Final shot, love this picture too. Such a perfect rose and these were my two best nails as well

Valentines nails 2017

I don't actually celebrate Valentines but oh well, sometimes you just have to go with the flow and do the nails anyway. Plus I got caught on my way to work by our local BBC radio "out on the streets" guy and did a 30 second interview in exchange for a rose which was the … Continue reading Valentines nails 2017

Wintery sunrise nails

Winter Sunrise nails

I feel I've been doing too many gradients recently but they're so easy to do and I love the way they look. This one was inspired by a sunrise one morning as I was walking in to work. I loved the way the sun was just popping up over the horizon and the gold on … Continue reading Winter Sunrise nails

I think the gold polish may be A England's "Princess Sabra". No clue on the other polishes! My plan was to make a fiery looking gradient and I was quite pleased with this, particularly the way the glittery accent nail caught the light

Random nail art

Morning everyone, I've been having a bit of a tidy up in my pictures folder and found some random nail art that I've never posted due to only having one (not always great) picture of it so I thought why not have them all in one post? I probably won't remember what polishes were used … Continue reading Random nail art

Lemon and Blueberry nails

Lemon and Blueberry nails

Just a nice quick one this morning. I did these nails ages ago and they were inspired by a lemon and blueberry drizzle cake I made. Sometimes simple is best and if it also reminds you of cake what's not to love?! Polishes used were "Stop the Clock" from Barry M's Speedy Dry collection and … Continue reading Lemon and Blueberry nails

I love this picture, it really shows the subtle sparkle in "Pearl"

Dry swipe nails inspired by Wonder Forest

I occasionally spot a good article over on Bloglovin' by Wonder Forest; it's not a blog I have to read everything from but she does have some lovely stuff on there from time to time and is very arty-crafty. So when I saw these nails I just had to give them a go. Thank you … Continue reading Dry swipe nails inspired by Wonder Forest

Palm Tree nails

Summertime palm tree nails

I hate looking back at old nail art, it always looks so terrible! I did this one last summer and never got round to posting it so figured we could go for a bit of a holiday vibe today. It was very simple to do so I'm sure you guys can recreate it far better … Continue reading Summertime palm tree nails

Nail Care – Hints and Tips

I've been waiting the last week in anticipation of the new Russian Soul collection to turn up for the shop and each day it hasn't arrived I've been mortified. Not just because I'm impatient to try out the 5 new amazing colours (and A England colours are always amazing, let's face it), not just because … Continue reading Nail Care – Hints and Tips

3 days of wear. Chipping starting on the polished nails. Spray on polish on the ring finger looking good as this had been on for 7 days now.

Barry M – Coconut Infusion and Super Mani

It seems 2016 is the year of the coconut. Everywhere you look coconut oil is being touted as the newest thing to help with every beauty regime you can imagine; teeth whitening, skin cleaning and now even nail health. I've spotted at least 4 brands on my Instagram feed who have announced some form of … Continue reading Barry M – Coconut Infusion and Super Mani

Looking good! It can be hard to get the heart looking like a heart though.

Valentine Dot Hearts

I did the green version of these absolutely ages ago and loved it but never got round to posting it. So here we are, just in time for Valentine's day and hopefully to give you some inspiration. I've also done a pink version further down the post that I was actually wearing just a few … Continue reading Valentine Dot Hearts

Day 18: Half Moons. I hate half moon manicures usually but this is actually my favourite so far of the challenge. So proud of my ladybirds! The gorgeous red is A England "Perceval" and the black detailing was done with a Models Own nail art pen. The eyes were dotted on with a Barry M nail art pen. Definitely going to recreate this one in the near future. Got tons of compliments at work too!

31 Day Challenge #31dc2015 – Week 3

Week 3 has been and gone and it's certainly getting tiring! Next week will be even more so as it's getting far more arty, at least with the things I'm going to do with some of them. I did have one lazy day this week, glitter, where I didn't do art at all but I … Continue reading 31 Day Challenge #31dc2015 – Week 3