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Black and Green Recycle Logo: R is for: Recycle

I’ve left today’s A2Z series challenge manicure until the last minute as usual. This morning, a few of the others taking part in this challenge were talking about it and I realised the theme had been changed. I create the Inlinkz for this so you would think I would notice. But no. I was convinced […] Read more

Blue and green metallic stamping (52 Week Challenge)

I’m sticking to the single prompt again for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The two choices are Ikat and metallic. I’ve not ever done an Ikat pattern, so probably should have done, but I was short of time so went with metallic. Although the photos don’t really show it, both these polishes […] Read more

Quirk Éponine over Barry M Vintage Violet: Q is for: Quirky

Q for quirky for the A2Z series challenge was a tough one. So I took the easy option and used a polish from Quirk. This is Éponine, made by Kerrie from Quirk Polish (and the blogger behind PishPosh & Polish). Sadly, she stopped making her indie polishes last year. It is a clear base with […] 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

Lilac Stamping On Cream : P is for: Pale

I’m extremely busy at the moment with work commitments, so nails are the last thing on my mind. It didn’t help today therefore when my first two efforts for “pale” in this week’s A2Z series challenge went completely wrong and I had to try again. I tried zigzags, but the polish was drying too quickly […] Read more

Geometric Stamped Yellow, Green and Blue Gradient (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge prompts this week. They are “blue, yellow and green” and “geometric”. So, I’ve created a gradient using all Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes: Butter-fly Stroke, Lickety-Split Lime and Brisk Blue. Then I stamped over it with a geometric pattern from a new stamping plate I won. […] Read more

Blue and Green Watermarble: O is for: Old

I wasn’t sure what to do for old for the A2Z series challenge this week. I quite fancied creating a water marble though, so I picked three of my older untried polishes. I used L’Oréal French Riviera, a light blue with a barely noticeable hint of shimmer, L’Oréal Blue Reef, a green-leaning dark teal, and […] Read more

Purple with Stamped Silver Hearts (52 Week Challenge)

Up until now, I have been posting my 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge manicures on a Sunday, but seeing as this has a Valentine’s theme, I thought it best to post it today. The base is two coats of Barry M Orchid, the shimmery purple from the Silks collection. You can’t see the silky, […] Read more

Red and Purple Gradient with Stamping: N is for: New

I have a couple of new things for this week’s A2Z series challenge prompt, for N is for new; the red polish and the stamping plate are both new. The red is Ciaté Kitten Heels. I bought it for £1.50 in an Original Factory Shop that was closing down. It’s a lovely colour, but quite […] Read more

Advanced Stamping Decal Flowers (52 Week Challenge)

I’ve combined the two prompts for this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge, which are pale blue and flowers. I’ve used the advanced stamping method to make some stamping decals. In what is a first for me, I’ve made my decals on the stamper, not on a sheet of plastic. I think I prefer […] Read more