Orange, teal and grey dotticure

Hello again! So reading the title of this post, you may think that you’ve seen this colour combo before… well, yes! This mani was one I did for #whencolourscollide a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t sure about it so I did another that I preferred. But looking back at the photos, I decided this one wasn’t bad so I thought I’d show it anyway. One of the … Continue reading Orange, teal and grey dotticure

#whencolourscollide – Orange, Teal & Grey

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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Adventures in stamping – MoYou London Mother Nature set

Hello my lovelies! I’m back from holiday and I’m still wearing OPI Blue Chips from a few days ago, so here is one from my vault! Please excuse the phone photos, it was all I had access to at the time.

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and one of the presents I received was the MoYou London Mother Nature stamping set. Continue reading “Adventures in stamping – MoYou London Mother Nature set”

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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