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Neon dotticure

Firstly an apology for disappearing for a little while. I had to make an unplanned trip back to the UK last week due to a death in the family and decided to take a short break from blogging and blog-related stuff.

I’m back home now and ready to get back to painting my nails and blogging about it!

The nails I’m showing you today were some I did for a prompt on the GOT Polish challenge a few weeks ago and never got round to posting. It’s far too late to post them for the challenge now but I quite like this mani and thought posting a few pics that have been hanging around and need to see the light of day would be a good way to bring my blog back to life!

It’s a nice simple dotticure using neon(ish) shades which I was quite pleased with and really like the dots in various sizes and mosaic-like effect.

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I used: My Boyfriend Scales Walls – OPI, Lady in Black – OPI, Psychedelic Orange – Rimmel, 420 – Flormar, Matt Aqua – BYS, Pink Rose – GOSH, NA07 – Flormar

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33DC: Recreate/Freestyle

Finally! My last post for this challenge. My New Year’s Resolution definitely needs to be to keep up with challenges and this blog better!

I’d wanted to try tie dye nail art for a while, had saved a couple of tutorials on YouTube and thought about doing it for the “something from your inspiration board” day of the challenge. However that day I had to go to a fancy dinner and didn’t want to do a mani which I knew would take absolutely ages and then have to take it straight off and paint my nails a more sensible shade… Interestingly another blogger did choose tie dye nails on the “inspiration board” day and I absolutely loved Meg’s Manicures version of tie dye nails.

So this final one is half a recreation and half freestyle as I’m not recreating Meg’s exactly but taking my inspiration from hers and a couple of YouTube videos – I especially liked this one by knailart

Mine didn’t come out as blended as I’d hoped and look a bit more like candy swirls than tie dye but it was a fun and very bright mani to do!

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I used: My Boyfriend. Scales Walls – OPI, 420 – Flormar, NA07 – Flormar, Blue Collar – Orly, Violet Femme – Picture Polish, Notting. Hill Gate – Nails Inc, Westbourne Grove – Nails Inc