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About Keely's Nails

I don’t leave the house without a manicure! I do it all myself because I enjoy it, and I've been learning how to create my own nail art and designs.
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Fire Obsidian nail art 
2 weeks ago

Fire Obsidian nail art 

As part of my series inspired by semi-precious stones, I’ve been looking around for my next project. The photo (scroll down) really caught my eye, so I’m trying this Fire Obsidian nail art. It’s an experiment in progress so I think I’ll be coming back and trying this again.

Fire Obsidian nail art macro

Fire Obsidian nail art macro

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5 top tips: how to avoid breaking a nail
2 weeks ago

5 top tips: how to avoid breaking a nail

It’s the most annoying thing ever (to me): I spend money and time making my manicure look great. So I don’t want to have any breaks if I can manage it! Here are my top tips on how to avoid breaking a nail.

How to avoid breaking a nail

How to avoid breaking a nail

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Picture Polish Orchid perfect summer polish
2 weeks ago

Picture Polish Orchid perfect summer polish

It’s finally warm in the UK, spring is giving way to summer, apart from the past couple of days which were more like November! My summer dresses are out, and I want some bright, pretty nails to go with them! I had my eyes on plenty of summer polishes in yesterday’s best of nail polish post, so Picture Polish Orchid is perfect for right now.

Picture Polish Orchid swatch

Picture Polish Orchid swatch

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The best of Keely’s Nails from this week
3 weeks ago

The best of Keely’s Nails from this week

In case you missed it, I’ve had a really good blogging week, and I wanted to share some of my most read posts this week.  There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a nail newbie or a nail polish addict.

Best of Keely's Nails this week

Best of Keely’s Nails this week

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3 secrets nail artists know make their manicures awesome
3 weeks ago

3 secrets nail artists know make their manicures awesome

There are a few tips and tricks that nail artists like me have to make our manicures look amazing. I want to share the 3 secrets nail artists know, because they are really easy and will make such a difference to your designs.

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5 easy nail art designs you can impress people with
3 weeks ago

5 easy nail art designs you can impress people with

Sometimes you just want some quick and easy nail art – it needs to impress, but you don’t have time to spend ages on it.  Or perhaps you’re new to nail art and you don’t have any tools or skills, but still want to rock some art on your tips. I am here to give you 5 easy nail art designs that will leave people impressed, with hardly any effort needed.

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Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 
3 weeks ago

Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 

This design was a recent contribution to the Maniswap Circle challenge, where I recreate another nail artist’s work in a different colour. This month I worked on a design from Donna, using Rose Gold nail polish.

Rose Gold nail polish Cirque Halcyon

Rose Gold nail polish Cirque Halcyon

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Swatch: Chanel Rouge Red 546 Spring 2017
3 weeks ago

Swatch: Chanel Rouge Red 546 Spring 2017

This is a very long overdue swatch post, but it has some bonus nail art which I hope you enjoy. This time I have Chanel Rouge Red 546 from the spring 2017 collection.

Every year it seems, Chanel come out with a new red polish. They have subtly different colour undertones, so if you already know what suits your skin tone, this should help you make a decision between them.

Chanel Rouge Red 546 swatch

Chanel Rouge Red 546 swatch

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Easy nail art matte navy blue stamped silver
3 weeks ago

Easy nail art matte navy blue stamped silver

Since I’ve been doing a lot of green nail art lately, I needed some outside colour inspiration. One of my Instagram friends Tanya suggested navy blue, one of her favourite colours.  For some quick and easy nail art matte navy blue is really chic, and very work appropriate.

Macro of easy nail art matte navy blue

Macro of easy nail art matte navy blue

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The story of how I got nail polish in my eye (so you don’t have to)
4 weeks ago

The story of how I got nail polish in my eye (so you don’t have to)

This is a bit different from my normal blog posts, but I hope you still find it interesting. Before I start, this is not for the squeamish. Just believe me when I say I got nail polish in my eye and it was awful. Don’t let it happen to you, and as soon as you see your polish chipping, take it off and do a fresh manicure.

For the rest of you with stronger constitutions, read on… Read More