Tagged with black

Matte metallics

Matte metallics

This manicure uses one of the new nail varnishes I got for Christmas, Nails Inc Old Park Lane, which is the bronze metallic colour. The pale gold is NYC Full Metal Jacket (a really sparkly silver-toned gold which is an absolute bargain in Superdrug) and the base is Barry M Espresso, a matte black polish … Continue reading

Disco in distress

Disco in distress

Apologies to my many keen readers (you know who you are) for the long hiatus: I’ve had a busy summer, including a lovely holiday in France, a Victorian literature conference at which I hosted a nineteenth-century-themed-pub quiz, and a house move during which I couldn’t access my polishes for a week. Anyway I am back and I … Continue reading

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

Art Deco (like everybody else)

Art Deco (like everybody else)

The nail art world, like the fashion world, seems to be taking a lot of inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s new Gatsby movie. I haven’t seen the film yet but I have seen loads of art deco manicures all over Tumblr so that was probably the subconscious inspiration when I sat down to paint my nails … 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

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

Day 18: Half moons

Day 18: Half moons

  Silver glitz. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Day 17: Glitter

Day 17: Glitter

  Revlon Facets of Fuschia + matte topcoat. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]

Day 9: Rainbow nails

Day 9: Rainbow nails

  80s pastel prisms. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]