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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

Grading between the lines

Grading between the lines

Just a quickie: I’d been wanting to try a striped gradient for a while so of COURSE I went for teal as it is far and away the colour of which I have most variants in my Helmer. I was happy with these, although as ever the close-up is unforgiving. From a normal distance away … Continue reading

Neontastic

Neontastic

Sometimes you just gotta paint your nails the brightest colours you can find in your Helmer. That’s what I did in this manicure, a super-luminous neon gradient that I couldn’t stop showing off to everybody I saw. The purple is China Glaze Flying Dragon, the pink is China Glaze Pool Party, and the orange is … 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

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

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

Marching band nails

Marching band nails

These were conceived as a glitter gradient: I used Barry M White as a base and then dabbed over some loose white-blue snowy glitter I picked up in Covent Garden aaaaages ago. For the blue I used Barry M Aqua Glitter over a base of Topshop Green Room. It looked nice and sparkly but my … Continue reading

Frosty gradients

Frosty gradients

This is another quick, glittery manicure (at Christmas and New Year I basically want everything to be glittery) using Revlon Whimsical, which I picked up in America over the summer (I bought so many polishes in the States!). I’m not sure how much it shows up on this picture but I layered Whimsical (which comes … Continue reading