Tagged with pink

Pastel glitter and silk

Pastel glitter and silk

Two new polishes on show in this springy pastel manicure. The teal is one of the new Barry M Silk range. It’s really unusual – like a matte satin polish with a metallic sheen. I just bought this colour, Meadow (because teal is my favourite¬†of course) but my Mum was lusting after these today so … Continue reading

Neon glitter gradient

Neon glitter gradient

So I saw on The Nailasaurus that Claire’s Accessories had revamped its polish range and popped in for a little look-see. Turned out that she was spot on and I left with three new polishes, all of which you can expect to see over the next few weeks. The neon pink glitter in this manicure … 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

Ain’t no party like a Green Room party

Ain’t no party like a Green Room party

These are possibly the funnest most party nails I have ever done!¬†Something about the combination of pink, teal, glitter and gems just screams ‘GOOD TIMES FOR EVERYBODY’! The beautiful glitter on my thumb, ring and pinkie fingers is (of course) Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop, brought back by my lovely parents from NYC. As before, I … 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

Neontastic

Neontastic

Sometimes you just gotta paint your nails the brightest colours you can find in your Helmer. That’s what I did in this manicure, a super-luminous neon gradient that I couldn’t stop showing off to everybody I saw. The purple is China Glaze Flying Dragon, the pink is China Glaze Pool Party, and the orange is … 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

Sugary stripes

Sugary stripes

Bit of a pants picture of what was actually a really nice manicure: mattified candy stripes in pink, red and beige. I based the colour scheme on my favourite cardigan (of course) and I think there was also some inspiration from a post on the Nailasaurus where Sammy did matte candy stripes, although the finished … Continue reading

Art Deco (like everybody else)

Art Deco (like everybody else)

The nail art world, like the fashion world, seems to be taking a lot of inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s new Gatsby movie. I haven’t seen the film yet but I have seen loads of art deco manicures all over Tumblr so that was probably the subconscious inspiration when I sat down to paint my nails … Continue reading