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Dracula

 

 

Happy Halloween everybody!

This is a Dracula-themed design. I created it using Barry M Gelly in Lychee (which gave Dracula an unusually healthy skin tone; in retrospect I would have used a white!), Nails Inc Victoria for the eyes, and Rio nail art pens in black and white.

If you’d like to see my other Halloween posts, you can ¬†click here

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GOTpolish Challenge: Orange

Today’s GOTpolish challenge was orange. Yikes. I never wear orange! Luckily I happened to have some Barry M Gelly in Mango left over from a couple of festive designs, so I was able to submit these butterfly nails today!

I was inspired by the famous monarch butterfly, which looks like this

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I created the effect with three (!) coats of Mango. I then used two Rio nail art pens in black and white to draw on the design

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You can see my other GOTpolish entries here

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GOTpolish Challenge: Chevrons

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For today’s GOTpolish challenge, I’ve done a blue and nude fishtail chevron mani. They’re super simple to do, and you don’t need ANY tools to do them – not even a nail art brush! You can find a tutorial over at Chalkboard Nails

The two polishes are Barry M Gelly in Blueberry and Lychee

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Tripolish Challenge: Brown, Pink and Grey

So, we’re into February, and month two of the Tripolish challenge! I have to admit that I’ve struggled a little bit with the colour combo – I don’t have many polishes in brown or grey (i.e. one each!), it’s not a colour combo that I’d normally choose to put together, and it’s not really related to many things that you find in nature like last month’s challenge (red, orange and yellow) was. So, definitely a challenge!

One of the rules with Tripolish is that you stick to the same polishes for the whole month, so this month I’ve chosen

  • Barry M in Mushroom (brown)
  • Nails Inc in The Southbank (grey)
  • Essie in We’re All In It Together (pink)

So, without further ado, here goes!

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If you’d like to see my other Tripolish entries, you can click here

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You can see my other Tripolish entries here

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Tripolish: Flowers

Today’s Tripolish entry – flowers!

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Sparkly Chevrons & Dots

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There’s SO much going on in this mani! I created it by

  1. Two coats of Barry M Gelly in Blueberry across the whole nail
  2. One coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust across the whole nail
  3. Using a dotting tool, apply polka dots using China Glaze Tart-y For The Party
  4. Using a long, thin nail art brush, draw two lines from the cuticle to the tip, and then fill in the sides using Barry M Gelly in Lychee.
  5. Add a top coat – I used Seche Vite

I like this design because putting the polka dots over the subtly glittery Fairy Dust gave the effect that they were floating

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Theme Buffet: Sparkle

It’s a bit past the season for full on glitter, so I’ve gone for something a bit more subtle for today’s Theme Buffet, which is all about sparkle.

I was inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope, and decided to do a galaxy mani using the colours from this photo, which is a 2010 image of the Carina Nebula.

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GOTpolish Challenge: Blue

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This mani was created for the GOTpolish challenge, using Rimmel Salon Pro in Navy Seal, Barry M Gelly in Blueberry and Nails Inc in Soho Silver.

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Tutorial: Mosaic Nail Art

This is a really simple nail art effect to achieve

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