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    Aztec Decals Tutorial & Born Pretty Mini Silicone Mat Review

    Here’s the tutorial for the recent Aztec Decals nail art & a Born Pretty Mini Silicone Mat Review. This smaller portable mat is super handy and was used in the making of this mani. First though, view it in action in the making of the Aztec Mani Reverse Decals Tutorial. (With the Born Pretty Mini Silicone Mat Review pictures and details

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    Gradient in Coral & Pagoda Blue Mani Swap Circle – July 2018

    Hey ho! Another month, another Mani Swap! I did a Gradient in Coral & Pagoda Blue for Mani Swap Circle – July 2018 edition. The colours were Coral and Pagoda Blue which is more of a blue leaning teal. I didn’t have the exact same shade, either ones that were too blue or too green-leaning, so I used the next best

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    Gone Troppo, Tropical Nail Art – MoYou London Contest

    GONE TROPPO with all the TROPICAL FEELS in my last minute mani (well, eleventh hour posting of said mani) for the @moyou_london #MYLcoloursJULY topical Tropical contest. 🌴🌺 It has indeed been a while! Since their last contest like this. February if my memory serves…? Too long, because I love seeing what everyone does for these, and I heart Tropical Nail Art.    

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    Cactus On Cactus, AKA Cacti² 🌵 Cactus Nail Art

    I call this one CACTUS ON CACTUS AKA Cacti² 🌵🌵 Read on for why… This is a posted-late entry for @clairestelle8challenge prompt Wild West, inspired by an @uberchicbeauty plate, and I’ve had this cactus plate wanting to be used, so I finally got my chance The base polish is the recent @picturepolish x @de_briz collab release Cactus, which I won and have enjoyed wearing a number of times

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    Hawaiian Shirt Friday Vacation Nail Art

    ALOHA! I’m doing a double whammy here. This is an early post for the @clairestelle8challenge x @uberchicbeauty Vacation prompt. First up is the gloss version. God, I wish I was in Hawaii…! Hawaiian Shirt Nail Art is so much fun. It’s also my first Hawaiian shirt inspired effort for the current run of #hawaiianshirtfriday! YAY! Not completely thrilled with them as I was rushing (so much

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    Stars & Stripes – July 4th Nail Art Challenge

    Sassy Abstract Stars & Stripes – July 4th Nail Art Challenge for the @clairestelle8challenge July 2018 first prompt.  A stamped one as I still don’t have time or energy for freehand ventures at the moment. Maybe once I have fixed the unruly tech issues and a few other things I can get back into that. But for now, Happy (Almost) Independence Day! to

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    Coniferae – Femme Fatale COTM July 2018 – Polish Swatch

    Indie’s are many a nailista’s favourite, mine included. Today I have a preview of the coming monthly installments from the beloved Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. Meet Coniferae – the Femme Fatale Colour of the Month (COTM) for July 2018 – Polish Swatches below. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate those flakes…   All photos taken in various angles

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    Autumn Aspens – Femme Fatale FOTM July 2018 – Polish Swatches

    Autumn Aspens – Femme Fatale FOTM July 2018 – Polish Swatchfest below! I’m thrilled to give you a preview of the coming monthly installments from the beloved Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale.  This is the first. Full description and write-up after the photos!   NOTE: Femme Fatale FOTM polishes are an exclusive only available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends

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    Opallac Rose Quartz – Glitter Gel Polish Swatch

    Here is the first look at Opallac Rose Quartz’s Glitter Gel Polish Swatch. The last of the trio of new GOLD GLITTERS Opallac Glitter Army collection. Shall we indulge?   Opallac Rose Quartz is a sexy Rose Gold glitter gel polish. I looove rose gold polishes, and this is definitely my favourite of the 3! As much as I like

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    Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty Review

    Today I have a new item to show you, a Gel Matte Top Coat – Born Pretty Review. I use a lot of gel polish and LOVE MATTE so I wanted to show you this matte top coat and how it performs. Interested? Read on! Matte top coats are always something I have on hand in multiples (uh, I don’t have

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    Metallic Mani for Mani Swap Circle “Purple, Red & Orange” – June 2018

    Metallic Mani for @maniswapcircle – swipe for the cool collage of the June 2018 #ManiSwapCircle: Purple, Red and Orange!   This month I was tasked with recreating a mani by Desiree @nails_by_desi_ and despite having several on the shortlist, chose her gradient with gold dots in the above colours. I used ALL @hit_the_bottle polishes in this because a) they rock, and b) I wanted a slick metallic

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    Cuticle Nipper Protector With Buckle – Born Pretty Review

    Quick look & review of this very handy Cuticle Nipper Protector With Buckle from @BornPrettyStore (thankfully these were in some of the images I have access to whilst the drive is kaput and in Tech Hospital), though they look a bit darker than the ones I had processed, but since I haven’t got much else to post, this will have to do.

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