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Pink and Lilac Gradient with Stamped White Roses (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge: pink and lilac, and roses, by creating a pink and lilac gradient, which I’ve then stamped some white roses onto. The gradient is made with two Nella Milano polishes: Pinkifield and Lady Lavender. They worked extremely well for gradienting, because they […] Read more

Swirl Water Marble featuring Nella Milano Lady Lavender

Every week, I showcase a Nella Milano polish that is on offer at half price on the Nella Milano website. Instead of a plain swatch this week though, I thought I’d do some nail art. So I have some swirl water marble nails to go with Nella Milano Lady Lavender. Lady Lavender is a delicate […] Read more

Roses: Lilac and Teal (52 Week Challenge)

I’m late with last week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The prompts were lilac and teal or pastels. I was already wearing Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge with some stamping. I removed the stamping and added some roses in lilac and teal. It’s not my favourite manicure ever.  I did it quite quickly and the […] Read more

Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge with white floral stamping using BM-XL07

I am wearing another Bundle Monster gel polish today. This is my favourite from the Sands of Aruba collection, a light purple (or dark lilac) called Voodoo Lounge. I painted three coats. I think I could have left it at two coats, but I could see a tiny bit of light coming through when I […] Read more

Pastel Stripes (52 Week Challenge)

This week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts are 3 pastels and negative space. I’ve been wearing a gel base coat for a while to prevent staining, but it hasn’t quite been long enough for all the staining to grow out. So negative space is a big no no for me. Accordingly, I chose […] Read more

Purple and Lilac Music Stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for week 27 (over half way – woohoo!) in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are music and not worn enough. I’ve gone with music and done some purple and lilac music stamping. The base colour is Barry M Orchid. It’s one of the Silks collection and is supposed to be […] Read more

Green and Lilac Barry M Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

I’m in a bit of a nail art funk at the moment. I am really busy with work and am doing my challenge manicures at the last minute all the time. Because of that, I am not devoting much creativity to the task and am subsequently finding that I’m not liking much of what I’m […] Read more

Lilac Stamping On Cream : P is for: Pale

I’m extremely busy at the moment with work commitments, so nails are the last thing on my mind. It didn’t help today therefore when my first two efforts for “pale” in this week’s A2Z series challenge went completely wrong and I had to try again. I tried zigzags, but the polish was drying too quickly […] Read more

Shimmer Karen with purple zigzags

I meant for this manicure to have more than just a ring finger accent. I was going to do both the centre nails plus my thumbs with the zigzags, but I was really busy at the weekend and I just didn’t have the time. So, it’ll have to stay as just a one fingernail accent, […] Read more