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: