Author Archive: Kerry

Milky Way Nails

Hi everyone!

Today I have some fun nails for you that I have dubbed my Milky Way nails. I did nail art that was similar to this a few times when I first started getting into nail art, and it was a big hit with Mr Boyfriend – he was actually the one who mentioned it looked like the Milky Way! I’ve made a few changes to those original ones but I figured it was finally time for my Milky Way nails to get onto my blog 🙂milky way nails galaxy nails sally hansen loves me not nails inc electric lane holographic top coat tip top rocky road star studs kkcenterhk born pretty store (more…)

Born Pretty Store Tribal Textures: Swatches part 2

Hi everyone!

Today I have the next four Tribal texture polishes from the Born Pretty Store swatched for you. The first four I did – a white, pink, gold, and green – can be found here.

Just a note on the formula of these. I mentioned it in the previous post already, but these polishes are much slower-drying than other textures you may be used to. The dark blue I am showing today was particularly slow-drying. I mean, it could be dented for hours after application. Luckily this isn’t as noticeable with a textured polish but it’s definitely annoying, so I wouldn’t recommend using these when you’re in a hurry.

The first one for today is a pale blue, Tribal texture number 14.

botn pretty store tribal texture 14 light blue (more…)

Tape Mani Monday: Essence sand effect polishes

Hi everyone!

As you may be aware, Essence’s Sand Effect polishes recently made it to South Africa. There are 3 shades – a nude, a red, and a dark grey – and all 3 got added to my collection. Today I’ve done some nail art featuring the red, Me & My Lover.

essence sand effect me & my lover tape mani with pearls over tip top nail addict baby cheeks (more…)

Born Pretty Store Tribal Textures: Swatches part 1

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago I received my very first order from the Born Pretty Store. Of course, I couldn’t resist their textured polishes, so I got the set of 12 colours! I’ve broken the swatches down into 3 posts so I’ll show you the first 4 colours today.

Firstly, a note about the formula. It varied from one polish to another, but in general they were thick and VERY slow-drying. I recommend using these only when you have plenty of time to do your nails or they will get messed up! Some were only a little slower than normal polishes while others really took forever. Some were also thicker than others and with a creme polish there might have been a minor disaster, but it didn’t bother me all that much with the textures. I also think it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a few drops of thinner. It was mostly the darker colours (not in this post) that had the thicker formula, so these were slow-drying but not that bad. Shown below are 2 coats of each polish.

On to the polishes! First up is number 01. The polishes don’t have names, only numbers. This is a white texture with silver glitters.

botn pretty store tribal texture 01 white (more…)

Tape Mani Monday: Criss-Cross reciprocal gradient

Hello ladies!

Another Monday… another tape mani! This is by far the best thing about Mondays!

Back before I started the blog, I tried a simple reciprocal gradient with just straight lines. I was really proud of it at the time, but unfortunately I didn’t photograph it well and I didn’t clean it up, but I loved the concept so I decided to try it again, this time with criss cross lines 🙂criss-cross tape mani reciprocal gradient with tip top nail chic grape to meet you, essie in the cab-ana, sinful colors cinderella (more…)

Galaxy Nails

Hello ladies!

This one is coming from the vault… Back in September, when I was busy with the 31 day challenge, I forgot to copy my galaxy nail pictures from my camera. Not wanting to miss a day, I posted some pre-blog galaxy nails which were never meant to see the light of day. Somehow, I never got around to posting the galaxies I’d actually done for that day… Until now!galaxy nailsI decided to make each nail a different colour, which meant I used a LOT of polishes. I have seen some incredible galaxy nails and these can’t compare, but I was pretty happy with them at the time – perhaps just because I love being colourful!


Guest Post: Siobhan from For the Love of Nail Art

Hi everyone! Today I have another AMAZING guest post for you. Siobhan from For the Love of Nail Art has done some really beautiful nails for this post 🙂 She is another South African nail art blogger and I LOVE her blog, I highly recommend you go check it out! On to the nails!


Fearless Butterflies and Sugar Skulls

I don’t get asked every day for guest posts from people who aren’t close friends so it was an incredible honour when Kerry asked me to write for her, purely because I’d been following her for a little while and got to love all her art because she’s so fearless. She’s making water marble her biatch!