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Orange and Red Gradient Leopard Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

Last Friday’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group theme was three shades of red/orange. My own personal prompt was leopard. The two worked OK together, so I was pleased, and the result is these orange and red gradient leopard nails. The gradient is made from a pale orange (Revlon Sorbet), a mid orange (Barry M […] Read more

Black and White Checked Nails | Hobbies | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

So, as hinted at earlier in the week, today is the start of a new challenge for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts. This one is 40 Great Nail Art Ideas. The very first prompt is all about hobbies, and I have some black and white checked nails, to represent chess. So, I’ll explain the challenge. It […] Read more

Gold and Black: Houndstooth French Tips

These gold and black houndstooth French tips feature SpaRitual Tend as the base and are stamped with an image from Born Pretty Store BP-L013. I hadn’t intended for them to have French tips at first, but you’ll read why I added them in just a bit. Tend is a mustard coloured polish, with small gold […] Read more

Black and White Houndstooth Tips (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve just used one of the prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I’ve gone with the houndstooth prompt and have stuck with a classic colour combination of black and white. My inspiration comes from an image in the MoYou Nails brochure – in fact, it’s not so much inspiration as wholesale […] Read more

Gold with Black Chevrons: G is for: Gold

For this week in the A2Z series challenge, the theme is gold. I don’t much like gold on my nails. Gold belongs with green in the “I don’t like them” pile. But gold it is, so gold I wore (and then promptly removed again!) I painted black first, just one coat of W7 Black, and […] Read more

Stencilled black stripes on beige and a giveaway

I usually do stripes using nail vinyls, but these nails were done using smART nails stencils. They work in exactly the same way, but perhaps are a little better for those who aren’t so confident with evenly spacing vinyls as these are spaced out for you. The base is 3 coats of Revlon Bare Bones, […] 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

Red, black and white splatter: May Polish Party

The prompt for this month’s Polish Party is “splatter”. I do love doing splatter nails; they’re such fun to do – albeit very messy. I was already wearing a plain red manicure – Rimmel Double Decker Red – and thought it would be a good base for some black and white splatter. I used my […] Read more

Red Roses Over Black: Gothic: FingerFood’s Theme Buffet

It’s Gothic today for the FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge and I was devoid of all inspiration. I Googled a bit and thought about doing more of an 80s Gothic look, using black and spiky studs. But it wasn’t something I fancied wearing and I wanted to keep my manicure for the whole day. So I […] Read more