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Gold with Black Chevrons: G is for: Gold

For this week in the A2Z series challenge, the theme is gold. I don’t much like gold on my nails. Gold belongs with green in the “I don’t like them” pile. But gold it is, so gold I wore (and then promptly removed again!) I painted black first, just one coat of W7 Black, and […] Read more

Autumnal gradient with gold leaves: November Polish Party

For the Polish Party theme for November, the vote was tied equally between autumn and weather. I’ve gone with autumn as I’ve had the idea for these nails ever since I did my autumnal stripes with the same polishes. Because of that manicure, I knew that the polishes would gradient well. They are all Barry […] 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

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

Chanel Provocation with Gold Stamping: Most Expensive: Never-ending Pile Challenge

I seem to be posting every day at the moment, and so I was thinking of missing out a few of the Never-ending Pile challenge days to give myself a bit of a break. But for this particular prompt, I changed my mind – all for the sake of my ten-year old son! You see, […] Read more

Scofflaw This Must Be The Place: Indie: Never-ending Pile Challenge

For today’s indie prompt in the Never-ending Pile challenge, I had so many polishes to choose from, and went with one I’ve been dying to wear, but just somehow haven’t got around to: Scofflaw This Must Be The Place. It’s a cream coloured base with pink and purple micro-glitters and small gold flakies. It’s very […] 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

L’Oreal Mystic Blue and Essie On A Silver Platter

I wore this manicure back in the middle of February – for my birthday, as it happens. I started off just wearing L’Oréal Mystic Blue as it’s one of my favourite polishes. We were staying away for a few days – my birthday falls in half term week every year – and I’d been treated […] Read more