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After Christmas Nails

Hi lovelies, hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Santa delivered everything you dreamed of! I was a lucky ducky and had some nail varnish! My gorgeous fella got me the Nails Inc Top 10 Collection

20131227-021015.jpg The colours included are:
❤ Baker Street – cobalt blue
❤ Queen Victoria Street – emerald green
❤ The Boltons – deep red metallic
❤ Crown Court – deep purple metallic
❤ Porchester Square – classic nude
❤ Chelsea Passage – gold fibre optic
❤ South Kensington – silver foil effect
❤ The Thames – cool grey
❤ Chelsea Square – rose glitter
❤ Bruton Street – antique rose cream

I painted a ruffian mani today using:
❤ Bruton street
❤ Crown Court
❤ Chelsea Square
❤ Seche Vite

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The colours are gorgeous and my nails are much shinier than the picture shows. Thank you Santa!

What do you think? Did you have any polish from Father Christmas?

Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge -Day 16 Half Moon

Hi girlies and welcome to my day 16
entry for the Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge! Today I went with an Avon polish and created a half moon mani. This is the same colour that I used for stripes day – I am loving it at the moment!

I free handed the half moons and they turned out okay, but it’s not one of my favourite manis – I feel like it needed a little something extra.

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Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge -Day 11 Stripes

Hi girlies and welcome to my day 11 entry for the Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge! Today I went with my glequins to create the stripes as none of my stripes actually looked like stripes!!

(These photos aren’t good! I couldn’t capture the glequins because the nail polish colour and glequin colour was too similar!)

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I think you can just about see them!

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Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge -Day 3 Purple

Hi girlies and welcome to my day 3 entry for the Oh mon dieu its the rather awesome 31 day challenge! I went with Avon Smoky Plumes for this one because of it’s deep purpleness (new word!). I also received my spangly heart glequins today so I used those in a pinky/purple colour on two feature nails.

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The heart glequins are thicker than my normal glequins so they are raised from my nail. I don’t know how long they will last…

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Dotty Bomb Mani

Hello lovely followers – I have internet again yippee!

Here is a mani I am currently wearing. I have Nails Inc Glitterbomb on my pinky and thumb and two polka dot fingers so I have lovingly nicknamed this mani a ‘dotty bomb’!

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The colours are:
Nails Inc ❤ southwark
Nails Inc ❤ paulton’s square
Barry M ❤ Blueberry
Barry M ❤ Berry
Barry M ❤ Lychee

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You can’t really see the shine on the Glitterbomb in this picture but it’s amazing in the flesh. Do you like it?

Moon Candy Ruffian Mani

Hi you lovely lot, I was trying to be very good and not buy any more polishes when I came across the Revlon Moon Candy range. It has a base colour at one end and a glitter topper at the other. Well I just had to try it out! I opted for Orbit, which is a deep purple with a blue/purple glitter.

For this mani I started out with two coats of Maybelline silver and a coat of holographic silver. Then I carefully painted my ruffian with the base colour. Then I added the glitter topper mainly on the tips of my nails.

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What do you think? I love the glitter, it’s more like flakes than glitter. Flakes of moon candy!

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Multi Nails Inc. Watercolour/Animal Print

Hi all, boy have I impressed myself with this nail design!

I saw Jacqui’s Watercolour Nail Art Tutorial over on her blog Crafty Nail and decided to give it a go.

I followed Jacqui’s tutorial and chose 6 Nails Inc. colours for my watercolours.

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As Jacqui says, this method is easy peasy lemon squeezy! You literally paint a white base coat, wait for it to dry, then put your coloured blobs on your nail in any position. The next step is to lay your plastic bag over your nail and press lightly to spread the colours out.
This was a few of my plastic bags after I had laid them on top of my polish blobs.

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When you remove the bag, the effect reminds me of water marbling but it is a quicker and easier method!

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Once I had my watercolour toes, I wanted to add a little something and it had pained me to remove my animal print pedi, so I decided to do a similar design as last time but over the top of my multi watercolour nails. So I did a mixture of leopard and tiger stripes over the top. This is how they turned out:

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I am so impressed with the overall result! I absolutely love this design! It’s so bright, summery and unique; every nail is different. This is a new favourite technique of mine – thanks Jacqui!

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