Pick N Mix Week 15 – Dotting Tools / Pink & Aqua

I’m really fond of odd colour combinations. Orange and blue, purple and green (Hulk smash), and pink and aqua. Alas, my aqua turned out a little more green that I wanted. The polishes used for this mani were Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos, A England’s Rose Bower and OPI Alpine Snow […]


Christmas… Unicorns?

*** Some of the items in this post were provided free of charge for honest review *** Unicorns are Christmas-y, right? Ah, who cares. Unicorns are good any time of year. Pardon my funny coloured hands, I have circulation problems and it gets cold in Casa de Painted Claws! These […]


Pick N Mix Nails Catch up post!

Apologies for my absence, the holidays are always super busy in the Painted Claws household. Instead of doing a series of posts for my catch up manis for the 52 week challenge, I’m putting them together in one giant post! Week 9 – Brush Stroke / Favourite Brand I totally […]


Monochrome Party Nails

*** Some of the items in this post were provided free of charge for honest review *** Born Pretty Store kindly provided a few items to me for review in the middle of last month – this is the first of 3 posts showing you these items and how I’ve chosen […]


Pick N Mix Week 8 – Book / Brown

I tried desperately to think of a not massively popular book series to do and failed miserably which is such a let down as I read loads and loads of books. So I went for brown, which is a bit of an under-represented colour in the polish world. This base […]


Pick N Mix Week 7 – Wild Animals / Yellow

I am a secret lover of yellow nails. Painted yellow, not just stained from too much polish yellow. I think they look super summery as long as you find the right tone of yellow for your skin. If you pick the wrong one you tend just make your hands – […]


Pick N Mix Week 6 – Domestic Animals / 3 shades of blue

Late post this week and I do apologise – work has been super hectic and its been all that I could do to keep awake for tea before falling asleep on the couch. This is what should have been posted last week, which was domestic animals OR 3 shades of […]


Pick N Mix Week 5 – 80s / 3 dark colours

I was a bit torn this week, but as winter is coming (or so says Ned Stark…) I opted for 80s – dark colours will get used enough in the next couple of months anyway. They can wait. Neons, on the other hand, can not. I was born in 1986, […]


Pick N Mix Week 4 – 70s / Grey & colour

Despite not actually being any where near born in the 70s, I have this really guilty pleasure for 70s era clothing. I love the earthy colour schemes, and the sometimes quite hideous mustard and brown combos that were frequently seen. And so, inspired by pinterest and all the fabulous 70s […]


Pick N Mix Week 3 – 60s / Matte or Texture

I’m really cheesed off about this week – I did have an awesome monochrome 60s geometric mani done, I even wore it to work for a week…. then I forgot I hadn’t photographed it and took it off to do my nails for a night out. When I realised I’d […]