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Stars and stripes

Stars and stripes

More Born Pretty Store goodies on show in this American-influenced manicure which I thought was particularly cute! I used four different polishes in this manicure. The purple nails are a base of Nails Inc St John’s Wood (a medium periwinkle kind of purple-blue), over which I sponged Urban Outfitters Crowded (pale lilac) to get this … 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

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

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

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

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

Metallic sections

Metallic sections

Can you tell I bought some nail art supplies recently? These nails are done using gold and silver foils, which I bought from Born Pretty Store. I painted on my base colours (Urban Outfitters Cocktail and Crowded) and cut my foils (which come in little folded sheets and are very, very thin and light) into … Continue reading

Gradient stripes

Gradient stripes

I got this effect by painting my nails in the base colour, carefully sticking thin strips of striping tape over my nails, and then sponging a gradient on top in the usual way. It takes a while to do the tape but I think the effect is pretty cool! The polishes used in this mani … Continue reading

Springy spots

Springy spots

  Love this colour combo! Base is Essie A Crewed Interest, spots are Miss Sporty Pop Fiction and Orange Crush. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given above: I imported it to WordPress, making some small edits, in late November 2012.]