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Multicoloured Floral Nails | Hippie Flower Power Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

These multicoloured floral nails, reminiscent of “flower power”are for the festivals / hippie travels prompt for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. I wasn’t sure at first what direction to take with this prompt. Admittedly, I was born in the year the term “hippie” became widespread, the year of the Human Be-In and the […] Read more

Teal Circles | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This week in the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge we have a colour – teal – and we all have different pattern prompts. I think some people are duplicated on pattern as there are so many of us taking part, but there are still 43 unique patterns. My pattern is circles, so I have […] Read more

Roses: Lilac and Teal (52 Week Challenge)

I’m late with last week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The prompts were lilac and teal or pastels. I was already wearing Bundle Monster Voodoo Lounge with some stamping. I removed the stamping and added some roses in lilac and teal. It’s not my favourite manicure ever.  I did it quite quickly and 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

Blue and green camouflage (52 Week Challenge)

It’s either dark green or camouflage in this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I’m not a lover of green, so I only have a few, and I don’t tend to wear dark green on my nails. But I do love a good camouflage manicure, and decided to use 4 of the 5 Cool […] 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

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

Teal gradient (52 Week Challenge)

I’m starting a new nail art challenge, the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. It sounds daunting that it’s for a whole year, but it’s only one manicure a week, so I’m sure I can cope 🙂 There are two prompts each week and you can do one or both of the prompts, or you […] Read more

Born Pretty Store faceted heart studs

Well that was some stormy night last night. I managed to finally fall asleep at about 3.30 am as the wind began to die down a little. I hope you didn’t suffer too badly if you’re in the UK (although if you’re in the north, you have it to come later today). I wore these […] Read more

CND Vinylux Daring Escape

The lovely photographer who took the photo of me that you see on this site is also a qualified CND technician (CND being the people behind Shellac nails). She also uses CND Vinylux, which is like a normal polish, but which has a special top coat that cures gradually in natural light, a bit like […] Read more