Tagged with stripes

Chilli-bright chevrons

Chilli-bright chevrons

I wanted to do something really bright and bold and I think these nails fit the bill. The colours are all by Barry M Gelly: Passionfruit (red), Guava (turquoise) and Blue Grape (royal blue). They’re all pretty opaque which is perfect for this kind of look. I got the chevron look with narrow strips 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

Grading between the lines

Grading between the lines

Just a quickie: I’d been wanting to try a striped gradient for a while so of COURSE I went for teal as it is far and away the colour of which I have most variants in my Helmer. I was happy with these, although as ever the close-up is unforgiving. From a normal distance away … Continue reading

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

Red, white and blue

Red, white and blue

I liked my Barry M feather effect polish so much that I’ve just bought another one – although this is from a different brand, InVogue, which I’d not heard of before. They also do a concrete effect polish (a la Nails Inc) which comes in black – I’m looking for a cheaper alternative to the … Continue reading

Liberty florals

Liberty florals

I’d had a post on my (rather sparsely populated) Pinterest for absolute ages with a lovely floral print Liberty fabric that I thought might look good on my nails. Given that I’d just purchased Barry M Blue Grape Gelly (one of the new summer Gelly colours) this seemed like a good opportunity and so here’s … 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

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

Candy stripes and roses

Candy stripes and roses

Another quick post of a springy manicure I dashed off the other day – I am happy with it all apart from the glittery accent nail, which is A-England’s She Walks in Beauty. It’s a lovely polish (you can see a better picture of it here) but I am not sure it goes with the … 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