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Blog posts of '2012' 'December'

New Year Stamping- Saturday, December 29, 2012
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So, I had a couple of nasty breaks during Christmas.  My pinky had torn REALLY low a few weeks ago but I'd managed to patch it up, then it fully came off.  Thankfully it had grown enough not to be painful but this is the shortest I've ever had my nails.  It feels rather strange not having barely any free edge.  You can see them in natural here.  Anyway I'm not going to get all sad.  This is a fresh start for the new year and my claws will be back with time and for n...
Christmas Holly Nail Art- Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Oh I just couldn't resist doing some more Christmas nail art! This is using the beautiful Nails Inc St James which was free from glamour magazine the other month! I have to say usually the free nails inc polishes are not as good quality as the store bought ones but this one applied great! I sponged a nail polish by Exposed called 'Crown Jewels'.  I picked this up a while ago, it's a beautiful gold glitter, perfect for Christmas! After a coat of Seche Vite I then painted on some holly leave...
Frosted Snowflakes Nail Art- Sunday, December 16, 2012
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I've seen soo many beautiful festive manicures out there I decided it was time for me to start being festive! I'd worn so many dark colours lately I thought I'd do a lighter manicure.  I used Nails Inc Oxford for the base colour.  I'd purchased the candy shop collection a while ago when it was on offer on the nails inc site but I haven't tried out any of the colours yet! This is a beautiful baby blue colour.  2 coats and it's perfect and glossy :) I then sponged on Nails Inc...
Leopard Print Nail Art Tutorial- Thursday, December 13, 2012
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This is a manicure I did a while ago back in the summer but it was before I had a blog so I thought I'd post the tutorial here. 1) I started off with 2 coats of Nails inc Colville Mews.  This is a glossy creamy colour. 2) I sponged Nails inc Fenchurch Street onto the tips when the base coat was dry.  (See my gradient tutorial if you've never tried sponging) 3) Once dry, I used cheeky plate CH2 and Konad special polish in black to stamp on the leopard print pattern. (See my...
17 Magnetic Polish- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Wow 2 blog posts in a day! I did these the other week but hadn't had a chance to post them yet! When I first heard about magnetic polish I could not wait to get my hands on some! The first ones available in UK stores were 17 Magnetized in Boots.  I picked up all 4 colours and used up all my points on them! These polishes are lovely and SO easy to use.  I used to use just one coat before I really knew what I was doing, but I find it's best to use 2 coats.  You simply hold the magne...
Liebster Award- Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Liebster Award
The beautiful Alyssia from Rose Tint My Nails nominated me for this award. Thank you so much and I think this is a lovely way to get people looking at new blogs. Alyssia has provided me with 11 questions to answer about myself and then I'll provide a new set of 11 questions for 11 blogs with less than 200 followers. They will then hopefully continue this :) Here are the answers to Alyssia's questions: What is your favourite colour? This is a really hard one because I love so many colou...
My Christmas Party Nails- Monday, December 10, 2012
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Woo! I've managed to get google friend connect onto my blog! I found a workaround which involved creating a blogger account and redirecting here.  Please join if you follow my blog :) On Friday I went to my old works Christmas party.  I wanted some elegant but striking nails for the occasion.  I decided to paint them in Nails inc Black Taxi and then I stamped a floral design (cheeky plate CH14) with Nails inc Park Crescent.  I also added a little dragon fly sticker onto my p...
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