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April Challenge – Day 30 – Recreate

I’m really sad that this challenge is over! It’s been so much fun, and I’ve been very glad to discover some great new blogs 🙂

Today’s is ‘recreate’. Well, I don’t want to recreate one of my own manis, so I’ve copied Craftynail’s Ruffian mani. Click on the image below to check it out!


First of all I tried using the same method as she did. I painted my nails black. Hours later, when it was dry, I added some mani stickers and then painted over with my neutral polish. And when I took the stickers off, it took off half the black… Great ! So I fixed that up and waited for it to dry. The neutral I used, Nice is Nice by Essie, then started to bubble! So with a lot of swearing, I took it all off again !

Then I started again, and put Nice is Nice on first. Then that dried, and I freehanded the flattish half-moons. Then I kept going, and went a bit overboard…


Still, no bubbles this time, hah !


… Check out the other entries by clicking on the image below !

Short and Sweet in Texas 30 Day April Challenge

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April Challenge – Day 13 – Ruffian Mani (Nails Inc Leather Effect)

Good morning !

I’m determined to make up for my sporadic posts this week by spamming you this weekend !

As well as a post a day for the April Challenge hosted by Short and Sweet in Texas, I have a Northern Star collection to show you today, and a guest post for tomorrow.

But today, I’m showing off my Nails Inc Leather Effect in black. This is 2 coats in a ruffian over Essie’s Snap Happy from last Winter’s Leading Lady collection, a bright coral red :


I really love how this one turned out, there’s something almost gory about it 🙂

The leather effect was just as great as I expected, it was, however, odd that it looked so leathery, and was yet totally hard to the touch. But I’ll definitely wear it again !

Don’t forget, you can bump up your number of entries in my 100 followers giveaway by joining in !

… Or just check out the other entries by clicking on the image below !

Short and Sweet in Texas 30 Day April Challenge

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Pre-Spring Challenge Day 6 – Sun

This time I’ve kept it rather simple ! One of my favourite mani styles at the moment is a ruffian mani, and it’s blissfully easy to do, which is great half way through a nail art challenge !

I’ve always wondered if a double-ruffian would be any good, and I’m rather pleased with the result ! I started with yellow, then orange, and finished with a neon coral, as that’s my favourite nail colour when it’s sunny outside 🙂

Day 6 - Sun

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