Hello! It’s the final prompt for the #clairestelle8june Instagram challenge today, and that prompt is glitter. Despite my love of all things shiny, I was a bit stumped by this one, I think I’m feeling a touch of nail art fatigue! I have dozens of bottles of glitter toppers, but throwing a topper over a plain base seemed like too much of an easy way … Continue reading #clairestelle8june challenge – Glitter
Hello! A nice summery prompt for #clairestelle8june today – beach nail art! Read on to see what I came up with…
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Hello! Something a little different today – instead of stamping, I’ve been playing with water decals. Tracey from Bite No More posted about a deal on eBay where you can get 50 different sheets of water decals for £2-3. I had to order some! They came from Hong Kong, and took about 3 weeks to arrive. So what did I get?
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Hello! June seems to be flying by, we’re almost halfway through the year already! Today I have another #clairestelle8june mani for you – the prompt is chevrons or zigzags. I chose chevrons, and just to make it a little more different, did them vertically.
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Hello! It’s time for the bi-weekly When Colours Collide challenge again, and the prompt is orange, teal and grey. I have to admit, I drew a blank. I went and found the right colours from my stash, sat and stared at them a while, then went and painted my nails purple. However, inspiration strikes from the most unlikely places – I was watching Great British Sewing Bee and they made 60’s style colour block dresses, and that’s how this mani was born.
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Hello! Today is Unicorn day in the #clairestelle8june Instagram challenge. I hope you’re ready for rainbows and glitter!
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Hi! I’m so excited! I’ve finally, FINALLY managed to do a sort of successful watermarble! Every few weeks I get the urge to try again, and every time I’ve ended up in a mess, wasting polish and getting frustrated. Eventually I did something sensible and asked in a Facebook group for help. With the advice I received, I’ve managed something resembling a watermarble!
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Hi! Today’s #clairestelle8june prompt is a colour, and my favourite – purple! I wanted to do something that used several different shades of purple, so I had a think and finally settled on a waterfall mani. Invented by Sammy at The Nailasaurus, a waterfall mani is a simple but really attractive effect, made with just a striping brush. So here is my first attempt at a waterfall!
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Hi! Today’s #clairestelle8june prompt is fruit. I just so happened to have a package from She Sells Seashells arrive earlier this week that contained some fruity water decals, so I tried them out!
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Hi! Today I have another untried to show you, a really pretty polish from Femme Fatale. This is my first encounter with this brand, and what a way to start! Pics after the break 🙂
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