Friday, 30 November 2012

Red Carpet Glamour

For this manicure I freehanded A England "Camelot" over OPI "My Boyfriend Scales Walls " and used jewels from Cult Nails over a half moon in OPI "Designer de Better".


Monday, 26 November 2012

Spanish Skittle

Today's manicure is inspired by flamenco dancers so without further ado, Ole!

I used Zoya "Sooki" and A England "Camelot" with the roses painted in acrylic white under the red.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Fowl Sunshine

With this mani, I'm using one of my hundreds of untried polishes: Orly "Fowl Play" atop an old favourite: A England "Elaine" with mash stamping in Essie Metallics "No Place Like Chrome" and "Penny Talk".


Monday, 19 November 2012

Instagram Is My Friend.....

This manicure is inspired by an Instagram follower called "nailpolishtherapy".  She started to follow me the other day and bemoaned her lack of creativity so I challenged her to create a manicure of a dress she was wearing in one of her photos.  The dress is totally up my street in style and pattern, the style is one I have a few of myself.  

First up is my manicure and second is nailpolishtherapy's.

I used A England "Camelot" and Essie "Size Matters" with a bundle monster plate and some freehand.


Sunday, 18 November 2012


Cracked open my new mash plates to try out this zig zag print (one of the reasons I bought them in the first place!)

You won't believe it but I actually did a gradient with China Glaze under the stamp using "First Mate" and "Grape Pop".  However it disappeared when I did a multi colour stamp using the Essie Metallics "Blue Rhapsody" and "Nothing Else Metals".

On my ring finger, I used zig zag craft scissors to create an enlarged version of my stamp.

On my thumb I am wearing "First Mate" with Crow Toes "Purple People Eater" which is amazing micro glitter in blue and purple that looks like one of the Ozotic polishes.  I did use some PPE on the tips of all my nails before stamping.

I love this and will be wearing this zig zag look a few more times!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Something Scottish

Who doesn't like a tunnock's tea cake?! A marshmallow mound on a biscuit base enveloped in chocolate: yum! And the wrapper is the inspiration for my manicure today.  

I used A England "Perceval" and Zoya "Trixie":


Sunday, 4 November 2012


Today's manicure is inspired by Sophie from My Awesome Beauty, she creates the most beautiful tape manis which I have admired for the last year and now one adorns my fingers. I have added my own spin by stamping on some accent nails with my Magno plate.

For this mani I used Nubar "Faded Putty", Essie "Brooch the Subject", China Glaze "Aquadelic" and Nails Inc "Baker Street".


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Instagram Obsessed

My name is Saima and I have an addiction to Instagram.......

You can find me on there posting pictures of food, architecture, my cats and my nails! Plus it's great for communicating with my favourite bloggers :)


Friday, 2 November 2012

My Manicures Oct 2012

A Colour Game

Once upon a time, a young girl took a trip far away to the big apple and visited the Guggenheim and it's gift shop.  There she purchases a game of colour by Ted Naos, a game of cards with which to create any combination of pattern she chose.  

Many years later, as she picked up the game on her desk and chose a new colour pattern, she creating something that she knew would  look amazing on her fingertips.  And thus, this manicure was born.

She used China Glaze "Beach Cruiser", Orly "Melt Your Popsicle" and A England "Camelot":