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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

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

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

Bundle Monster Fundamentals Gel Polish and Travelling LED Flashlight Collection

If you haven’t used gel polish yet, but you’re curious, I have a fabulous and very inexpensive way for you to try it out. Bundle Monster has teamed three classic gel polish colours with a mini torch-based (flashlight for the North Americans!) LED curing light. And all for what I think is a great value […] Read more

Pink and White Stamped Floral Tips

These pink and white stamped floral tips mean just one thing … yet more pink on the blog! I need to start getting into some autumnal and winter colours to neutralise the pinkness of my recent posts! I was already wearing Nella Milano Cheery Bon Bon and it was wearing well, so I decided to […] Read more

Grey Tweed Nails (52 Week Challenge)

The themes for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are tweed and pale pink. I have done enough pink manicures recently, so I chose to do some grey tweed nails. To me, tweed is brown and smells of urine. (Yes, really! Google it!) But of course there are other types of tweed besides […] Read more

Pink with White Floral Stamping Using Bundle Monster BM-S107

I’ve used one of the new Bundle Monster Shangri-La plates to create these pink with white floral stamping nails. I used Nella Milano Sweetie Darling for the base, then stamped in white using Bundle Monster BM-S107. The plate is called White Lotus and features swirls, floral images and paisley patterns. It comes from the Shangri-La […] Read more

Hot Pink Tribal Nails (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the hot pink and tribal prompts for this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I have some hot pink nails in the form of L’Oréal Shocking Pink, and I have added a stamped tribal accent nail. I created the accent nail using the stamping decal method. I did plan on […] Read more

Yellow, Black and White Stripes and Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

It’s stripes or pastel for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge so I have some yellow, black and white stripes and flowers nails. I started off trying to paint some black and white stripes over the yellow base, which is China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin. But it just wasn’t working and looked a mess. […] Read more

Aqua Gradient With Floral Stamping Using Born Pretty Store BP-56 (52 Week Challenge)

For the first time in a month, I’m actually on time with posting for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I was tempted to do a splatter manicure, but I’ve gone just with the aqua theme and have done an aqua gradient that I’ve stamped with a floral image from Born Pretty Store plate […] Read more