Tag Archive: essence flashy pumpkin

HPB October Halloween Mani Link-Up

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Today I have another Halloween post to share with you, but this one is a little different. I am collaborating with a lot of other bloggers to bring you Halloween-themed posts today. I am part of a Facebook group called Hobby Polish Bloggers. It’s a group for anyone who blogs about nails or polish as a hobby, like me, to ask each other questions, share ideas, get advice, and so on. It’s not for showing pictures of nail art but rather for discussing blogging, polish, and nail art. It can be very helpful for anyone who is blogging in this area and if you have a blog too, I highly recommend you check out the group. We will be doing monthly link-ups and this month’s theme is Halloween. (more…)

Nail Art A Go-Go Challenge Day 5: Contrast

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Today’s theme for the Nail Art A Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails is contrast and I decided to combine contrasting colours with the contrast between a creme and a textured polish. This was also an excuse to get my hands on a textured lemming of mine, Essie’s Lots of Lux!essence-colour-&-go-flashy-pumpkin-essie-dots-of-lux-dotted-dotting-gradient (more…)

October Tri-Polish Challenge Part 4: Halloween

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This is the fourth and final manicure for this month’s tri-polish challenge using orange, yellow and green. Halloween isn’t really a ‘thing’ here in South Africa, but for those of you that it’s a bigger deal for, Happy Halloween! And enjoy my Halloween-y nails!sponged essence colour & go flashy pumpkin, wanna be your sunshine, and we rock the green, stamped with tip top nail chic armourplate and essence stamp me! black with plate QA26 (more…)

October Tri-Polish Challenge Part 3

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When I first saw the colours for this month’s tri-polish challenge – yellow, orange and green – I was pretty unsure and I struggled to think of cool ideas. But this is proof that sometimes it works to just TRY something, because I love the design I have for you today!

gradient with essence colour & go flashy pumpkin, wanna be your sunshine, and we rock the green stamped with m66I started with a sponged gradient of my 3 colours for the month – Essence Colour & Go Flashy Pumpkin, Wanna be your Sunshine, and We Rock the Green. Then I took out my Essence stampy polishes in Stamp me! White and Stamp me! Black and had fun with my new plate m66 from the Born Pretty Store.


Needle Drag – Tri-polish challenge October part 2

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Today is the second Tri-polish challenge day for October. This month’s colours are yellow, green and orange.

needle drag using essence colour & go flashy pumpkin, wanna be your sunshine, and we rock the greenAnd that’s what I did! My first ever needle drag! This is one of those techniques that for some reason, I didn’t think I’d like, so I put off trying it for ages. Now that I’ve tried it, I just might be hooked! It’s amazingly easy and makes some really pretty nail art!


October Tri-polish challenge Part 1: Tigers!

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I almost skipped the tri-polish challenge this month because I mistakenly thought the first posts had to be up last week and I hadn’t done anything yet. Luckily I was mistaken so I had a chance to put something together!

This month’s colours are orange, yellow and green. Not my favourite combination, but it is very Halloweeny. For the challenge, you have to use at least 2 of the 3 colours per design (and all 3 on at least one design) and you may add black, white, gold, silver, and glitter toppers. Here’s what I did:

tiger water decals over saran wrap essence flashy pumpkin and wanna be your sunshine stamped with BM-223 (more…)

Tape mani Monday: Textured triangles over neons

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So another Monday has rolled around… UGH! The good news is I have another manicure which I love to show you, once again using my trusty striping tape.

tape mani triangles nails inc leather effect noho over essence flashy pumpkin LA colors mint nails inc holland park and kensington park roadTa-daaa! I loved wearing this on my nails! I started off by creating more-or-less triangular shapes using some neon colours – Nails Inc Kensington Park Road (blue) and Holland Park (purple), L.A. Colors Color Craze in Mint – although it’s a neon light green and not really mint at all – and Essence Colour & Go in Flashy Pumpkin.


31 Day Challenge – Day 29: The Supernatural

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It is such a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday here! I hope you are all having lovely relaxing days as well 🙂

Today’s theme is inspired by the supernatural. Since I am not all that into the supernatural, I decided to extend the theme a little to more of a Halloween vibe. Halloween has many supernatural connotations, anyway 🙂


I started with a coat of Essence Colour & Go in Flashy Pumpkin on each nail, then a coat of Rimmel Cocktail Colour in Shirley Temple to give it some sparkle. I stamped using the black and white stampy polishes from Essence.


31 Day Challenge – Day 11: Polka Dot Nails

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Today we start off with the patterns section of the challenge – this is the part I have been looking forward to the most! For my polka dot mani, I followed this tutorial done by The Crumpet. The main difference is that mine doesn’t look nearly as neat, haha! But at least it was fun and summery 🙂 (more…)