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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

Week Of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge: Candy Heart Sayings

I’m taking on the Week of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge. It’s all this week, so five days, culminating on Friday, which is Valentine’s Day. In the US, candy hearts seem to be actually heart shaped. In the UK we have Love Hearts, which are round and then have a raised heart shape and raised […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Weather: stamped lilac clouds over Zoya Payton

The theme for this FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge is weather. I’ve been a bit lazy today. I have left this a bit late – I’ve not done anything until today – and I was originally going to draw the icons from the BBC weather forecasts. You know the ones, the curly clouds with raindrops and […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 4: Christmas traditions

Today is all about Christmas traditions for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. There was so much I could have taken as inspiration for this prompt: Christmas trees, decorations, Christmas jumpers, mistletoe, gifts … the list could go on tenfold. I decided to go with holly. I love holly. I love the wonderfully shaped […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 1: White Christmas

So with one challenge just finishing up, I’m now starting another. There were three Christmas nail art challenges being run by UK groups or individuals. I finally plumped for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge as it started the latest and I couldn’t cope with starting too much earlier while still trying to do […] Read more

Kitchen Sink Saturday: hearts

I’ve joined in the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Saturday challenge once again, this time with a hearts manicure. Three of my nails have a base of OPI I Have A Herring Problem, which I was wearing yesterday; the other two have Nina Silver Slipper. I started by adding the silver hearts to my ring […] Read more

Bundle Monster plates holder

Another of my Christmas presents was the Bundle Monster plate storage zippered wallet. It’s a portfolio-style case with a vinyl, faux-crocodile textured outer cover and a soft lining. It has 14 vinyl pages, each of which has 6 slots. Each slot is designed to hold 2 plates – one facing forward and one facing backward – giving a total […] Read more

Barry M Magnetic Blue with stamping

I received the second Bundle Monster set of plates for Christmas (thanks Mum and Dad!) and used them for the first time today. I stamped over my existing Barry M Magnetic Blue manicure, using Barry M Foil Effects Silver. It really is one of the best polishes I’ve come across so far for stamping (along […] Read more