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    The Story Of Swagger – Picture Polish Challenge

    Swagger. Only select people have it. A person with Swag is electric ⚡ A magnetic persona that effortlessly oozes cool & charm. They carry themselves with a strong self-confidence, but no arrogance here. They don’t just make a behaviour theirs, they’ll own it. You can’t just bottle this shit and buy it from the corner store. Swagger is not just

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    Abstract Swipes On Coral Peach & Gold Gradient

    Abstract Swipes On Peach & Gold Gradient. Probably not the most eloquent term to describe this mani of mine, but it will do. Some abstract nail art-ing was calling out for today 💕 Dry brushed & swiped gorgeous golden @essiepolish Good As Gold over a gradient of delightful warm cremes, Coral Fedora into Birthday Suit – both from @polishmylife It’s something

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    Cosmolicious Smoosh Gel Nail Art

    I woke this morning with my face mashed into my pillow, and that’s the perfect way to describe the technique I used for this smooshed, abstract nail art over Cosmolicious from @opallacgelpolish. See below for info about the 2 day sale if you live in Oz. There’s a video to come of this smoothly smooshy gel polish mani at the

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    Opallac Cosmolicious – Gel Polish Swatch

    Why hello Monday! Let’s kickstart the week with something bright. Such as this bright, deep pink. She’s the delicious Cosmolicious gel polish of the week from @opallacgelpolish. Opallac Cosmolicious – Gel Polish Swatch and mini review below…   And the packaging: THE RUNDOWN: Name: Cosmolicious – available here or select Priceline (AU) stores Brand: Opallac Collection: Core Collection Colour (or family): Pink Type &

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    St Patrick’s Day 4-Leaf Clover Drag Marble

    St Patrick’s Day – a tribute to Ireland’s patron saint, and that night of the year when your noisy neighbours keep you up 4hrs later than usual weekends 😂 haha. This day whilst huge in the UK, der of course, is also rather huge in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to name a few. Since we could all use

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    Opallac Candyman Can – Gel Polish Swatch

    Here is the Opallac Candyman Can Gel Polish Swatch. This bright green is perfect for St Patrick’s Day. Let’s take a look… How delightful is this green? I realise some of you aren’t “green” people (no, not “green people”) but I love certain greens. Some more than others, but they represent love and nature and have a nice calming effect.

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    Metallic Mush by Picture Polish – Swatch Challenge 2

    Metallic Mush by Picture Polish – as part of the Swatch Challenge 2, 2017. The idea was to take a photo in your favourite place, with the swatch and holding the bottle. And add a little story to go with it. I had to battle with long hair in the breeze, a baffle/reflector and some bees to get this shot,

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    Opallac Gold Mine – Gel Polish Swatch

    Opallac Gold Mine – Gel Polish Swatch and brief review… This is, obviously, Gold Mine. It’s a glittery glitter gel polish by @opallacgelpolish with varying sized hexes. See the bottom of page for review details. Excuse the radio silence – I’m really ill at the mo’ & still displaced (w sporadic internet), so you don’t get extra art (just the swatch) as last week

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    Mani Swap Circle – Owls for Int’l Women’s Day

    Here is the nail art I did for the Mani Swap Circle collab (you can see the collage in the previous post!). I was assigned to do a set from Izzy @cutizzles who had lots of cute options to pick from (cats, aliens, penguins in beanies haha), but I settled on these sweet little owls. Why, you ask? Uh, cos

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    Neutrals Inception – Stamping with Beige, White, Taupe

    Despite having 4 polishes on me at the time I still managed to create something in advance, (something basic) but hey – still something, for the @clairestelle8challenge Beige prompt. Stamped and ready. It is TAUPE on WHITE on BEIGE in some kind of Neutrals Inception! No video cos I’m still displaced with sporadic data connection and no gear or space; which is

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    Pride Rainbow & Bondage Mardi Gras Nails

    The second look in this week’s Mix ‘N’ Match Mardi Gras Mani set! This option is good for a pop of colour so I kept the bondage aspect and added a Pride Rainbow. You can see the previous all black version. I created this look in gel polish for Opallac using the following shades: (in order from orange to purple)

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    Black Leather & Bondage Nails

    Something different for this week cos I’m still far from feeling 100% and there’s some renovating going on. In the lead up to the  Mardi Gras 2017’s big night, I have a series of MIX AND MATCH MANIS – related but slightly different looks to celebrate and show support. The Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras month is already underway culminating

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