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Pastel Halloween Pumpkin Faces | Halloween In The Wrong Colours | 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Don’t these pastel Halloween pumpkin faces look weird? It’s not right to see Halloween done in the wrong colours! But that’s the theme for this week’s 26 Great Nail Art Ideas group. My Facebook feed has been filled with similar things – pumpkins and graveyards and bats and witches … but done in pinks and […] Read more

Black and Silver Laser Nails | New Year | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group, we’re posting New Year nails. I have some party nails, done with a black and silver laser pattern. They are inspired by the nails that first got me interested in nail polish, back in 2011. I was going to a 40th birthday party that had […] Read more

China Glaze Ugly Sweater Party with Triangular Studs | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

China Glaze Ugly Sweater Party is the base for my glitter topper or flakie manicure for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge. My personal pattern this week is 3D or embellished, so I’ve added some triangular silver studs. I was going to add some Christmas trees, but the glitter itself is so blingy that […] Read more

Yellow, Black and White Stripes and Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

It’s stripes or pastel for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge so I have some yellow, black and white stripes and flowers nails. I started off trying to paint some black and white stripes over the yellow base, which is China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin. But it just wasn’t working and looked a mess. […] Read more

Neon Blue Saran Wrap (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts this week for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are Saran wrap (cling film) and glitter. I am fairly short on time at the moment, so opted for a simple neon blue cling film manicure, using two China Glaze neons. I started with a base of China Glaze At Vase Value. […] Read more

Pink 3 Colour Gradient with Stamping: January Polish Party

I left it a bit late to run the poll to vote on a theme for this month’s Polish Party, so in the end only a handful of us voted. This resulted in a tie between a 3 colour gradient and stamping. So, for speed and ease, I decided we’d go for a theme of […] Read more

Red with glittery gold stripes

I’ve been going through a bit of a nail art rut recently, so I have been trawling Instagram and Pinterest to get some inspiration. I was struck by this manicure by nailsofjessek on Instagram and decided to recreate it, only with a different coloured base. So this is two coats of China Glaze High Roller, […] Read more

Teal gradient (52 Week Challenge)

I’m starting a new nail art challenge, the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. It sounds daunting that it’s for a whole year, but it’s only one manicure a week, so I’m sure I can cope 🙂 There are two prompts each week and you can do one or both of the prompts, or you […] Read more

The Nail Arcade Rainbow Chess: September Polish Party

The Polish Party is one year old this month, so the theme is birthday / party / celebrations nails. I tried to copy the Polish Party logo and had a stab using a few different methods for painting multi-coloured streamers onto my nails. It failed. Abysmally. So next, I attempted to paint some cupcakes. It […] Read more

Red and gold harlequin nails: R is for Ruby Pumps

For letter R this week in the A to Z series challenge I chose Ruby Pumps from China Glaze. I don’t seem to have worn red on my nails in such a long time and I was yearning for it. Initially, I fished out a plain red China Glaze from my helmer, but sitting next […] Read more