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Christmas Jumpers: December Polish Party

I joined Polish Party a year ago, and so this is my twelfth manicure. The theme this month is Christmas jumpers (or sweaters for those of you of an American persuasion). It’s not an easy theme, and so far, with just a day of the month to go, it looks like I am the only […] Read more

Autumnal gradient with gold leaves: November Polish Party

For the Polish Party theme for November, the vote was tied equally between autumn and weather. I’ve gone with autumn as I’ve had the idea for these nails ever since I did my autumnal stripes with the same polishes. Because of that manicure, I knew that the polishes would gradient well. They are all Barry […] Read more

Halloween Needle Drag: October Polish Party

The Polish Party theme for October is Halloween. I’ve never done a “traditional” pumpkin, ghosts, haunted house, bats, Jack Skellington, mummies kind of manicure. And it seems that this year is no different. I was inspired by a beautiful needle drag manicure by one of my favourite nail artists, Nail Bamboo, and used the Halloween […] Read more

The Nail Arcade Rainbow Chess: September Polish Party

The Polish Party is one year old this month, so the theme is birthday / party / celebrations nails. I tried to copy the Polish Party logo and had a stab using a few different methods for painting multi-coloured streamers onto my nails. It failed. Abysmally. So next, I attempted to paint some cupcakes. It […] Read more

Barry M Rose Hip with rhinestones: August Polish Party

For the Polish Party this month, the theme is glitter and / or gems. I’ve gone for some gems as I don’t think I’ve ever used rhinestones in a manicure before. I decided on a soft pink as a base, and although it typically takes three coats, Barry M Rose Hip is the best baby […] Read more

Red and silver water marble: July Polish Party

This month for the Polish Party we’re recreating the first nail art we ever did. Mine was a water marble manicure – an awful water marble manicure – in red and silver. Goodness only knows why I tried to water marble for my first foray into nail art. So, I’ve recreated it. Although I’m not […] Read more

Blue Gradient with Stamping: June Polish Party

This month for the Polish Party we’re doing gradients. I took the liberty of adding to mine with a bit of stamping though. The gradient I’ve done is a pale turquoise to mid blue, using Barry M Sugar Apple and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl. These colours look great together in a gradient, but I couldn’t […] Read more

Red, black and white splatter: May Polish Party

The prompt for this month’s Polish Party is “splatter”. I do love doing splatter nails; they’re such fun to do – albeit very messy. I was already wearing a plain red manicure – Rimmel Double Decker Red – and thought it would be a good base for some black and white splatter. I used my […] 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