Tagged with white

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. Advertisements

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

Christmas reindeer

Christmas reindeer

I’ve been a bit behind on the blogging front lately (say, three months behind?!) as I’ve been working hard on my PhD – but don’t worry, I’ve been diligently documenting my manicures all the same. I have a bunch lined up to show you but I thought I would start (out of sequence) with a … Continue reading

Daisy, daisy

Daisy, daisy

(and several more daisies…) The other day, I saw a window display on Tottenham Court Road with daisies on a green background and immediately knew I had my next nail design sorted. I had been wanting to try out my white Barry M nail art pen (you can see the black one in action in … 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

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

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Another quick peek at a manicure I was sporting earlier this week. Sorry about the poor picture quality (and embarrassingly raggedy cuticles): I just snapped a quick shot before heading out one evening, because I knew the nails would start to chip soon… of course they did and this ended up being the best picture … Continue reading

Sci-fi speckles

Sci-fi speckles

I don’t know why this feels a bit sci-fi to me but IT JUST DOES, OK? Something about the black speckle polish looks like frogspawn. ALIEN FROGSPAWN. In a good way, of course. The speckle polish is W7 Salt n Pepper, one of two W7 polishes I bought off Amazon (the other is the teal … Continue reading

Marching band nails

Marching band nails

These were conceived as a glitter gradient: I used Barry M White as a base and then dabbed over some loose white-blue snowy glitter I picked up in Covent Garden aaaaages ago. For the blue I used Barry M Aqua Glitter over a base of Topshop Green Room. It looked nice and sparkly but my … Continue reading