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Pink Mosaic Stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

The 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group is doing hot pink and my personal prompt was mosaic or stained glass, so I have some pink mosaic stripes. Not all the polishes I used are hot pink, but then when you’re doing mosaic, you need lots of different colours. My first attempt at mosaic nails began […] Read more

Holographic Stars on Navy: I is for: Inspired

We’ve had a few weeks’ break for Christmas and New Year, but now the A2Z series challenge is back with the letter I, which is for inspired. I took my inspiration from a recent manicure by Nail Lacquer UK, where AJ punched out holographic butterflies and added them over black. I’ve done the same thing […] Read more

Revlon Midnight Stamped with Color Club Over The Moon: H is for: Holographic

You’d be forgiven for not realising that this week’s A2Z series challenge is all about holographic … because my camera and lightbox set-up means that I cannot capture holo. I could, of course, have photographed these nails in the sun, but it’s somewhere over Turks and Caicos, Haiti and Ottawa right now. I’ll add a […] Read more

Brush stroke metallics skittle (52 Week Challenge)

This week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge is either brush stroke or favourite brand. Having not done a brush stroke manicure before, that was my immediate choice. I wasn’t sure how – or if – it differed from a distressed manicure, so I had a quick search to find out more. In searching, I […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Ruffle: Holographic Ruffle

I’m grateful to the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge today for making me attempt a technique I have never tried before: the ruffle manicure. I used the four Color Club 2013 Halo Hues that I own: Over The Moon (blue), Beyond (black), Kismet (gold) and Eternal Beauty (purple). I have mixed feelings about this […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 3: Holiday colours

Today’s prompt for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge is holiday colours. So, like everyone else I presume, I thought of red, gold and green. As ever, I wasn’t immediately struck by the inspiration gods, and so asked my husband what he thought I should do. He said a harlequin design, which after a […] Read more

Color Club Over The Moon

While this glorious summer is still lasting, I’m making the most of all the wonderful sunshine we’re having this year in the UK by wearing lots of holographic and sparkly polishes. Over The Moon is from the Color Club Halo Hues 2013 collection, and it’s a perfect linear holo polish. Sometimes a top coat will […] Read more

Color Club Eternal Beauty stamped over Barry M Prickly Pear with Cheeky CH7

This is an incredibly subtle stamping. Perhaps too subtle. I was going to use Barry M Plum, but did a swerve at the last minute and picked up Eternal Beauty, the purple holographic Color Club polish from this year’s new collection. You can’t really see the holographicness (is that a word?) in the photo, but […] Read more