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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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Mega Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway
4 days ago

Mega Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Do you want to win over £260 ($350) in PayPal cash plus some amazing cruelty-free beauty products? I’ve teamed up with my fellow Beauty Blog Coalition friends and we’ve got some fantastic prizes to giveaway! Read More

AEngland Captive Goddess swatch
2 weeks ago

AEngland Captive Goddess swatch

When you are short on time but still want to look polished, grab one bottle of gorgeous polish and get painting!  I didn’t need to add any embellishments or nail art, so have a look at my AEngland Captive Goddess swatch – with some beautiful macro photos as well.

Holographic sparkle from AEngland Captive Goddess

Holographic sparkle from AEngland Captive Goddess

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Chanel Fall Winter 2017 swatches
3 weeks ago

Chanel Fall Winter 2017 swatches

I’m back with some new polishes – this time the Chanel Fall Winter 2017 Le Vernis collection, which features three colours. One is an old one, two new, and I’ve got all three swatches for you to check out!

Chanel Fall Winter 2017 Horizon Line swatched by Keely's Nails

Chanel Fall Winter 2017 Horizon Line swatched by Keely’s Nails

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Simple Fall nail art using Picture Polish Autumn
1 month ago

Simple Fall nail art using Picture Polish Autumn

A quick and easy nail art design for you this week. I’m short on time, but ready for Autumn! I think this is my favourite orange polish (out of the 20+ I own), and although I’m not quite ready for Halloween nails, I’m on board with Fall nail art.

Picture Polish Autumn with holographic stamping

Picture Polish Autumn with holographic stamping

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Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats
1 month ago

Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats

Fluid nail art is the latest trend to be adopted by nail artists.  It’s inspired by fluid art, where acrylic paint is mixed with a little silicon, before dripping or pouring it over a canvas.  The silicon helps to stop the paint from mixing, so you get little ‘cells’ of different colours appearing, and an organic forms and lines of colour from the movement of the paint.

There are a number of different techniques, using both normal polishes and some special ones.  In this case, I used the Sinful Colors transforming topcoats with regular polishes, which are designed to separate and create the cells I mentioned.  It’s definitely a more advanced nail art technique, but I found this way much less messy and less wasteful of polishes than others I’ve seen for creating fluid art. You could always limit it to one or two feature nails to make it more manageable.

Fluid nail art - left fingers

Fluid nail art – fingers

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White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle
2 months ago

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

It’s time to reveal what nearly 200 nail artists have been working on for our Maniswap Circle! This month we’ve focused on white and blue nail art designs in memory of Liam Kowal again. As a result, all our designs are blue and white, and some include a ribbon too.

This time I was recreating the work of Meredith from Merely Nails. I chose a stamped geometric pattern, which left me space to add a freehand ribbon.

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

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How to remove hard skin from feet: easy cheap home remedy
2 months ago

How to remove hard skin from feet: easy cheap home remedy

Although I don’t show off my feet in photos (no one needs to see that!) I do take care of them. I tried Babyfoot a couple of years ago, and although it’s excellent at removing hard skin it’s very gross. Today I’m sharing my recipe for how to remove hard skin from your feet at home, with zero effort!

How to remove hard skin: Photo by Ben Hartley on Unsplash

How to remove hard skin: Photo by Ben Hartley on Unsplash

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Lace nail art inspired with Wingz
2 months ago

Lace nail art inspired with Wingz

Something a bit different for you today! I was sent a pair of Wingz for review by Sarah, and I chose a lovely scalloped lace three-quarter length sleeve design.  I created some nails to match of course – lace nail art inspired with Wingz!

If you haven’t seen Wingz before, they are essentially sleeves that you can add to an outfit to give your a little more warmth or coverage.  This lace design has been great for me, particularly when the air con gets a bit too ferocious.

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Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art
2 months ago

Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art

I’m still catching up on sleep after a busy few weeks, and whenever I’m short on time I turn to stamping to create detailed nail art designs quickly. For this Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art I was inspired by Miss Sock who did something similar over a watermarble base.

Double stamping - Graffiti Hearts nail art

Double stamping – Graffiti Hearts nail art

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Adult Colouring Book nail art for Maniswap
3 months ago

Adult Colouring Book nail art for Maniswap

This month I have had the pleasure of recreating a design from Knitty Nails, aka Debbie. Her Adult Colouring Book nail art was the inspiration behind my Maniswap Circle design using pastels.

 

Left hand Maniswap Circle - Adult Colouring Book nail art

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