Striped Gradient Nail Art

05 Sep
September 5, 2014

striping tape nail art

Hello blog, it has been far too long since I last posted anything. I’ve had a busy summer, which has been amazing, but now it’s time to get back to my long neglected blog.

Recently I’ve been loving the striping tape I purchased earlier in the year. There are so many cute striped nail designs online and striped manicures are surprisingly easy to do. While I haven’t completely perfected the technique, I’m pretty pleased with my attempts so far.

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Pink Striped Nail Art

16 Jul
July 16, 2014

pink stripy nail art

I have neglected my blog recently, but with good reason! Firstly, I travelled back to the UK for 2 and a half weeks to spend time with my family celebrating my cousin’s wedding and my 30th, and secondly, I’ve been extremely busy since I got back settling back into work and generally socializing too much. Read more →

Purple Glitter Nails

26 May
May 26, 2014

purple glitter nail polish

When I was in downtown Los Angeles recently, I picked up this incredibly cheap but gorgeous shade of purple. The polish is a lilac creme pastel shade and even though it was cheap, it applied smoothly and lasted for almost 5 days without chipping.

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Polka Dot Mint Nails

10 May
May 10, 2014

mint nail designs polka dot

It’s spring in Los Angeles, although it feels more like summer, feeling inspired I decided to create a spring time manicure with polka dots and a mint pastel polish.

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Purple Star Glitter Manicure

20 Apr
April 20, 2014

purple nail art holographic star design

A few weeks ago I headed to the fashion district in downtown Los Angeles. I was with my friend on a bead hunting mission (I make jewelry for fun in my spare time), but came across this cute holographic star glitter. I thought I would try out a design using the stars for an accent nail and here is the result!

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Pink Glitter Gradient Nails

30 Mar
March 30, 2014

pink glitter gradient nails

I thought I’d try a gradient manicure after seeing some pretty ones online. The technique is fairly easy but my first attempt didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted. For this manicure I used Sephora’s Formula X Brazen and Eureka.  Read more →

Sephora Formula X The 22 Nail Polish Set

25 Mar
March 25, 2014

Once or twice a year I’ll put myself on a self imposed nail polish ban. During this time I don’t allow myself to buy any polish, I’ll just look at other bloggers swatches longingly and imagine what I could do with that particular shade. During my most recent ban I saw a few posts by some of my favorite bloggers talking about Sephora’s new Formula X polishes. I have to say, I was impressed with the collection. I headed down to Sephora, just to take a look, and fell in love with the colors and finishes.  Read more →

2014 Oscars Manicure

06 Mar
March 6, 2014

I was inspired to create my own Oscars mani based on Kristin Chenoweth’s nails and here is what I came up with.

Oscars 2014 Inspired Manicure

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Polka Dot Spiral Nail Art

19 Feb
February 19, 2014

spiral nail art

It has been a while! I hope everyone is still reading and enjoying the blog. Since I last posted, I’ve been preparing for my upcoming move (it’s only 5 minutes away but it’s still stressful) and I’ve been pretty busy at work. I have a creative job so sometimes it’s really hard to motivate myself to be creative when I’m home as I’ve been at it all day! I won’t complain though as I love being creative at work, it’s just a hard adjustment when I have always worked in non-creative jobs before.

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OPI Liquid Sand – Get Your Number

02 Feb
February 2, 2014

So this polish is one I’ve had for a year now. It’s not a new polish, but it’s one of my favorites. OPI, Get Your Number, was one of the first liquid sand polishes released by OPI. Get Your Number is a gorgeous matte blue, textured polish, with chunks of silver holo glitter.

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