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Red Carpet Manicure: Bloom Style Collection

I have neglected my blog a little and haven’t been posting very much recently. I’ve still been photographing my nails though, so I’m playing catch up now and getting a few posts out. This is the 2018 Spring Summer Bloom Style Collection from Red Carpet Manicure. It’s a collection of six gel polishes in a […] Read more

Miami Nice Meebox March 2017

Here’s some nail art I created using the Miami Nice Meebox, for March 2017. As I’m visiting Miami a little later in the year, I thought I’d try out an outlandish 80s Miami look. I’ve been obsessed with nail polish for coming up five years, yet there are three bottles of polish in this box […] Read more

Morgan Taylor Oh, Para-chute! | Sweetheart Squadron Collection

Morgan Taylor Oh, Para-chute! is the final polish from the Sweetheart Squadron Collection for autumn. It is described by Morgan Taylor as a sage green creme. It is a dusky, almost “dirty” green. I’m never keen on green nail polish, but I truly, truly love this one. I think it may even be my favourite […] Read more

Mardi Gras nails

I bet you wonder why I’m posting some Mardi Gras nails in December! We don’t even celebrate Mardi Gras in the UK. (Well, we have Pancake Day, but that’s about the closest we get). My son’s school holds a charity fundraising ball every year, and I’m on the committee that helps to organise it. This […] Read more

Red, Yellow and Green Saran Wrap | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This manicure is a red, yellow and green Saran wrap manicure for one of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas themes. After far too many weeks out of the nail art loop, I have finally managed to jump back in. And this manicure is about four weeks late. In fact, the challenge is now over, and […] Read more

Multicoloured Floral Nails | Hippie Flower Power Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These multicoloured floral nails, reminiscent of “flower power”are for the festivals / hippie travels prompt for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. I wasn’t sure at first what direction to take with this prompt. Admittedly, I was born in the year the term “hippie” became widespread, the year of the Human Be-In and the […] Read more

Festival Nails | June 2016 Nailbox

I used the June 2016 Nailbox content to create a festival nails look. This is the first subscription box of polish that I have received. I’ve not signed up to one before because I now have so much polish (I’m approaching 1,000 bottles) and I think that I probably own practically every colour out there, […] Read more

Mint Green Starburst Needle Drag | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This mint green starburst needle drag is for last week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme – I’m caught up finally! Mint green is the colour scheme for the week and my own prompt is needle drag. I have done a few needle drag manicures now, and I wanted to try a different pattern. This […] Read more

Multicoloured Zigzags Inspired by Fabric | Twinsie Tuesday

I’m late …. again! I really must try to ignore the real world demands and stay on top of the blogging! This Twinsie Tuesday manicure of multicoloured zigzags is inspired by fabric. I saw a pin on Pinterest (see below) with these colours on a pocket. I don’t know what the rest of the garment […] Read more

Neon Green & Blue Mermaid Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I’m nearly a week late with posting these green and blue mermaid nails for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. Last Friday’s theme was neon, and my own personal prompt was mermaid or scales. I traditionally think of neon colours as being the highlighter pen orange, pink and yellow. They’re bright and in your […] Read more