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FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Shapes / Geometric: Colourful Circles

This week in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge we’re doing geometric nails. I saw a fabulous picture on Pinterest of a funky coat (image further down), and that became my inspiration for this manicure. After applying a base of two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, I used hole reinforcer stickers so I could […] Read more

FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Animal Print: rainbow gradient mini leopard print nails

New Year, new challenge! I’m starting three new challenges this January, and this is the first to kick off. It’s FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge, where there is a theme each week on a Sunday. The first theme is animal print. I have always wanted to do a multi-coloured leopard print, but I thought I’d do […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 7: Winter characters

Today’s prompt in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge is Winter Characters. I did these nails back at the end of October, on top of my SpaRitual Intellect manicure. The blue and shimmer of Intellect reminded me of a wintry sky, so I thought I’d add something Christmassy, and penguins seemed an easy choice. […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 6: Christmas food

Christmas food was another tough challenge for me in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. I didn’t really know what to do, and spent ages trawling through images of Christmas fayre for some inspiration. Ultimately, I couldn’t come up with anything original to do, so I went with the standard candy canes French tip […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 5: Toys

I was really stumped about what to do when it came to this toys prompt for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. Then, I was listening to Absolute Radio, and on Christian O’Connell’s breakfast show, he was saying he was having trouble getting his daughter a Furby Boom, as everywhere was sold out. I […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 4: Christmas traditions

Today is all about Christmas traditions for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. There was so much I could have taken as inspiration for this prompt: Christmas trees, decorations, Christmas jumpers, mistletoe, gifts … the list could go on tenfold. I decided to go with holly. I love holly. I love the wonderfully shaped […] Read more

Blue Trees | Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 2: Winter Nature

I am a bit gutted about today’s prompt for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge. You see it calls for a winter nature scene, and I have the perfect stamping plate for it. But I don’t really have it – not yet, anyway. There’s a beautiful image in the Bundle Monster Create Your Own […] Read more

33DC Day 33: freestyle / recreate someone else’s mani

Well, this is it. It’s the very last day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. Today, we can either do anything we like (freestyle) or we can recreate another manicure from the challenge. There have been so many brilliant manicures, but I really fell in love with a very simple, but really well […] Read more

Christmas Challenge 2013 Day 1: White Christmas

So with one challenge just finishing up, I’m now starting another. There were three Christmas nail art challenges being run by UK groups or individuals. I finally plumped for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Christmas Winter Challenge as it started the latest and I couldn’t cope with starting too much earlier while still trying to do […] Read more

33DC Day 32: shapes

It’s the penultimate day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge and today the prompt is shapes. I was looking back over the manicures I’ve done for this challenge and it was very apparent that I’ve hardly used green or yellow in my manicures. I love yellow, so that surprised me; but I don’t […] Read more