Posted in June 2013

Glitzy houndstooth

Glitzy houndstooth

I’d seen some great nail art online using the new Barry M Nail Art pens and eventually temptation got too much and I picked up two for myself, in black and white (they were on offer in Boots, it’s fine). After lusting after them for ages when I finally sat in front of my nail … Continue reading

Neontastic

Neontastic

Sometimes you just gotta paint your nails the brightest colours you can find in your Helmer. That’s what I did in this manicure, a super-luminous neon gradient that I couldn’t stop showing off to everybody I saw. The purple is China Glaze Flying Dragon, the pink is China Glaze Pool Party, and the orange is … Continue reading

Avengers… Assemble!

Avengers… Assemble!

This weekend I went to an Avengers all-night movie marathon at the Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square so of course I had to do my nails to suit! On my left hand: Hulk, Thor, Nick Fury, Iron Man and Hawkeye… … on my right, Agent Coulson, Captain America, Black Widow, a very grumpy Loki … Continue reading

Random zebras

Random zebras

I posted quite a while ago about one of the Accessorize Speckle polishes which I’d bought. That one was Damselfly (teal, blue and gold) but recently I picked up two more, one of which is on display in this slightly strange little manicure. This is Dragonfly, purple glitter in a bright green base. I used … Continue reading

Red, white and blue

Red, white and blue

I liked my Barry M feather effect polish so much that I’ve just bought another one – although this is from a different brand, InVogue, which I’d not heard of before. They also do a concrete effect polish (a la Nails Inc) which comes in black – I’m looking for a cheaper alternative to the … Continue reading

One flamingo, two flamingo…

One flamingo, two flamingo…

For some reason I’ve been seeing lots of flamingos on nails over the past couple of weeks: in silhouette on these nails from yukanakajima on Tumblr; over the whole nail, in this manicure by Emery & Ivory; and in a kind of wallpaper-print pattern on this summer nail wheel on Precious Polish. I liked all … Continue reading

Fuzzy jumpers with an eighties feel

Fuzzy jumpers with an eighties feel

I’d had my eye on the Nails Inc feather polishes since their press release early in the year but wasn’t sure enough I’d like them to decide to buy myself a bottle. Luckily for me, Barry M came out with their own version recently so I snapped up a bottle of their ‘confetti’ polish in … Continue reading

Blue spots

Blue spots

Just a quickie – I couldn’t decide what to do with my nails so fell back on a combination which I subsequently realised looks rather similar to the hibiscus holo manicure I did a little while ago. This one uses Essie A Crewed Interest as a base (pale peach), Barry M Guava Gelly for the … Continue reading

Liberty florals

Liberty florals

I’d had a post on my (rather sparsely populated) Pinterest for absolute ages with a lovely floral print Liberty fabric that I thought might look good on my nails. Given that I’d just purchased Barry M Blue Grape Gelly (one of the new summer Gelly colours) this seemed like a good opportunity and so here’s … Continue reading

Speckled eggs

Speckled eggs

For this manicure I broke out the L’Oreal Color Riche Confetti topcoat again – my lovely black and white glitter. I still think it looks ace. I’ve been reading good things about the Maybelline black and white glitter as well – it’s cheaper than the L’Oreal and comes in a bigger bottle – and it … Continue reading