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Review: Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-29

Painted Fingertips | Keep Calm and Polish On with BP-29

Some items in this post have been provided for review.

Hi everyone!

I have another review of a Born Pretty Store stamping plate to share with you today. Today I have used plate BP-29 to create some stamping decals perfect for a nail art addict! (more…)

Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 18: Sci-Fi – Green Lantern

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Hi everyone!

It’s day 18 of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge and today’s theme is Sci-Fi. This gave me the perfect opportunity to do a nail design that’s been milling around in the back of my mind for some time – Green Lantern nails. I do like Green Lantern, but I’m not really a huge fan… unlike my boyfriend! Green Lantern is one of his favourite figures because the fact that the Green Lantern uses his will to fight is very true to life – each one of us has to use our will to get any of the things we have in life. I do think it’s a very cool concept which is why I decided to represent it on my nails today. (more…)

October Tri-Polish Challenge Part 4: Halloween

Hello ladies!

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.

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Needle Drag – Tri-polish challenge October part 2

Hi ladies!

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!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

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Yayyy, it’s the second last day of the challenge! I just have to get out one last design tonight and I’ll have DONE my first ever nail art challenge 😀

Today’s theme is inspired by a tutorial, and even though there are tons of great tutorials to choose from, there is one I have been waiting to try since the start of the challenge. Adventures in Acetone does great tutorials and she has one for just about every adorable animal under the sun 🙂animals (more…)

31 Day Challenge – Day 28: Inspired by a flag

Hi guys!

Today’s nails are inspired by my home country, South Africa’s flag. We have a really great flag with bright and beautiful colours 🙂

flag1I created the flag itself on my thumb (shown upside down here, but that’s just because it’s easier to photograph this way, and I wanted to have the triangle part at the tip of my nail!) and just used the colours on all my other fingers.

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