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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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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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Chanel Spring 2017 swatches Emblematique Washed Denim Androgyne
5 months ago

Chanel Spring 2017 swatches Emblematique Washed Denim Androgyne

I’m finally back with some new Chanel Spring 2017 swatches  and these posts are always really popular content here.  I thought that the colours they chose were more autumnal than spring-like, but Chanel have a new-ish creative director, so maybe that’s why.  The last few collections, like Summer 2016, were kind of unexpected shades, unlike some of the candy-inspired colours you expect at this time of year.

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Picture Polish 2001 blue grey scattered holo
7 months ago

Picture Polish 2001 blue grey scattered holo

I’ve really been into my galaxy-themed swatches recently, and here’s another.  Based on 2001: A Space Odyssey, this collaboration from The Nailista Shop is lovely.  Picture Polish 2001 is a grey-blue scattered holo definitely reminds me of a far away place.

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Swatch FUN Lacquer Cepheus Holographic Gradient
7 months ago

Swatch FUN Lacquer Cepheus Holographic Gradient

As I promised some time ago, I’ve got another FUN Lacquer swatch for you, also based on a constellation. Cepheus is a very old constellation which contains nebulae and remains of old stars. If you’ve got a few minutes to google image search, it’s well worth your time. Much like the constellation, FUN Lacquer Cepheus has so many colours in it. A grey-taupe jelly base, with holographic particles and multicoloured flakies, it’s a stunner.

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Grey and Silver Chevron nail art for Maniswap Circle
9 months ago

Grey and Silver Chevron nail art for Maniswap Circle

Ages ago (this post has been sat in draft for way too long) I created this maniswap for the circle.  The colour prompt was grey and silver, and I chose this chevron design from sweetnailsbycandi. The pale grey and holo silver stamping created this chic and speedy design.  I always fall back on triangles and chevrons , they just call to me somehow…  On to my Chevron nail art

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White Marble nail art stamping cheat
9 months 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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Gothic Nail Art with lace stamping freehand roses
9 months ago

Gothic Nail Art with lace stamping freehand roses

This week’s challenge on Nail Art Nation was set by me and is Gothic-inspired nail art.  Deep, dark and mysterious! I chose to do Gothic Nail Art with lace and roses, and a thermal peek-a-boo black topcoat, which has just the right amount of glitter. I love this design, because the thermal top coat gives it such a changeable look. Read More

Swatch: Chanel Gris Obscur 538
10 months ago

Swatch: Chanel Gris Obscur 538

This seems to have been released by Chanel in between their seasonal collections, so I’m seeing it as something of a transition shade? It’s not long until the Christmas colours …
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Frank Stella nail art Monochrome Lines
12 months 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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