Posted in January 2013

Barbie marble

Barbie marble

I’m a reasonably girly person (I always wear skirts and dresses and I like a lot of floral prints) but these nails take it to the next level! The base is OPI Nicki Minaj Pink Friday and the marble is a combination of China Glaze Pool Party and China Glaze Jitterbug. Pool Party is a … Continue reading

Speckles and stripes

Speckles and stripes

I have been lusting after the Accessorize ‘Speckle’ nail varnishes (transluscent polishes with little matte glitters) for ages and on Friday this week I finally caved and bought one: Damselfly, which is a teal base with dark blue and gold glitter in it. As I said, the base is a pretty sheer teal so this … Continue reading

Matilda!

Matilda!

I went to see Matilda the musical on Friday so I did Matilda nails in celebration! They’re based on this book cover (I got the image from Roald Dahl Fans online) but with the yellow background I remember from my copy when I was little. (As a bookish child I was obviously obsessed with Matilda … Continue reading

Coral flowers

Coral flowers

Although I thought my stripy glitter nails were disco-chic, while I was wearing them I saw a few different friends who I’d not met up with for a while and two separate people told me off for having boring nail art! They like to follow my blog and they wanted something a bit more complicated… … Continue reading

More glitter!

More glitter!

I know I said that I was done with glitter for a little while but… I lied!!! I just can’t get enough! The glitter on this one is brand new so that’s my excuse. I popped into Sally Beauty in Angel just to see if they had any offers running and they had this year’s … Continue reading

Blue ruffles

Blue ruffles

A bit more tasteful after all the Christmas kitsch: ruffly nails in blue, purple, green and gold. To get this effect you need five polishes which are opaque in one coat: I used Urban Outfitters Crowded (the lilac), Topshop Pool Party (the teal), Nails Inc Belgrave Place (the purple) and Lanesborough Place (the gold), and … Continue reading

Clueless Mani #3: Dionne in neon

Clueless Mani #3: Dionne in neon

My flatmates and I hosted a New Year’s Eve party this year: it was great fun but I didn’t get to sleep until around 5am so as you can imagine, not much got done the following day. After we finished sorting the bottles for the recycling and wiping the mud off the floor (the party … Continue reading

Black and gold

Black and gold

I do realise that the last few posts have been a glitter-fest so you will be relieved to hear that this is it, for now. This is a very very straightforward mani using two more Christmas polishes: Black Mica Glitter from Barry M (gold glitter specks in a black base), which I layered over Rimmel … Continue reading

The name’s Bond. Glittery Bond.

The name’s Bond. Glittery Bond.

OF COURSE I got some nail varnish for Christmas: I’d mentioned to my Mum that I liked the look of the OPI James Bond collection so she got me the Skyfall minis AND this glitzy little number. The Living Daylights is teal, bronze and silver chunky chunky glitters in a clear base (JUST HOW I … Continue reading

Marching band nails

Marching band nails

These were conceived as a glitter gradient: I used Barry M White as a base and then dabbed over some loose white-blue snowy glitter I picked up in Covent Garden aaaaages ago. For the blue I used Barry M Aqua Glitter over a base of Topshop Green Room. It looked nice and sparkly but my … Continue reading