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Valentines Nails

So I don’t do Valentines Day, and I don’t do freehand art, but I thought I’d have a go at this. Turned out alright I think. Hope everyone had the day they wanted today. x

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Pre Spring Challenge – Day 7 – Pastel Tape Mani

I’ve missed a couple of days out from the Pre Spring Challenge, realistically I was never going to manage to do my nails on a Friday – Friday is pub day, so yesterday I had an aborted attempt at combining the themes of Sky and Sun. It was such a disaster I don’t think it will be seeing the light of day.

So we resume with Day 7 – Pastel and Taping. This was my second try and I’m really pleased with it. It’s not often you see my naked nails, but I spent a good long time buffing and moisturising this afternoon so I think they’re presentable.

This is so simple and for once I’m happy with my work, yey for pastels and tape.

The colours I used are:

Orange – Love & Beauty – Neon Orange (it’s really not neon)
Lilac – Essie – Nice Is Nice
Pink – Color Club – I Believe In Amour
Yellow – OPI – Fiercely Fiona
Blue – Color Club – Take Me To Your Chateau
Grey – Sally Hansen – Dorien Grey

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Pre Spring Challenge – Day 2 – Pink

Now I’m not someone who ever really wears pink, I would make a terrible Mean Girl, but what says Springtime more than pink polkadots..?

Today I’m wearing Revlon – Empower which is a polish I found half price in Rite Aid the last time I travelled to the US and I have since found it impossible to google anything about. I believe it was released as a breast cancer awareness exercise, but no-one seems to have swatched it, so I guess I should probably do that one day. The dots are Color Club – I Believe In Amour.

Despite the pinkness I am really enjoying wearing this manicure, it’s an early contender for one I might want to recreate.

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New Year Nails

I’m not fond of going out on NYE, but nonetheless I wanted to start 2013 with sparkly nails. So here we’ve got Color Club – Jingle Jangle. I love this polish, densely packed as it is with lilac and light blue teeny tiny glitter. My bottle’s gone a bit gloopy, but I don’t care, it’s gorgeous, and a great way to start the year!

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Crinoline

Quick palate cleanser today to help me transition from Christmas to New Year. This is one of my most exciting Poundland finds, it doesn’t look like much in the bottle, but on the nail it’s persuaded me to make it my new go to ‘sensible’ colour for when I need to pretend to be a grown up.

I don’t tend to wear straight up whites because I find them a bit Kim Kardashian, but Crinoline has just a touch of pink to make it really flattering. It’s more sheer than I expected, so it took three fairly thick coats for opacity, but I think this is what stopped it from becoming streaky like most light coloured creams. Let’s have a look…

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Of course I couldn’t leave it at that, so I added a coat of Color Club – Si Vous Please, a multi-coloured pastel glitter from their French collection a couple of years ago. This is one of my favourite ever glitters which can make any manicure feel a bit more special. It does dry a bit gritty, but I’m not one to be worried about texture and I didn’t really want any more coats of polish, so I went without topcoat. And here we are…

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From the jaws of disaster, comes a cute manicure..!

I’ve had this one in my head ever since this happened.

Rather than throw away the empty dried up bottle of Essie’s Mod Square and the dried up contents splattered on a sandwich bag, I figured I could keep them and come up with some sort of nail art.

I used a couple of coats of an unnamed Color Club from one of those sets they always have in TK Maxx. According to this post on i haz a beaty blog it’s called I Believe In Amour.

Anyway, while this was still wet I broke off some shards of the dried up Essie and stuck them on before sealing with Seche Vite.

I’m quite pleased with it, I think they look like little islands in a sea of Angel Delight. What do you think?

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I threw that last photo in for fun so you can see how bad the disaster was!

Ghostbustin!

I wanted to prolong my cute ghosts for a while, and I’ve had some nasty chipping experiences with nail strips in the past, so I thought I’d take a leaf out of The Daily Varnish‘s book and paint over the tips. She did some awesome sponging, but I wanted to make it look like the ghosts were being zapped with green goo, so I did drippy tips. I used Color Club’s Feelin’ Groovy which is quite thick neony polish so I was able to just glob it on rather than using a dotting tool.

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Do you think it worked?

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