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GOT Polish Challenge: Blue: double chevron half moons

This week’s Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge is all about blue; my favourite colour. Before I realised that there is a chevron prompt coming up, I’d already created some double chevron half moon nails! Never mind; I do like chevrons, so I’m happy to be doing them again soon. The pale blue is Revlon […] Read more

Silver and blue skittlette: L’Oréal Mystic Blue, 2True Christy and zig zags

After all the challenges I’ve been doing, I wanted to do something that was just for me on my nails. And this skittlette – or (everything but the) kitchen sink manicure – fitted the bill just perfectly. I didn’t design these nails with New Year’s Eve in mind, but with the sparkle of the textured […] 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

33DC Day 31: art featuring your three favourite polishes

Day 31 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge calls for me to do some artwork with my 3 favourite polishes. Picking your favourite polishes is like choosing between your children. It’s impossible. (OK, who am I to make that comparison – my son is an only child!) But still, it’s very difficult to […] Read more

Blue Tartan: 33DC Day 28: Lines

The prompt in today’s Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge is lines. I have wanted to do tartan nails for ages, ever since seeing a tutorial on Tumblr. It wasn’t easy. I usually do my stripes and straight-lined patterns using tape. But for some reason, I chose to freehand these with nail art brushes and […] Read more

33DC Day 7: Art with your oldest untried

Today in the the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge, it’s all about doing some nail art with your oldest untried polish. I have four polishes that I bought on the same day – back in September 2012 – that are still unused. I bought them all in The Original Factory Shop. I thought they […] Read more

Navy, orange and white splatter manicure

This is my first splatter manicure. And I can confirm that it was a lot of fun to create. I used Barry M Matte White and Essie Orange, It’s Obvious over the top of my previous Ciate Power Dressing manicure. After laying down lots of newspaper and taping up my nails, I dipped a straw […] Read more