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GOT Polish Challenge: Yellow: Polka Dots

For the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge this week, the theme is yellow or peach. I don’t have many of either polish, so it was fairly easy to choose one to use. I left this manicure very much to the last minute, without much idea of what I was going to do. I had […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Freestyle: Pastel Flowers using Barry M Sugar Apple and Rose Hip

The freestyle theme always fills me with dread. And today’s prompt for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge was no exception. “Freestyle” is no prompt at all really, and so always leaves me stumped about what to do. I tried a few things out on a nail wheel, using the new Barry M Spring Gellys and […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Ruffle: Holographic Ruffle

I’m grateful to the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge today for making me attempt a technique I have never tried before: the ruffle manicure. I used the four Color Club 2013 Halo Hues that I own: Over The Moon (blue), Beyond (black), Kismet (gold) and Eternal Beauty (purple). I have mixed feelings about this […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: St Patrick’s Day: Clover manicure

It’s St Patrick’s Day this time for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge. I took a leaf (ha ha) out of More Nail Polish‘s book, and used some real clover in my manicure. Sadly, I wasn’t lucky enough to find any four-leaf clover, so I’ve gone with a shamrock, a three-leafed clover. The clover nails are […] 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: Dots & Stripes: Black & White

It’s dots and stripes in this week’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge. I was inspired to do this manicure by a dress I saw. At first I created the stripes only, and it looked like the Pizza Express branding – no bad thing seeing as I was eating out at Pizza Express that evening with friends, […] 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

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Flowers: one-stroke flowers over Zoya Blaze

It’s flowers this week in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge. I do love doing bright dotted flowers manicures, but the weather’s not quite warm and sunny enough for me to feel like doing that just yet. I also like to try to use these challenges to stretch myself a bit. Hence how I found myself […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Orange: Orange and White Stripes using Nails Inc Porchester Place

I don’t own many orange polishes at all, so the prompt today for the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge was always going to be a toughie. Ultimately, I’ve done a (fairly rubbish) taped manicure using Nails Inc Porchester Place. I bought this polish along with three others when I was just becoming interested in […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Cute: Japanese Kawaii Animals

For the cute theme in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge I have always been intending to do these nails. These are Japanese kawaii animals (kawaii means cute). Think Hello Kitty and Pikachu and you’re there. I couldn’t find any references for four characters I loved, so I mixed and matched some ideas I saw on […] Read more