Onestroke Poppies – very popular!

After finishing the cake, it was a pleasure to paint small again. Poppies are always popular and I painted 3 sets in one week. I painted these using Elit Master Paints from Liliya Nigmutallina. These are really dense paints and are specially created for Onestroke and Zhostovo work.  The clients asked for Onestroke Poppies on accent fingers only.

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Onestroke Poppies for a trip to Ypres

Fran was off for a family Photoshoot to the Battlefields of Ypres and decided to have early poppies painted. Base coat of Shellac Wildfire and Blackpool with Additives on the middle and pinky finger. Gel over natural nails.

One Stroke Pansies and shellac

Shellac Hot Chillies with Onestroke Pansies

onestroke Poppies on Shellac

Shellac Wildfire with Onestroke Poppies

These nails were for Susie, the florist responsible for the floral display (Susie Edwards Floral Design) and the commissioning of the cake. She decided she’d like poppies on Shellac Hot Chillies on her ring fingers for Part One of the wedding. For Part Two in Azerbaijan Susie asked for Poppies over Wildfire.

onestroke Poppies on gelish

Onestroke Poppies over Shellac Blackpool

The final poppies for the week. Onestroke Poppies painted on Ann’s Ring and Middle finger. Gel polish over natural nails. I really enjoyed doing these nails! I’ve painted a lot of plain nails this month – it’s always a pleasure to get creative!

I’m hoping to have more time in November to practice new designs and techniques, I have a couple of online courses in the pipeline and I’m toying with the idea of airbrushing. A friend is on the case with a compressor winging it’s way to me.  I may be proficient in time for the festive season!

Remembrance Sunday is only 4 weeks away – I wonder if I’m asked to do any more Poppies!

Lorraine signature image

Spring is here – Summer is just around the corner!

The Sun is Shining!Spring at Mole End Design

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and is still enjoying the warm weather. The clocks have gone forward, days are getting longer and Spring is here.  Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to start thinking of  your summer maintenance! Toes are soon to be in sandals, fingers will be on parade and it’s time to sort those unruly eyebrows and glam up the eyelashes.

Everyone seems to smile more when the sun is shining and it brings out everyone’s desire to start looking towards summer holidays and getting skin, hair and nails ready for warmer days and nights. It’s time for me to think of Summer offers for all treatments! Check out the newsletter for new upcoming offers – Join Here!  Newsletter

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My Stamped Birthday Nails

I had a long weekend off with family here for my birthday and we had a lovely (almost nail and lash free!) time. I ran out of time so did my birthday nails with a mixture of Shellac Purple Purple stamped with silver and Gel  11 Metallic Silver stamped with a blend of purple and blue.

Daisy May having a dip in the stream

I’m still juggling my time between petsitting and nails, brows and lashes at Mole End Design. Lots of help from family and friends when it gets tight! Daisy accompanied me yesterday, she slept in her little basket throughout the nail treatments. I finished by lunchtime today so was back in Sherborne by 2pm for another stroll around Sherborne Castle and the stream in Purlieu Field. I hope this weather lasts – I must do my own toes!


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Shellac with Additives and handpainted daisies

Fran was really feeling Spring has sprung so asked for yellow springlike nails this time. After looking through swatches and deciding on combinations, we decided to do daisies on a Limeade base with some blue additives. It was great fun to do them after doing a load of stamping. My stamping is improving though after the masterclass from Alex last week. She really showed me some great techniques and tips.

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Gel 11 with stamping form DRK Design Plate


Uber Chic Plates are Coming!

CK_nail_plate_Collection_01__49589.1418841076.220.290I’ve ordered the Uber Chic Collection Plates as these are fantastic for stamping and they have a large footprint area, great for longer nails. I’ve also just bought some stunning colours to use with them… now I just have to wait til they’re shipped from USA!

Uber Chic has this to say about them:

The designs are 17 x 21mm – the largest single designs we know of in the industry – and are built to cover edge-to-edge even the largest natural nail size. Small nails left out? Never! Our designs are crafted to not be so overwhelming or large that you can’t see what is on your nail – even if it’s tiny! The plates in this collection have coordinating single images down the center, The designs are engraved on the image plates and can be used over and over again – never wearing out. Can you say…decals and stickers stink? They do.

Mybrows – Highly Defined Eyebrows


The stunning difference the Mybrows Treatment makes on blonde brows


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