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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt nail art
3 weeks ago

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt nail art

I’m always looking for inspiration, and I have had this MoYou London plate for ages, which has elements of Gustav Klimt’s artwork.  The Art Nouveau artist was influenced by Byzantine artwork and mosaics, and his golden phase works are most familiar to me.  I created this Klimt nail art based on the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which is one of his most famous.

Thumbnail detail of Gustav Klimt nail art design

Thumbnail detail of Gustav Klimt nail art design

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Mega Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway
2 months 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

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle
3 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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Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art
4 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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White Marble nail art stamping cheat
1 year ago

White Marble nail art stamping cheat

I definitely see marble backgrounds everywhere on social media, it seems to be the default for flatlays and beauty bloggers.  After seeing Jamie of Tanned Beauty Addict, who showed off her great marble nails on Instagram, I wanted to try White Marble nail art for myself!

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Frank Stella nail art Monochrome Lines
1 year ago

Frank Stella nail art Monochrome Lines

Fabiana set this art-inspired challenge on NailArtNation this week, and she definitely had me in mind! His artwork is a mixture of colour and monochrome pieces, and I loved the monochrome line work, which had an almost op-art quality about it. I’d like to present my Frank Stella nail art!

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Cirque Hatch Swatch
1 year ago

Cirque Hatch Swatch

This another of my purchases from a recent sale. Cirque Hatch is a white crelly polish with tiny black glitters. I feel a bit like I’m wearing an Oreo milkshake on my nails! Read More

Space Pirate
2 years ago

Space Pirate

A recent challenge was to incorporate charms into a watermarble design.  I’d seen an ethereal marble design by French Instagrammer Ilaeti, that I wanted to recreate, and some charms that …
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Camouflage Blues
2 years ago

Camouflage Blues

This design is one I’ve done before, but in a new colour combination. I’m part of a Facebook group called When Colours Collide, which has a fortnightly  challenge to create …
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April Showers Watermarble Nail Art
2 years ago

April Showers Watermarble Nail Art

I found this week’s challenge really difficult – translating the concept into nail art, not the execution. April Showers Watermarble – I just couldn’t get my head around it.

I …
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