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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    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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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    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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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Nice melons! Juicy Watermelons – Using the Swipe Technique

    Hey there, nice melons! Woo-woo! They’re pretty juicy too! Thanks to the fresh bottle of top coat that I just cracked. Hells yeah for Glisten & Glow’s HK Girl top coat for the glossy glaze. Anyhoo, in keeping up with the June challenge theme (cos who has time for any more when you kind of over-committed yourself, amiright?) I combined

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Mushy Smooshy Green Foliage – Combined Nail Challenges

    Today’s mani is a messy mush of greens. As much as I love greens the colour, it’s one I tend to wear infrequently on my nails. Go figure! So for today’s #clairestelle8june June Challenge ‘Colours You Don’t Usually Wear’ prompt, I did green. And lots of it! It also doubles as an early entry for this week’s ABC Challenge: F

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Another Challenge: Clairestelle8’s June Challenge

    Thought I should add something else into the mix. Decided in May that I would do this and even though I missed the first one, I made the second. Here are the prompts so you can join in or play along at home. You can find more info on Clair’s Instagram account – https://www.instagram.com/clairestelle8/ The rules are quite fluid, and you

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Endless Summer – Aqua Palm Trees & Negative Space

    As we head into Winter in my neck of the woods, and Summer in the North, some warming tropical nails felt appropriate. I think palm trees immediately add a few degrees to the real temps 😁 It also doubles as this week’s ABC Challenge inspired by today’s letter “E”. Ergo I did E for Endless Summer. Yes it is roughly

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    D is for Dots & Dashes – ABC Challenge

    Further to my sudden decision to enter the ABC Challenge (see the previous post) I came up with something that was inspired by “D”. I thought I might have a bit of fun with this one (and the challenge on the whole), given my roots in the arts world. So I think I might aim for artsy interpretations. Keeping it clean, I opted

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    On The To-Do List: ABC Nail Art Challenge

    Thought I should do a more relaxed challenge. I find it hard to commit to regular Challenges because of the time structure and some of the things plaguing me don’t always make it easy to do so. I like the flexibility of this one and the broadness in it’s ability for interpretation. So that’s good enough for me. I might

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Penny Royal Blues – with Picture Polish Bonbon & New Vinyls

    Today I’ve got the Penny Royal Blues – a mani created with Picture Polish BonBon & NEW Fleur De Lis nail vinyls. I adore this blue immensely and am so glad I grabbed it given how different it looked in every swatch I’d seen up until that point (greener or lighter than it is in real life). I’ve tried to

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Pigments x X-Pattern Vinyls Nail Art

    You know those days when there are sooo many options of what you can do to a set of nails – so many choices and techniques, colours and styles? Today is one of those days. So I thought I’d use something I haven’t in a while to jazz up my nails: Pigments. I love using other things to make nail

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    “Two Many Manis” Mani Mash-up – Unintended Florals & Flags

    It’s been a few days but here’s a new mani. Well actually two halves, and I was mostly playing with new polish, so it doesn’t match that well. Not sure how I feel about this one, but I really had F*All time and energy this week, so ta-da! 😂😁 It’s literally 2 manis in 1. Or as some may say,

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  • Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Scoops Ahoy HHC, OCT 2018 polish swatch

    Spring Fling! Pretty Floral Petals for MoYou

    Whilst I’m on this roll of “POST ALL THE MANIS!” I thought I should post my Precious Petals Spring Nails before time runs out for the MoYou London #prettypetalscontest and #SpringNails challenge. For which it is also a part of, cos why not, eh? I was feeling floral anyhoo and have used al MoYou London stamping plates to create this look.

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