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33DC Day 3: Tape Mani

My two most recent polish purchases are L’Oréal Color Riche Amazon Flower and NYC Blue Sky (which, like every other bottle of it I’ve ever seen, is mis-labelled as Raindrop). As the two newest, they are swatched next to each other on a nail wheel. I thought they complemented each other nicely, so chose them […] Read more

33DC Day 2: Your Most Used Colour Polish

My most used polish is a bottle of Revlon All Fired Up. I am fairly certain that the polish was unique to Boots, and it was one of only about twelve polishes that I owned before I became rather obsessed with this little hobby of mine and before I started to keep my nails painted. […] Read more

L’Oreal Top Coat Confettis over L’Oreal Insolent Magenta

Well, March is fast becoming a month of new favourites. I decided my new favourite polish was OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, and now I have a new favourite glitter topper. This is L’Oreal Confettis, one of four new polishes in their Top Coat range. It’s a clear base glitter top coat that consists of […] Read more

Kitchen Sink Saturday … er make that Monday: blue

I didn’t manage to get around to doing a kitchen sink manicure last Saturday. So here’s it is now … a couple of days late. I was already wearing Chanel Blue Boy, and had added the leopard spots accent nail. But as I wasn’t entirely happy with the leopard nail, I went over the inside […] Read more

Blue leopard spots accent nail

I spent ages trying to draw these leopard spots. I watched some tutorials on YouTube and searched Pinterest and Google Images for some inspiration. I found something I liked and wanted to emulate, so tried freehanding the spots, just practising on a paper plate. But it was really quite woeful. Then I had a bit […] Read more

New Year’s Nails

We’re going to friends tonight for drinks, then coming home for a nice meal (before probably dozing on the sofa to Hootenanny and then being woken by the fireworks at midnight!). And tomorrow we are out for a meal with some other friends. So I want to do some New Year’s nails, but I’m not […] Read more

Barry M Magnetic Blue with stamping

I received the second Bundle Monster set of plates for Christmas (thanks Mum and Dad!) and used them for the first time today. I stamped over my existing Barry M Magnetic Blue manicure, using Barry M Foil Effects Silver. It really is one of the best polishes I’ve come across so far for stamping (along […] Read more

Snowflake nails

My previous manicure has lasted really well, but I was getting a bit bored with it, so decided to jazz it up with some stamping. On Facebook, I’m a member of the group, Adventures in Stamping. There’s a weekly challenge manicure where everyone has to stamp according to a theme. This week’s theme is “over […] Read more