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Blue and Pink Curved Sections: C is for: Copy Cat

In the A2Z series challenge we’re on to C and the theme is Copy Cat. I’ve copied a manicure from one of my very favourite nail arstists, NAILBamboo. She’s Russian and so I rarely read what she writes (Google Translate is not much help), but her photography is exquisite and her manicures are flawless. I’ve […] Read more

Diagonal Stripes: Three Blues (52 Week Challenge)

For this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge the choices are domestic animals or three shades of blue. I didn’t fancy putting cats or dogs or rabbits on my nails, so went with the three blues prompt. I’ve done some diagonal stripes. Diagonal isn’t a very common thing for me. I’ve created […] 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

Geometric Colour Blocked Nails: A is for: Angles

I’m starting a new challenge today, a new A2Z series challenge where the A to Z prompts are words, not polishes beginning with the letters. So, the first one is angles. I decided on a three-colour, colour-blocking, geometric, chevron sort of design. (This look needs a name, doesn’t it? That’s too much of a mouthful). […] Read more

Red with glittery gold stripes

I’ve been going through a bit of a nail art rut recently, so I have been trawling Instagram and Pinterest to get some inspiration. I was struck by this manicure by nailsofjessek on Instagram and decided to recreate it, only with a different coloured base. So this is two coats of China Glaze High Roller, […] 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

Lightning nails for Migraine Awareness Week

It’s Migraine Awareness Week this week in the UK, and there’s a series of events being held by The Migraine Trust to encourage more people to find out more about migraine. I didn’t realise that migraine was quite so widespread. According to The Migraine Trust: Migraine is a neurological disorder that affects eight million Britons […] Read more

Autumnal stripes with Barry M Mustard, Paprika and Cocoa

As soon as they launched on Wednesday, I went straight out and bought all 6 polishes from the new Barry M Autumn 2014 Gelly collection. I lined them all up in number order for swatching on my nail wheels and couldn’t help but notice that the yellow, red and brown shades worked really well in […] Read more