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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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Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 
3 weeks 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 weeks 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
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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Gradient Stamping Spring Celtic Knot Design
2 months ago

Gradient Stamping Spring Celtic Knot Design

I feel like I’ve really lost my nail art mojo lately. My full-time job is taking a lot out of me at the moment and I think there’s no space left for creativity.  Or energy left at the end of the day. I came up with this gradient stamping design because I wanted something with a little more interest than a straightforward stamped mani, which has kind of been my default lately.

It’s still quite simple and quick, and the gold flakes in the base colour show through delightfully.

Teal to lime gradient stamping

Teal to lime gradient stamping

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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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Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping Maniswap
6 months ago

Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping Maniswap

Welcome back after a longer than anticipated break! I’ve been ill all through December, so I didn’t get to do anywhere near as many manis as I wanted. This design is part of the Maniswap Circle, based on an original design by Nancy. The prompt was black and white, and the finished product looks like a winter storm. Here’s my Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping.

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