red nails

Couture Nail Art Challenge: Inspired by Jenny Packham

I felt like having red nails, so when I saw this glamorous red dress by Jenny Packham, I knew it was the one I wanted to use as my inspiration for this day of the challenge.

I had fun freehanding in some squiggly designs which look a bit floral but weren’t really supposed to be flowers.

I’m pleased with the result – they seem classy yet fun and quirky at the same time, which is what my nail art mission statement would be if I had one!


I used: The Boltons – Nails Inc, Don’t Pretzel My Buttons – OPI

I’ve got a bit of catching up with my posts to do over the next week or so, as I’ve fallen behind in the challenges due to it being feria week here in C√≥rdoba, having a guest to stay this weekend and a trip to Granada planned for our long weekend next week! I’ll try to get back to more regular posts after that!

Red and gold stripes

This was my return to nail art after moving to Spain. I’d been busy and hadn’t had time for nails but once I was settled in my nice new apartment, I finally found time to be creative again.
I was inspired by the irregular stripes on my bedside lamp (used as the prop in the photo) and wanted to do something similar on my nails. Unfortunately I didn’t have the colours I needed so I went for something much brighter and bolder instead and used a bright red with gold glittery stripes.


It was much more difficult to get nice looking irregular stripes than I thought and finding a balance between quirky irregular and regular-gone-wrong was not easy. The result isn’t quite what I imagined but I was happy to have some colour back on my nails and it got me ready to start my nail art again.

I used: Revlon Red – Revlon, gold glitter -?

I love the bold classic red of Revlon Red but it is the messiest polish to clean off. It seems to stain badly and takes a huge amount of remover to get my nails looking normal and healthy after using it!