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Lily Allen Week: The Aquilano.Rimondi Bra and Skirt

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Lily Allen Week: The Aquilano.Rimondi Bra and Skirt

Alas, today is Friday and we have come to the final design of Lily Allen week. Tomorrow I’ll post a quick round up of all 5 posts and then it will be over. Luckily, I’ve saved my absolute favourite til last. I was very ambitious with this design and it’s one of the most complex things I’ve ever done! I went freehand for this one, mostly – and wow, how did it come out?

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Least Expensive

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Least Expensive

I’m quite good at finding a bargain. I’m also a cheapskate financially efficient. These two combined mean that there are some really, really cheap polishes in my collection. I thought I’d be showing you the All About Nails collection from Tesco which I picked up for a mere 29p each last year but it turns out I have something even cheaper. No, today I have Claire’s Accessories polishes that I bought for a whopping 20p each. (When Claire’s sold off all of their old label bottles at 5 for £1 last year.)

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Had To Have It, Still Haven’t Worn It

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Had To Have It, Still Haven’t Worn It

There are a few polishes I could have picked for this prompt – how often do you spend AGES looking for a polish, or looking at a specific polish, and then sit around at home drumming your fingers because you can’t wait for it to arrive, only to then not use it? This is what has happened with this particular polish: Mosaic by W7.

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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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Happily Ever Frosted Flowers After

Happily Ever Frosted Flowers After

Today is February 26th and as of this moment I have only the first seven days of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge posted. This month has rather run away with me. The good news is that a lot of the designs are done, I just haven’t posted them. So I shall be back-posting for the next weeks as well as trying to post new designs so that you don’t all just think I posted for February and then abandoned you all. Clear as mud? Good, let’s see some more nails!

This is one from my folder of to-post from just after Christmas – when No-Buy-November was over I took advantage of Tara’s Talons sale and picked up 4 random polishes. Two that looked just made for each other were Frosted Flowers and Happily Ever After. So I ran with those.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 12: Camouflage

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 12: Camouflage

Excuse me while I go all old-school on this prompt. I had this camo green from Claire’s Accessories and doing a traditional camouflage design with it has been on my to-do list ever since.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 9: Inner Geek

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 9: Inner Geek

My Inner Geek has been watching a lot of Breaking Bad – my partner and I finally finished it in a big marathon a few weeks ago. And I’ve been thinking for ages that the beautiful clouds that waft across the credits would make a great manicure. So for this prompt I gave it a go – how do you think I did?

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