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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

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

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

Texture and fishtail and buff, oh my!

Texture and fishtail and buff, oh my!

I popped into Boots at the beginning of the month and bought just a couple of new polishes from my favourite budget brand, Barry M (OK 3 but they were 3 for 2). (Favourite non-budget brand is probably Nails Inc, in case you were wondering.) Two of them were spring colours from the Gelly range: … Continue reading

Silver studs

Silver studs

I used to be very anti-sticking things to my nails (like gems, bows, studs etc) but I guess having elaborate nail art every day for (over) a year has finally worn me down. Along with the foils and fur that I’ve already employed, I picked up a little pack of teeny tiny studs/beads from Born … Continue reading

Furry nails!

Furry nails!

Latest wheeze: FURRY NAILS! I think the official term is ‘flocked nails’ as this look is achieved using something called flocking powder, which you can easily find on eBay. I got a pack of 12 little pots in different colours for around £2. You have to paint your nail a base colour (as close to … Continue reading