Tuesday, 16 September 2014

My Manicure: Oh My

Oh me, oh my, in love am I,
With what I see, before my eye,
A dash of teal, a spot of pink,
A dark blue and green, I think,
Multi coloured stamp on fingers two,
And freehand stripes in all the hues.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

My Manicure: Dated Dots

This mani was done many days ago,
To match a frock from years gone by,
A 50s dotty ensemble of blue spots, 
The dots together looked so fly,
Twas a special occasion Saturday past,
Off up North went the dots and I,
To celebrate with a beautiful bride to be,
And many, many dots did my eye spy.


My Manicure: Rosy, Rosy

Rosy, Rosy, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With roses so pink and leaves of green,
And black and white stripes in a row.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

My Manicure: Wedding Blues

To a family wedding wearing darkest blue,
To match with my frock of the same hue,
Silvery jewels in my ears and on my nails too,
'Tis the last mani of August, it's over boo hoo.


Monday, 25 August 2014

My Manicure: Hot Dub

This is a mani of three days gone past,
Done on Friday, the night we danced,
Another night at Hot Dub Time Machine,
Preceded by laughs, on the fringe I'm keen,
Something simple, something quick,
This mani did the very trick.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

My Manicure: Jammy Jewels

Jewelled stickers upon Chinese jam,
Stripes of beige and camel, of the same fam,
Trimmed with traffic of the same plum hue,
This is my mani, from me to you.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

My Manicure: Peaches & Cream

Peaches & cream with a black & gold trim,
Something I manicured, upon a sudden whim,
Stamped upon buff in a black scroll print,
This is my mani buff with peach there's a hint.


My Manicure: Glow Dub

Going to Hot Dub Time Machine,
Wearing some glow, with a blue sheen,
Dance the night away to music so mean,
Having so much fun, it's frankly obscene.


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My Manicure: Double Stamp

Tonight I'm wearing red and gold,
And double stamped, oh I'm so bold,
As if once wasn't good enough,
I stamped again, it wasn't tough,
In my haste to get to bed in a rush,
I painted quick and dragged my brush,
Oh dear topcoat, you've ruined my work,
Ok, I admit it, it's my fault, I'm the berk.


Monday, 11 August 2014

My Manicure: Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline,
Good times never seemed so good,
I've been inclined,
To like you, because I should,
Sweet Caroline,
Dots and stripes loved by you,
I've been inspired,
To do a mani, because I should,
Sweet Caroline,
Pink and green your favourite hue,
I've oft admired,
Your posts, because I should.


Inspired by @carolinegshop and her love of pink and green and dots and stripes.

Monday, 4 August 2014

My Manicure: Painted Polish

Tonight my digits are all the same,
Not by design but by polish name,
For I'm wearing a trio by Lexi's hand,
It's Painted Polish, a sparkly brand,
Her holo paints boldly glisten so,
Their sparkle akin to a sunny rainbow,
Cremes with shimmer hidden within,
This combo for me is a surefire win.

#saimassalon #paintedpolish

Sunday, 3 August 2014

My Manicure: Nail Fail

Smeared, spoiled, not how I planned,
A nail fail from showing almost banned,
Not worthy of adding a promotional tag,
It's not one of which I'm going to brag.


My Manicures: July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

My Manicure: Summer Satsuma

Summer satsuma packed in my lunchbox every day,
Juicy flesh to chew as part of my luncheon buffet,
Succulent and tasty, the smell a potent perfume,
Able to be smelled across the entire room,
Combined with dark chocolate, it's my favourite delight,
But even alone, it packs a fruity punch of might.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

My Manicure: Lovelace

Turquoise lace upon bare skin and pink,
A bright combination dontcha think?
A frock I spied on a television show,
For this manicure was the inspo.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Manicure: Blanket Stitch

Eleven colours are before your eyes,
All joined together by blanket stitches,
Where one ends, another is spied,
For that's where the colour switches.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

My Manicure: Blue and Green

Stripes of European blue upon Barry green,
Green hare glitter on my thumb can be seen,
A simple manicure on this July Thursday,
A quick post before bedtime this fine day.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Twin Tuesday: Mother Nature

Twin Tuesday, where have you been? 
We've not met for so long, it's obscene! 
Today in the glorious summer month of July,
Sophie spotted a natural gradient with her eye,
To wear it on nails is what she proposed,
And when Aydi suggested twins, I exposed,
Her eyes to this beauty of mother earth,
And together to these manis we gave birth.

#twintuesdaymani inspired by a photo posted by @sophiesbeauty on instagram

Monday, 14 July 2014

My Manicure: Bute-iful

To Bute we went only just last week,
Scottish sun and architecture we did seek,
In a lovely house on the Mount Stuart estate,
300 acres of woods and beach on our plate,
The Marquess' palatial house of red brick hue,
Of which we were given a private tour,
It's where Stella Beatle got married you know,
My cousin and I almost ditched our wedded beaux,
When we saw the racing driver Marquess walk out,
With thoughts of living in the house of good clout,
But we retired back to our modest stone house,
To watch the world cup and paint nails in quiet as a mouse,
Watched over by donkeys, horses and cows,
And in the day a woodland trek before a sun filled drowse,
On grass and beach before bathing in clear Scottish sea,
Before taking a sunny picture of a mani made by me. 


