Category Archives: Scotch Tape


Solarbeam 1

The power just a little sparkle can add O.o

Each time I do my nails, it’s a new challenge. What can I do that’s different from what I’ve done before? What can I do that is good enough to see on my nails for days on end? I’ll be honest: I get bored very easily. Once something becomes common, it is no longer interesting.

Just as well my foil collection is underused.

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Bumblebee 01

Buzzing amongst the flora ^ ^

Shortly after Christmas, I saw a bee. Yes, this is a big occurrence. I don’t often see bees. I mean, sure, I know they’re there, buzzing around, pollinating flowers and whatnot. But I never really see them. (Maybe I should get out more?)

But on this day, I looked out the window, and there it was: a cute little bumblebee.

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Retro Primrose

Retro Primrose 01

You see, I have this skirt. I’d never worn it. I guess I just needed to find an excuse to air it out of the closet. Now I can’t wait to wear it with my matching nail art.

I’ve never really thought about bringing a pale yellow together with such strong colours before. I mean, I probably would have hooked it up with another yellow shade, or some similar warm colours. But this…this is magic.

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A Dashing Christmas

A Dashing Christmas 01

And so we come to the culmination of Christmas nail art 2012 with entry #4. A more elegant touch, to be sure. I wanted to take a more abstract approach to the whole Christmas theme. Sure, I could just slap a candy cane or a reindeer on my nails and it would be Christmas. But that is just so…everyone.

Hence, a more sophistocated approach.

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Candy Cheer

I’ve made no secret of the fact that pink is not particularly one of my favoured colours. You may wonder, then, why I choose it as a feature colour in quite a number of my manicures. Well, in this particular case, it wasn’t supposed to be pink!

And techincally, it isn’t.

Candy Cheer 01

Okay, let me start at the beginning. Having been delighted by the results of my previous tie-dye-ish nail art (Come On, Aussie!), I really wanted another go at it, but with different colours and design. I was curious to see how well red and dark purple went together.

Well, that was the plan.

Candy Cheer 02

Red + Purple = Pink.

Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? Yeah, well, Mish clearly didn’t get that memo.

I started sponging the red – I couldn’t figure out which I was supposed to do first, red or purple. It was quite solid, and not really suitable for sponging, but that’s another story. Then I went in guns blazing with two shades of purple. All was going well…until I added a purple-based red-sparkly-flake polish.

Candy Cheer 03

The sparkling flakes aren’t visible in most of these shots (one day I WILL learn to take all my pictures during daylight!), but the purple colour is visible over the red.

Of course, the inevitable happened. The red was no longer red, but candy pink. So, experiment failed. I mean, it still looks nice – pink and purple DO go together. But the whole point was to see how red and purple looked together.

Better luck next time?

Candy Cheer 04

I was told by a friend that my nails look suitable for cheerleading, or rather Katy Perry-esque. They remind me of candy. Not sure why…