Wednesday, 30 April 2014

My Manicure: Spring Blooms

April this year comes to a rainy close,
In the bonny burgh where I do repose,
My last mani of the month just passed,
(Quite a few this month I've amassed),
Bears spring blooms upon colour block,
Upon two digits creme do some studs dock,
 A dash of texture born of liquid sand,
This mani is not at all what I had planned.

p.s. to Canadians and Americans out there, it's "burrah" ;)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

My Manicure: Bumblebee

Black and yellow today like bumblebees,
Buzzing around amongst flowers and trees,
Yellow painted like that round golden sun,
Nowhere to be seen, the burgh it does shun,
Stripes of yellow without the black,
On black instead the studs are stacked,
Shining gold just like my finger fourth,
And that's my mani, for what it's worth.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

My Manicure: Elementary, My Dear Readers

Tomorrow night a study in scavenging will ensue,
In the burgh from Conan Doyle to Ghillie Dhu,
I'll wear a grey spotted frock and coral knit,
Studded grey shoes and earrings to fit,
Chevrons of coral, gold and turquoise hue,
Hanging from my ears and on my nails too,
My colleagues must find the treasure from my clues,
Succeed and they will get their dues,
The prizes are a dram or two on the finish line,
If they've  had enough, I'll take theirs for mine!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

My Manicure: Rouge Noir

"Une superbe combinasion" the French might say,
"D'accord" I'd utter as I painted my nails today,
With American apple on two, red and bright, 
One digit covered in Milani red sparkle delight,
Ethereal are my other digits two, 
Black magic is what these digits brew,
Disguised by a cover of rouge noir leaf,
I'll give you a bloody kiss when we next meet.

 Featuring @blackcatlacquer "Bloody Kisses", @opi_products "Big Apple Red", Milani "Red Sparkle" @ethereal_lacquer "Black Magic" and @cultnails "Nevermore" as my go to black base.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

My Manicure: Underground, Overground

Underground, overground, painting on me,
Using an untried I've found heavenly,
Making good use of the things that I find,
Things that I've bought and forgotten behind.

Polish revolution is the maker of this,
The purple, blue glitter, a combo of sparkly bliss,
Underground movement is the name of the shade,
The glitters more sparkly than this photo has made.

Stamping with an untried from Dashica Dutch,
Overground in silver atop glitter isn't too much,
The silver swirls  in a diagonal frame,
Making a manicure that made me exclaim.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

My Manicure: Saturday Skittle

Whilst middle is stumped and round,
Something simple has to be found,
The hundreds of designs that I've drawn,
Will have to wait until a new dawn,
A cheeky stamp upon Nevermore black,
Next to Aquadelic and Honey Ryder lacq,
Dahlia sparkles on index one,
But thumb so sparkly has all the fun,
Nevermore topped with Scooby Doo,
And Ever After just because I wanted to,
My simple stamping is a Saturday Skittle,
Do you like it at all, a lot or just a little?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My Manicure: Man Down; An Ode to My Broken Fingernail

I don't know but I've been told,
You don't leave friends out in the cold,
When you find you're one man down,
You soldier on without a frown,
Tell yourself to "dry your tears,
You can still paint, despite your fears",
Cover up with glitter and shine,
No one will see between the lines,
Pretty it up with some nail art,
No one will care more than a fart.

#saimassalon #essiepolish #kikocosmetics #nailart

Sunday, 13 April 2014

My Manicure: Rita Rimmel

We got that sweet, hot, hip-anema,
Flashing against the black,
Against the fishnet baring,
Not on every finger,
Put two Camelots around it,
'Cause that's just how I do,
How I do, that's just how I do,
My Rita Rimmel nails baby.

#saimassalon #ritaora #rimmel #nailart #essiepolish

Thursday, 10 April 2014

My Manicure: It's Not Easy Being Green

It's not easy being green,
Growing flowers is what I mean,
Making beauty from earth to sprout,
Is not my forte, there's no doubt,
But on my digits green is simple,
Painting flowers in a twinkle,
Even easier to immerse in water,
When you have no time to potter,
Is a decal of ready made bouquet,
Stick it on and there's no delay!

Tonight's 45 minute manicure...... #saimassalon

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My Manicure: Puglisi Palms

Sometimes you spy a fabulous frock,
Sometimes colours are set out like block,
Sometimes a pattern makes you gawk,
This happened here, my eyes out on stalks.

The splash of red hued palms  on white,
The band of black holding the waist in tight,
The colours that go together just right,
Called to nail art with an excited invite.

A design inspired by Fausto Puglisi 

#saimassalon #faustopuglisi #fashioninspired #nailart 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

My Manicure: #purplebutterfliesfordonna

Today my manicure is for a friend,
Who's had bad news for which there's no mend,
To show her that she's in our thoughts,
To show her that we love her lots,
We've joined together to use purple paint,
Donned butterflies without restraint,
To give her spirit a bit of pep and cheer,
From all of us, whether far or near.

This one's for you Donna @workinggirlnails xoxo
#lupusawareness #saimassalon 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My Manicure: Finger Fringe

A fringe is upon my finger tonight,
Strands of black upon some white,
Trimmed with dots of English black,
Bottoms up to pink atop all that.

Featuring @chinaglazeofficial Bottoms Up (much more pink IRL), @aengland_official Camelot, @opi_products My Boyfriend Scales Walls and @zoyanailpolish Dahlia

My Manicures: March 2014