Sunday, 6 July 2014

My Manicure: Fabulous Frock

A mani inspired by a fabulous frock,
A Siriano creation I'd love to rock,
Long black fabric covered in print,
Leafy swirls in gold and teal tint,
This is the mani for my Bute holiday,
I've decided not to paint while I'm away.


Thursday, 3 July 2014

My Manicure: Glittering Gradient

On this here day, the third of July,
A gradient was in my mani eye,
In three shades with glequins atop,
I paired it with a stamping crop,
A purple edge with silver stamp,
A little bit something to up the amp.


Sunday, 29 June 2014

My Manicure: Camel-ot

Camel dots upon a Camelot base,
Nude with double stamped looks like lace,
What to do with little ol' thumb?
Some stripes with Camelot, my old chum.


Friday, 27 June 2014

My Manicure: I've Come All Clover

A bit of buff topped with four leaf clover,
Trimmed by Hauge, some stamped all over,
Dots placed near my abnormal half moon,
And this mani was done with quite soon,
Something simple didn't take long,
On Friday night before the midnight gong.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

My Manicure: Summer Lovin'

Summer lovin' with neons on blast,
Neon photos, is it too much to ask?
I made a mani, all done free-ly,
Do you think it's as cute as can be?
Summer neons on camera so dull,
But uh oh, in the Summer sun!


Sunday, 22 June 2014

My Manicure: Nothing Compares To You

It's been nine days and twenty-three hours,
Since I took my polish away,
I went out every night and worked all day,
Since I took my polish away.

Since you been gone, I can do whatever I want,
I can do whatever I choose,
I can eat my dinner in lots of restaurants,
But nothing can take away these blues.

'Cause nothing compares,
Nothing compares to you.

It's been lonely without painting here,
Living with the same old colours for so long,
Nothing stopped me from taking out polish two of those days,
But laziness is where I went wrong.

I could show my hands to everyone I see,
But it'd only remind me of you,
I went out for lunch and guess what they told me? Guess what they told me?
They said "girl, those nails look mighty good" But they're fools.

'Cause nothing compares,
Nothing compares to you.

#saimassalon An ode to not redoing my nails in 10 days and not even for a mani I loved, wtf but I was busy and lazy.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

My Manicure: Liar, Liar

Liar, liar, paints on fire,
Polish colour is a nightmire,
When neons won't show true,
What's a polish girl to do?
Try to edit and lie some more?
Even though it's what I deplore?
Or leave well enough alone?
Admit defeat, true shade unknown,
To any but the naked eye,
Certainly not my camera spy,
I'll say in words instead to you,
The colours that I see true,
A neon pink like bubblegum,
Paired with a chartreuse chum,
Studs and stamping join the fray,
My mani tonight, this Thursday.


Featuring China Glaze "Bottoms Up" an "Electric Pineapple"

P.s. yes, I made up a word which I abhor but it's artistic license ;)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

My Manicure: My Love

My love it wears a black, gold rose,
That's newly sprung on pink,
My love is like a painting done,
In pink, white and black ink.

As fair art thou my bonnie hand,
So deep in love am I,
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Until the polish gang dry.

Until the polish gang dry my dear,
May well be when we melt in the sun,
I will love thee still my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fair thee well my only love,
And fair thee well, a while,
And I will come again my love,
To paint for it makes me smile.

#saimassalon channeling Rabbie Burns this June day.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My Manicure: Meandering

Tonight, some manicure meandering was done,
What ended on my fingers was not how it was begun,
It came together bit by bit, painting as I went,
And this is what I ended up with once brushes were spent.


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

My Manicure: Denim & Red

Steely denim in a blue-grey shade,
A satin finish from Kiko it's made,
Shiny apples in a vibrant red hue,
No trim of leaves but studded with glue,
Midweek manis, more like rush jobs,
Half hour this time with bits and bobs. 


My Manicure: Fifteen Minutes

Fifteen minutes was the name of the game,
At eleven pm last night, that was my aim,
A few polish bottles and no clean up brush,
As I did this manicure in a sudden rush,
Having spent the weekend not painting at all,
The previous mani, no longer under it's thrall,
At such late notice, I grabbed some polish tools,
Should I use decals or should it be jewels?
Those piles of decals, ignored more than used,
It was to those that my eyes now perused, 
And fifteen minutes later, this is the result, 
This daylight photo is to nail art, no insult.


