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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

Dry Brush Pink Hearts | Love | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These dry brush pink hearts nails are two days late for the love prompt of 40 Great Nail Art Ideas. Everyone in our house has, or has had, flu. It’s an unhealthy place this week. I didn’t really fancy painting my nails today, but thought there wasn’t much point in getting this post up any […] Read more

Roses: Lilac and Teal (52 Week Challenge)

I’m late with last week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The prompts were lilac and teal or pastels. I was already wearing Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge with some stamping. I removed the stamping and added some roses in lilac and teal. It’s not my favourite manicure ever.  I did it quite quickly and the […] Read more

Pink Scaled Gradient Zigzags: Z is for: Zigzags

We’re finally at the end of the A2Z series challenge. Twenty-six weeks after starting and we’re at Z, which is for zigzags. Wanting to do something a little different, I created some pink scaled gradient zigzags. I’ve not used the scaled gradient technique before. It’s an effective look, created I believe by Cristine of Simply […] Read more

Advanced Stamping Decal Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge, which are pale blue and flowers. I’ve used the advanced stamping method to make some stamping decals. In what is a first for me, I’ve made my decals on the stamper, not on a sheet of plastic. I think I prefer […] Read more

Pink 3 Colour Gradient with Stamping: January Polish Party

I left it a bit late to run the poll to vote on a theme for this month’s Polish Party, so in the end only a handful of us voted. This resulted in a tie between a 3 colour gradient and stamping. So, for speed and ease, I decided we’d go for a theme of […] Read more

Barry M pink gradient with stamping (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week are 3-colour gradient and pink. I’ve combined the two prompts once again and done a pink gradient. However, I couldn’t leave it just like that, so I also stamped over it. All the polishes I’ve used are Barry M polishes: Rose Hip, […] 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

Pink Water Spotted Nails: Try Something New: FingerFood’s Theme Buffet

I always struggle with a “try something new prompt”, as I always think I’ve done everything. So before today’s prompt for FingerFood’s Theme Buffet, I listed out all the different types of manicure I could think of. It turns out that there are quite a few techniques I’ve not tried: sugar spun, acid wash, water […] 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