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Pastel and Negative Space Curved Chevrons | Twinsie Tuesday

I have some (rather belated) pastel and negative space curved chevrons nails for last week’s “negative space” prompt for Twinsie Tuesday. I’ve never much liked negative space manicures as my nails are so stained. They’re not too bad at the cuticle end, but by about half way down, they start to get very yellow. You […] Read more

Pink Mosaic Stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

The 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group is doing hot pink and my personal prompt was mosaic or stained glass, so I have some pink mosaic stripes. Not all the polishes I used are hot pink, but then when you’re doing mosaic, you need lots of different colours. My first attempt at mosaic nails began […] Read more

Benecos Ice Ice, Baby! with Diamond Glitter Half Moons | Twinsie Tuesday

For the glitter placement prompt for Twinsie Tuesday, I have some diamond glitter half moons, and a review of a new (to me) polish brand. I’ll start with the polish first. This pastel blue is Ice Ice, Baby! from benecos. There are eighteen colours to choose from, and 6 of those are new, as part […] 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

Barry M Full Throttle: U is for: Unusual

I’m a week behind in posting my A2Z series nails this time. But we went away rather spontaneously and spent a couple of nights staying in Wiltshire, and visiting Bath and Avebury. We had a lovely short break, which very much recharged my completely spent batteries. My son has been off school for the Easter […] 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

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

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

Easter pastel skittle mini egg nails

I wanted to do some Easter nails, but I’m not particularly religious, nor did I want cutesy bunny nails. So instead I thought I’d try to recreate some mini eggs on my nails. We love Cadbury mini eggs in our house, so why not?! I was a bit flummoxed when I looked more closely at […] Read more