• Hi everyone,

    yep, I've managed to drag myself away from all the real life stuff that has been keeping me uber busy to create a manicure inspired by this stunning design by Lou 'Urban Nail Art' that Juanita picked for us. I have to admit I actually thought about not posting my manicure as I totally didn't do the original any justice... but I've shown nail fails before and this probably won't be the last either ;)

    I can almost hear you wondering what this has to do with the original inspiration. Well, more than you might think! Let me tell you: sparkly base (alright, mine isn't super sparkly as I don't have any of those fancy holo powders but it is very sparkly, so even my holo sparkle killing camera wasn't able to defeat this beauty), negative space floral image so the sparkly base actually becomes the color of the flowers, and reverse stamping to get the image on my nails. I just had to tone down the sparkles on my thumb, index and pinky because... you know, work and frowning managers.

    Anyway, read on for the details!

  • Hi everyone!

    This week's prompt is plaid and the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of plaid is the blanket my parents used when I was a little girl: soft and fuzzy and with large squares of color. My manicure is an attempt to translate my memory into nail polish. The only thing different is the sparkly accent that wasn't in the original blanket, but I felt my nails needed a little extra ;)

    with glossy top coat

  • Hi everyone,

    my husband is over at his cousins place for a poker evening (with chips, not real money... that's for bills and nail polish ;) so what better way to spend some time but to do my nails. I could only do the ninth prompt of the Weekly Nail Art Challenge after Friday as neon isn't really appreciated much at work. Sure, I can pull it off during summer when there's a day without meetings with customers, but that was not the case last week so the neons I picked had to wait until the weekend. After kissing hubby goodbye and running back inside where it was warm instead of the polar temperatures we're having at the moment, I sat down and had some fun with an eye searing neon and its pastel sister. Combined with black and white this is the result: