Friday, 31 August 2012

Tracey Lately Talons

Today's talons are inspired by Tracey Lately......

Polishes used were: China Glaze "Electric Pineapple", Nubar "Classic Camel" and China Glaze "Concrete Catwalk".


Friday, 24 August 2012

Turquoise TOWIE

This manicure is for a wedding tomorrow! A wedding for a friend of my husband's who is from Essex so UK readers will get the TOWIE reference lol.  He used to live in Edinburgh for a few years so he's chosen to come back to Scotland and the wedding will be in the Scottish borders.  I am wearing a turquoise flower print, beaded, strapless maxi dress as pictured above and my manicure is also turquoise.  

For turquoise TOWIE I used the polishes China Glaze "Towel Toy Boy", Essie "Penny Talk", Crow Toes "Thing" and studs from born pretty in gold and turquoise with stamping using a Dashica plate.

I'll update on Sunday night with some photos from the wedding!


Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sir Dotalot

# I like big dots and I cannot lie # 

I've been planning a manicure in the pattern of a knitted dress I own for a long time.  When the dotted lines idea came onto the scene, I knew it would be the perfect way to execute my dress pattern.  However, I've chosen an entirely different colour scheme as I wanted to wear my favourite raspberry polish: Zoya "Moxie".

In this manicure I used: Zoya "Moxie", Zoya "Perrie", Butter London "Lillibet's Jubilee", Zoya "Demi", Catherine Arley (I've forgotten the number!), Essie "Navigate Her" and Color Club "Foil Me Once".


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Ray of Light

I can't say this Madonna song is one I play often but it came to mind when I did a manicure with glittering rays of light:

For this manicure I used countless polishes:

  • A England "Camelot" 
  • Zoya "Trixie"
  • OPI "Going Gonzo"
  • Spoiled "Trust Fund Baby"
  • China Glaze "Full Spectrum"
  • China Glaze "Material Girl"
  • Shimmer "Vanessa"
  • Shimmer "Airriann"
  • Shimmer "Tammy"


Veronica at work wanted the same manicure as me!


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Carol Fix

Carol is a new found friend,
In whom I've found a magic blend,
Of atheism, mouth and heart no end.
It began when she called me Minnie Mouse,
We found we shared the same ring from our spouse,
And before I knew it, I was around her house!
Her humour is something I adore,
Time spent with her is never a chore,
  She's a gem right to her core.
She's been in for a major op,
The doctors went in for a big chop,
And it'll be a while before she's tip top.
So, without dear Carol in the office mix,
I've had to visit to get my Carol fix,
To check and see how's tricks.
For my first visit I decided to bake,
As a joke, I made her a flaming tampon cake,
(FYI, with her op, she'll have no more PMS ache).
The cake was very well received,
By Carol, nurses, doctors and all who perceived,
The humour intended was achieved.
Today I went with my own box of tricks,
Bestowing a purple manicure to her digits,
While I received my much missed Carol fix.

In this manicure I used a third of my collection of purple polishes, here is a list of what I used:

  • A England "Lady of the Lake"
  • A England "Elaine"
  • A England "Guinevere"
  • A England "Avalon"
  • Candy Lacquer "Candies and Sprinkles"
  • Barry M "Lavender Hexograms"
  • Butter London "Lillibet's Jubilee"
  • Nubar "Hyacinth Sparkles"
  • Color Club "Lavendarling"
  • Nfu-Oh "FS16"
  • Zoya "Nimue"


Thursday, 9 August 2012

English Denim

For today's manicure, I went a little stud crazy and studded all my fingers and thumbs! 

I used Zoya "Kirsten" and A England "Tristam" to create two strips of colour on each nail and embellished the border with gold studs, et voila:


I'm still disappointed with the above pic so I've just taken another one.  No sunshine so no holo to report again.  Annoyed now that I didn't have my camera on me yesterday when I sat in the blazing sunshine!  But here you go:


Friday, 3 August 2012

Rambling Red

Today's manicure is one for a few firsts:

  • First time using OPI "I'm not really a waitress".
  • First time using studs.
  • First time using this Konad stamp.

I haven't worn any kind of nail decoration before and I'm loving the studs.  They are pretty flush to the nail so they don't feel too obtrusive.