Monday, 2 June 2014

Thursday, 29 May 2014

My Manicure: Splish Splash

Splish, splash,
A bit of polish dash,
My manicure on a Thursday night,
Polish on and cling film rub,
And my manicure came out just right.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

My Manicure: Hot N Cold

You're hot then you're cold,
You're green then you're teal,
You're on then you're off,
You're wrong then alright,
It's green then it's teal,
Is thermal polish for real?
This time we kiss and make up,
'Cos you're hot then you're cold,
Like you're supposed to behave,
It's not all bought in vain!


The trials and tribulations of someone with frozen digit syndrome (aka thermal polish and I don't mix)

Monday, 26 May 2014

My Manicure: Bursts of Blue

A burst of blues happened upon my hand,
A burst with tape is what I had planned,
With cobalt, aqua and a touch of teal,
This vice versa look is quite surreal,
Inspired by a pattern on a book's spine,
I knew I had to make it a mani mine.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

My Manicure: Talking Head

Today my manicure has a purposeful intent,
Despite my cough, on completing I was hell bent,
To stick and paint  with some new vinyls in my grasp,
To ignore my pounding head and croaky rasp,
Choosing some colours new in my arsenal too,
My first KB Shimmer, a brand to me brand new,
Combined with vampire buff and vinyls to stick,
From She Sells Seashells, that Sarah chick,
Is branching out within her store front on the shore,
Soon you too can try her new loot, get ready to explore!

Featuring yet to be released nail vinyls from @shesellsseashellsuk, @kbshimmer and @opi_products. 

Monday, 19 May 2014

My Manicure: Marc Jacobs

Tonight my fingers fancied some designer threads,
So I went searching my stash of polish reds,
I picked out Big Apple Red and added Camelot,
And painted and stamped, this is what  I wrought,
It's based on someone who works for Marc Jacobs in NYC,
Her name is Dana and I loved the clothes on her body,
Red and black fabric with a white pattern block,
This is what my nails tonight do rock.


Sunday, 18 May 2014

My Manicure: I'm Blue

I'm blue da ba dee da ba dey,
Blue is the colour that I wear, 
Blue are the roses and all of the dots, 
I have a mani and it is so blue.


Saturday, 17 May 2014

My Manicure: Katy Perry

You're swirls and you're spots, 
You're pink and you're blue,
You're round and you're striped,
You're made all of white,
It's tonight that's the night,
When you're singing so right,
In Scotland we'll see,
The great Katy Perry.


Thursday, 15 May 2014

My Manicure: Matte Magic?

Tonight I'm called Coraline Jones,
A dark glitter with blue and gold tones,
It started off glossy with a beautiful shine,
Now it's matte with hopes of magic mine,
Matte glitters are something I like to love,
But I think this glitter is with shine better off.


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

My Manicure: Spot the Difference

How do you stand out in a crowd,
With all your friends lovely and round?
Do you choose to stand and join,
With your friends of similar coin?
Or do you choose to be bright and bold,
breaking out from that safe mould?
Be you joined or be you not,
There are always differences to spot.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Triplet Tuesday: Bippidi Boppidi Boo

Salagadoola mechicka boola bippidi bobbidi boo,
Put 'em together and what have you got: bippidi bobbidi boo,
Today on a Tuesday, with triple the pics, we have a mani for you.

Triplet together with Vanessa, Christabell and me,
We have a mani inspired so delightfully,
By a boppy pillow owned by Vee's new baby.

We saw the pillow and our minds were struck,
With the idea of a mani our polish minds ran amuck,
So triplet together and perhaps you'll like, if we have good luck.

Salagadoola mechicka boola bippidi bobbidi boo,
Put 'em together and what have you got: bippidi bobbidi boo,
Today on a Tuesday, with triple the pics, we have a mani for you.

Monday, 12 May 2014

My Manicure: Mouret Mani

Tonight my mani is a Mouret frock,
One modelled on the fashion catwalk,
Stripes of lemon, green, black and pink,
Along with blocks of colourful sync,
Paired with my favourite off white,
And that's my mani this Monday night.

#saimassalon Inspired by a @roland_mouret dress from Spring Summer 2014

Friday, 9 May 2014

My Manicure: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Wicked on the stage is our girlie plan,
So wicked I had to wear on my hands,
Glinda on the right in her pale blue frock,
Elphaba on the left with her stripy sock,
Those famous Ruby pumps are on my thumbs,
Tomorrow these hands will have fun with my chums,
A matinee show followed by Italian grub,
Cocktails, some chat and maybe a club,
We'll see Wicked on the Glasgow stage,
Perhaps we'll be wicked, it's all the rage. 


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My Manicure: Going Back To Gradients

Tonight I attempted a rare gradient,
It didn't turn out exactly as my intent,
My gradients are never gloriously smooth,
I'm not fishing so don't compliment to soothe,
I guess I need to practice to perfect this art,
But I've done a couple so that's a start,
I taped up a digit and stamped and striped,
On another I stamped and that one I like.