Nail art

Stars and lightning

Hi everyone!

Guess what? It’s my birthday! Happy birthday to me 🙂 The nails I have today aren’t really birthday-themed but they are happy so that works for me! A couple of weeks ago I decided that as a birthday and Christmas present to myself I’d get some Moyou stamping plates. The hard part was choosing which ones to get, all of them look amazing! I tried them out for the first time on this mani and they are fantastic. Not only are the images amazing, but they are etched perfectly and stamp really well. You’ll probably be seeing a lot more stamping over the next few weeks!

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December Tri-polish Challenge Part 1

Hi everyone!

The tri-polish challenge hasn’t been that popular the past couple of months, but I still enjoy it, so I decided to take part this month. The month’s theme is a little different – gold and silver with colour accents. A couple of my manis might be more colour with gold and silver accents, but it is a pretty open theme.

The colours I chose are: for gold – Tip Top Nail Chic Gold Digger, and for silver – Tip Top Nail Chic Armourplate. Both of these are foils which are amazing for stamping, which you’ll see with the later nails!

Firstly today I have a swatch of Gold Digger on its own. I recently built my own lightbox and got a second lamp to try and improve on my photos, and I am loving the results. Over the next few weeks you’ll see a combination of pre-lightbox and with lightbox photos, but hopefully from next year I’ll be able to take most of my pictures with the lightbox and you’ll see a gradual improvement in my pictures.

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Holo water marble

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I have another water marble for you today. I decided to try doing a water marble with holographic polishes! I’ve seen this done a few times before with the result being swirls of holo goodness… unfortunately mine only half worked. As a water marble it’s fine but sadly you can’t see much holo-ness. holo-water-marble-born-pretty-store-holographic-12-10-and-9 (more…)

Autumny Water Marble

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In case you’re wondering why I would do an autumny mani when here in South Africa it’s summer, well, I didn’t plan it that way! I just picked out some colours I thought would go well together and only once I was finished did I realise they were a pretty autumny combination 🙂 So for those of you in the Northern hemisphere – enjoy this as an end-of-autumn water marble!water-marble-lava-baker-street-beach-babe-1 (more…)