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    31DC2017 Day 1: Red Gel Encapsulated Flowers

    Drumroll puhlease! The nails I did with @opallacgelpolish Seductress (last post) – I encapsulated some real dried flowers in gel, incorporating negative space – an old fave! One of my go to styles. First Challenge Prompt for the 31 Day Challenge is Red. And it is also part of the @clairestelle8challenge Back To School 🌸 Flowers are abundant when people go to school in

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    Opallac Seductress – Gel Polish Swatch

    Seductress from Opallac is a signature red gel polish. Great shade! This swatch is a preview of what’s to come in the first of the nail art challenges I posted earlier, so stay tuned for that one. Also how excitement! New month and finally a new season! Good because the weather will warm, not-so-good cos it means Xmas will be

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    31 Day Challenge 2017 – 31DC2017 Plans

    Here is the list of this year’s prompts for the 31 Day Challenge, and you guessed it! Same as every other year 😂 Part of the fun is to improve on the years before, so… This year is being spearheaded by Cathy from More Nail Polish and you can join in, grab the prompts and see Challenge FAQ over on her

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    Abstract Textured Lines on Pink Gel Polish

    Finally went back to some of my abstract roots with fun nail art to dress my digits up in! I went for minimal abstract lines with a subtle texture over Opallac’s High Tea. Hop over to this post to see the swatch of this baby all by it’s lonesome… White suits the pink tone of @opallacgelpolish‘s High Tea. It really only needed

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    Opallac High Tea – Gel Polish Swatch

    Look at this! Pink creme with panache! This is Opallac High Tea – a soft, almost pastel, pink Gel Polish Swatch for your enjoyment. With mini review… Pretty in Pink! Not just the name of a classic 80s movie, but the finish in this gel polish 😍 amiright? And from another angle…though exuse the reflections. Whilst glossy is great, not so

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    Opallac French Over Gel Swatch & French Manicure

    The second of two classic manis, French Manicure & American – variations with the same polishes. Both use @opallacgelpolish French Affair and French Over. First up is a classic French Manicure with a prominent white tip, and second set (as per the previous post) is an American Manicure, with a subdued pink tip. Technically they are both American since the French was

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    Opallac French Over Gel Swatch & American Manicure

    The first of two classic manis, French Manicure & American – variations with the same polishes. Both use @opallacgelpolish French Affair and French Over (the transparent pink). First up is a classic American Manicure with a subdued white tip, and second set (as coming in the next post) is an French Manicure, with a prominent pink tip. Technically they are both American

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    Opallac French Affair – Gel Polish Swatch

    Excuse the lateness in posting. Going through a hectic time and the chaos continues. Dang it. But here’s a lovely white gel swatch that brightens the week. It is French Affair from Opallac and is a highly pigmented polish to boot! Love this one. Have a look below. Read the mini review on this shade after the jump… Do you

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    Favourite Pastels for Mani Swap Circle July & A BPS Review

    Thankfully it was a different kind of theme for this month’s Mani Swap Circle and we got to choose our favourite pastels. I couldn’t decide between two I love (can’t say I have a favourite as I LOVE pastels) so I used two from the awesome Pastel Pets collection from Pretty Serious and made a pastel gradient. I was given

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    Winter Knit Nail Art With Stamping

    While most of you lot who aren’t in the Southern Hemisphere, languish in your long days and sunshine, we who aren’t can only envy you. So as I struggle to type more than 3 words without a typo, through my finger-less gloves, down coat and frostbitten nose, here is the art I did over Essie’s Parka Perfect swatch. OK, perhaps

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    Essie Parka Perfect – Perfect for Winter!

    Essie Parka Perfect – Perfect for Winter! I am wearing this beauty whilst I suffer with the cold weather. One f the few things I have on me at the moment, as my gear and I are parted 🙁 but it is keeping me warm in some part. I love the dusty colours and this beautiful grey blue is no

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    Paparazzi Glitterati with Stamping

    In deciding what nail art to do with the green glitterati of @opallacgelpolish Paparazzi (see earlier swatch post) I couldn’t pick between stamping and negative space, so I did both. Items used are at the end, but for now you can have a gander. I do realise that I said this would be posted that day, but alas, I’ve ad months of

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