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    31DC2017 Day 08: Metallic Plaid, Triple Challenge

    Day 8 of the 31 Day Challenge is Metallic. I’ve paired a gorgeous mushroom metallic with white plaid print for both the Clairestelle8 Challenge bonus, and the WNAC2017 actual day of Sweater. As the warm weather hints at returning, the flowers start to blossom once more, so I thought it fitting that this was shot with some tiny florals. Cute,

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    Madam Glam Slushy 3D & 31DC2017 Day 5: 90’s Puff

    I’ve been dying to show you this new fun, funky gel from Madam Glam, so it’s a triple-barrelled review/challenge day today with these amazingly awesome polishes from Madam Glam! You like? You saw the base I used in the last post for Royal Blue – please take a good look at this beautiful colour’s swatch by itself. Wow. I mean

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    Blue for Liam – Mani Swap Circle Special Edition

    Blue and white for Liam – Mani Swap Circle Special Edition, August 2017. Posted a couple of days into September for the anniversary of Liam’s tragic death at the hands of a drunk driver. Nice, but obviously sad to be part of such an occasion. Drink driving deaths are completely avoidable, and I’ve had a number of friends lost to

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    Madam Glam Royal Blue – Gel Polish Swatch

    Are you into blue hues too? Take a look at this beauty! Madam Glam Royal Blue is all that– here’s a Gel Polish Swatch just to show you how smooth it is! I’ll be using this in one of the nail challenges (31DC2017) mentioned a few posts back.   Wowee! It’s no secret to anyone that follows me or reads this

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    31DC2017 Day 03: Yellow & Metallic Strips

    Day 3 of the 31 Day Challenge is Yellow. I paired it with metallic strips and negative space for a simple mani. Here’s a shade I love called Glowstar from Floss Gloss – YEAH BABY! It’s a pasteliciously opaque, minty yellow-green creme. And it rocks! In previous year’s I’ve gone fresh ‘n’ floral with some vintage flowers but being time poor

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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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