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Understated glam

Understated glam

Some very tasteful nails today which bear some resemblance to a very old manicure I did a long time ago. These ones use NYC Full Metal Jacket (just love it) and Nails Inc Porchester Square, that understated┬ánude/greige base. They also turn the half-moons I did on my previous iteration into these, which I suppose you … Continue reading

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

Embellished green and gold

Embellished green and gold

This manicure uses two products from Born Pretty Store (there’s a link and a discount code in the right-hand column of this page): ‘gold leaf’ (really, very thin sheets of gold-coloured foil) and the rectangular studs you can see on my thumb, ring and pinkie fingers. The gold leaf is something I occasionally find myself … Continue reading

Red and gold snowflakes

Red and gold snowflakes

This is the other Christmas manicure I’ll be uploading this year: very traditional colours, red and gold, and some stick-on snowflakes from Born Pretty Store (link on the right!) to boot. This manicure took me ages, not because it’s complicated but because I just couldn’t get something I was happy with. I put on and … 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

Turquoise and studs

Turquoise and studs

I’d seen a few turquoise stone manicures on the internet (including this one at Spektor’s Nails) and I love turquoise jewellery so I thought I would have a punt at doing one myself. Here’s how it turned out. Not bad at all, right?? I mattified the turquoise nails to make them look more realistic and … 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

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

I am very pleased with the colours on these nails! They’re such a nice combination, pink and pretty but not at all garish. I used some new stash to do this manicure. The glitter (which as you can see is absolutely beautiful, gold microglitter with bigger chunks of rose pink) is from A-England and is … Continue reading

Speckles and stripes

Speckles and stripes

I have been lusting after the Accessorize ‘Speckle’ nail varnishes (transluscent polishes with little matte glitters) for ages and on Friday this week I finally caved and bought one: Damselfly, which is a teal base with dark blue and gold glitter in it. As I said, the base is a pretty sheer teal so this … Continue reading