I bought 3 of the Sally Hansen nail art pens in New York (if you want to have a nosey at the other goodies I got you can watch my haul videos HERE and HERE). Although I wanted every single pen that they stocked, I was very reserved and picked the pens I thought I would use the most: white, black and red. I am an impatient soul and I wanted to try them out straight away, so this is my first foray into some simple nail art using them.

stripe nail art using Sally Hansen

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I have had some beautiful art images pinned to my nail art inspiration Pinterest board for ages. But I was totally bowled over by Ashley Goldberg – she does some stunning work and these nails are a very poor imitation – so go have a look at her stuff and swoon! I hope you like my abstract nail art inspired by the incredible Ashley Goldberg.

I did this manicure freehand with my trusty teeny tiny paintbrush and a lot of different colours, I can give you specifics if you want to know a shade name. Just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Abstract Nail Art Inspired By Ashley Goldberg

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This weekend the weather was absolutely glorious. It finally felt like it was the start of summer. And to honour that, I decided to do some fruity watermelon nail art. I hated this manicure until the moment I put top coat on and then I fell in love with it! (Does anyone else do this? All of my manicures are hideous until the very last second when they come together!)

Watermelon Nail Art

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I haven’t done any nail art in AGES, but it’s something I really enjoying doing (and what my blog was originally intended for, hence the name!) so I’m going to make more of an effort going forward. I love this holographic stripy nail art – more pictures below!

Holographic stripy nail art

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A Day of Gelish Training With Nail Harmony UK

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to a day of Gelish training with the Nail Harmony UK team. I managed to get really lost on the way and was really late, but thankfully there were delicious pastries waiting for us. I am terrible at recognising other bloggers so it took me ages to realise who I was in the room with, and once I did I spent the rest of the day trying not to fangirl all over them: Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All and Sammy from The Nailasaurus are as close as you can get to nail blogging royalty and are both really lovely.

A Day of Gelish Training With Nail Harmony UK

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Glitter Nail Varnish Removal Tutorial

I get a lot of questions on twitter and instagram about tips to easily remove glitter nail varnish, so I thought I’d do a quick video tutorial about it.

All you will need to recreate this video is: Pure acetone, squares of tin foil, a few cotton pads and some killer dance moves. All will become clear…

Let me know if this was helpful, I’d love to hear how you get on. Hopefully you can bring your neglected nail varnishes out of retirement now that it’s not such a chore to remove them!

Lex

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