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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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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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Chanel Fall Winter 2017 swatches
7 months 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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Coral Ombré for Maniswap Circle
10 months ago

Coral Ombré for Maniswap Circle

To match the hot weather we’ve been having lately, I think this Coral Ombré design is perfect. It’s got a sunbleached look to it, that with the neon makes a perfect summer holiday manicure.

Sunbleached holiday manicure - coral ombré and stamping

Sunbleached holiday manicure – coral ombré and stamping

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Fire Obsidian nail art 
10 months 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

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The best of Keely’s Nails from this week
11 months 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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Swatch: Chanel Rouge Red 546 Spring 2017
11 months 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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