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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

Red and Gold Chinese Pattern

The idea for this red and gold Chinese pattern manicure came to me quite randomly. I was wearing red – Nella Milano Scarlet Heat – and wanted to extend the manicure with some stamping. Thinking it would look good with gold stamping, I was reminded of the Bundle Monster Around The World “China” plate, Shanghai […] Read more

Gold and Black: Houndstooth French Tips

These gold and black houndstooth French tips feature SpaRitual Tend as the base and are stamped with an image from Born Pretty Store BP-L013. I hadn’t intended for them to have French tips at first, but you’ll read why I added them in just a bit. Tend is a mustard coloured polish, with small gold […] Read more

Christian Louboutin Lova Stamped with Chanel Kaleidoscope: V is for: Valuable

I’m still behind in the A2Z series challenge, but I am catching up. For valuable, I’ve used Christian Louboutin Lova stamped with Chanel Kaleidoscope. These two polishes are amongst my most valuable. Christian Louboutin sells for £36 a bottle, and is the priciest polish I own. The polish I’ve stamped with is Chanel Kaleidoscope. This […] Read more

Born Pretty Store BP-10 stamped over Zoya Claire

I received a stamper from Born Pretty Store to review and they very kindly threw in a plate too. I decided to test the plate and stamper over Zoya Claire. I had to have a polish called Claire, didn’t I? It’s not my favourite shade ever, but it’s still a nice rich burgundy, bordering on […] Read more

Gold, Red and Pink Foils Gradient (52 Week Challenge)

For this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge we’re supposed to do fishbraid or a non-glitter topper. So foils are a topper, right? Sort of. I think I’m stretching the theme here a bit! I don’t actually have any undies on beneath the foils; I simply applied them straight over my base coat. Thankfully, […] Read more

Gold glitter gradient

I forgot to post these nails last week. They’re what I wore on Christmas Day. But they could be New Year’s Eve nails though, right? The base looks black but it’s actually W7 Black Cherry, a very dark red. I don’t own Chanel Rouge Noir, but my guess is that this is W7’s take on […] Read more

Nails Inc Tate stamped with gold hearts (52 Week Challenge)

As my last manicure was chevrons, I chose the red and gold prompt this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The base is two coats of Nails Inc Tate, which came free with Glamour magazine this month. It’s a lovely, deep red, and I couldn’t resist getting it, despite the fact that […] Read more