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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

Silver spatters

Silver spatters

Trying for something a bit classy, I produced this pale pink and silver manicure. I think I succeeded! The pink base on the spatter nails is Nails Inc Fitzrovia, the dark metallic grey is China Glaze Jitterbug and the lighter silver is Barry M Silver Foil. The pink glitter is another of the Barry M … Continue reading

Disco in distress

Disco in distress

Apologies to my many keen readers (you know who you are) for the long hiatus: I’ve had a busy summer, including a lovely holiday in France, a Victorian literature conference at which I hosted a nineteenth-century-themed-pub quiz, and a house move during which I couldn’t access my polishes for a week. Anyway I am back and I … 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

Diamond party

Diamond party

So, it was my grandparents’ sixtieth wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago: their DIAMOND WEDDING! That calls for a serious celebration and some celebratory nails to match. I achieved this look using some of the hexagonal glequins I bought from Born Pretty Store a while ago (as detailed in this post). Obviously, I dug … 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

Day 8: Metallic nails

Day 8: Metallic nails

Essie ‘Shine of the Times’ over Accessorize ‘Aztec’. [This post was originally published on my Tumblr account on the date given at right: I imported it to WordPress in late November 2012.]