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Multi-Coloured Stripes: B is for: Bold

So for this week’s A2Z series challenge theme, Bold, I have created some bright stripes. I started with a white base as I was initially going to do some coloured squares over white, but changed my mind. I picked out some colours that I thought went well together and started by adding the blue, Barry […] Read more

Pink stripes on cream: Z is for: Zoya Zanna

It’s the end! This week is letter Z in the A to Z series challenge. I bought Zoya Zanna some weeks ago, specifically for this series of challenges. It was the only polish I could find beginning with a Z. I’m sure there are probably others, but once I’d found this one, I was happy. […] Read more

Red with glittery gold stripes

I’ve been going through a bit of a nail art rut recently, so I have been trawling Instagram and Pinterest to get some inspiration. I was struck by this manicure by nailsofjessek on Instagram and decided to recreate it, only with a different coloured base. So this is two coats of China Glaze High Roller, […] Read more

Red, black and white: stripes and glitter

A while back, someone was asking in a Facebook group what to do on their nails and I suggested red, black and white stripes. Someone else remarked that they could imagine that on my nails. And I agreed – I guess I’d suggested something that was very “me” – so, I chose to paint it […] Read more

Autumnal stripes with Barry M Mustard, Paprika and Cocoa

As soon as they launched on Wednesday, I went straight out and bought all 6 polishes from the new Barry M Autumn 2014 Gelly collection. I lined them all up in number order for swatching on my nail wheels and couldn’t help but notice that the yellow, red and brown shades worked really well in […] Read more

Mint and grey stripes: P is for: Pepperminty and Pillow Fight

It’s letter P this week in the A to Z series challenge. Going through my Ps to choose a polish, I settled on two untried Ciaté polishes. They were listed together in my spreadsheet and when I pulled them out, I thought they complemented each other well. I wasn’t immediately sure how to use them […] Read more

Gradient Stripes using L’Oréal Maui Wave and Paris Avenues

Today’s theme in the Never-ending Pile challenge is drugstore. I take that to mean polishes I can get from Boots or Superdrug, so: Barry M, Rimmel, Maybelline, L’Oréal, Revlon, MUA, Sinful Colors, NYC, 2True, etc. I chose L’Oréal, as I have tons of them, and I’ve gone for a design I’ve had in my mind […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Dots & Stripes: Black & White

It’s dots and stripes in this week’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge. I was inspired to do this manicure by a dress I saw. At first I created the stripes only, and it looked like the Pizza Express branding – no bad thing seeing as I was eating out at Pizza Express that evening with friends, […] Read more

GOT Polish Challenge: Orange: Orange and White Stripes using Nails Inc Porchester Place

I don’t own many orange polishes at all, so the prompt today for the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge was always going to be a toughie. Ultimately, I’ve done a (fairly rubbish) taped manicure using Nails Inc Porchester Place. I bought this polish along with three others when I was just becoming interested in […] Read more