Hello my lovelies! Things have been a little quiet here on the blog, because I’m currently away in sunny/rainy Cornwall for two weeks! Seriously, the weather changes hourly, I’ve packed everything from suncream and beach towels to waterproofs and jumpers. On the plus side, the WiFi at our cottage is awesome! The time has come yet again for the #whencolourscollide challenge, and this time there … Continue reading #whencolourscollide challenge – Black, purple & red
Hi folks! Today I finally have my review of my very first MeeBox for you. I’ve been watching MeeBox and NailBox since they both launched around a year ago. NailBox seems to have floundered a bit recently, but MeeBox is still going strong, so when I decided to try one out, there was no contest. The June MeeBox was an indie special, themed on the … Continue reading MeeBox June – Splash!
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! 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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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
Hello! Today I’ve got some random nail art to show you. I’ve called it a skittlette as it’s not a true skittle because two nails are the same. Continue reading “Metallic skittlette”
So today’s prompt in the #clairestelle8may challenge is nautical. Boats and stuff. I looked through my small stash of stamping plates and couldn’t find a single appropriate image. I drew a blank on decals too. That meant – *gulp* freehand! Continue reading “#clairestelle8may challenge – Nautical!”
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”