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Avengers Infinity War nail art
1 month ago

Avengers Infinity War nail art

Are you a fan of the Marvel superheroes? I went to see the latest film this week. I prefer to leave it a little while after the release – not too long to dodge spoilers. But then I get to sit in luxurious space with no one in front of me! I created some Avengers Infinity War nail art to complement my visit…read on!

Some Avengers Infinity War nail art wouldn’t be complete without this logo!

Some Avengers Infinity War nail art wouldn’t be complete without this logo!

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Freehand Flowers and Lines for Valentine’s Day
4 months ago

Freehand Flowers and Lines for Valentine’s Day

My latest design for Maniswap Circle really takes me back to when I did loads of freehand nail art. This Freehand Flowers and Lines design inspired by Sezies Nails (Sarah) is based on a dress, and was originally created in white, pink and black. I used the Maniswap prompt colours of brown, white and red to create a beautiful Valentine’s Day design.

Freehand Flowers and Lines using Barry M, Color Club and Chanel polishes

Freehand Flowers and Lines using Barry M, Color Club and Chanel polishes

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10 Christmas nail art ideas to try
7 months ago

10 Christmas nail art ideas to try

Now it’s December, we can really bring out the Christmas nail art ideas!  I’ve got ten different Christmas themed designs that will make your nails look awesome this holiday season… Click on each image or the link to get tips and a list of polishes and tools needed to create your own!

Christmas nail art ideas

Christmas nail art ideas

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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt nail art
7 months ago

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt nail art

I’m always looking for inspiration, and I have had this MoYou London plate for ages, which has elements of Gustav Klimt’s artwork.  The Art Nouveau artist was influenced by Byzantine artwork and mosaics, and his golden phase works are most familiar to me.  I created this Klimt nail art based on the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which is one of his most famous.

Thumbnail detail of Gustav Klimt nail art design

Thumbnail detail of Gustav Klimt nail art design

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Swatch: Chanel Rouge Red 546 Spring 2017
1 year 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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Chanel Spring 2017 swatches Emblematique Washed Denim Androgyne
1 year ago

Chanel Spring 2017 swatches Emblematique Washed Denim Androgyne

I’m finally back with some new Chanel Spring 2017 swatches  and these posts are always really popular content here.  I thought that the colours they chose were more autumnal than spring-like, but Chanel have a new-ish creative director, so maybe that’s why.  The last few collections, like Summer 2016, were kind of unexpected shades, unlike some of the candy-inspired colours you expect at this time of year.

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Native War Paints The One With The… Friends Inspired
1 year 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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Gothic Nail Art with lace stamping freehand roses
2 years ago

Gothic Nail Art with lace stamping freehand roses

This week’s challenge on Nail Art Nation was set by me and is Gothic-inspired nail art.  Deep, dark and mysterious! I chose to do Gothic Nail Art with lace and roses, and a thermal peek-a-boo black topcoat, which has just the right amount of glitter. I love this design, because the thermal top coat gives it such a changeable look. Read More

Chanel Nail Polish Fall 2016 Swatches
2 years ago

Chanel Nail Polish Fall 2016 Swatches

Finally! Two new Chanel Nail Polish Fall 2016 Swatches for you. I picked these up in store last weekend. I’m still on the hunt for Emeraude from last season – can’t believe I missed out on that one.

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Neon Watermarble Starburst Success
2 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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