Stamping Nail: Born Pretty





Can I just say, whilst Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On is an okay stamping polish, it's not the best.  The houndstooth print on my middle nail is not quite as white as the picture in real life, sadly!

So I must ask, which white stamping polish do you use?  I don't own any of the Konad polishes, and sadly neglected to order a white last time I ordered from Mundo De Unas!

Freehand Nail Art: Vintage Print Roses





My youngest son is having a birthday party at kindergarten today, so please excuse the blue food dye on my thumb!  I was originally going to photograph my right hand for this post, but it is far more blue than my leftie over here!  Oh dear!  That's what I get for my cake-making forays.

Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!

Nail Art: Glitter Placement




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As much as I loved the last manicure I posted, I picked up these glitters from the Essence - Yes, We POP! collection and I couldn't wait to try them out.  I've never attempted a glitter placement mani before, and I have to say it was much easier than I thought it would be.

Stamping Nail: MoYou London






stamping nail moyou london china glaze for audrey OPI my vampire is buff

This wasn't my best effort at stamping, as you can tell from the picture.  I've read other bloggers complain about MoYou plates being too deeply engraved, but I've never had a problem with them previously!  Perhaps I was a little bit distracted.

Stamping Nail: Born Pretty




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I was really loving the colour combo from my last manicure, and found myself drawing from it again when I repainted my nails.  This was just a simple, quick mani, but I think it turned out really well -- nice and bright!

Stamping nail: Born Pretty




stamping gradient nail art bornprettystore


It's almost summertime here in the southern hemisphere, and I've noticed my moods taking an upturn of late as the temperatures rise.  Do you find your colour choices on your nails are influenced by the weather?

Welcome!






Well hello there! I'm Amanda, proud beginner of Nail This, Nail That.  Welcome!


I've been polishing for quite some time now, and I love all things nail art.  It's rare that I wear a plain manicure these days!  I invite you to join me as I post, and read along about my love of the artful manicure.  It's great to have you!