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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

I ♥ NY

I ♥ NY

  At the end of October I went on a little trip to the States. I was presenting at a conference in California – but as these nails suggest I travelled via New York. My aunt lives in Manhattan so I had a lovely few days staying with her in her beautiful Chelsea flat and … 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

Blue ruffles

Blue ruffles

A bit more tasteful after all the Christmas kitsch: ruffly nails in blue, purple, green and gold. To get this effect you need five polishes which are opaque in one coat: I used Urban Outfitters Crowded (the lilac), Topshop Pool Party (the teal), Nails Inc Belgrave Place (the purple) and Lanesborough Place (the gold), and … Continue reading

Movember

Movember

I always enjoy it when November rolls around and the tube becomes full of twenty-something guys sporting wispy little growths on their top lips: you can spot a Movember from metres away. Done properly, a mo can look super-awesome: not everybody’s Michael Owen (who wowed me on Match of the Day this weekend) but I … Continue reading

I Want My Hat Back!

I Want My Hat Back!

Today’s nails are based on what is probably the best picture book OF ALL TIME (maybe even the best book of all time), I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. I decided to pay tribute to two of my favourite moments in the book: the bear despairs (right hand) and the climactic confrontation between … Continue reading