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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    Recreating Ujoh’s Runway Nails for NAFW2016

    This was the Final Day of the Nail Art Fashion Week for 2016. Still behind on this challenge, but this #NAFW2016 prompt was April 16 – Fall 2016 runway nail art. The aim was to re-create any nail art from Fall 2016 runways. Plenty to choose from. There was lots of simple, solid and muted colours going on this year, but

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    Fashion Inspired – Alessandro Dell Acqua for NAFW2016

    I know I’m a bit late to the party, and completely missed the start of this challenge, but I decided I’d since I was already seeking fashion inspo for my next mani, that I may as well join the last part of the Nail Art Fashion Week 2016. This #NAFW2016 prompt was April 16 – Fall 2016 Dress. The objective

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    Neon Matte with Negative Space

    I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up with at the start, but this mani resulted in mattified neon and negative space (the latter being a regular favourite theme). It was created by masking off areas with some straight tape, Skinny Chevron vinyls (I love these things!) and a Cuticle Defender latex barrier – which is the pink bits

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    Happy 35th Birthday OPI – Favourites Video!

    LovingOPI never gets old. Here’s a video I made for the 35th Birthday special celebrations! HAPPY BIRTHDAY OPI! It shows some of my favourites. Lincoln Park After Dark is a classic for evening chic. Alpine Snow is a great base for so much nail art. And Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is just a lovely neutral shade. But this list

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    Easter Bunny Nails with Freehand & Stamping

    Happy Easter! The one day of the year you should put all your eggs in one basket – as long as they be made of chocolate. Swiss, Belgian, you know… This year’s theme was obvs gonna incorporate something fluffy and stamped. Since I couldn’t decide on just one, and haven’t had the time or energy to do a couple in

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    Tequila Sunrise Gradient with Watermarble Stamping

    Today’s mani is a piCture pOlish gradient with some water marbling the easy way. Ala using a stamp to save on time and mess. I was feeling Summery on this really rainy day, and opted for a sunrise themed gradient as the base. I’ll let the images do the talking. I used a a hefty dose of latex barrier El

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