Barry M Speedy Supersonic and Born Pretty Store BP-10

As you may know,ย  Barry M extended their Speedy range recently, adding a few shimmer polishes. The moment I saw swatches of Supersonic, I knew that I had to have it, and I’ve finally got round to picking it up. Supersonic is a royal blue colour with lots of pink shimmer, so the polish changes from blue to purple depending on the light. As I … Continue reading Barry M Speedy Supersonic and Born Pretty Store BP-10

Freckles Polish Greek Islands with a blue gradient

Good morning! Today’s nail art was inspired by the base polish, which I bought from another polish addict having a clear out. Freckles Polish Greek Islands is a white crelly base containing various blue glitters. It obviously takes its own inspiration from a Greek holiday – the whitewashed buildings with their blue roofs and doors, along with the blue sky and golden sun, and the … Continue reading Freckles Polish Greek Islands with a blue gradient

Arabesque nails using Born Pretty Store BP-17

I’m a member of the UK Stamping Community on Facebook, and every two weeks we have a new theme to base manis on – this fortnight the theme is arabesque. I had to go and Google it, as I’d only heard the word in relation to ballet before! From Wikipedia: “Theย arabesqueย is a form of artistic decoration consisting of “surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns … Continue reading Arabesque nails using Born Pretty Store BP-17

Nails Inc Slone Street and Born Pretty Store BP-42

My the last couple of manis have been quite dark, so I decided I needed a nice bright cheerful colour and hopefully encourage the sun out again. It worked for a day or two! I had a rummage through my helmer (I finally caved and bought one a month or so ago) and pulled out a bright neon pink from Nails Inc. Apologies in advance, … Continue reading Nails Inc Slone Street and Born Pretty Store BP-42

The 13% club

I haven’t posted much recently on my weight loss progress, mostly because well, there hasn’t been any! This year, things had been fine, the weight was coming off, I was feeling better and more energetic, and everything was peachy. Then at the start of July I came down with the flu. I spent two weeks feeling crap, shovelling sugar into myself (cough sweets, cough medicine, … Continue reading The 13% club

Illamasqua Scarab and MoYou London Princess plate 10

Hi! Today I have a gorgeous polish that is completely unseasonal, but seeing as how it is peeing down with rain as I write this, I don’t care ๐Ÿ˜‰ Illamasqua Scarab is a beautiful blackened red that is almost a one coater, I used two just to even out a few thin patches. In some lights, this does look brown on me, and I’ve read … Continue reading Illamasqua Scarab and MoYou London Princess plate 10