Tagged with blue

Chilli-bright chevrons

Chilli-bright chevrons

I wanted to do something really bright and bold and I think these nails fit the bill. The colours are all by Barry M Gelly: Passionfruit (red), Guava (turquoise) and Blue Grape (royal blue). They’re all pretty opaque which is perfect for this kind of look. I got the chevron look with narrow strips of … Continue reading

Neon glitter gradient

Neon glitter gradient

So I saw on The Nailasaurus that Claire’s Accessories had revamped its polish range and popped in for a little look-see. Turned out that she was spot on and I left with three new polishes, all of which you can expect to see over the next few weeks. The neon pink glitter in this manicure … Continue reading

I ♥ NY

I ♥ NY

  At the end of October I went on a little trip to the States. I was presenting at a conference in California – but as these nails suggest I travelled via New York. My aunt lives in Manhattan so I had a lovely few days staying with her in her beautiful Chelsea flat and … Continue reading

Punkyfish skulls

Punkyfish skulls

This week I was at a conference on Victorian Bodies and there was a lot of chat about grave-robbing, dissection and anatomy so that’s the inspiration behind these little numbers! They’re fairly jolly as skulls go, and they actually ended up reminding me of the brand Punkyfish; which I strongly associate with being in my … 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

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

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Another quick peek at a manicure I was sporting earlier this week. Sorry about the poor picture quality (and embarrassingly raggedy cuticles): I just snapped a quick shot before heading out one evening, because I knew the nails would start to chip soon… of course they did and this ended up being the best picture … 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

Holographic hibiscus

Holographic hibiscus

First off I am sorry for this ugly picture of what was actually a really pretty manicure! For some reason I was so busy all the days I had this on my hands that I didn’t manage to take a picture in natural light – so the colours are off, it’s a little bit blurry … Continue reading