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    Summer Sun Salutations – Textured Beach Nails

    Despite the fact that in my hemisphere I am longing for the warm weather, some Sunny Beach nails are sometimes enough to while those cold days away. See below for more deets on this Summer Sun Salutations – Textured Beach Nails thang… I’ve had to go back to shorter-but-not-short nails that are far more manageable from a ‘packing boxes’ perspective. This

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    Holo Rainbow Nail Art with White Stripes

    Thought these holo rainbows were apt (recent job but I haven’t had data or internet, so was unable to post). They are silver holo with jelly bands and white separators. Ooh la! They also tie in with the @Clairestelle8 Summer theme – a very general challenge theme which works out well since I have nooo time for end to end

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    Born Pretty U-Shaped Nail Protector Tape Review

    One of the things I use aaaallll the time when stamping or painting or using vinyls – and especially water marbles, is some kind of latex barrier that will make clean up easier. Cos ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat! It is awesome. I used to use sticky tape and artists latex masking fluid – before latex barriers became a

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    Ane Li RIP – Tribute (Part 2)

    Today’s post is a tribute post in memory of @ane_li – a highly talented young nail artist from Norway who recently lost her battle with depression 💔 I’m not alone in disbelief at the loss of someone so talented and young, nor the sadness that reverberated throughout the nail community with such news. For her final act, she scaled the peak of #PolishMountain to

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    Ane Li RIP – Thoughts On Social Behaviour

    Below is a note I posted on the issues surrounding the downsides of social media and how people behave. This is posted mostly verbatim from IG, but thought it was appropriate to post here as well. Because posts on Insta get pushed down with time. Because being nice on the internet is the right things to do, as is having

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    Holo. Is It Me You’re Looking For? – Nail Art

    Holo. Is It Me You’re Looking For? Lionel Richie cries every time you don’t use holo polish. So that’s what I did. I tied it in with the prompt for Clairestelle8’s July Nail Art Challenge since that is what I seem to be doing lots of these days haha. I was craving some holo anyways and it seemed like a

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    Fabric Inspired Floral Nails – Preserved in Gel

    Floral nails inspired by a fabric. Technically for Clairestelle8 July’s Inspired By Fabric prompt, they were based on a mix of sources. I was craving colour on black. Going for the Resort 2017 trend, I picked a Valentino maxi dress and a tropical print I saw for my inspo. Pass me the mojitos! Woo.   I began with a glossy

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    Dry Brush on Negative Space

    This here is a Dry Brush for the Clairestelle8 July challenge using a selection of purdy Picture Polish polishes. Simple and easy. They were created by painting polish on with a fan brush in a layered fashion over naked nails to create a peek of negative space. I mattified them for a change to make the strokes pop a little

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    Independence Day! July 4th Nails

    Fourth of July nails! A day later, but this time deliberately so it was closer to the actual 4th of July. So stars and stripes it is! This also doubles as the first Clariestelle8 July Challenge prompt “Places You’d Love To Visit” (see the prompt in the next post) – with the Stars/Stripes riff on the American flag standing in for

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    Glitter Fingers! Glitter Placement

    So much for running on time. Glitter Placement Gradient for the Glitter Prompt in the final Clairestelle8 June challenge, as my Nail Art Challenge binge continues. Even if I’m running a tad late. And yes I did catch up on the previous one too, but more on that later   I am not entirely sure where I was heading with this

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    Neon Gradient Zig Zags in Orange & Pink

    So this picture was from yesterdaybefore due date (sorta late) and I’m still not at my best, but better late than never, eh? Gradient Zig Zags for the #clairestelle8june challenge, since I’ve been on a bit of a Nail Art Challenge binge for the month in manis… Ergo this post is also a little late for the same reason of

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    Funky & Flirty Florals Inspired by Paper

    Funky & Flirty Florals Inspired by Paper for the Clairestelle8 June Nail Challenge. Today’s prompt was Purple. Being a creative slash design nerd, I love nice design. And stationary. And a bajillion other things, but nice papers and delicate things are some of those. Rifle Paper Co. make some amazing wrapping papers, fabrics and notebooks and have inspired many a nail

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