Olympic manicure 2 – medals

So my other Olympic manicure got me a lot of compliments, but it was so colourful and bright, and it’s easy to get tired of a loud manicure. You immediately want to switch it up. Also, it’s only the Olympics every 4 years, so I needed to fit in at least one more look! This … Continue reading

Olympic rings

It’s the Olympics! Wohoo! I started doing this manicure when watching the Opening Ceremony. How weird, how wonderful, and how very British! I’m getting very excited to watch the Games, I predict most evenings now will be spent glued in front of the TV.                   Ingredients list … Continue reading

I got married!

It was a lovely summer’s day with friends and family present. There was good food, wine, dancing, singing, emotional speeches, laughter, tears (I didn’t think it was possible to cry so much and be so happy at the same time), photographs, hugging and love. Lots and lots of love. I did get a chance to … Continue reading

Spring pastels

Spring is here! This is definitively the time for pretty pastels, and why stick to one colour? Colourful nails is the trend, and if you don’t own lots of pastel colours yourself, maybe get together with some friends and pool together your collections and see what you can find. : )         … Continue reading

Crocodile

People who know me well know that I am a huge fan of reptiles, crocodilians in particular. It’s weird, but it has always been the case. My sister saw the Barry M Croc Effects nail polish and immediately bought it for me – thank you sis! And now I present you with a reptilian manicure. … Continue reading

New Year’s Nails

I spent New Year’s Eve in Australia this year, my first time spending the winter holidays in the sunshine. It was a lovely vacation, a lot of time was spent at the beach, by a pool, and just hanging out with friends and family. I was there with my mum and my sister – so … Continue reading

12 posts of Christmas: 7. Christmas details

These are the nails I’ve been sporting so far this week, and I love them. Flashy, bit of bling, festive and office-appropriate (well my office has really gone for it this year, we have two Christmas trees and we’re only 30 employees!) I started off with a gold base, I wore just the gold colour … Continue reading

12 posts of Christmas: 4. My snowflake design

So after researching awesome ideas for snowflake designs, I had to make my own manicure. It’s an easier design than many people think, but it does require a steady hand. I would recommend the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens for this because they are water-based. This means, if you make a mistake, you can soak … Continue reading

12 posts of Christmas: 2. Last year’s mixed nail art

This is my manicure from Christmas last year. There was no uniform theme perhaps, just glitter and festivities. The Christmas tree was quite tricky to perfect, I used a toothpick to shape semi-dry nail polish.         Ingredients list Prep time: ~ 1 hour Base coat: Dior base coat Top coat: Dior quick … Continue reading

Preppy nails

This is one of my old designs. I gave both my sister and myself a manicure, and I wanted them to match in style. I think the effect is quite preppy. What do you think? Ingredients list Prep time: ~1 hours, for each manicure. Plenty of time for sister chats. Base coat: Dior base coat … Continue reading