31DC2016 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2016Weekly 9: Rainbow

I’ve been waiting for this day of the challenge – rainbow nails! I’m normally not a rainbow nails kind of person & would find this day of the challenge rather intimidating. However, I saw a tutorial for Japanese watercolour nails a couple of months ago by Jasmine Oshima, founder of Neiru, a website that hosts… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 9: Rainbow

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31DC2016Weekly 8: Metallic

The stamping plates I ordered last month are finally here! I’m thrilled; reviews were mixed, with some people saying they worked like a charm, and others having difficulty picking up the images. Understandably, I was apprehensive and am happy to say that I’m in the former group. I haven’t tried out all the images yet,… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 8: Metallic

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31DC2016Weekly 7: Black & White

A whole week of doing nails each day; whew! I normally do my nails once a week, with 3-4 days of off-time, and the thought of using nail polish remover each day is upsetting me! I know plenty of people do their nails every day or several times a week; I guess it’s just a… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 7: Black & White

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31DC2016Weekly 6: Violet

It’s day #6 of the nail art challenge today. I hadn’t realized, but it is tough to do nails every day! I’ll probably do day #7 (black & white) tomorrow and then give my nails a break. Today’s prompt is “violet”. I decided I needed some more practice with the braid technique, and this is… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 6: Violet

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31DC2016Weekly 5: Blue

It’s day #5 of the nail art challenge, and the prompt for the day is “blue”. This colour is never an issue for me, and if you’ve perused my gallery, you’ll notice I use a lot of dots. Nonetheless, with all my effort to learn new techniques, I’ve been missing my dotted manicures, and this… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 5: Blue

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31DC2016Weekly 4: Green

It’s day #4 of the nail art challenge today, and today’s prompt is “green”. I kept it simple today; I just applied two coats of Sally Hansen CSM in On Pines and Needles, then a matte top coat, and finished off by stamping a pattern in gold (Sinful Colours in Gold Medal). If you would… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 4: Green

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31DC2016Weekly 3: Yellow

The prompt for day #3 of the 31 day nail art challenge is “yellow”. I’ve been meaning to try two new techniques for weeks now – dry brushing and fishtail braids (and no, I’m not talking about hair!). Earlier this week, I saw Flight of Whimsy’s beautiful braid manicure and got inspired! So today, I… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 3: Yellow

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31DC2016Weekly 2: Orange

The prompt for day #2 of the 31 day nail art challenge is “orange”, so I went with a marbled sandwich bag manicure. This time, I skipped the white base colour and directly applied the blobs of orange, yellow and white nail polish over my bare nails. I thought there was sufficient coverage even without… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 2: Orange

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31DC2016Weekly 1: Red

I’ve been on the lookout for some kind of weekly nail art challenge. I know of the 31-day challenge made popular by Chalkboard Nails and The Nailasauras, which typically takes place in September each year and uses a series of daily prompts that serve to inspire the manicure of the day. A daily nail challenge… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 1: Red

Baking · Edibles

Berry-White Chocolate Soft-Baked Cookies

What do you call a dessert that’s too soft to be called a scone, yet too firm to be called cake? I’m going with delicious! The backstory: I was craving a scone, and found Barry C. Parsons’ raspberry-white chocolate scone recipe on the Rock Recipes website. While I have no doubt that this recipe is… Continue reading Berry-White Chocolate Soft-Baked Cookies