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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Forgive me, for it has been nearly THREE months since my last post. This has been in no small part due to moving house (again) and starting a new job – there just does not seem to have been any time for nail painting. I’m hoping that now things are settling down I will be able to get back to some nail art! I’ve missed it!

The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted that I have updated my Instagram now and again, and I managed to post four different Christmas manicures over December which did not make it to the blog, so I haven’t been completely lost in the nail art wasteland.

As for what’s on my nails right now? I’m cheating at the moment – I’m wearing these gorgeous press on nails from Elegant Touch. My friend loved the design and bought them for me last month and they were perfect when I needed something for work on Thursday. 🙂 These are the easiest things to stick on – they come with tabs that clearly display the number so you don’t spend ages trying to find the correct size. (Please forgive my awful cuticles!)

elegant-touch-peacockHopefully I’ll be seeing you later this week with special nails celebrating some of my favourite bands!

What’s on your nails right now?

 

Quiz Clothing Dress Your Nails Competition

Quiz Clothing Dress Your Nails Competition

I’ve only posted once in November? No! What a ridiculous month it’s been!

If you’ve got a free weekend (I haven’t 😦 ) then you might like to have little look at this competition by Quiz Clothing and Beauty UK – you’d better be quick though, because the entries close tomorrow!

One of my favourite ways to create nail art is to be inspired by pretty things. I posted a design back at the beginning of November inspired by a gorgeous Quiz Clothing dress I bought for my cousins wedding. Quiz Clothing agree this is a fabulous idea and are running a competition asking bloggers to be inspired by their beautiful dresses and create some gorgeous nails!

I quickly rustled up another Quiz Clothing inspired nail design to show you that it needn’t be complex in order to be gorgeous!

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Models Own Sweet Shop: Liquorice Allsorts

Models Own Sweet Shop: Liquorice Allsorts

Liquorice Allsorts divide opinion. Either you like them, or you don’t. If you don’t like them, then this polish is definitely not for you. However, if you do, then you will LOVE the smell of Models Own Sweet Shop Liquorice Allsorts. It’s by far the strongest of the collection, and continues to smell for many, many hours after you’ve applied it. It’s also one of the thickest, gloopiest, bestest black polishes I’ve come across in a long while.

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31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 10: Gradient Nails

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 10: Gradient Nails

Day 10! Can you believe we’re into double figures and about one third of the way through this challenge already! I’m not doing too well at getting all the posts written in time but I’m managing to keep up with the nails! If you’d like to see all my pictures together then check out my Instagram.

I’ve done a few gradients already so far this challenge, so it feels a bit odd that this is the most basic gradient yet. I’ve kind of got into the mindset that a gradient should be a base for something, but I loved this so much I didn’t want to add anything to it!

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31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 7: Black & White

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 7: Black & White

I don’t think I can overstate how much of a pain in the ass this design was. It might look cool, but it’s EVIL.  These nails were a NIGHTMARE.

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Lily Allen Week: The Emanuel Ungaro Shirt and Leggings

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Lily Allen Week: The Emanuel Ungaro Shirt and Leggings

Today I am mostly excited because Michelle Humphrey herself tweeted at me to say she liked my design yesterday! I’m such a fangirl of her designs that this was lovely! If you still have no idea why I’m posting about Lily Allen then start here. For the June edition of Glamour Magazine, cover starlet Lily Allen did a shoot in all kinds of crazy clothes and every day this week I’m posting a design based on something in that shoot. Now we’re into the latter half of the week I’m posting the complicated designs that took me aaages and look very effective (in my humble opinion).  Today I’ve gone all monochrome to match this strangely circus-like shirt and leggings combo by Emanuel Ungaro.

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April Almost-Gig Nails

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April Almost-Gig Nails

As per a usual Gig nails post there are LOTS of pictures in this post!

At the start of March I had three gigs lined up for April. One was sadly cancelled, another fell through because of a change of management at the venue  and shortly after I finished designing these funky nails the final one was cancelled because our drummer fell ill. What are you supposed to do? So I wore these nails out the following day to meet my partner at the cinema and then cut them down short and wore them for a few more days after that. What do you think?

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