52 week Challenge week 4 – Grey and colour

Week 4 of the pick n mix challenge is upon us, and I’ve been putting this one off as much as possible! The briefs this week were 70’s, grey and a colour, or a combo of the two. The 70’s didn’t inspire me much – I googled a few patterns which looked OK, but I didn’t have any appropriate colours. I didn’t own a grey polish (unless silver counts?) as I don’t find grey does much for my skin tone. Eventually I caved in, and bought Rimmel Salon Pro Moon. It’s a grey creme. Not finding it inspiring to be honest! Continue reading “52 week Challenge week 4 – Grey and colour”

52 Week Challenge week 2 – 3 Colour Gradient

Time for Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 52 week pic n mix challenge again! This week the brief is to do a 3 colour gradient, or a pink manicure, or combine the two. I’m choosing to do the gradient, and hopefully I’ll have time to do a pink mani later in the week.

#52wcpnm 3-Colour gradient

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Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 52 week challenge week 1 – Teal / 2 colour gradient


I’m a novice at nail art. I stare in awe at some of the creations that show up on my FB feed, and wonder if I’ll ever be able to come up with anything approaching that level. The best way to learn is to practice (at least, that’s what I keep telling my students!) so I figured joining a challenge would make me learn and use some new techniques.

I joined Crumpet’s Nail Tarts group, who have just started a new 52 week pix n mix challenge. It seems pretty relaxed, one mani a week from one of two prompts. I can do that! (I hope 😉

This week we can choose either teal or go for a 2 colour gradient. I wanted to do a gradient as I’ve never tried one before. Things got messy. I may need to restock on cotton pads and nail polish remover..

The finished result (attempt 3 or 4, I lost count):


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