Posts Tagged ‘grey’


Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments


I have been waiting so ridiculously long to do these, and I’m pretty sure my family have asked me to do them more times than I can count.

Despicable Minions Nail Art

They are really easy to paint – all you need is a small paintbrush and a dotting tool, plus yellow, blue, grey, black and white polishes!

Polishes used...

M&Buffalo - 16
LA Colors - Wired
Nails Inc - Black Taxi
Barry M - Matt White
No7 - Grey Skies
Kiko - 362

Mouse Trap!

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

I am so excited to show you this manicure… I painted this a few nights ago and love how cute and random it is!

It’s also a little ironic, as I really really hate cheese. I do, however, love mice and rats, as I had nine pet rats a few years back!


Polishes used...

M&Buffalo - 16
Sally Hansen - Man-Go Team!
Essie - Very Structured
NYC - Pinstripe White
No7 - Grey Skies
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver

Advent Tutorial: Christmas Nativity

Posted on: December 25th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you’re having a great day, celebrating with family, eating too much and opening presents!

For my final tutorial of my nail art advent calendar, I wanted to celebrate with the most important present the world has ever received! So I give you, my Christmas Nativity manicure

Advent Tutorial: Nativity Nail Art

Polishes used...

Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Nails Inc - Unnamed
Barry M - Matt White
Nails Inc - Black Taxi
Golden Lady - Chocolate
Angelica - Au Naturel
Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Presto Pewter
Barry M - Foil Effects Silver

Review: Mavala Sublime Collection Warm Grey

Posted on: November 28th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

This is a press sample.

Sadly, the time has come and we are at the end of looking at the gorgeous Sublime Collection from Mavala. I really do think this is one of the nicest polish collections I own, as I do love my autumn colours!

Today I have for you, the soft natural colour of Warm Grey.

Mavala Sublime Collection Warm Grey

Polishes used...

Mavala - Warm Grey

Fresh Floral Nails

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  4 Comments

My goodness.

How long has it been since I last shared my nails with you?! About four months I think! So much has happened since then. My new husband and I had the most wonderful wedding day, we moved into our new flat and went on our magic honeymoon! I’ll make sure I write a post about the day and our honeymoon soon, but for the time being I’ve been painting flowers on my nails!

This pattern I found HERE on Pinterest. I loved it so much I had to recreate it. The are so many good patterns on Pinterest, I’ve had to create a whole board to accommodate them! Use the button in the top right of my blog to follow my pins on Pinterest!

Fresh Floral Nails

I started by painting my nails with two coats of the good old Barry M Matt White polish. Next, I took a tiny paintbrush and painted tiny little flowers onto my nails using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Vigorous Violet, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime, No7 Grey Skies and Topshop Easy Breezy. After they had dried, I used a dotting tool with the same colours to create the centre of the flowers.

Day 25 of the 30 Day Challenge: Inspired by fashion

Posted on: September 25th, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

The finish line is nearly in sight. I’m not going to lie…I can’t wait for it to be over. My creativity is starting to run thin.

Today’s theme is ‘inspired by fashion’ and I did think about copying a dress print from London Fashion Week that has just gone but then I remembered that I had a cool new set of clothes and fashion stamping images that I haven’t tried out yet.

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First I painted my nails with No7 Winter Tale which is a polish from their new collection recently released. The colour is really lovely. One of the men at work described it as ‘battleship grey’ which I thought was a very good description so I’m stealing it. The consistency is not so lovely however. It is impossible to get the right amount of polish on the brush. You either get too much and it dribbles everywhere or not enough and it streaks and drags. It makes me a bit reluctant to buy any more from the new No7 collection.

After it had dried I used five different stamp images to stamp over the grey with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Escape which is a lovely dark metallic purple. These Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes are amazing for stamping. I managed to pick this one up with a few other colours from Poundland a few weeks ago which was an absolute bargain.

Hope you like it :)

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  • Revlon – Quick Dry Base Coat
  • No7 – Winter Tale
  • Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri Grape Escape
  • Cheeky Image Plate CH37
  • Cheeky Image Plate CH55
  • Revlon – Quick Dry Top Coat