Bliss Kiss vs A England nail oil

A England has recently launched their own nail and cuticle oil, "The Rose". I've been a huge fan of the Bliss Kiss nail oil since 2014 (check my review here) so I obviously had to compare these two oils. Please do bear in mind that this review will only be relevant to some people; for … Continue reading Bliss Kiss vs A England nail oil

The gorgeous holographic vision of "Beggar Maid" and "In Robe and Crown" from A England

Beggar Maid In Robe and Crown

Autumn is all about golds, oranges, reds and browns for me. The beautiful colours as the leaves turn before dropping from the branches. I'm not feeling overly inspired to do my nails recently but looking back over some that I haven't posted I came across this and it just feels simple but effective. I might … Continue reading Beggar Maid In Robe and Crown

Wear the lilac and speak his name 2017

12th March 2015 - the year we lost my favourite author Sir Terry Pratchett. In one of his books his characters pay tribute every year to a disaster that happened by "wearing the lilac", something akin to wearing a poppy every year to remember World War 1. So fans of the Discworld series now "wear … Continue reading Wear the lilac and speak his name 2017

Spring ladybirds!

Spring Ladybirds

I loved my ladybirds when I did them for the 31 day challenge so I had to recreate them at some point. These were a fresher, more springlike feel with the french dotticure on the rest of the nails and I'm still very happy with how the ladybird turned out. Mayfair Market is a gorgeous … Continue reading Spring Ladybirds

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

I've become a huge fan of a gradient recently and I still love combining it with a clean stripe too so I did a full A England based one a little while ago.

Green A England Gradient

Ok so my clean up here wasn't great. I think I got my liquid latex on the nail a bit and then just failed with sponging on the gradient too but never mind. The colours are gorgeous I think and I really loved this manicure. I applied Excalibur Renaissance first over a base coat then … Continue reading Green A England Gradient

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

Nude Christmas! OPI "Sprung" and Barry M "Vanilla"

Nude Christmas

Ooo-er matron! Sounds a bit racy doesn't it?! Ok so it's not quite December but I came across this one that I hadn't posted last year and I loved the nails so will probably redo them this year. Only one picture I'm afraid. The bronze polish is "Sprung" from OPI and the nude is "Vanilla" … Continue reading Nude Christmas

Natural daylight bottles and swatches, here you can really see the differences

Perfect Pinks – an A England comparison

Since I did one for all the purples and because it was requested I have done a quick comparison of 3 of the pinks available at the moment from A England. This was requested by Jess after viewing the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection "Tennyson's Romance" and is something I had thought of doing anyway as "Shall … Continue reading Perfect Pinks – an A England comparison