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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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Antonio Beradi fashion inspired nail art
1 week ago

Antonio Beradi fashion inspired nail art

I wanted another challenge this week, so I found inspiration in this Antonio Beradi design below. I recreated it in the form of nail art!

Antonio Beradi fashion from 2001 which inspires my nail art

Antonio Beradi fashion from 2001 which inspires my nail art

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Green Aventurine Quartz nail art gemstone inspired
2 weeks ago

Green Aventurine Quartz nail art gemstone inspired

Today I’m inspired by another semi-precious stone to create this Aventurine Quartz nail art. It’s a jewel that I hadn’t heard of, but I love this picture of it, so read on to find out more!

This is the photo that inspired my Aventurine Quartz nail art - image courtesy of Gemselect

This is the photo that inspired my Aventurine Quartz nail art – image courtesy of Gemselect

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Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018
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3 weeks ago

Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018

Welcome to the last of my three swatches from the Spring 2018 Neapolis collection. From Chanel Nuvola Rosa is a soft pink, and it definitely reminds me of strawberry gelato from Italy!

Although there is a fourth shade in this collection, it’s an orange leaning red which I couldn’t bring myself to buy. I have plenty of Chanel reds already! Check out Chanel Gitane – it’s not quite as orange-toned as Arancio Vibrante but it’s a good substitute.

Bottle shot and swatch of Chanel Nuvola Rosa by Keely's Nails

A sweet pink that performs brilliantly – see how Chanel Nuvola Rosa compares to other Chanel pinks…

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Chanel Giallo Napoli swatch Neapolis Spring 2018
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1 month ago

Chanel Giallo Napoli swatch Neapolis Spring 2018

This week I’ve got the second of three swatches of Chanel’s Spring 2018 collection. It’s a bright yellow, and if you like sunny colours, you’ll love Chanel Giallo Napoli.  I also compare it to my swatch of Chanel Mimosa – it’s the battle of the yellows!

Swatch of Chanel Giallo Napoli a bright yellow polish, opaque in two coats

Swatch of Chanel Giallo Napoli a bright yellow polish, opaque in two coats

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Chanel Verde Pastello swatch Neapolis Spring 2018
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1 month ago

Chanel Verde Pastello swatch Neapolis Spring 2018

New, fun Chanel polishes are out, and you’re going to love these spring colours! I’m swatching them for you with a quick review, starting with Chanel Verde Pastello, a fresh turquoise creme.

My bottle of Verde Pastello has some weird wrinkles in the glass, just below the cap.

My bottle of Verde Pastello has some weird wrinkles in the glass, just below the cap.

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Pink Galaxy nail art
1 month ago

Pink Galaxy nail art

I’m not normally into pink. It’s not a go-to nail shade for me, and I actively avoid buying pink things! But I like to buck the trend once in a while, like with this Pink Galaxy nail art design. I was inspired by Anikibee’s design on Instagram for this one.

Pink Galaxy nail art by Keely’s Nails

Pink Galaxy nail art definitely is a non-traditional look for this nail design!

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Ella + Mila Polish at Professional Beauty 2018
2 months ago

Ella + Mila Polish at Professional Beauty 2018

I visited Professional Beauty 2018 in London this week, and I was really happy to find a brand on sale that I haven’t seen in the UK before.  Ella + Mila Polish is available in Target in the US, and online, but I found it on sale from a vegan beauty retailer here too! I bought some of their shades, and used two for this easy but effective design of a glitter gradient.

Ella + Mila Polish design - left hand

The grey-blue creme and copper glitter is a lovely contrast, and I was really impressed with the Ella + Mila polish formula.

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Matte Metallic Gradient with subtle marbling base
2 months ago

Matte Metallic Gradient with subtle marbling base

Recently I went out for brunch to celebrate my upcoming birthday, and this matte metallic gradient stamping was the design I created. I went to B&H Buildings with my besties Lisa and Kim, for an amazing bottomless brunch with apple and pear mimosas.

Left hand fingers and thumb curled towards the camera on a black background with grey nails and purple-pink gradient stamped design

Super shorties with a matte metallic gradient

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Freehand Flowers and Lines for Valentine’s Day
2 months ago

Freehand Flowers and Lines for Valentine’s Day

My latest design for Maniswap Circle really takes me back to when I did loads of freehand nail art. This Freehand Flowers and Lines design inspired by Sezies Nails (Sarah) is based on a dress, and was originally created in white, pink and black. I used the Maniswap prompt colours of brown, white and red to create a beautiful Valentine’s Day design.

Freehand Flowers and Lines using Barry M, Color Club and Chanel polishes

Freehand Flowers and Lines using Barry M, Color Club and Chanel polishes

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Leaf Print nail art ready for spring
3 months ago

Leaf Print nail art ready for spring

Over Christmas I was getting really frustrated with breaking off corners and a couple of nails starting to break really low.  In a fit of pique, I cut them off really short and this is the result… I needed some nail art to remind me that spring is on the way – this Leaf Print nail art is just the thing! Read More