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

In Robe and Stripes

Happy New Year to everyone! Let's kick this off with the first nail post of the year. This is the design I went for over New Year's Eve although I didn't get a chance to do clean up properly as I was getting shoved out the door by my boyfriend. I wouldn't mind but we … Continue reading In Robe and Stripes

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

Refreshing summer nails

Lemon and Lime cocktail nails

I hate the heat. I'm pale skinned, grew up in Yorkshire and burn far too easily. Heat and me are not friends. So since we've been having a heatwave in the UK this week I haven't exactly been loving it nor has my boyfriend. Feeling warm and sticky the whole time is not my idea … Continue reading Lemon and Lime cocktail nails

The beautiful "Russian Soul" collection from A England - released May 2016

A England – Russian Soul collection

Left to right: Polovetsian Dances, Katyusha, Natasha's Dance War & Peace, Kalinka, Waltz of the Flowers Coverage: 2 coats for Katyusha and Kalinka, Waltz of the Flowers can be 1 or 2, Polovetsian Dances and Natasha's War & Peace are 1 coat Drying time: Approx 1 minute Finish: Holographic, shiny, no streaks   Hardwearing: Approx … Continue reading A England – Russian Soul collection

Mint Choc nails

Mint Choc Nails

Just a quick one tonight guys as I'm nursing an injured degu (silly Scrat, I will post about it at some point) so not really feeling nail-motivated at the moment. Plus I'm waiting for some actual sunlight to appear one evening so I can get some final shots of the Russian Soul collection for my … Continue reading Mint Choc Nails

A England "Perceval"

Perceval visits Mayfair Market

I haven't had any nail mail in a while so when I saw Nails Inc had released a new paint can I just had to snap it up. Of course as any nail fan knows as soon as you go on their website you will see all the colours you want. Luckily I went on … Continue reading Perceval visits Mayfair Market

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

Finally I topped it all off with Rica's Glossy Glam top coat et voila! Gorgeous manicure :)

Brown Gradient with Gold Stripes

Without a doubt my new favourite manicure. I can see this one getting recreated lots, maybe with different colours but definitely again with these exact shades. Unfortunately I didn't snap any pictures whilst doing it but I can explain how to do it easily enough in the captions. I hope you guys love it as … Continue reading Brown Gradient with Gold Stripes

So can Barry M Daylight Curing top coat be used with any polish and how does it compare? Read on to find out.

Barry M Daylight Curing Topcoat – Use with any polish?

A little bit of everything today. This is actually something I did way back at the end of April, partly as I had cut my nails right down and wanted a nice bit of art to cover them and partly because the Daylight Curing range had just been released by Barry M and I wanted … Continue reading Barry M Daylight Curing Topcoat – Use with any polish?