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Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018
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6 months ago

Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018

Welcome to the last of my three swatches from the Spring 2018 Neapolis collection. From Chanel Nuvola Rosa is a soft pink, and it definitely reminds me of strawberry gelato from Italy!

Although there is a fourth shade in this collection, it’s an orange leaning red which I couldn’t bring myself to buy. I have plenty of Chanel reds already! Check out Chanel Gitane – it’s not quite as orange-toned as Arancio Vibrante but it’s a good substitute.

Bottle shot and swatch of Chanel Nuvola Rosa by Keely's Nails

A sweet pink that performs brilliantly – see how Chanel Nuvola Rosa compares to other Chanel pinks…

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Pink Galaxy nail art
7 months ago

Pink Galaxy nail art

I’m not normally into pink. It’s not a go-to nail shade for me, and I actively avoid buying pink things! But I like to buck the trend once in a while, like with this Pink Galaxy nail art design. I was inspired by Anikibee’s design on Instagram for this one.

Pink Galaxy nail art by Keely’s Nails

Pink Galaxy nail art definitely is a non-traditional look for this nail design!

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Matte Metallic Gradient with subtle marbling base
7 months ago

Matte Metallic Gradient with subtle marbling base

Recently I went out for brunch to celebrate my upcoming birthday, and this matte metallic gradient stamping was the design I created. I went to B&H Buildings with my besties Lisa and Kim, for an amazing bottomless brunch with apple and pear mimosas.

Left hand fingers and thumb curled towards the camera on a black background with grey nails and purple-pink gradient stamped design

Super shorties with a matte metallic gradient

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Stamper Fluid Nail Art and new nail shape
8 months ago

Stamper Fluid Nail Art and new nail shape

Long time no see! Many apologies for my absence, but life and a car accident got in the way of blogging for a while. I’m still loving playing with my Sinful Colors Transforming Top Coats to create Stamper Fluid Nail Art, so here’s my latest design…

Stamper Fluid Nail Art is as easy as a smoosh design!

Stamper Fluid Nail Art is as easy as a smoosh design!

 

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Chevron Nails and Stylist Live London
10 months ago

Chevron Nails and Stylist Live London

Last weekend I went to London for two of the three days of Stylist Live.  Unintentionally, I matched my nails to the show design at Olympia, with these Chevron Nails. I’ll share some images from the show, along with my nail art, so keep on reading and scrolling!

Stylist Live at Kensington Olympia - giant glitter logo outside the show

Stylist Live at Kensington Olympia

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AEngland Captive Goddess swatch
12 months 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
12 months 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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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