Monthly Archives: May 2013

1950s Challenge: Polka dot dresses!

May 29th, 2013 (2 Comments)

This week’s theme in the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group is the 1950s, so I decided to paint little polka dot dress on my nails! Can’t you just imagine when swinging and swirling around with their giant petticoats and ankle socks! SO cute. I started by painting all my nails with a base of Angelica […]

Blue Ripple

May 24th, 2013 (No Comments)

Last week I had popped into town to get a new clothes airer as mine had broken the day before. Needless to say, I came home without a clothes airer and with five new nail polishes. In recent weeks NYC (New York Color), a more affordable high street brand, have brought out a new set […]

Lilac Twinkle

May 23rd, 2013 (1 Comment)

I have so many pots of glequins (chunky pieces of glitter) in my nail art helmer that I feel bad that I don’t use them enough. True, they are a little time consuming…..but the effect they bring is so pretty, it makes it completely worth it. So today, I have for you a lilac glequin […]

Reptile Challenge: Snake Skin

May 20th, 2013 (2 Comments)

It’s Monday again! That means that it’s time for a new theme in the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group. This week, the theme is reptiles! I’m sure I’m going with the crowd a bit this week, and I know it’s not very original but I’ve never done a snake skin design before and I’ve wanted to […]

Mario Mushrooms!

May 19th, 2013 (1 Comment)

I have been SO EXCITED about showing you all this manicure…..Mario Mushrooms! Aren’t they the cutest things ever?! They might have taken me FOREVER to do, but it was totally worth it. If you’ve ever played Super Mario or Mario Kart, I’m hoping you’ll know exactly what these are. It was amazing how many people at […]

Review: Barry M Magnetic Blue

May 18th, 2013 (2 Comments)

Today I have for you the final bottle of nail polish that my friend Sophie gave me for my birthday – Barry M Magnetic Blue. If you missed the reviews of the other polishes she gave me, you can see them here – Barry M Ridley Road, Barry M Chameleon Pink and Barry M Croc […]

Cocktail Challenge: Mint Mojito

May 17th, 2013 (1 Comment)

The theme on the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group this week is Cocktail Nails! I have had literally no inspiration this week whatsoever, but I do really want to get back into stamping as I haven’t done much in ages, so I had a rummage through my collection of stamping plates and found […]

Indigo Flames

May 13th, 2013 (5 Comments)

Purple mani!! It feels so long since I’ve done a purple mani, which is weird as purple is one of my favourite colours and I have a LOT of purple polishes! I did these nails while on my lunch break at work. I’ve taken to planning my manicure in the morning and packing a nail […]

Review: Barry M Chameleon Pink

May 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

Another polish-present to shopping you today from my friend Sophie! She was so generous! Barry M Chameleon Pink is a lively metallic pink nail varnish that has amazing colour changing properties. When you put clear nail polish on top of it, it changes it an amazing vivid purple! As ever, this Barry M nail varnish was […]

How are you following me?

May 10th, 2013 (3 Comments)

Hi all, I just wanted to do a quick post this afternoon about this blog rather than about nails – specifically about how you can follow it! I’ve been doing nail swatches and nail art for quite a while now and have built up quite a collection of posts (and nail polishes!) and I am […]