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NOTW: Victoria & Albert

Victoria & AlbertVictoria & AlbertColours used:
Nails Inc Victoria & Albert
Models Own Snowflakes

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NOTW: Midnight Sparkles

NOTW: Midnight Sparkles NOTW: Midnight SparklesColours used:
Nicole by OPI, It’s Up To You
Nubar, Hologram Glitter

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NOTW: Pink & Patterned

This is a design I did a few weeks ago. I used Models Own Blush Pink topped with Indian Ocean for a bit of shine, and then stamped my pattern on top. It was nice and quick to do and I loved the result!NOTW: Pink & Patterned NOTW: Pink & Patterned

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NOTW: Textured Pastels

I love using flocking powder to give my nails an unusual effect. It also makes it quite a lot quicker to do my nails as I don’t have to wait for nail polish to fully dry. However, I have been finding that the lighter colour powders look a lot messier around the edges of my nails than the darker ones. I love the colour on my nails this week but wish they were a bit tidier!NOTW - Pastel flocking powder NOTW - Pastel flocking powder

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NOTW: Kiss Nail Wraps

This was my first time using nail wraps. I love the jeweled design of these wraps from Kiss but I really struggled to use them! I must have really small nails as it took me ages to cut the strips to the right width and then trim them to the right length. They looked a bit of a mess up close – I found it impossible to cut them into the shape I wanted! Kiss Nail Wraps Kiss Nail WrapsIt must have taken me an hour to do but the packet says “On in minutes”. The packet also said that they should last up to 10 days but unfortunately mine lasted less than a day. That was probably due to how badly I applied them though, so I am going to have another go with the second design in the packet soon! If you want to try these nail wraps you can get them from Asda for £5.98.

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NOTW: Summer Gradient

I wanted to try a more summery theme this week so went with a yellow/orange gradient. After trying gradients a few times, I’ve realised that I’m not very good at them, so I used my Nubar Polka Dot to draw attention away from how rubbish the actual gradient was! The colours I used were Mellow Yellow from 17 as the base, Showgirl by Ciaté for the middle bit and then Models Own Fluro Orange (which I picked up recently from Littlewoods) on the tips.Summer gradient nail art Summer gradient nail art

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NOTW: Snowflakes

Here I am wearing Nails Inc Snowflakes over Rimmel’s Green With Envy.  I only bought Snowflakes a few months ago from Boots but it seems as though it’s been discontinued which is a shame as it’s such a lovely polish.  I really love this combination and the effect of Snowflakes is really pretty as it shimmers slightly different colours depending on the light.  What do you think?Nails Inc Snowflakes

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NOTW: Disco Mix

I love this nail polish (Disco Mix by Models Own)!  It is completely opaque in just two coats and as it’s a glitter polish it stays put for ages.  The only downside is that it is pretty hard to remove but I definitely think it’s worth the effort!Models Own Disco Mix

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NOTW: Pastels

This week I decided to practice the cling film technique, this time using different colours.  I painted my nails white first and then used the cling film to top each nail in a different colour.  I don’t think I chose the colours all that well and didn’t really like the mix (the red was definitely a mistake – I thought it would be toned down by the white!) so only kept this manicure for a couple of days.  As you can see it was also really messy around the edges….  Cling film manicure 20130420_100248

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NOTW: Zebra

I really liked this design but didn’t manage to get any good photos – they all look a little fuzzy and I’m not sure why!  I used black flocking powder on some nails to break up the pattern.  What do you think?Zebra nails Zebra nails

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