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    31DC2014 Day 10: Gradient

    Day 10 and not much time or energy left, so this one, withe the GRADIENT theme was done rather hurriedly. Therefore it’s a kinda shitty, slightly gritty gradient. Intentionally gritty because I like texture, so I use a particular sponge and dab it on when the polish is tacky. Yah, I ran out of time so it’s far from perfect, but I

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    31DC2014 Day 09: Rainbow – Nauseated Unicorn

    Today is day 9 of the 31 Day Challenge and soldier on we are! Nearly a third of the way through, and despite having done most of that over a weekend playing catch-ups, today’s theme is RAINBOW. I call this one ‘Nauseated Unicorn’ – because that is exactly what it looks like. What started out as one thing, morphed into

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    31DC2014 Day 08: Metallic

      Day 8 into the 31 Day Challenge. I’m up to date and playing at home in real time. Today we have Metallic as the theme. A favourite of mine for sure. Nothing like some finger-bling. Today I went for a shiny silver combo which includes the fitting polishes Color Club’s Harp On It – a silver linear holo, and OPI My Signature is

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    31DC2014 Day 07: B&W

    Day 7: Black and White. Didn’t have a lot of time so this was done really quickly – like you can’t tell hehe. Black freehand illustration over a slightly off-white base – since pure snow white is quite stark, not because I was painting in the dark and picked up the wrong colour or anything. The base is OPI My Vampire

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    31DC2014 Day 06: (Not-So-Shrinking) Violet

    For Day 6’s theme, VIOLET, I thought I should try an untried. OPI’s Don’t Violet Me Down. It’s a sheer top coat from the OPI Sheer Tints collection. I built it up layer by layer to get a dark colour gradation. And gah! I have almost nearly caught up to date…  

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    31DC2014 Day 05: Blue – Blue Lagoon

    Feeling blue and don’t know what to do? Day 5 of the 31 Day Challenge (and 5th post in ten minutes for me) is BLUE. The glitter polish is Aqueous by Aussie brand Femme Fatale. It’s a medium blue crelly with hexes in magenta, a dark navy blue, blue, pink and teal.   Please add me to your feed on BlogLovin‘

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    31DC2014 Day 04: Green – Green with Envy

    Day 4 for of the 31 Day Challenge is GREEN. And yes, I am almost caught up! Here I went Green with Envy in a forest green hue. The polish used is Essence 179 Roller Coaster. For such a tiny bottle I actually quite like the Essence brushes – wider brushes are great for easy coverage IMHO, and is something

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    31DC2014 Day 03: Yellow

        Just a quickie today. For the third day of the 31 Day Challenge for 2014, the theme was Yellow. I’ve used piCture pOlish in both Mellow Yellow and Twinkle (the lilac). The zig zag edge was created with tape and topped with OPI 18k Gold & Silver top coat which was released as a part of the Mariah Carey Collection

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    31DC2014 Day 02: Orange – L’Orange

    Orange is the theme for the second day of the 31 Day Challenge, so what other theme is more appropriate to choose than, well… ORANGES! Orange polish over mandarin coloured base and mattified with OPI Matte Top Coat.       I feel like devouring a citrusy orange sorbet now…   Please add me to your feed on BlogLovin‘ and

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    31DC2014 Day 01: Red – Red Foil Fingertips

    Alrighty! Now that I have spent some time catching up on this 31 Day Challenge, here is the rather belated first entry for RED: red foiled nails with round gold studs to make it look a little less boring. Ooh! Shiny! See below for a selection of other entries from other participating bloggers… Please add me to your feed on

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    The 31 Day Challenge 2014

    Being September it’s that time of the year where many other nail bloggers choose to complete the annual 31 Day Challenge for 2014. It has already started, but I am choosing to do it anyhoo. You can read this update for some background to the general delays and why I couldn’t start it on time. I toyed with doing it in October

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    September Updates & Delays

    Hello all. Look! A kitten! Now that I have you suckered in there’s two things to mention. Firstly I should apologise for the thinness of the blog and this site. All things being normal it was supposed to be functional ages ago, yet life events got in the way and it wasn’t until late 2013 when that finally happened. Fast

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