Posted in December 2012

Clueless Mani #2: Tai-dye

Clueless Mani #2: Tai-dye

I was given good evidence of Clueless’s presence in my generation’s psyche when I went out with my sister last night: she looked at my nails and said “Didn’t you used to have a tie-dye top with that exact print on it?” “NO!” said I, “it was Tai from Clueless!” But that’s how much the … Continue reading

Frosty gradients

Frosty gradients

This is another quick, glittery manicure (at Christmas and New Year I basically want everything to be glittery) using Revlon Whimsical, which I picked up in America over the summer (I bought so many polishes in the States!). I’m not sure how much it shows up on this picture but I layered Whimsical (which comes … Continue reading

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

The sparkly gold stars weren’t Christmassy enough! So I went full on festive with these red, green and white beauties.I have loads of polishes in my ‘green and blue’ drawer but not that many true bright greens: this is basically the only grass green polish I have. It’s a goodie, though! Essie ‘Pretty Edgy’. This … Continue reading

Gold stars all round!

Gold stars all round!

Easing myself gently into the Christmas spirit, here are some nice sparkly gold stars. I painted the stars on with Nails Inc Lanesborough Place (a great one-coat gold foil which is also excellent for stamping) and then glitterified them (sure that’s a word) with Tokidoki Savana, which I swatched a little while ago. The base … Continue reading

Silver studs

Silver studs

I used to be very anti-sticking things to my nails (like gems, bows, studs etc) but I guess having elaborate nail art every day for (over) a year has finally worn me down. Along with the foils and fur that I’ve already employed, I picked up a little pack of teeny tiny studs/beads from Born … Continue reading

Topshop spots

Topshop spots

I didn’t have much time to do my nails on Thursday night so decided just to try out two new Topshop polishes I acquired on eBay a week or so ago. I bought a job lot of six and a couple are a little bit guilt-inducingly similar to some I already have: but both of … Continue reading