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31 Day Challenge – Day 25

Almost done! I know I haven’t been on top form recently, well, for a few weeks now, but I’m determined to get back on track with my blogging. The blogging community is so great, and I’ve had so much support from you guys during this time s thank you all!

Back to the challenge with ‘Inspired by FASHION’

I really love fashion and for this challenge I wanted to pick up on a trend that is such a classic and so simple to recreate!


Colour blocking is a style that is always on trend, it never goes out of fashion!


The reason I love colour blocking, especially for nail art because its simple and you can chose any colours you want! I love picking colours that don’t normally go, the ones I’ve chosen for this mani are three Strictly Come Dancing polishes ‘Feisty’ (pink), ‘Sophistication’ (brown) and ‘Judged’ (green). I wouldn’t normally put these colours together but the addition of the white acrylic paint really makes the manicure pop!


I just wanted to show you what has happened to my acrylic paint, it started off fairly smooth as you can see in the first picture, but as it dried you can see it cracked a lot and started peeling. I was reluctant to put top coat on it because I didn’t want to drag the paint across my nails. Has anyone got any tips for stopping acrylic cracking?

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My Instagram Manicures

About a month ago I jumped on the Instagram bandwagon and I have to admit that I am slightly addicted!

Instead of a full manicure post today I thought I’d do something a little different and show you some of the mani’s I post on Instagram, that you might not have seen on my blog!

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My posts range from my favorite mani’s from my blog, experimental mani’s and simple swatches!

Here are my favourite instagram manicures..

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I post general stuff from my life too, like my dogs and the things I’m wearing, but as you can see I do post a lot of pictures of my nails and often there are sneak previews and manicures never seen before!

If you’re interested, follow me on Instagram @sophbabesss!

Regular posting will resume tomorrow, I’m just super busy with my coursework deadline approaching, sorry guys!

Soph xx

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31 Day Challenge – Day 22

Before I start this post I’d just like to show you all the state of my nails at the moment. 

I got to a stage where my nails were really long, you can see them at their longest on the water marble post, and although I adored them they were too impractical for me. I’m sure those of you with touch screen phones understand what I’m saying, I was finding it so hard to even type let alone do anything else because I was too afraid of breaking my nails. 

So I had to make the heart breaking decision to cut them 😦 BUT I also love my short nails and short nails are very in fashion at the moment, seen on celebrities the likes of Megan Fox, Anne Hathaway and Kim Kardashian! I had to trim them again today because a couple of my nails had grown super long again, which you can see on the picture below..

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Guest Post – Pocket Money Polishes

Hey everyone!

As you may already know I have been having some issues this week regarding a camera that I don’t have so I can’t take photos of my manicures, BIG problem! Thankfully, Charlotte from Pocket Money Polishes has written me a wonderful guest post!

Normal blogging will resume shortly, but for now, here’s Charlotte’s post!

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I moved back into my uni flat today thinking that I’d packed everything I needed for the next week, only to realise that I have left my camera at home..

This doesn’t sound like too much of a disaster, however it means I can’t take good quality photos of my manicures this week, AH!

This is why I need your help. I need somebody who can write a guest post for my blog this week. It’s very short notice I know, but you’ll really be helping me out and you can use your post to advertise your own blog! If I get a few offers I will include them all as guest blog posts. 

If you want to help a fellow blogger out, or you just want to advertise your own blog (perfectly understandable) email me at sophiebanner94@hotmail.co.uk with your ideas and a link to your blog and I’ll check it out and get back to you!

Thanks for your help guys, looking forward to hearing from you!

xx Soph xx

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31 Day Challenge – Day 19


I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time, so I’m super excited to show you guys! Its a typical galaxy/nebula manicure, but I always thought they looked so cool and its the first one I’ve ever done!


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The Liebster Award

Its taken me a long time to get this post done, but here it is!

I have been nominated twice for The Liebster Award, once by My Adventures in Nail Art and once by Jayme at Varnished Reputation so thank you so much ladies, its such an honour to receive awards from such talented nail artists!


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31 Day Challenge – Day 18


Half-moons are one of the most classic and classy manicures around. You see so many celebrities wearing this look from Lauren Conrad to Dita Von Teese!

What I love about the half moon mani is that you can chose any colours you want, its such a versatile look!



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31 Day Challenge – Day 16 & 17


I’ve done a lot with tribal and glitter before they’re two of my favourite nail styles, you can find my other glitter manicures on my blog but there are too many to list!

So here are my tribal inspired nails..


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31 Day Challenge – Day 11


There are so many ways of doing polka dots and I took inspiration from my Day 1 – Red challenge and taped of areas of the nail that I wanted to keep plain.


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