I’m working my way through my summery polishes and here’s one I’ve had for years and I can’t believe I haven’t shown it on my blog before. ๐Ÿ™‚

Barry M Flamingo Pink is an awesome bright creme somewhere between a salmon pink and coral. โ™ฅ

This is totally one of my favourite summer shades. I can’t even tell you how many clothes I own in this colour! ๐Ÿ˜€



Today’s pic comes from near the best cafe in the City. ๐Ÿ™‚


Day 15: Delicate Print

Here’s another one where I knew even before the challenge what I wanted to do. I’ve been wanting to do this colour/pattern combo for ages and the delicate print task finally gave me the opportunity.

This is two coats of Alix Avien No 60 — the first polish ever I have to get a second bottle of becauseย I’m running out (I blame the black and white challenge ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

I stamped this using Barry M Cobalt Blue and one of my favourite Konad plates.

Ooh, sweet china. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m half-way through the challenge now. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


In other news, I’ve been running injury free for a few weeks now (also did a race last weekend) so I’m starting a half marathon training plan next week. Also defending my Master’s next week. Busy week.


Day 10: Gradient Nails

Ok, so the easy part of the challenge is nearly over. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s my day 10: gradient nails.

This was sorta inspired by strawberries. ๐Ÿ˜€ But a lot messier than I’d first intended… still need to practice those gradients quite a bit (and pick up a makeup sponge while I’m at it!)

Two coats of Orly Fresh, tips sponged with Barry M Fuchsia and Lumene Soul Shaker.

Tomorrow the second decade of the challenge starts — all about nail art — and colour me a bit scared. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Day 5: Blue

I couldn’t even remotely decide which of my blues to wear for this part of the challenge. I mean, Iย adore blue.

So I wore five of them! ๐Ÿ˜€

From pinky to-thumb: OPI What’s With the Cattitude? – China Glaze Flying Highย – Alessandro Turquoise Ocean – H&M Blue My Mind – Barry M Cobalt Blue.

And here’s an รผber-rare shot with thumb included!

I โ™ฅ blue! ๐Ÿ˜€


Quick Attack of the Pink Wednesdays

If it feels like I haven’t done a pink Wednesday in forever, then it’s probably because I haven’t. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, here is one. I updated my mani of Barry M’s Fuchsiaย with a taped triangle in Wild and Crazy’s Anchorageย — a perfect light gray one coater with silver micro glitter, yum! — and added a black rhinestone. I loooove those black rhinestones and I’ve had them forever, but this was my first time trying them out.

I know this is the day that’s all about pink, but look at Anchorage! It was among my first polishes and probably the cheapest I own ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but for me, it’s utter gray perfection. ๐Ÿ™‚




And somehow in the middle of winter I felt the need for a simple pop of colour. ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided to try out Barry M’sย Fuchsia, which after a year in my untrieds pile finally got it’s chance.

I like it. The colour is bright and cheery, but not รผber-bright. Prefect to combat the winter funk and an easy two-coat application as well.


Purple Rainbow

I have two blurple cremes that I utterly adore and that are quite similar — H&M Blue My Mind and Misa’s Throw Me Something Purple Please. They both are on that fine line between blue and purple with Throw Me Something Purple Please just a smidge more on the purple side and a little bit less saturated. Honestly though, without having them side-by-side, most people wouldn’t tell the difference. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here is Throw Me Something Purple Please (picture it slightly more purple as my camera always favours blue) with a rainbow accent nail.

I used Alix Avien No 60 (a white creme) for the base of the accent nail and then I used a dotting tool (since I don’t own nail art brushes!) to create a rainbow in the following colours: China Glaze Hey Sailor! (red) Alix Avien No 180 (orange) Essence Sun Dancer (yellow) SpaRitual Yes, I Can! (green) Barry M Cobalt Blue (blue) and Alix Avien No 168 (purple).

I also went Orly shopping the other day and picked up two bottles each from the fall and holiday collections! ๐Ÿ˜€

Androgynie, Fowl Play, Oui, Sea Gurl

How awesome are these collections? ๐Ÿ˜€