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Christmas reindeer

Christmas reindeer

I’ve been a bit behind on the blogging front lately (say, three months behind?!) as I’ve been working hard on my PhD – but don’t worry, I’ve been diligently documenting my manicures all the same. I have a bunch lined up to show you but I thought I would start (out of sequence) with a … Continue reading

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

Daisy, daisy

Daisy, daisy

(and several more daisies…) The other day, I saw a window display on Tottenham Court Road with daisies on a green background and immediately knew I had my next nail design sorted. I had been wanting to try out my white Barry M nail art pen (you can see the black one in action in … 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

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

Dr Who??? No seriously who?

Dr Who??? No seriously who?

I did these nails for the Doctor Who series finale so they have been sitting on my computer for a few weeks but they re-emerge now perfectly timed for Matt Smith’s announcement of his retirement as the Doctor! I am pretty sad about it as I think he has been really, really great in the … Continue reading

Ripper Street

Ripper Street

My whole house has recently become OBSESSED with the BBC crime drama Ripper Street. Not only does it feature light-of-my-heart Matthew Macfadyen (who not only looks like a Moomin, but admits to and embraces that fact) but it’s a PROCEDURAL CRIME DRAMA SET IN VICTORIAN LONDON, i.e., THE ULTIMATE DREAM. It’s well written (and the … 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

Red, green and gold

Red, green and gold

These were quickie nails as I didn’t have much time to do them but they got absolutely loads of compliments, down I think to the amazing shimmer effect. The red on the base is Nails Inc Orchard Street, which is pretty shimmery itself; but it’s the Essie Shine of the Times flakie topper that really … Continue reading