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Red and gold snowflakes

Red and gold snowflakes

This is the other Christmas manicure I’ll be uploading this year: very traditional colours, red and gold, and some stick-on snowflakes from Born Pretty Store (link on the right!) to boot. This manicure took me ages, not because it’s complicated but because I just couldn’t get something I was happy with. I put on and … 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

Speckled eggs

Speckled eggs

For this manicure I broke out the L’Oreal Color Riche Confetti topcoat again – my lovely black and white glitter. I still think it looks ace. I’ve been reading good things about the Maybelline black and white glitter as well – it’s cheaper than the L’Oreal and comes in a bigger bottle – and it … 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

Glitter and leopard print

Glitter and leopard print

I got a lovely new glitter polish from W7 in the post the other day (I ordered it from Amazon, it wasn’t just a surprise mystery postal treat) and decided that this manicure would be the perfect way to show it off. I haven’t done leopard print for AGES (the last manicure I used it … Continue reading

Barbie marble

Barbie marble

I’m a reasonably girly person (I always wear skirts and dresses and I like a lot of floral prints) but these nails take it to the next level! The base is OPI Nicki Minaj Pink Friday and the marble is a combination of China Glaze Pool Party and China Glaze Jitterbug. Pool Party is a … Continue reading

Speckles and stripes

Speckles and stripes

I have been lusting after the Accessorize ‘Speckle’ nail varnishes (transluscent polishes with little matte glitters) for ages and on Friday this week I finally caved and bought one: Damselfly, which is a teal base with dark blue and gold glitter in it. As I said, the base is a pretty sheer teal so this … Continue reading

Black and gold

Black and gold

I do realise that the last few posts have been a glitter-fest so you will be relieved to hear that this is it, for now. This is a very very straightforward mani using two more Christmas polishes: Black Mica Glitter from Barry M (gold glitter specks in a black base), which I layered over Rimmel … Continue reading

The name’s Bond. Glittery Bond.

The name’s Bond. Glittery Bond.

OF COURSE I got some nail varnish for Christmas: I’d mentioned to my Mum that I liked the look of the OPI James Bond collection so she got me the Skyfall minis AND this glitzy little number. The Living Daylights is teal, bronze and silver chunky chunky glitters in a clear base (JUST HOW I … Continue reading

Clueless Mani #2: Tai-dye

Clueless Mani #2: Tai-dye

I was given good evidence of Clueless’s presence in my generation’s psyche when I went out with my sister last night: she looked at my nails and said “Didn’t you used to have a tie-dye top with that exact print on it?” “NO!” said I, “it was Tai from Clueless!” But that’s how much the … Continue reading