Tagged with green

Cartoon sparkle party nails

Cartoon sparkle party nails

      These nails were just a combo of two of my favourite polishes and then some extra embellishments on top. The pale green is Nails Inc Hyde Park Corner which I’ve managed to use about half of already (very unusual when your collection of nail polishes is around the 150 mark) – it’s … Continue reading

(Unintentionally) festive plaid

(Unintentionally) festive plaid

When I painted these nails (back in November! eep!) I was just picking colours that I thought looked good together; but I got a lot of comments about how festive they were. I suppose they do draw on the red, green and gold Christmas palette but personally I think they’d work for any time of … 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

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

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

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

One flamingo, two flamingo…

One flamingo, two flamingo…

For some reason I’ve been seeing lots of flamingos on nails over the past couple of weeks: in silhouette on these nails from yukanakajima on Tumblr; over the whole nail, in this manicure by Emery & Ivory; and in a kind of wallpaper-print pattern on this summer nail wheel on Precious Polish. I liked all … 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

Belated Chinese New Year

Belated Chinese New Year

I’m a bit late posting these but here are the nails I had for my flat’s Chinese New Year party. They’re supposed to be Chinese dragons! The base colour is Nails Inc Hyde Park Gate which I just bought recently off Ebay; most of the rest of it is acrylic paint. I did a different … Continue reading