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Nail Lacquer UK monthly challenge

Hello! A couple of months ago I arranged a monthly challenge with some hand made polishes I had made. Unfortunately when the challenge started I lost my whole blog and it took me ages to get back on track with my blogging and therefore I wasn’t really a great host. To be honest, I basically gave up blogging as I had lost all my hard work, but seeing other bloggers posting their beautiful looks showed me how much fun nail art is being it stamping or freehand. Seeing other people post their beautiful looks gave me the motivation to restore my blog as much as I could and to continue doing what I love. I have continued blogging slowly but surely. I am pleased to show you that by the last month of the challenge I even managed to create some nail art!

Firstly, the polish for August nail art challenge was called August. August is a light green polish full of pink to orange shimmer with a hint of holo. For my nail art I used a combination of freehand and stamping. I stamped the base using black Kaleidoscope nail polish on top of OPI Funny Bunny. I then used a mix of acrylic paints to create the flower. The flower was inspired by Instagram user Jana nails. I just totally love all of her work!

Now to the amazing bloggers who have been committed to this challenge and created some beautiful looks over the summer.

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Look at me 2 posts in the same night, I’ve gone from being inactive to a spammer 🤣🤣. The lovely Ave from @naillacqueruk recently invited me to a monthly nail challenge when she sends a select few of us some polishes to use in a mani. Here is my mani on my poor abused nails. I’m trying my best to get them strong and long again as I don’t like short nails on my manly hands. ——————————————— Products used were 🌟Base Polish @naillacqueruk May 18. 🌟Stamping Image @dixie_plates Lace 01. 🌟Stamping Polish #zjoy Black Stamping Polish 🌟Stamper @clearjellystamper Big Bling Stamper. ——————————————— #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge #dixieplates #clearjellystamper #nailitdaily #nailart #nailporn #ignails #instanails #nailsforyummies #nailartwow #showmynails #nailartoohlala #nailsoohlala #nailstoinspire #nailsoftheday #notd #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailstagram #indieswatch #instagramnails #nailsofIG #ignails #indiepolish #nailpolish #nailsonpoint #nailsonfleek #benailed #purplenails

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I got myself all confused and should of already posted this! • The very lovely @naillacqueruk created a little challenge for a few of us (read all about it on her blog!) But basically Ave was very kind and sent us 4 polishes each named after a month and we had to create some nail art using that months polish inspired by something that month. • Mays polish is my favourite out of them all, it's stunning (swipe for swatches) and my nail art inspired by me finishing a part of my nail tech course, I also was asked to write an article for a magazine about learning from home. • I used; @naillacqueruk – May @bornprettynail /@bornprettynailart /@bornprettystore – BP-L055 & BP-127 @moyounails – clear stamper, black stamping polish, stamping plate 503 • #nails #nailswag #nailstagram #nailsdid #nailsofinstagram #nailsdone #nails2inspire #nailsoftheday #nailsoftheweek #nailstyle #nailsofig #nailsmakeus #nailart #nailartaddict #nailartjunkie #nailartaddicts #nailartist #nailartdesign #nailartofinstagram #nailartcult #nailartdesigns #nailartswag #nailartappreciation #nailartlove #holo #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge #bornprettynails #moyounails #bornprettystorenailart

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Does anyone else look at their nail pictures and wish they had the photoshop skills to erase the Kentucky fried cuticles in their picture.This is the current state of mine after applying every oil, potion and lotion I own 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ Anyway moving on here is my mani for the recent collab I did and the #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge. I was going for a beach vibe seeing as everyone I know is going away in the next few weeks and I still have 2 months before my holiday. ——————————————— Products used were 🌟Base Polish @naillacqueruk June 18 for the naillacqueruk monthly challenge. 🌟Gradient @colorclubnaillacquer French tip & @paintedpolishbylexi Nauti Nudist. 🌟Stamping Polish #zjoy Black 🌟Stamper @dixie_plates Diamond Duo Stamper. 🌟Stamping Image @dixie_plates Summer 01. ——————————————— #paintedpolish #dixieplates #colorclub #beachnails #nailitdaily #nailart #nailporn #ignails #instanails #nailsforyummies #nailartwow #showmynails #nailartoohlala #nailsoohlala #nailstoinspire #nailsoftheday #notd #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailstagram #instagramnails #nailsofIG #ignails #indiepolish #nailpolish #nailsonpoint #nailsonfleek #benailed

