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June Tri-Polish Challenge Day 4

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I'm really pleased with the way this look turned out for day 4 of the June tri-polish challenge.


My chosen polishes for this month are:
Red - OPI - Quarter of a Cent-Cherry
Pink - OPI - Suzi & The Lifeguard
Purple - Barry M - Gelly - Prickly Pear

More details after the break.

Charlotte Rhead Inspired Nails

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For inspiration I headed to our local library.  I grabbed a few big art books off the shelves and proceeded to flick my way through them sketching ideas as I went along.  One of the books I picked up was about ceramic artists of the 20th Century and a number of designs caught my eye.  For this look I have taken an element and the colours from a design by the artist Charlotte Rhead.  However I have not been able to find a picture of this design online to show you the source material.  However as there were other elements from this particular design I want to have a go at there will be more details in a future post.


More details after the break.

June Tri Polish Challenge Day 3

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I took a less is more approach to the use of the chosen polishes for day 3 of this month's tri-polish challenge.
My chosen polishes for this month are:
Red - OPI - Quarter of a Cent-Cherry
Pink - OPI - Suzi & The Lifeguard
Purple - Barry M - Gelly - Prickly Pear

I was going to use this one for day 4 but another idea jumped into my head which I had to try out which made the cut for day 4.  More details on this look and my original day 3 look after the break

Armed Forces Day Nails

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Today sees the start of a week of events to celebrate the armed forces in the UK.  With Army and Royal Airforce bases locally the military make a huge contribution to the area.  To show my support in my own little way I have created a mani to represent the British military.


More details after the break...

June Tri Polish Challenge - Day 2

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A much darker look for day 2 of the Tri Polish Challenge.


I have tried to create a random placement of flowers rather than a uniform look over each nail and I quite like the outcome.
More details after the break.

British Nail Bloggers - Weekly Round Up

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I have come to the Barry M Gelly party quite late.  However I am making up for lost time and have recently acquired 12 from the range due to various special offers making it worth my while.

As green seems to be the colour of the moment I thought I would have a go with the green Gelly nail paints in my collection.  It was at this moment I was struck by a dilemma, which colour to choose?  The good thing about nail art is you don't have to choose just one colour!  This was the result:


More details after the break.

June Tri Polish Challenge Day 1

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Its that time of the month again where The Crumpet's Nail Tarts are given 3 colours and have to choose a polish to represent each colour.  These three polishes are then used to create 4 different manis with the help of only black, white, silver and gold polish and one of these mani must contain all three polishes together.

Here is Day 1


Further details after the break.

MSMD Monday - Dotty Rainbow

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Lots of posts to upload this week after a quite week away!

For Monkey See Monkey Do Monday I have attempted the dotty rainbow from Robin Moses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm6019M1O6g.  Many of my MSMD Monday posts have and will be inspired by this amazing artist.  Her explanations of how to apply pressure when painting various shapes has really helped me get to grips with painting on nails with acrylic paint and added a whole new dimension to my nail art.


I had a quick practice on a tip to get the technique down.

More details after the break.

Little Pink Butterfly for The Crumpet's Nail Art Contest

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I have been away with work so the blog has been a bit quite over the past week.  Don't worry that is about to change

After trying out acrylic paints I have been inspired to have another go.  For the June Amateur Nail Art Contest over on The Crumpet blog I have created a butterfly.


More details after the break.

Nails for Woolich - Help for Heroes

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Kerrie in the British Nail Bloggers Facebook group suggested we do nails to show some support for the colleagues, friends and family of Lee Rigby, a serving British soldier who was brutally murdered on the streets of Woolich.  I come from a military family and live in an area that has a lot of military personnel so I was all for getting involved.

However I would just like to add this act would appear to be the work of some very disturbed individuals and I would in no way condone the wholesale condemnation of certain ethnic groups which has occurred since this horrific event.   Lee was wearing a Help for Heroes shirt (http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/) when he was attacked and this has proved to be a constructive focus to show some respect.  This is a great organisation that raises money to help wounded military personnel.
More details after the break.