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Peony Love

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One thing that you may have noticed about my nail art is that I love a floral manicure! They're a bit of a challenge but not too difficult and enjoyable to wear. So today's nail art is inspired by one of my favourite flowers; the Peony :)


As this was going to be another rather pink manicure, I decided to use differently textured nail polishes to break it up a bit!

So I started by painting all my nails in Barry M 'Socialite', a really gorgeous bright, hot pink glitter filled jelly, with small holo hex glitter and blue/purple shimmer. In these photos, you can see how strongly my camera is picking up that beautiful shimmer! In person, the overall colour is much more pink.


Using a small detail brush and Rimmel 'Strawberry Fizz' (sweet pink), I blocked in the flower shapes on each nail. I find it easier to paint at this stage if I thin the nail polish slightly with Orly Nail Polish Thinner :) I then used China Glaze 'Exotic Encounters' (dusky dark…

Blossom Skies

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The manicure that I'm showing you today is probably one of my most favourite pieces of nail art that I've done in quite a while! I loved wearing it and was pretty sad when it started to chip off :(

One of the thing's that I most look forward to in Spring is the flowering of the Cherry blossom. Especially on a sunny day with blue skies, when the soft breezes carry swathes of delicate, pastel pink petals across the landscape. So pretty :)


I started my blossom inspired manicure by painting all my nails in Barry M 'Mist', from their Silk collection. This is a gorgeous shimmery matte pastel blue nail polish which changes tone slightly at different angles. Such a subtle but interesting polish!

(It's a little bit more aqua leaning than these photos show though.)


I first painted on the cherry blossom branches using Essie 'It's Genius' (russet brown with gold shimmer) and a small detail brush. I wanted a more painterly look to this manicure s…

Round And Round

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For today's Pink inspired manicure, I decided to go a bit pattern crazy :) As I was only using one colour, I could afford to pile on the prints without the manicure becoming a complete failure (hopefully). I think I managed it!


So much pink!!

I started this crazy manicure with China Glaze 'Hang-Ten Toes' on all my nails. It's a searing neon pink with pink micro-shimmer and dries matte. Such a happy colour :)


Once this was completely dry, I painted on the first pattern layer.

I diluted Barry M 'Pomegranate' (dark pink) and Revlon Parfumerie'African Tea Rose'(pink with fuchsia shimmer) with Orly Nail Polish Thinner until they were of a watercolour consistency. Then I used a small detail brush to paint on rough circle shapes all over each nail, using both colours.

I ended up absolutely loving the effect, so will probably include it in future manicures!


I then used a Barry M Nail Art Pen in 'Pink' to draw on some simple swirls here and …