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Turquoise and Aqua Wavy Stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

We are all doing turquoise or aqua nails for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. My own theme is fluid lines, so I have some turquoise and aqua wavy stripes. I started with a base of the glitter polish. This is an Accessorize polish, Forever Emerald. There is something amiss in the Accessorize naming […] Read more

Black and Silver Laser Nails | New Year | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group, we’re posting New Year nails. I have some party nails, done with a black and silver laser pattern. They are inspired by the nails that first got me interested in nail polish, back in 2011. I was going to a 40th birthday party that had […] Read more

Red, White and Blue Striped Nails | Twinsie Tuesday

This week’s Twinsie Tuesday prompt calls for us to recreate a manicure from another of the Twinsie Tuesday participants. I chose a pretty red, white and blue striped manicure. Before that, I had spent a fun hour or so scrolling through blogs and Instagram accounts to choose something to recreate. There was lots of very […] Read more

Purple and Lilac Chevrons (52 Week Challenge)

This 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge calls for either a tape mani or a green manicure. I am not at all keen on green, so this was a no-brainer of a choice for me. I’ve created a purple and lilac chevrons manicure. The lilac is Revlon Provence. Provence in France is famous for its […] Read more

Pink and Aqua Tape Manicure (52 Week Challenge)

The themes for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challengeare dotting tools and/or pink and aqua and I’ve done a tape manicure using the colours option. I wasn’t entirely sure what colour aqua is. I’ve always assumed that it’s short for aquamarine, which is a greeny sort of turquoise. I looked it up and […] Read more

Curvy zigzags with Ciaté Encore! and Nails Inc Wigmore Street (52 Week Challenge)

The prompts for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week are crinkly tape and glitter topper. I’ve gone for the crinkly tape option and used a curvy zigzag sticker to create this look. The base is Ciaté Encore!, a muted orange creme that was unworn until today. It won’t stay that way though, […] Read more

Blue and Pink Curved Sections: C is for: Copy Cat

In the A2Z series challenge we’re on to C and the theme is Copy Cat. I’ve copied a manicure from one of my very favourite nail arstists, NAILBamboo. She’s Russian and so I rarely read what she writes (Google Translate is not much help), but her photography is exquisite and her manicures are flawless. I’ve […] Read more

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

Geometric Colour Blocked Nails: A is for: Angles

I’m starting a new challenge today, a new A2Z series challenge where the A to Z prompts are words, not polishes beginning with the letters. So, the first one is angles. I decided on a three-colour, colour-blocking, geometric, chevron sort of design. (This look needs a name, doesn’t it? That’s too much of a mouthful). […] 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