Tagged with teal

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

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

Teeny tiny tasteful dots

Teeny tiny tasteful dots

Just a quick post of what was a quick-and-easy manicure. I used my white Barry M Nail Art Pen to make little polka dots which livened up a base of Topshop Pool Party. Simple but effective! I reckon they have a kind of Cath Kidston vibe which (in moderation) I very much like.

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

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

Holoh me oh my

Holoh me oh my

Wassup peeps? Here I am with another review of a lovely complimentary product sent to me by Born Pretty Store. This time I’m reviewing one of BPS’ own-brand nail polishes, in holographic teal. The polish comes in a small 6ml bottle (I’ve shown it next to a Barry M normal 10ml bottle for comparison). At … 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

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

Turquoise and studs

Turquoise and studs

I’d seen a few turquoise stone manicures on the internet (including this one at Spektor’s Nails) and I love turquoise jewellery so I thought I would have a punt at doing one myself. Here’s how it turned out. Not bad at all, right?? I mattified the turquoise nails to make them look more realistic and … Continue reading

Ikat

Ikat

OH NO NOT MORE TEAL AND CORAL. … OH YES! I had been wanting to try the ikat trend for ages and when I wanted a quick manicure the other day it seemed just the ticket. This is (you almost don’t need telling by now) a base of Topshop Pool Party (as seen here, here … Continue reading