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Adult Colouring Book nail art for Maniswap
3 weeks 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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Monarch Butterfly nail art with stamping and freehand
3 weeks ago

Monarch Butterfly nail art with stamping and freehand

I was a bit stumped for a design to try this week, and then I remembered that I'd bought a new plate with butterfly wing outlines on it that was so far untried. I decided to recreate some Monarch Butterfly nail art using some orange holo polishes.

Freehand dots over Monarch Butterfly stamping nail art | Keely's Nails

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Coral Ombré for Maniswap Circle
2 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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Picture Polish Orchid perfect summer polish
2 months 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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3 secrets nail artists know make their manicures awesome
3 months 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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Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 
3 months 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 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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Worker Bee nail art for Manchester stamping decals
3 months ago

Worker Bee nail art for Manchester stamping decals

The events in Manchester last week really shocked me. The audience for an Ariana Grande concert are young people and children, their parents, so it felt particularly callous to me.  It’s part of my job to react and deal publicly with these sort of things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a serving police officer or anything, but I did spend the whole day working on reacting professionally to the bombing, so when I got home all the emotions got to me at once.   I decided to add a Worker Bee for Manchester to my nails, to show my respect and support in my own way.

Worker Bee nail art for Manchester

Worker Bee nail art for Manchester

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Glitter Mermaid Tail Nail Art Mint Green
4 months ago

Glitter Mermaid Tail Nail Art Mint Green

Yes, I know this is another green manicure. I’ve honestly been trying to do something different, but this isn’t really my fault. This Mermaid Tail Nail Art is part of this month’s Maniswap challenge, and the prompt was mint green.

I based it on a design from Jane, who is known as Foxxy Nails on Instagram and has a YouTube channel too.

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Danger High Voltage Electric Nail Art with Superchic Lacquer Pheromone
4 months ago

Danger High Voltage Electric Nail Art with Superchic Lacquer Pheromone

Superchic Lacquer is a new brand to Rainbow Connection (where Annette helpfully enables my polish addiction) and Pheromone is a stand out colour for me. It’s a very bright, chartreuse-leaning yellow holographic.   I decided to create some Electric Nail Art to match the bright colour.

Electric Nail Art - Superchic Lacquer Pheromone

Electric Nail Art – Superchic Lacquer Pheromone

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