3 ideas for a Halloween night in

Halloween has turned into one of the biggest nights of the year in many people’s social calendars. Bars and restaurants run Halloween-themed events and parties and it’s a great excuse to get dressed up in your weirdest and wildest fancy dress and hit the town. However, if going out doesn’t appeal, there are plenty of […]

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Spooky ideas for DIY Halloween nail art

It’s at this time of year that I start to go a little crazy with my nails. I pick out the darker colours and I load up on glitter. I love a bit of simple nail-art as much as the next girl so I like to get my pens out and get creative. And what better […]

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DIY easy nail art designs for Halloween

Can you believe that it’s nearly Halloween? Have you got your costume sorted out and your treats ready for visitors? I recently wrote about decorating your home for autumn and how you can easily turn your decorations into a spooky Halloween decor with just a few changes – carve up those pumpkins and spread a few […]

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Sparkly summery nail art… for autumn!

This week I’ve decided to paint my nails in a shimmery gold polish, to celebrate the last of the summer sun and to welcome the lovely autumnal gold shades that the trees will soon be turning. I am already looking ahead to Halloween and… dare it say it… Christmas – and I think that this […]

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The ultimate beach accessory ~ cute summer nail-art

If you’re going to be sporting a swimsuit or bikini at the beach or the swimming pool this summer, really the only accessories you’ll be wearing are your nails! Okay, people might take a look at your towel or beach-bag, and you’ll probably pop on your flip-flops on the way to the water, but in terms of […]

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Nail art trends ~ the sparkly ombre manicure

The ombre trend – two colours blending together – is everywhere this summer. It started with ombre hair, with many women choosing dark roots blending into blonde tips, and I love how this makes hair look naturally sunkissed for summer. Now the trend is being reflected in clothing, with the ‘dip dye’ effect appearing around the bottom of skirts, dresses and even […]

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My first attempt at nail art – pink confetti

I received a surprise treat in the post from my fabulous fairy friend Jenna the other day. She sent me a lovely card and a nail art brush, with a note saying she thought it might help for my beauty blog posts. Such a lovely surprise and a reminder of what amazing friends I have, and […]

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The cheapest ever nail art & permanently perfect nails

At the weekend I went shopping for a few office supplies and amongst my basket of envelopes, parcel bags and pencils was a pack of chunky permanent marker pens. Now, I spend a lot of time on Pinterest, (I’ve just been invited to join this nail art bloggers group eek my nails are nothing compared to these!) […]

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Love-heart nail-art for Valentine’s Day

I took a bit of time over the weekend to try out an idea for getting pretty heart-shapes onto my nails ready for Valentine’s Day. I snapped some pics of the process and I’ve created a bit of a DIY tutorial for making your manicure a little bit more romantic for V-Day, or even for […]

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Firework fingers nail polish

I have decided to go all glittery for bonfire night and create a firework effect on my nails. I began with Opia Nail Laquer from Primark in a sparkly midnight blue. The bottle recommends applying two coats but this polish was so thin that I needed at least 3 coats to get a dark ‘night-sky’ shade. I […]

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Chocolate nails with a UV glow

I’ve tried out layering a couple of polishes in the same tone to create a deep chocolate nail colour and wear a different effect on each hand. The left hand has 2 layers of a gorgeous glossy Ted Baker medium brown shade, which brushed on perfectly and didn’t feel too thick and gloopy whilst still […]

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Glossy nails that last all week with a sparkly topcoat

I picked up a bargain pot of nail varnish from BeautyUK – which is the cheapy range in Superdrug with everything priced at £1.99 or 3 for £5. I picked up this dusky purple shade called ‘Lilac Girl No 35’ for a low-cost beauty treat. I’d recently manicured my nails much shorter than usual and I think that darker […]

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