Tagged with purple

Stars and stripes

Stars and stripes

More Born Pretty Store goodies on show in this American-influenced manicure which I thought was particularly cute! I used four different polishes in this manicure. The purple nails are a base of Nails Inc St John’s Wood (a medium periwinkle kind of purple-blue), over which I sponged Urban Outfitters Crowded (pale lilac) to get this … 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

Random zebras

Random zebras

I posted quite a while ago about one of the Accessorize Speckle polishes which I’d bought. That one was Damselfly (teal, blue and gold) but recently I picked up two more, one of which is on display in this slightly strange little manicure. This is Dragonfly, purple glitter in a bright green base. I used … Continue reading

Mr Candiipants floral

Mr Candiipants floral

Still staying away from teal and coral I have some pink and purple flowers for you today. For this look I went with Mr Candiipants’ famous spring floral look: it’s lovely and easy because you don’t need to use anything apart from the brushes in the nail varnish bottle. I don’t think mine are as … Continue reading

Purple and yellow stripes

Purple and yellow stripes

Making the effort to move away from the coral and teal I seem to be obsessed with lately, I tried to pick two of the lesser-used colours in my nail varnish collection: purple and yellow. This was the result. I used the lightest yellow as a base and then just used a small nail art … Continue reading

Kisses

Kisses

It’s been ages since I posted so here’s one of the manicures I’ve had waiting to write about for a while – this was actually my Valentine’s manicure. I saw a lovely lips print on Chalkboard Nails a while ago and this is my much-less-sophisticated version. The base colour is Urban Outfitters Crowded which is … Continue reading

More glitter!

More glitter!

I know I said that I was done with glitter for a little while but… I lied!!! I just can’t get enough! The glitter on this one is brand new so that’s my excuse. I popped into Sally Beauty in Angel just to see if they had any offers running and they had this year’s … 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

Gold stars all round!

Gold stars all round!

Easing myself gently into the Christmas spirit, here are some nice sparkly gold stars. I painted the stars on with Nails Inc Lanesborough Place (a great one-coat gold foil which is also excellent for stamping) and then glitterified them (sure that’s a word) with Tokidoki Savana, which I swatched a little while ago. The base … 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