Pamper treat

By Sarah Redman


With essays done and a free evening I thought I would relax, catch up on a little bit of Made in Chelsea and paint my nails.

I used Mavala Mexico and accessorized with gold sticker skull and cross bones from Elegant Touch.

Have you treated your self to some me time and painted your nails? Let us know and tweet us a picture @thesarahsblog or leave a comment below.

Halloween Nail Art Inspiration

By Sarah Redman

Last year i missed Halloween as i was ill, so this year i am combating any illness with happy thoughts from my nails.

Below are a variety of nail designs for Halloween this year. You can do as i have and have something different for each nail or choose one (maybe it goes with your outfit?) and keep the theme across all your nails.

*Warning* you definitely need a steady hand for this, but give it a go. These are Halloween nails after all, so if the face of your ghost gets a little smudged then just call it artistic development and say its to make it look that little bit more scary…

20131025-194032.jpgThis first hand is my favorite, it was much easier to paint as i’m right handed. It also contains my favorite two designs the mummy face (on my thumb) and the monochrome ghost (on my ring finger). I think for Halloween i will be going monochrome and a mixture of these two designs.

20131025-201818.jpgThis hand i experimented with texture and colour, to be honest it was pretty fun. I also love how versatile my new Barry M nail foil is!

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I hope this inspires you to sort some quirky nails for Halloween – its not all about the costume.

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What did you think of these nails? Do you like the designs or would you be interested in tutorials from us? Leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog to let us know.

Hi Sweetie meet Grapefruit Fimo

By Sarah Redman
No literally. My Hi Sweetie Clinique ‘A Different Nail Enamel’ has merged with my new nail art fimo fruit.


I have seen lots of nail art recently focusing on the tip of the nail, especially lots of pastel tips instead of the traditional white tip to the french manicure. A lot of these have based on a darker or lighter shade of the one on the tip or are on a nude base.

However i wanted to give my nails a bit of a break so after preparing the nails I just applied Rimmel London’s Nail Rescue Save Me and Rimmel London’s Stronger Try Harder Double Duty Base Coat to my nails. (I finished this look with top coat Rimmel London Pro Super Wear Ultra Shine Topcoat – see below)

Rimmel London Nail Rescue, Stronger and Super Wear

After they dried, I applied my new Clinique ‘Not Just Another Nail Enammel’ in Hi Sweetie (£12.00).

I then applied my Grapefruit nail art fimo from a set from Claires (£3.50) by painting one side of the grapefruit fimo with Topcoat and then placing on the nail.

Lastly i finished with a Topcoat to seal the Grapefruit fimo to the nail and protect the polish.

Did you like this post or have you tried a new nail art style recently? Let us know and leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

Nail art

By Sarah Redman
It is no secret I love a bit of nail art, so I will try all the latest trends (that I can afford)
So to get at bit of nail inspiration whilst at work the other day was great. My manager Lynn was rocking a fabulous mani pedi, in a fushia pink with diamanté’s in the nail bed of the big toe.
I couldn’t believe I haven’t tried this before, it seems the obvious answer to the chipping off of a diamanté design on the end of the ring figure nail. So I had a go the other night using my new Art Deco nail polish in 221 ceramic nail lacquer (Which I adore for its non-chip great coverage and shine with only one coat. So worth the price tag) and some gold/bronze nail diamanté’s from nail rock set in the nail bed of my ring finger nail.
I love the contrast and whilst Lynn’s may have had a variety of shades from an awesome pack from Primark, I have decided to follow the colour block trend.

Have you experimented with your nails recently or tried this style, leave us a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

The Sarah’s love shatter nail varnish

By Sarah Hugill

The craze of glitter nails has dominated the majority of nail stands, almost to the point that I completely forgot about the edgy shatter effect. I love a bit of sparkle but the shatter adds a more urban and quirky feel to any outfit. In case you want to try out this effect yourself, I used Barry M Berry 308 and Barry M 311 Nail Effects, many other brands also offer this look but I adored the soft lavender shade and thought i’d be daring and go for a harsh black shade on top, for ultimate contrast.

Barry M Berry shade

Barry M Berry shade

Barry M Nail Effects

Barry M Nail Effects