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OPI Do You Lilac It? with Lilac Stamping using MoYou Nails

I was offered some items by MoYou Nails for review and chose a lilac stamping polish and a couple of plates. They also sent a stamper and scraper. I chose lilac as I already have white and black stamping polishes, so wanted to try out another colour. It stamped well for such a light colour […] Read more

Tartan Nails: Twin Post with Em’s Little Corner

A while ago, I got chatting with Emma from Em’s Little Corner and we decided to do a twin post based on the theme of tartan (plaid) nails. I did some blue tartan nails last year for a challenge and I wasn’t very happy that I didn’t manage to finish them, so this was a […] Read more

A England Elaine with Stamping: Boutique: Never-ending Pile Challenge

There have been a fair few discussions in the GLITTAH Pirates Facebook group about what a “boutique” polish actually is, and most of these finally concluded that it’s a high end polish only found in select stores (e.g. Ciaté, Deborah Lippmann) or an indie polish created by a single person, but mixed and produced in […] Read more

Revlon Lilac Pastelle: GOT Polish Challenge: Pastel

And so the second round of the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge gets underway, and the first theme is pastel. I have only a handful of old pastels and Revlon Lilac Pastelle seemed to jump out at me, calling to be used. Inspired by an image on Pinterest (see below), I created an accent […] Read more

Spring Pastels: Stamping Decal Using L’Oréal Les Blancs Collection: March Polish Party

I’ve been wanting to do a stamping decal for a while now. I have used a similar method to more easily put a hand drawn image on my nails, which is how I did my Roobarb & Custard nails. But I’ve not done it with a stamp yet. I had been searching through my stamping […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Purple: Splatter

Today’s theme in the the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge is purple; one of my favourite colours. I chose to do a splatter manicure with some purples over white. I started off using Ciate Cabaret, which comes from the 2012 advent calendar, and which is one of my favourite purples. Then I added Greige […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Weather: stamped lilac clouds over Zoya Payton

The theme for this FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge is weather. I’ve been a bit lazy today. I have left this a bit late – I’ve not done anything until today – and I was originally going to draw the icons from the BBC weather forecasts. You know the ones, the curly clouds with raindrops and […] Read more

Maybelline Noite de Gal with stencilled French tip accents in Ciaté Sugar Plum

I had no idea what Noite de Gal meant. I presumed it was French, but I got nowhere with that. Google Translate helpfully told me it’s Galician for “night gal”. I’ll go with that (unless anyone can tell me better). Maybelline Noite de Gal is one of the Color Show polishes. It’s a deep purple, […] Read more

SpaRitual Cha Cha Cha

SpaRitual has launched a new, special edition collection of textured glitter polishes, called the Dance Collection. This is Cha Cha Cha, a gorgeous lilac colour, with an intense glittery sparkle. I adore it. I love how the rubberised handles of SpaRitual polishes help you to maintain an even stroke, but it’s not necessary with this […] Read more