Posted in November 2012

Movember

Movember

I always enjoy it when November rolls around and the tube becomes full of twenty-something guys sporting wispy little growths on their top lips: you can spot a Movember from metres away. Done properly, a mo can look super-awesome: not everybody’s Michael Owen (who wowed me on Match of the Day this weekend) but I … Continue reading

I Want My Hat Back!

I Want My Hat Back!

Today’s nails are based on what is probably the best picture book OF ALL TIME (maybe even the best book of all time), I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. I decided to pay tribute to two of my favourite moments in the book: the bear despairs (right hand) and the climactic confrontation between … Continue reading

Clueless Mani #1

Clueless Mani #1

If (like me) you were born in the mid-80s you surely spent your teenage years watching Clueless at sleepover after sleepover. I couldn’t even count the number of times I have seen it but I still love it SO MUCH and what better way to pay tribute than with a series of Clueless manicures? I … Continue reading

Pansies

Pansies

Pansies: I used a matte topcoat (from Rimmel) to make them look more soft and vintage-y. The base colour is China Glaze Kinetic Candy and design inspiration comes from this tutorial by BlogNailedIt: she was more restrained and only put one pansy on each nail but of course I had to have them ALL OVER. … Continue reading

Metallic sections

Metallic sections

Can you tell I bought some nail art supplies recently? These nails are done using gold and silver foils, which I bought from Born Pretty Store. I painted on my base colours (Urban Outfitters Cocktail and Crowded) and cut my foils (which come in little folded sheets and are very, very thin and light) into … Continue reading

Furry nails!

Furry nails!

Latest wheeze: FURRY NAILS! I think the official term is ‘flocked nails’ as this look is achieved using something called flocking powder, which you can easily find on eBay. I got a pack of 12 little pots in different colours for around £2. You have to paint your nail a base colour (as close to … Continue reading

Nineties Glitter Party

Nineties Glitter Party

90s glitter party! The glitter is Amethyst from the new Barry M jewel glitters collection, over black, and the zigzags were done mainly with nail art pens. I took a closeup of the glitter so let me know if you’d like to see that, too! [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on … Continue reading

Obamarama!

Obamarama!

OBAMA NAILS! Watching the US election right now and literally can’t even bring myself to imagine a Romney victory. Hoping hoping hoping he gets a second term! (These are slightly inspired by Katy Perry’s election nails: credit where it’s due and all that.) [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date … Continue reading

Maroon and periwinkle

Maroon and periwinkle

Just a nice pretty colour combo. The maroon/glitter ones are Essie Angora Cardigan/Urban Outfitters Dust and the patterned ones are Essie Wicked over Essie Lapis of Luxury, with a stamp from Bundle Monster plate BM223. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given at right: I imported it to WordPress … Continue reading

Autumn water marble

Autumn water marble

I do love a water marble but I think perhaps I used too many colours on this one! You can see China Glaze Kinetic Candy, OPI Skull and Glossbones, Barry M Raspberry, No 7 Totally Teal and Vivid Violet. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given at right: I … Continue reading