Category Archives: Gig Nails

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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March Gig Nails: Red and White Polka Dots

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March Gig Nails: Red and White Polka Dots

This is a typically picture heavy post for a set of gig nails. I can’t help showing them off! Since I started using adhesive tabs to stick false nails on rather than glue, I’ve been wearing falsies more often. This particular set of nails has seen quite a few uses – two gigs and a wedding! This is a very simple design by my standards, but I wanted to match this gorgeous dress that I’ve had lots of excuse to wear this month.

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January Gig Nails

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January Gig Nails

This month has flown by. My one and only gig this month was at the Coach House in Paignton on January 4th. It seems only yesterday but was weeks ago now! Here are my nails:

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December Gig Nails: Gothic Christmas

December Gig Nails: Gothic Christmas

Please vote for this design in Grazia’s Manicure Monday competition!

On Saturday night my band played at The Coach House in Paignton. A handwritten sign on the jukebox read “The management has the right to reject all Christmas songs at all times.” I was glad I decided to go with these slightly understated Christmas nails instead of something a bit more obviously festive!

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November Gig Nails by Polishious Nails

November Gig Nails by Polishious Nails

I won a set of firework nails from the fabulous Polishious Nails on Twitter last month and instantly earmarked them for my band’s next gig (which happened at The Black Horse in Sidmouth on Saturday 16th November). I love my slightly gothic and glamourous stage alter ego and these were just perfect.

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October Gig Nails, Prairie Charms Hair Slide and Little Mix Nail Wraps

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October Gig Nails, Prairie Charms Hair Slide and Little Mix Nail Wraps

This post is quite picture heavy! If you’ve peeked at my very brief bio on the About Me page then you’ll know that I’m in a band called Pitchbend. We play covers of a great variety of music from ZZ Top to Lady GaGa, all with generally a soul and blues feel. I love dressing up for gigs – I particularly love my very high platform heels! I bought a new pair from New Look recently but I wasn’t brave enough to perform in them at my gig at the weekend. I need more practice in them!

This was my first foray into wearing false nails. I love the idea of false nails – no clean up on your nails, instant length, no sitting around waiting hours for them to dry. Wearing them on the other hand, turns out to be quite difficult. These are “European Short Nails” from eBay, and if you’ve got little nails like me, then they are *not* short. (More after the jump!)

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