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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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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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GOTpolish: Dots

The original plan was to do a Minnie Mouse inspired design today, but then that became a guest post over at Brijit’s Digits, so a new design was in order!

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The blue is 17 in Heart Beat, which I picked up for 50p in the Boots clearance recently, so it was something of a bargain! I’m still yet to work out why a pale blue is called heart beat though, as a blue heart normally means no oxygen, so i’s not beating …aaand I’ll leave it there. Maybe they pick the names out of a hat.

I then did a row of overlapping white dots in OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, followed by a line of black dots in Nails Inc New York Noir. Finally, in the centre of each black dot I added a smaller dot of Heart Beat.

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If you’d like to see my other GOTpolish designs, then click here.

I’m also something of a fan of polka dots, and there are loooads more designs here.

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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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You can see more of my GOTpolish entries here

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Same design, different colours: the alternative French mani

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This is a rather less festive version of a mani that I did at  Christmas, which just goes to show that this is a really versatile (and quick!) design to do

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The base colour is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and then (from thumb to little finger), Bourjois 1 Seconde Gold, Nails Inc King Edward Street, Barry M Gelly Blueberry, Rimmel Pompous and Rimmel Salon Pro in Navy Seal.

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Theme Buffet: Geometric

Another day, another challenge! I was inspired by this avatar that I saw on the internet – and as all good nail art bloggers do, I decided to turn it into nail art!

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The base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and the colours are Rimmel Lycra Pro in Navy Seal, Barry M Lemon Ice Cream, and Nails Inc King Edward Street.

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I did the lines in a Barry M nail art pen in black. Unfortunately it all decided to crack (WHYYY??) but that’s life I suppose!

More after the jump…  Continue reading

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GOTpolish Challenge: Pink

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This is my first installment from the GOTpolish Challenge. This super-girly gradient mani uses Nails Inc Elizabeth Street (pale pink) and Rimmel Hot Shot (bright pink), applied onto a sponge and then onto my nail (as per the Polly Polish tutorial). I then put a rhinestone towards the cuticle, affixed with a coat of Maybelline Forever Strong Pro in Crystal Clear.

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Guest Post @ Brijit’s Digits

The lovely Brijit’s Digits has allowed me to do a guest post for her over at Brijit’s Digits. It’s a Minnie Mouse themed design, so do pop over and have a look at http://brijitsdigits.net/2014/01/06/guest-post-disney-inspired-nail-art-by-procrastacreation

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