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Turquoise Comic Style Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

For the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group this time, it’s cartoons and comics. I have some turquoise comic style nails. They are sort of inspired by comics. The base is Barry M Turquoise, which is one of my most favourite polishes of all time. I love blue, and I love turquoise even more. On […] Read more

Grey and Blue Dotted Half Moons | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

My own personal theme for the to 40 Great Nail Art Ideas “grey plus a colour” prompt is dotting tools. So I have some grey and blue dotted half moons. I’ve recently done a very similar manicure, using peach, navy and cream, but haven’t got around to posting it yet. I wanted to see how […] Read more

Blue Halloween Scene | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

It’s Halloween for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group today. I’ve not really done “proper” Halloween nails before. I did a Halloween needle drag, but that’s as close as I’ve got before now. The idea for these nails was that they would be a complete scene. But the perspective is wrong on them; the […] Read more

Teal Circles | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week in the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge we have a colour – teal – and we all have different pattern prompts. I think some people are duplicated on pattern as there are so many of us taking part, but there are still 43 unique patterns. My pattern is circles, so I have […] Read more

Red, White and Blue Striped Nails | Twinsie Tuesday

This week’s Twinsie Tuesday prompt calls for us to recreate a manicure from another of the Twinsie Tuesday participants. I chose a pretty red, white and blue striped manicure. Before that, I had spent a fun hour or so scrolling through blogs and Instagram accounts to choose something to recreate. There was lots of very […] Read more

Navy and Gold Zig Zags (52 Week Challenge)

I made it to the end. This is post number fifty-two, the last one for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The prompts were dark and grungey and/or zig zags. I chose zig zags, which are also quite dark. But not grungey! The base and plain nails are Chanel Fortissimo. This is a gorgeous […] Read more

Sunset (Family) Tree | Twinsie Tuesday

This sunset tree manicure is the first I’ve done for a new challenge group I am involved with. I am delighted to have been selected to join the Twinsie Tuesday group. It’s a group that’s been going for about as long as I have been blogging, perhaps longer, and I was already following most of […] Read more

Nails and the City | Coloristiq Manicure Box September 2015

This is September’s Coloristiq Manicure Box. It’s called Nails and the City. Coloristiq are the people behind the nail polish “hire” scheme. But you purchase this box, not hire it, so you get to keep the goodies! It costs £15 plus £2.80 P&P. Every box is themed and this month the nail polishes celebrate some […] Read more

Red, Blue and Purple Water Marble (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts this week, for a red, blue and purple water marble manicure. I used Nella Milano polishes, which water marbled really well. They spread easily in the water and didn’t split or disperse when I dragged through them. I used The Rubinator (red), True Blue […] Read more