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Geometric Stamped Yellow, Green and Blue Gradient (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts this week. They are “blue, yellow and green” and “geometric”. So, I’ve created a gradient using all Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes: Butter-fly Stroke, Lickety-Split Lime and Brisk Blue. Then I stamped over it with a geometric pattern from a new stamping plate I won. […] Read more

Red and Purple Gradient with Stamping: N is for: New

I have a couple of new things for this week’s A2Z series challenge prompt, for N is for new; the red polish and the stamping plate are both new. The red is Ciaté Kitten Heels. I bought it for £1.50 in an Original Factory Shop that was closing down. It’s a lovely colour, but quite […] 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

Three Colour Loose Glitter Gradient

I received some loose glitter for review from NYK1 Secrets and created a glitter gradient. I happened to create this over an existing manicure of Barry M Ballerina, but you can’t see that through the glitter, so you could easily do this over bare nails. The plain nails are three coats of Deborah Lippmann Call […] Read more

Barry M pink gradient with stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week are 3-colour gradient and pink. I’ve combined the two prompts once again and done a pink gradient. However, I couldn’t leave it just like that, so I also stamped over it. All the polishes I’ve used are Barry M polishes: Rose Hip, […] 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

Blue Gradient with Stamping: June Polish Party

This month for the Polish Party we’re doing gradients. I took the liberty of adding to mine with a bit of stamping though. The gradient I’ve done is a pale turquoise to mid blue, using Barry M Sugar Apple and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl. These colours look great together in a gradient, but I couldn’t […] Read more

Neon Gradient Skittle

The neon fad kind of passed me by until very recently. I had a few neon polishes, but hadn’t ever worn them. And then I saw a bight, highlighter yellow polish by Jess in Poundland and had to have a range of neon colours immediately! I bought a green, orange and pink in Claire’s Accessories, […] Read more

Gradient Stripes using L’Oréal Maui Wave and Paris Avenues

Today’s theme in the Never-ending Pile challenge is drugstore. I take that to mean polishes I can get from Boots or Superdrug, so: Barry M, Rimmel, Maybelline, L’Oréal, Revlon, MUA, Sinful Colors, NYC, 2True, etc. I chose L’Oréal, as I have tons of them, and I’ve gone for a design I’ve had in my mind […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Skittle: Turquoise and Navy Skittlette

For this week’s theme in the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge I’ve done a turquoise and navy skittle. I’ve used two old Ciate polishes that came with their 2012 advent calendar: Headliner, which is turquoise, and Power Dressing, which is navy. I love both these colours. I’ve teamed them with white and used a […] Read more