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DIY transfer nails using a laser printer

Inspired by newspaper nails and map nails, I thought I’d try to see if I could make my own transfers (or decals or tattoos or whatever they are called). To my great surprise, it was a real success. This is a manicure in honour of one of my clients, whom I’m meeting with tomorrow. (Hope […] Read more

Union Jack accent nail for the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation

Today across the UK, many people are celebrating The Big Lunch. It’s a chance to get together with neighbours and have lunch in “a simple act of community, friendship and fun”. Our road is holding a street party, and as today also marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, we’ve also had a bit […] Read more

Navy, orange and white splatter manicure

This is my first splatter manicure. And I can confirm that it was a lot of fun to create. I used Barry M Matte White and Essie Orange, It’s Obvious over the top of my previous Ciate Power Dressing manicure. After laying down lots of newspaper and taping up my nails, I dipped a straw […] Read more

My first nail art contest

I’ve entered my very first nail art contest! It’s run by Debbie Crumpet and is aimed at those who either don’t have a blog, or those that do have a blog, but where it has fewer than 50 followers. Debbie was one of the very first bloggers I started following and I love how active she […] Read more

China Glaze For Audrey with a water marble accent nail

I’ve tried water marbling once before. Just once. About four months ago, when my nail polish obsession was just in its infancy. It was abysmal. The technique seemed to work well but the polishes I used just didn’t and so I parked the idea of water marbling altogether, thinking I’d perhaps revisit it if I […] Read more