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Amethyst Crystal Nail Art Smoosh Technique
3 years 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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Swatch: FUN Lacquer Shana with Rainbow Connection
3 years 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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Miami Clubbing Sunset Palms Nail Art
3 years ago

Miami Clubbing Sunset Palms Nail Art

I’m a bit off-season, since everyone is into Halloween nails right now! This was a prompt for Nail Art Nation, and I wanted to hit all the Miami highlights. I brought out some soft neon shades into a gradient for Sunset Palms Nail Art Read More

Neon Watermarble Starburst Success
3 years ago

Neon Watermarble Starburst Success

After my woeful attempt at watermarbling with my pastel neons (you can click on that if you want to feel better about your own skills) I decided that I needed some neon polishes that were suitable for the job.  I shopped around, and with the able assistance of my US-based polish mule, I got my digits on the Fun Days and Neon Craze collection from In The Name of Polish.  I had to start with a Neon Watermarble Starburst to test them out.

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Holographic Lines (fun with striping tape)
4 years ago

Holographic Lines (fun with striping tape)

I’ve never been a big fan of striping tape, mostly because I never really got the hang of it.  It never leaves the clean lines I am hoping for, it’s really fiddly and forget about using the tape itself in a design.  I find it always lifts and peels off the nail, despite top coat. But, because Fabiana set it as a challenge on Nail Art Nation, it’s back for one time only. I paired it with pretty polishes to make myself feel better, aka Holographic Lines. Read More

Maniswap Circle in Lilac
4 years ago

Maniswap Circle in Lilac

The fortnightly challenge is run by Angela and Natasha on Instagram. This time I was recreating Andrea’s plaid design. I know she didn’t like it that much, but the fox is so cute! It was based on a Kate Spade design, and I think it is perfect for Maniswap Circle in Lilac. Read More

Glitch: Holographic Waterfall Nail Art
4 years ago

Glitch: Holographic Waterfall Nail Art

This week’s prompt on Nail Art Nation was waterfall nails. Fabiana did a great design on a beige base which you can find here. I always like to be a bit different, so I decided to start with a black base and create some Holographic Waterfall Nail Art Read More

Watermarble Wednesday No Base
4 years ago

Watermarble Wednesday No Base

This week’s Watermarble Wednesday challenge was to use no base with a random design. I cheated ever so slightly on the base, but it’s definitely random! So here’s Watermarble Wednesday No Base Read More

Emily de Molly Dark Citation
4 years ago

Emily de Molly Dark Citation

I love a flakie polish, so I had to swatch this one for you. It’s part of a trio, but I just have this one for you today: Emily de Molly Dark Citation.  Read More

Watermarble Starburst
4 years ago

Watermarble Starburst

The challenge for this week’s Watermarble Practice Wednesday is Matte Starburst. Let’s just say I still need the practice! I’ve managed to avoid the bubbles this time, but somehow I managed to miss the Watermarble Starburst when I dipped my fingers.  Read More