Hello my lovelies, Happy Saturday! Today is the penultimate prompt in the Instagram #clairestelle8june challenge, and it is stripes. I liked the effect of stamping over a glitter crelly for the last challenge mani, so I thought I’d do something similar for this one. Except this time, I wanted bright and cheerful! Continue reading “#clairestelle8june challenge – Stripes”
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!”
A polish addict never sleeps – strolling around the shops in Barmouth today, I found one selling cheap nail polish… I walked out with an OPI, L’Oreal, Ciate and two W7s. One of the W7 was a beautiful shimmery orange – I’ve never wanted an orange polish before but this one called to me! So today, I’ve done some dotty flowers using W7 Sunset Island and Barry M Coconut. Continue reading “Dotted flowers with W7 Sunset Island”
I’m veering back to the dark and dramatic again today! W7 Metallic Jupiter is another Poundworld find, though they aren’t expensive to start with. Its a very dark (black?) base, packed with holographic particles. In the bottle the colours shimmer through gold, fuchsia, purple, blue and a tiny flash of green. On the nail, I’ve lost the gold but the rest are there, depending on the light.
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So here is the second part of the 52 week pick n mix challenge – this week the prompts were three colour gradient or pink. You can see my gradient attempt here. I used pink in the gradient, but I still wanted to do a pink mani too, mainly to try out some ideas.
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(Or ‘How to build a stash without the cash’) I’d heard rumours that polish bargains could be found in unusual places, such as Poundland. There is a retail park not too far from me that has a Pound world, TK Maxx, B&M and Poundstretcher, and I had an hour or so spare, so bargain shopping I went! Here’s a pic of the results: Not bad … Continue reading Bargain haul