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AEngland Captive Goddess swatch
2 weeks ago

AEngland Captive Goddess swatch

When you are short on time but still want to look polished, grab one bottle of gorgeous polish and get painting!  I didn’t need to add any embellishments or nail art, so have a look at my AEngland Captive Goddess swatch – with some beautiful macro photos as well.

Holographic sparkle from AEngland Captive Goddess

Holographic sparkle from AEngland Captive Goddess

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Chanel Fall Winter 2017 swatches
3 weeks 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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Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats
1 month ago

Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats

Fluid nail art is the latest trend to be adopted by nail artists.  It’s inspired by fluid art, where acrylic paint is mixed with a little silicon, before dripping or pouring it over a canvas.  The silicon helps to stop the paint from mixing, so you get little ‘cells’ of different colours appearing, and an organic forms and lines of colour from the movement of the paint.

There are a number of different techniques, using both normal polishes and some special ones.  In this case, I used the Sinful Colors transforming topcoats with regular polishes, which are designed to separate and create the cells I mentioned.  It’s definitely a more advanced nail art technique, but I found this way much less messy and less wasteful of polishes than others I’ve seen for creating fluid art. You could always limit it to one or two feature nails to make it more manageable.

Fluid nail art - left fingers

Fluid nail art – fingers

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Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art
2 months ago

Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art

I’m still catching up on sleep after a busy few weeks, and whenever I’m short on time I turn to stamping to create detailed nail art designs quickly. For this Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art I was inspired by Miss Sock who did something similar over a watermarble base.

Double stamping - Graffiti Hearts nail art

Double stamping – Graffiti Hearts nail art

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Coral Ombré for Maniswap Circle
4 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 
4 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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Rose Gold nail polish nail art stamping 
5 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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Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches
11 months ago

Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches

In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the Chanel Nail Polish Holiday 2016 Swatches I posted a couple of weeks ago.  You will have to be quick if you want one, since these are limited edition polishes! I’ve linked through to my full reviews of each one if you’d like to know more.

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Neon Love nail art Maniswap with TaliaLouiseNails
11 months ago

Neon Love nail art Maniswap with TaliaLouiseNails

I had the chance recently to do a maniswap with TaliaLouise on Instagram. This Neon Love nail art design is from way back (and much copied) and it’s a great design. It was also what inspired me to go looking for a new, true neon blue polish Read More

Gradient Splatter nail art easy stamped design
11 months ago

Gradient Splatter nail art easy stamped design

I haven’t done a splatter design for ages, but I wanted to try something a bit different. This Gradient Splatter nail art is stamped rather than sprayed, so clean up is a lot quicker and easier!

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