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Picture Polish Orchid perfect summer polish
2 weeks 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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Worker Bee nail art for Manchester stamping decals
4 weeks 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
2 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
2 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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Amethyst Crystal Nail Art Smoosh Technique
2 months ago

Amethyst Crystal Nail Art Smoosh Technique

In a very exciting departure, I’m writing about nail art that isn’t green!! I’ve been on a bit of a theme lately, so here’s something different.  Along with opal nails, trying to recreate nails that look like semi-precious stones has been a challenge. This Amethyst Crystal Nail Art uses a smooshing technique which worked really well to create the layers and stripes you see in this type of stone.

Amethyst Crystal Nail Art left hand

Amethyst Crystal Nail Art left hand

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Easy stamping holographic St Patrick’s Day nail art
3 months ago

Easy stamping holographic St Patrick’s Day nail art

I am really feeling all the green shades at the moment, so I didn’t really need the excuse of St Patrick’s Day for this design. I was reminded about this super bright green holo polish I had, and added a little stamping to make this St Patrick’s Day nail art.
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Double Stamping Leafy Green Nail Art
4 months ago

Double Stamping Leafy Green Nail Art

Who’s ready for spring? I certainly am, I can’t wait to leave the cold weather and never-ending rain behind.  This design brings all the colours of spring together, with its double-stamped leaf pattern.  I was so happy with how this turned out, and I took so many photos… This is a really image-heavy post, but be patient so you can see all the gorgeousness of this Leafy Green Nail Art.

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Native War Paints The One With The… Friends Inspired
5 months ago

Native War Paints The One With The… Friends Inspired

I got so excited when I saw this polish was available through Rainbow Connection. It’s full of glitters that change colour depending on the angle you see them from. This is my first polish from this brand, and it’s inspired by Friends. Native War Paints The One With The… is a beautiful polish.

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Swatch: FUN Lacquer Shana with Rainbow Connection
5 months ago

Swatch: FUN Lacquer Shana with Rainbow Connection

Hi everyone!  I’m guest posting on Secretary’s Nail Art today, with a swatch of FUN Lacquer Shana. This is a beautiful polish from a collaboration between FUN Lacquer and Rainbow Connection.

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Picture Polish 2001 blue grey scattered holo
5 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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