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Indian Summer Half Moon Mani

Hello! 🙂

CrowsToes Indian Summer Nail Art

I have had the most horrible episode (for lack of a better word) of dare I say it, writers block. It’s honestly been horrendous :/ Every time I have tried to write it’s as though the words all fall out of my brain, it’s been like looking for black cats in a dark room!

After two weeks of trying to write I realized that I should just stop trying and getting myself all stressed out about it, and take a bit of a break. I think it worked!

CrowsToes Indian Summer Nail Art

So to celebrate my brain no longer being filled with pocket lint I have this delightful half moon mani to show you 🙂

I wanted a design that would complement the stunning Indian Summer without overwhelming it.

and yeah, in hindsight I think I did go a bit overboard with the nail studs 😀

CrowsToes Indian Summer Nail Art

Oh this polish is glorious! Just look at the shift in colour, it’s so pretty!

CrowsToes Indian Summer Nail Art

I’m so glad that I finally got myself a bottle of this wonderful polish!

CrowsToes Indian Summer Nail Art


Christmas Nails!

Hello! 🙂

I realized that I haven’t done any actual Christmas nail art this year! I have done Snowflakes and some in Red and Gold but nothing really Christmasy!

So here are my Christmas nails!

Christmas Nail tree pudding reindeer candles

Christmas Nails

This is what I used

  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
  • Butter London – Come To Bed Red
  • Revlon – Hot For Chocolate
  • Models Own – Sardonyx
  • Color Club – Antiquated
  • OPI – Its All San Andreas’s Fault
  • Color Club – Black-ish
  • Revlon – Emerald City
  • Seche Vite
  • Konad SP Black
  • Stamping Plates HD05 and QA86
  • Nail Studs
  • Striping Tape
christmas nails

Christmas nails

This really took a long time to finish, but most of that was getting all the striping tape lined up.

For the stripy nails I started with Snow Me White, then the striping tape and a couple of coats of Come To Bed Red, it really was quite bumpy so I added two coats of top coat to even it out.

The tree is Emerald City, and some nail studs! The little reindeer is from plate HD05 and the snowflakes are from plate QA86. I did actually double stamp the snowflakes with Antiquated and Konad Black but the gold doesn’t really show up over the stripy background :/

christmas nails

Christmas nails

On my ring and middle fingers I applied two coats of Sardonyx this polish is from the Models Own Velvet Goth collection so it dries matte, I un-matted it with a coat of Seche Vite.

For the candles on my ring finger I used Snow Me White, Antiquated and Black-ish, I painted them with a little paintbrush.

The Christmas Pud on my middle finger is a mixture of Hot For Chocolate, Its All San Andreas’s Fault and Black-ish. I used Its All San Andreas’s Fault for some added texture. For the cream I again used Snow Me White the Holly is Emerald City and Come To Bed Red! I didn’t add any more topcoat over my pudding, so it would keep it’s texture! 🙂

Christmas nails

Christmas nails

This Christmas Mani took hours but I really like it 😀

I hope you have a lovely Christmas! 😀


31DC2014 Day 10 Gradient

Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Black and white Gradient

Here are my gradient nails for day 10! I decided to go with a very simple black and white with studs for today.

I used

  • White On White – China Glaze
  • Pure Midnight – Sally Hansen
  • Black Magic – Revlon
  • L’Oreal – Confettis
  • Nail Studs
  • Color Club Topcoat
  • Makeup Sponge
Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Starting out with a base of white on white, I built up the gradient with Black Magic, Pure Midnight and White on White   on the makeup sponge, it took three coats, then I applied a coat of confettis and some topcoat.

Then using a bit more topcoat as glue I stuck the nail studs on!

Black and White Gradient Nail Art

Black and White Gradient Nail Art


Art Deco Inspired Taped Nails!

Art Deco Taped Nails

Art Deco Taped Nails

I used a lot of sticky stuff for this look! Ring reinforcements, french tip guides and striping tape! In hindsight I really should have completed one nail at a time, I ended up covered in bits of striping tape, I even found some in my hair!

The base colour is Strap On Your Moon Boots from China Glaze, and I used Black Magic from Revlon for the detail.

I used topcoat to stick on the studs! and another coat to finish it of, The color Club topcoat did dull the Holo effect of the polish a little, But other than that I really love how this turned out!

Art Deco Taped Nails

Art Deco Taped Nails


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