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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!