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(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

Stripes for spring

Stripes for spring

I love stripes and I love the combination of red and blue so this is a nice straightforward little manicure that I was very happy with. The background is OPI Skull’n’Glossbones, the blue is Topshop AWOL and the red is Miss Sporty Tangerine Fatal (I think! they don’t have names on the bottles). Also, a … Continue reading

Silver studs

Silver studs

I used to be very anti-sticking things to my nails (like gems, bows, studs etc) but I guess having elaborate nail art every day for (over) a year has finally worn me down. Along with the foils and fur that I’ve already employed, I picked up a little pack of teeny tiny studs/beads from Born … Continue reading

Autumn water marble

Autumn water marble

I do love a water marble but I think perhaps I used too many colours on this one! You can see China Glaze Kinetic Candy, OPI Skull and Glossbones, Barry M Raspberry, No 7 Totally Teal and Vivid Violet. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given at right: I … Continue reading

Crime scene nails (with tutorial)

Crime scene nails (with tutorial)

  These nails combine two of my obsessions (manicures and procedural crime dramas): CSI nails! Blood spatter with crime scene tape and then a body outline (is there a more technical word for this?) on the thumbs. Sorry about the awkward picture, it’s hard to take a photo of both of your own hands at … Continue reading