great idea – or […] 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