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33DC Day 22: Three colour gradient and pattern

Day 22 marks two-thirds of the way through the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. I’ve surprised myself that I’ve managed to do all the challenges, and do them on time. For today’s theme, I always knew I wanted to do a gradient with a white pattern using striping tape. I’ve seen lots of people […] Read more

33DC Day 6: Textured

I really enjoyed this manicure that I created for day 6 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. Finally, I am wearing a manicure on all of my nails – not just four – and I will be keeping it on for several days, rather than swiftly removing it after deciding I don’t like […] Read more

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

Stripey grey and peach nails

I did these nails for a little girl I see at my son’s cricket training most weeks. She’s fascinated by my nails – most people aren’t, so I am grateful for her interest – and she asked me to do something different for this week’s training, not just a plain colour. But, she wasn’t there […] Read more

Collection 2000 Dynasty and Button Moon striped manicure

It was a lovely and sunny day, so I put something bright and cheerful on my nails in anticipation of spring arriving soon (I hope!) I was thrilled to find out recently that I won a nail art contest hosted by Debbie of The Crumpet. There was no prize, but Debbie kindly offered me the […] 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