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    Vinyl Hearts for Valentine’s Day

    Vinyl Hearts for Valentine’s Day and the Clairestelle8 HEARTS prompt! I used vinyls from Whats Up Nails and gradient all the things. The hearts and the other fingers are a radial gradient created with a makeup sponge. But since I am using a different camera it was hard to capture the differentiations that you can see in real life. Boo.

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    Opallac Queen Of Rock – Gel Polish Swatch

    Meet THE Queen Of Rock. She’s bold, she shimmers, she’s a creature of the night. I tried to capture the many different faces of this @opallacgelpolish in the one photo. You can see her dark side right through to the way she dances with light in the left. She’s the perfect gel polish for your loud side! You can see

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    Negative Space Unicorn Pastels, Nail Art Challenge

    Just a quickie for Clairestelle8’s monthly nail art challenge. The 4th’s prompt being PASTELS! I am calling this one Negative Space Unicorn Pastels, because the colour palette reminds me of unicorns and rainbows. If it wasn’t already so late or I wasn’t feeling so average, I would’ve added some sparkle beneath the matte. I am posting a little later cos I’ve

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    Summer Silhouette with Palm Tree Vista on Gel

    Hola! Today’s nail art is a Summer Silhouette with Palm Tree Vista on Gel Polish. Opallac Fluro This was the base that inspired the theme with it’s hot, hot neon vibes.   The palms were hand-painted with acrylic paint, as were the gulls or birds. The lines are stamped from a MoYou London plate. It’s nothing too complex but I like

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    Opallac Fluro This – Gel Polish Swatch

    Opallac Fluro This – another Gel Polish Swatch from the core collection. Wow, she is bright and neon in all her glory and screaming out for some Summer nail art. You’ll have to wait to see that one though… 😉 Gorgeous and glossy, this was 2 thin coats, the second a touch thicker. I kept staring at my nails with this

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    Vintage Florals, Haind-painted on Negative Space

    Vintage Florals, Haind-painted Roses with Negative Space on Opallac’s Appletini Mint Gel Polish that I showed you earlier. Check out the swatches here. I was channelling hand-painted Vintage Roses combined with my go-to Negative Space for this gel nail art after the hugest run of pinks. I have never worn that much pink in a row haha! 🌹 Aah florals, how I’ve

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    Opallac Appletini – Gel Polish Swatch

    Opallac Appletini – Gel Polish Swatch. This mint is mint! Fresh and screaming out for some Summer or Spring nail art this shade is dope! And flattering to many skin tones. That gloss!! Retail packaging if you wish to know what you are looking for when you hunt for it in store: So, how does Appletini weigh up? THE RUNDOWN:

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    Hot Lips by Picture Polish – Swatchfest

    Featuring the hottest neon pink from piCture pOlish brand, Hot Lips. Stretching out the weekend’s pink theme with what I possibly deem the penultimate shade of that colour to wear – a loud, screaming, neon bright version! This baby here is Hot Lips by @piCturepOlish for #ppswatchchallenge12017. You had the option to post with a pet, flower or self. So

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    Red & Pink Valentines Nails – Matte & Negative Space

    Keeping up the (slightly bastardised) theme of ‘this weekend we wear pink’ I have a Red & Pink Dots & Stripes look. This is my first Valentine’s Day nail art for the season 💝 You’d never guess the heart is ever so strategically placed to cover a dent.   It’s primarily for the ‘red and pink’ prompt that’s part of

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    Drag Marble Gel Nail Art

    Ready for Friyay with some Opallac Poochy #gelnails nail art. Sure #onwednesdayswewearpink but weekends felt left out, so for this weekend only, On Weekends We Wear Pink. With white and silver highlights of course! This cheeky on-the-nail drag marble uses @opallacgelpolish French Affair white & Mirror Mirror chrome on Poochy (shown earlier). You may be graced with a video tut later

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    Art Deco Stamping on Negative Space

    Followers know that negative space is one of my signature styles (one of many haha) and today we have Art Deco Stamping on Negative Space in neutral colours. I went for simple and have several art deco plates that have yet to be used, so this is how I decided to use it. I stamped and made reverse decals, finishing with

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    Opallac Poochy – Gel Polish Swatch

    Here’s a new gel polish swatch of Poochy from Opallac. This pink packs a punch. There will be some nail art to follow later in the week. According to the brand, Poochy is described as the POW Pink you’ve been searching for. THE RUNDOWN: Name: Popsicle – available here or select Priceline (AU) stores Brand: Opallac Collection: Core Collection Colour (or family): Medium Pink Type &

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