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Harry Potter: Hogwarts’ Houses | Films | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

We’re doing films for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group, and I chose to use my new hēhē plates for a Harry Potter-inspired Hogwarts’ houses skittle manicure. Four of the hēhē plates are themed around the Hogwarts’ houses. I don’t know how accurately they represent the house flags and crests as used in the […] Read more

Sally Hansen Sparkling Water with Waves Stamping: Oceanic (52 Week Challenge)

The two choices for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are 3 neons or oceanic. It’s been miserable and rainy this morning, making neons out of the question. And so I have instead some oceanic nails using Sally Hansen Sparkling Water for the sparkly green-blue base with some waves stamping. Sally Hansen Sparkling […] Read more

Bananas In Pyjamas (52 Week Challenge)

I’m a day late with this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge, but it was Mother’s Day in the UK yesterday, and I was busy being spoiled, so didn’t get time to post. Initially, I spent an age painting Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street as decals. But when I came to put them […] Read more

Geometric Stamped Yellow, Green and Blue Gradient (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts this week. They are “blue, yellow and green” and “geometric”. So, I’ve created a gradient using all Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes: Butter-fly Stroke, Lickety-Split Lime and Brisk Blue. Then I stamped over it with a geometric pattern from a new stamping plate I won. […] Read more

Brush stroke metallics skittle (52 Week Challenge)

This week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge is either brush stroke or favourite brand. Having not done a brush stroke manicure before, that was my immediate choice. I wasn’t sure how – or if – it differed from a distressed manicure, so I had a quick search to find out more. In searching, I […] Read more

Revlon Fashionista Stamped with Sally Hansen Shiny Penny: E is for: Elegant

E is for elegant in this week’s A2Z series challenge. The problem with this theme is that it’s very subjective and all in the interpretation. One nail polish addict’s ‘elegant’ is another’s ‘crude’ or ‘plain’. The most elegant nails I think I’ve ever done are some gold stamping over a burgundy Chanel polish. I thought […] Read more

Blue wavy stencilled tips: T is for: Thinking of Blue and The Sky’s The Limit

For this week’s letter in the A to Z series challenge I’ve used two letter Ts, both by Sally Hansen: Thinking Of Blue, an inky, near navy blue, and The Sky’s The Limit, a bright mid blue. Rummaging around in my Helmer to find some studs or glequins to go on the dark blue I […] Read more

Shimmer Karen with purple zigzags

I meant for this manicure to have more than just a ring finger accent. I was going to do both the centre nails plus my thumbs with the zigzags, but I was really busy at the weekend and I just didn’t have the time. So, it’ll have to stay as just a one fingernail accent, […] 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: 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