Sunday, 29 December 2013

My Manicure: Freehand Filigree

Tonight my painting harks back to filigree,
The metal handiwork oft found in jewellery,
The swirls and strokes painted in many a curve,
In white and black are the colours I serve,
Coral graces my thumb to accent the look,
Some roses present in every finger's nook,

#saimassalon featuring OPI "My Boyfriend Scales Walls", Barry M "Coral", Zoya "Arizona" and black acrylic paint.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Manicure: Zig-a-zig-ah!

If you want zig-zag fingers, you have got to see,
Someone by the name of Linda, THE nail vinyls lady,
If you want zig-zag fingers, she will show you the way,
Just stick them on and paint atop before ripping away!
I want zig-zag fingers, so I painted mine with gold,
Atop mini chevrons, some sugar mat and lo, behold:

My zig-a-zig-ah!

Featuring nail vinyls from @teismom on instagram, 
Kiko "456" sugar mat nail lacquer and Essie "Good As Gold"

Thursday, 26 December 2013

My Manicure: Boxing Day

It's the boxing day holiday here in the UK,
And on my sister I painted on our lazy day,
Some honey ryder gold and emotions so black,
Topped off with some stamping in gold damask,
She's not one to venture into the realm of nail art,
I didn't bother to ask, in case she ran with a start,
I chose some hues appearing pleasing to her eyes,
When she donned her specs, much to her surprise,
She loved what she saw, that gold and black damask,
And I'm even more pleased with my quick mani task!

My Manicure: Xmas Day

Monday, 16 December 2013

My Manicure: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But painting nails is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Oh, it doesn't show signs of stopping,
But I've got a red that's popping,
It's given my nails an inner glow,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

The snowflakes are slowly falling,
On my fingers and thumb they come calling,
But as long as I'm painting you know,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Topped off with a candy cane,
You'll see what I've been working on,
Now that I'm done painting,
My hands do a snowstorm don!

My Manicure: Xmas Party

Monday, 9 December 2013

My Manicure: Boxing Day

Christmas comes but once a year,
If you're British you have good cheer,
For a second day's holiday we hold dear,
Which Ethereal Lacquer has captured here,
In glistening sparkle in a purple jelly sheer,
Atop my moyou stamping does adhere,
In my manicure, in a double premiere.

My Manicure featuring my debuts of Ethereal Lacquer's "Boxing Day", a UK exclusive for Rainbow Connection UK, and my first use of Moyou stamping plates with Time Traveller 02 "Back to the Seventies"

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

My Manicure: Sshhh, It's Taboo

Sssh, come close, I have a secret to tell,
For in my polish arsenal a taboo does now dwell,
It's sacred and special, I bought it in duty free,
I didn't mean to open my purse, twas an impulse spree,
It's dark vampy shades hold a secret inside,
A shimmer so special, behind a  taboo it does hide,
I trimmed it with holographic circles of gold,
Their lustre to me, of course, a joy to behold,
Some stamped filigree adding depth to it's spell,
Sssh, come close, this secret to no one must you tell.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

My Manicure: Geisha Girl

My Manicure: Geisha Girl

Geisha girl in a floral frock,
Hair wrapped in double buns,
A yellow blossom sat atop,
Inspired by your image serene,
My imagination ran amuck,
My creation is here to see,
Less strokes of genius, more of luck.

Absense Excuse

Moving into our fantasy flat meant I wasn't doing my nails as much.

I posted the manicures I did on instagram instead but now I will amalgamate them here for you.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Twin Tuesday: Polka Poppy

Once upon a time in a land far away,
I promise I won't carry on with that cliche,
A girl called Amanda enamoured with a book,
With a cup of tea, retired to her nook,
She sipped her warm amber from a poppy print cup,
A polka print plate on which it nestled atop,
Given my adoration of polka and printed word,
A manicure to match wouldn't be absurd,
So here we are, the bookish manicurist and I,
I only wish my lips could sip her polka poppy chai. 

Monday, 9 September 2013

My Manicure: Twit Twoo

Tonight I deflowered my bottle of Alcatraz,
I treated her to dinner and all that jazz,
I spread her out on all my fingers ten,
We did it once and then we did it again,
If you look close you can see her undies,
Showing a little, giving you a tease,
A glimpse of Solitaire and creamy Carey,
She's a great gal, I'm sure you'll agree.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

My Manicure: Framed Roses

A rose in a frame, would smell as sweet,
As a rose by another name, or so Romeo could tweet,
Were he to dwell in our world of technology replete.

A rose in a frame, of many golden dots,
Growing in Essie "Armed and Ready" plots,
Surrounded by Cult "Nevermore" with fishnet knots. 

A rose in a frame, multiplied by two,
Straddled by three of "Dahlia"'s pixie dust hue,
This is my manicure, from me to you.