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Believe it or not one of these is matte and one is glossy and I can't tell which one is which! 🤣🙈 • So you might be wondering how Santa has inspired me in June?! Well… I'm moving to Finland for a winter season to work at Santa's Lapland and then to ski rep!!! 😁😁 • I'm so excited and I can't wait to have an amazing time! Then maybe travel next summer or do a summer season – I can't wait to see what the next year has in store me. • I used; @naillacqueruk – June polish @bornprettynail @bornprettystorenailart – travel plate and Christmas plate • • • • This is June's polish for @naillacqueruk blog challenge, she very kindly sent me four polishes one for May, June, July and August. • I thought last month's was my favourite but this polish is absolutely stunning, swipe for another look. • The aim of the challenge is to create something with the polish that has inspired you that month I'll be posting mine later on so stay tuned for some exciting news I have to share! 😆😁 • #nails #nailswag #nailstagram #nailsdid #nailsofinstagram #nailsdone #nails2inspire #nailsoftheday #nailsoftheweek #nailstyle #nailsofig #nailsmakeus #nailart #nailartaddict #nailartjunkie #nailartaddicts #nailartist #nailartdesign #nailartofinstagram #nailartcult #nailartdesigns #nailartswag #nailartappreciation #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge #supportindies #gifted #naillacqueruk

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Here is my final mani for the #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge. This polish is actually for July but things were hectic and I didn’t have a chance to do a mani that month, Sorry Ave @naillacqueruk I’m usually more organised. Please scroll across to see all my mani’s for this challenge. ————————————————- Products used were 🌟Pointer & Ring Finger @naillacqueruk July 18 🌟Middle Finger @pipedreampolish Light of Day 🌟Little Finger @pipedreampolish On the List 🌟Stamping Image @clearjellystamper Geo-Licious (cjs-28) 🌟Stamping Polish #zjoy Pink & Blue 🌟Stamper @clearjellystamper Big Bling Stamper. ————————————————- #pipedreampolish #clearjellystamper #brightnails #nailitdaily #nailart #nailporn #ignails #instanails #nailsforyummies #nailartwow #showmynails #nailartoohlala #nailsoohlala #nailstoinspire #nailsoftheday #notd #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailstagram #indieswatch #instagramnails #nailsofIG #ignails #indiepolish #nailpolish #nailsonpoint #nailsonfleek #benailed

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I went to my first farm show at the beginning of the week and it was so good! The weather was so nice as well which is always a bonus • I used; @bornprettynailart @bornprettystore @bornprettynail – BP-L018 @naillacqueruk – July polish • A few days late as always but this is the swatch of the lovely polish made by @naillacqueruk for the bloggers monthly challenge. • The challenge was to use the polishes provided and do a design based in something that month – I had so such a boring month really so waited until the 31st and went to my first farm show! • Nail art to follow • #nails #nailswag #nailstagram #nailsdid #nailsofinstagram #nailsdone #nails2inspire #nailsoftheday #nailsoftheweek #nailstyle #nailsofig #nailsmakeus #nailart #nailartaddict #nailartjunkie #nailartaddicts #nailartist #nailartdesign #nailartofinstagram #nailartcult #nailartdesigns #nailartswag #nailartappreciation #nailartlove #holo #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge #naillacqueruk #swatch #supportindies

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Not my best stamping attempt as I rang out of polish thinner & my stamping Polish was thick as ____ lol. This polish is the last one from the #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge. You might of noticed that I missed out July but will be posting that mani soon. ——————————————— 🌟Base Polish Aug 18 from @naillacqueruk 🌟Stamping Image @dixie_plates Mega Mani Mix 02 🌟Stamping Polish @mundodeunas Military Green 🌟Stamper @dixie_plates Diamond Duo Stamper ——————————————- #dixieplates #mundodeunas #greennails ##nailitdaily #nailart #nailporn #ignails #instanails #nailsforyummies #nailartwow #showmynails #nailartoohlala #nailsoohlala #nailstoinspire #nailsoftheday #notd #nails #nailsofinstagram #nailstagram #indieswatch #instagramnails #nailsofIG #ignails #indiepolish #nailpolish #nailsonpoint #nailsonfleek #benailed

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Last Saturday I took part in the Kielder marathon walk and I had so much fun! • But I obviously had to do matching nail art… so here are my woodland trees and if you swipe along you'll see them with some actual trees as well as some shots from the walk (me looking in a lot of pain) • I used; @naillacqueruk – August polish @lesly_plates *I will update what plate when I'm home* from @nailartuk.co.uk I actually shrank the image as it was too big for my nails @clearjellystamper – big bling stamper @aliexpress.official – zjoy black stamping polish @bornprettynailart – clear stamping head to shrink image • • #nails #nailswag #nailstagram #nailsdid #nailsofinstagram #nailsdone #nails2inspire #nailsoftheday #nailsoftheweek #nailstyle #nailsofig #nailsmakeus #nailart #nailartaddict #nailartjunkie #nailartaddicts #nailartist #nailartdesign #nailartofinstagram #nailartcult #nailartdesigns #nailartswag #nailartappreciation #nailartlove #holo #naillacquerukmonthlychallenge #swatcher #naillacqueruk

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I can’t tell you how much I loved seeing all the nail art creations! A huge thank you to all the nail artists who participated. If there is someone out there who is loving all the four polishes used I have some left over that I am happy to give away to a nail polish and nail art lover. Just send me a message :)

Thanks for reading xx

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