Posted in April 2013

Candy stripes and roses

Candy stripes and roses

Another quick post of a springy manicure I dashed off the other day – I am happy with it all apart from the glittery accent nail, which is A-England’s She Walks in Beauty. It’s a lovely polish (you can see a better picture of it here) but I am not sure it goes with the … Continue reading

Ikat

Ikat

OH NO NOT MORE TEAL AND CORAL. … OH YES! I had been wanting to try the ikat trend for ages and when I wanted a quick manicure the other day it seemed just the ticket. This is (you almost don’t need telling by now) a base of Topshop Pool Party (as seen here, here … Continue reading

Diamond party

Diamond party

So, it was my grandparents’ sixtieth wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago: their DIAMOND WEDDING! That calls for a serious celebration and some celebratory nails to match. I achieved this look using some of the hexagonal glequins I bought from Born Pretty Store a while ago (as detailed in this post). Obviously, I dug … Continue reading

Texture and fishtail and buff, oh my!

Texture and fishtail and buff, oh my!

I popped into Boots at the beginning of the month and bought just a couple of new polishes from my favourite budget brand, Barry M (OK 3 but they were 3 for 2). (Favourite non-budget brand is probably Nails Inc, in case you were wondering.) Two of them were spring colours from the Gelly range: … Continue reading

Sci-fi speckles

Sci-fi speckles

I don’t know why this feels a bit sci-fi to me but IT JUST DOES, OK? Something about the black speckle polish looks like frogspawn. ALIEN FROGSPAWN. In a good way, of course. The speckle polish is W7 Salt n Pepper, one of two W7 polishes I bought off Amazon (the other is the teal … Continue reading

Stripes for spring

Stripes for spring

I love stripes and I love the combination of red and blue so this is a nice straightforward little manicure that I was very happy with. The background is OPI Skull’n’Glossbones, the blue is Topshop AWOL and the red is Miss Sporty Tangerine Fatal (I think! they don’t have names on the bottles). Also, a … Continue reading

Kisses

Kisses

It’s been ages since I posted so here’s one of the manicures I’ve had waiting to write about for a while – this was actually my Valentine’s manicure. I saw a lovely lips print on Chalkboard Nails a while ago and this is my much-less-sophisticated version. The base colour is Urban Outfitters Crowded which is … Continue reading