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Black And White Candy Cane Nails

Hey everyone! 🙂

Black and White Candy Cane Nail Art

I have to admit that I’m feeling so incredibly un-festive, I have been trying to create christmasy nails but it’s just not working…

I think I’m going to stick with winter nails for now 🙂

Black and White Candy Cane Nail Art

This is a base of Snow Me White from Sinful Colors, with a coat of China Glaze Make A Spectacle.

The tape decided that it didn’t want to play nice, it kept curling up at the edges, and generally not sticking to the polish, in hindsight I should have added a layer of topcoat over the glitter… :/

Then I added a coat of Camelot from A England and removed the tape, then added my topcoat to smooth it all.

Black and White Candy Cane Nail Art

Yay for non christmasy candy cane! 😀


Geometric Nail With Illamasqua Velocity, Swarm and Scorn

Hey everyone! Long time to see! 🙂

Geometric nail art using Illamasqua Velocity, Swarm and Scorn

Illamasqua Velocity, Swarm and Scorn

I have been so busy the past couple of weeks I haven’t had a chance to post anything :/ But more on that later.

Todays post is a catch up mani for the 52 week pick and mix challenge! So here are my Geometric nails! 🙂

Geometric nail art using Illamasqua Velocity, Swarm and Scorn


The polishes I used for this are Velocity the pinky lilac shade, Swarm which is the black glitter in clear a base and the black polish is called Scorn. I used tape to mask off the bits of my nail!

I think it would have been a lot quicker to create if I had applied quick drying topcoat between the layers of polish!

Geometric nail art using Illamasqua Velocity, Swarm and Scorn

Geometric nail art using Illamasqua Velocity, Swarm and Scorn

The last couple of weeks have been rather busy, I’ve spent most of it covered in mud, compost and seeds, my little home is filled with mud and plants, every surface seems to be covered in pots and germinating seeds…After all the planting my poor hands have been in such a state.

Hopefully everything has calmed down a bit now so I can get back to posting regularly! 😀

GOT Polish – Purple

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Purple Stripe Textured Nail Art

Purple Stripe Textured Nail Art

It’s Thursday so its GOT Polish Time again! The prompt for today is purple! Seeing as they where already on top of my polish pile I used a couple more of the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms, Burgundy Orchid And Ruby Sapphire.

purple duochrome striped nail art

Look at that colour shift!

I started out with a couple of coats of Ruby Sapphire, Then when it was dry I added the tape, then a thick coat of Black Magic from Revlon then while it was still wet I carefully applied a thick coat of Burgundy Orchid, and very VERY carefully removed the tape.

I did this one nail at a time, I think trying to do them all at once would be a world of sticky tape and polish horror…

Sally Hansen Ruby Sapphire and Burgundy Orchid

Ruby Sapphire and Burgundy Orchid

I’m having to use a hand cream that I don’t really like since I ran out of my beloved Body Shop hemp hand protector… ugh this stuff is so slimy, and bits of fluff keep sticking to me :/

Anyway I didn’t add any topcoat so the ribbed (for her pleasure *giggles*) texture would be more apparent!

Striped Purple Nails

the tape took ages!

I think this is a really fun mani, but it took ages, definitely not something to do if your pressed for time 🙂

Seeing as this is a got polish challenge mani here’s the link to the pinterest page so have a look at all the other wonderful purple nails 🙂

GOT Polish Challenge – Over a Black Base

Hi! 😀

Today’s prompt for the Got Polish Challenge is “Over a black base”

Chanel black satin with sally hansen nail prisms

Chanel Black Satin with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

So how could I not dig out some of my favorite polishes of all time!

Nail Polish

Black satin from Chanel is with out a doubt one of the best black nail polishes ever! the formula is still glorious (I have had this bottle for around 3 years now)

The other polish, poor thing, it’s looking rather well loved, is Turquoise Opal from the Nail Prisms range by Sally Hansen. These where first released back in 2002! I have owned this bottle for at least 7 years!

Lovely, lovely striping tape

Lovely, lovely striping tape

I used one thin coat of Black Satin, then a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I applied two strips of striping tape, and carefully added a thin coat of Turquoise Opal.

Then I removed the tape with tweezers and added another coat of Seche Vite.

Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen

Turquoise Opal From Sally Hansen

This mani is more topcoat than nail polish! 😀

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