The first day of the nail challenge is ‘Red’. I only have one red nail varnish and I’m not very keen on it. It’s a Maybelline Forever Strong polish, called ‘Deep Red’. I love the colour but it’s consistency is very odd. Comes out of the bottle quite gloopy (even with thinner added) and dries really quickly on the nail so goes a bit streaky quickly. The photo below shows how strange the finish is:

(The above picture makes the red look a lot more orangey than it actually is – the flash has a lot to answer for! The other photos are a lot more representative of the darker red colour)

I couldn’t stand looking at the above nails for 24 hours so had to add one of my favourite ‘savers’ – matte top coat. If any manicure is looking a bit boring I always add this to make it a bit more edgy. I use the GOSH matte top coat, although there are lots of other brilliant ones around.

Sadly, it still doesn’t look great, but the top coat definitely helped!

So, a bit of a lacklustre (!) start to the nail challenge. Although, on the bright side, it does mean I should buy a new red polish so this one can go! Any excuse…

Tomorrow is ‘Orange’…LOVE!



Welcome to my first attempt at Galaxy nails! I am so pleased with how they turned out.

They’re pretty fiddly and messy but when something looks this pretty at the end of it, I figure it’s worth it.

I took pictures throughout so might do a tutorial of sorts, if that’s something you guys would be interested in seeing?

Thanks for dropping by, you’re all stars *groan*

Lex 🙂



I’m Lex and I live in London. I have always been into nail varnish and spend a lot of time making them look nice, but have been pretty unadventurous until recently. This blog will follow my new obsession with nail art in all its forms.

Please bear with me while I muddle my way through, any tips and inspiration are much appreciated.

It’s lovely to meet you 🙂