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33DC Day 19: Follow Someone’s Tutorial

It’s day 19 and today in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge we’re following someone’s tutorial. I’ve always wanted to do the flowers that MrCandiipants does using just the polish brushes and decided at the beginning of this challenge that I would do just that when it came to day 19. In the past […] Read more

33DC Day 10: Flowers

This is an easy prompt for me for the tenth day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. Flowers – well, dotted flowers at least – are my staple when I want to cheer up a manicure or do something different over a plain base. I perhaps should have pushed myself and tried a […] 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 1: Dots

Today is the first day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. I’ll be posting my challenge manicures three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday for the next eleven weeks. I’ve not taken part in a challenge before, so I’m rather excited. But I’m also a bit daunted by some […] Read more

Holiday nails

You may have noticed – or you may not – that I haven’t posted in a while. Well, it’s because I’ve been away on holiday to France for a fortnight. I had a fabulous time. We stayed in a converted barn in the Charente Maritime. It’s an area we’ve been to before, and love it. […] Read more

Vintage roses using SpaRitual polishes plus a giveaway

For the past two days, I’ve been showing some SpaRitual polishes, and today I’ve combined the two into some nail art and also have a great giveaway for you to enter. I’ve used a base of Delight, then I’ve added some vintage roses. I used SpaRitual Last Tango for the base of the roses. Then […] Read more

White and pink daisies

Sally Hansen The Sky’s The Limit, which has been on my nails since Wednesday, is very close in colour to the background of a pretty floral top I have. Inspired by that, I decided to try to recreate the pattern (somewhat) on my nails. I used my Barry M White Nail Art Pen for the […] Read more

Dotted flowers: Beauty UK Smokey Lilac, NYC Pinstripe White and W7 Cosmic Purple

So many polishes: so little time! My stash of untried polishes keeps growing. A month ago, I had 104 untried polishes. Despite manicuring my nails every two or three days, and proactively trying to get through those polishes, I have bought and been given loads more, so the untried number has actually grown: to 117. […] 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