Featuring Cult Nails "Nevermore", stamped with Zoya "Purity", a stripe of Essie "Armed and Ready" dotted by Essie "As Gold As It Gets", roses in acrylic paint and flanked by Zoya "Dahlia" pixie dust.


My Manicures: Instagram Catch Up

Well folks, not sure how many of you care but I posted some manicures on instagram that I didn't post here so here they are:


Sunday, 18 August 2013

My Manicure: Cinderella

Cinderella shall go to the ball,
For ugly sister had a great fall,
She thought she'd dressed with great taste,
But all her work was a complete waste,
For when she looked in the camera's eye,
The camera did not tell any lie,
Her efforts were lopsided and all in vain,
So Cinderella was called to take up the reigns!

Friday, 16 August 2013

My Manicure: Scottish Nail Lassies Collaboration - Mix Up Mani

Today's manicure is a collaboration with my Scottish Nail Lassies group on Instagram. The theme was a mix up mani with glitter, tape, stamping, animal print and half moon.  

I'm not overly fond of this one but it will get posted anyway!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Twin Tuesday: Sunny Side Up

How do you like your flowers in the morning?
I like mine with some sun,
Long and tall, I'm enthralled,
As they stand bathin' in the sun,
How do you like your flowers in  the morning?
I like mine blowing in the breeze,
Dark and light, the world's all right,
So long as I've flowers like these.

Monday, 12 August 2013

My Manicure: Jinxing Destiny

Do you believe in destiny?
Is fate your friend or enemy?
Can you actually jinx yourself?
Or are you made of sterner stuff?
Are you a single, lonely solitaire?
Carefree without a single care?
Or are you with everyone entwined?
Their thoughts affecting all your mind?
Do these words give pause for thought?
Or do you simply stare at sparkles for naught?

Featuring OPI "Jinx", Zoya "Destiny" and OPI "Solitaire"

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Triplet Tuesday: Ocean Spray

Today in August on an inaugural Triplet Tuesday,
The nails of Saima, Kiki and Kim are dipped in ocean spray,
As soon as Kiki showed us the work of @blogenbeaute,
We knew the ocean had to be in triplicate, the point was moot,
Imagine Kim frolicking in the Cali ocean with her mermaid tail, 
Kiki with her jacuzzi pretending it's the ocean her fingers do sail,
Cold Scottish water for me, I'll have to think of Mauritius instead fondly,
We each have fallen in love with the blue surf and golden sand,
That we've laid down on our three hands,
We hope you like what you see,
Please double tap if with us you agree.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

My Manicure: Scottish Nail Lassies

This manicure was for last night's Scottish Nail Lassies (of Instagram) meet up and our theme was glitter:

My Manicures: July 2013

My Manicure: Bikini Bottom

"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?",
In bikini bottom that's all make believe?,
Absorbent and yellow and porous is he,
He wears brown shorts not bikinis like these,
My manicure inspired by the bottom of a bikini,
Is nothing to do with Spongebob, I think you'll agree,
But now the song's stuck in the head of little ol' me!

Twin Tuesday: Nicely Neon

Tuesday comes around once more,
Some sunshine was what I hoped for,
Unfortunately the rain has started to pour,
Unlike for Aydi in Turkey where blue skies soar,
Her neons in sunlight sear your eyes to the core,
Whilst mine in rain will only glow in the dark for sure,
Aydi inspired by balloons floating in the sky,
Mine inspired by a mural on city streets I did spy,
Today's twin Tuesday is European by birth,
Sunny and rainy halves of this here earth.

My Manicure: Panicked Pinstripe

My manicure features "Purple Panic" by China Glaze:

My Manicure: Blurred Lines

Inspired by Kelly Osbourne on Fashion Police, only blurry because my top coat smeared it:

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Twin Tuesday: Kiki's Croatia

Twin Tuesday is with Kiki today,
She's mad about polish in a wonderful way,
Recently she went on a wee holiday trip,
Four weeks away, steering a ship,
The theme for us today is a vision she saw,
A sunset in Croatia, it was awfully braw,
She's a diva, riveting in Geneva trimmed with red,
I'm a herring, served with papaya & pepe in this gradient spread,
We may be working, this twin Tuesday,
But looking at this sunset on our nails today,
Will whisk us both off, somewhere far away,
From our tedium, please, without further delay.


Friday, 12 July 2013

My Manicure: I Like Big Dots

I like big dots, and I cannot lie,
You other girls just might spy,
Those dotty things that I own, 
They don't live here all alone,
From dotty bags to frocks galore,
Give me some dots, I just want more,
Rarely on my digits ten,
It was 8 weeks ago just then,
I wore all dots and penned a rhyme,
About Sir Dottalot and big dots of mine,
But those dots were itty and bitty,
These dots are big and pretty,
Only on fingers two,
But these ones make me coo,
They're big and round and in your face,
These dots take up way more space,
I don't just like, I love these dots,
For them I have the hearts and hots,
If you like them as much as I,
Click that heart as you scroll on by.