Neon and Sorbet Pigments for Summer!

Neon and Sorbet pigments for nailsI love these Neon and Sorbet Pigments, they’re so versatile, they lend themselves to so many designs! The Neons are super bright and fluorescent and the Sorbets are a little more subtle with a sheen to them. They are used like additives so can be used for Ombré effects and fades.

On their own or teamed with stamping and a bit of glitter they are amazing. Highly recommended if you like your brights bright – definitely a good choice for the summer months! So vivid and eyecatching, perfect for holidays at home or abroad, or just to brighten up your day.

neon and sorbet swatches

Sixteen colours, 8 Neons and 8 Sorbets on colour pops. The camera does not do them justice. These are so bright and fluorescent.

neon and sorbet pigments in jars

The Neon and Sorbet Collection

Neon Rainbow  toes with Uber Chic Stamping

Neon Rainbow toes with Uber Chic Stamping

These toes were destined for a wedding in Greece. Rainbow pigments blended across all 10 toes with stamped detail over the top. Perfect for Hot climates, these colours really glow in the sunshine and are perfect for summer toes.

Neon Pigment with DRK Enlaced Stamping and Gelish Waterfield for added sparkle

Neon Pigment with DRK Enlaced Stamping and Gelish Waterfield for added sparkle

Hot Pink Pigment with black DRK Enlaced stamping in a random fashion over the top. Embellished with a swish of Gelish Waterfield for an added sparkle, they really catch the eye.


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!


Shellac with Additives and handpainted daisies - Click to enlarge

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


4 Days Teaching and Training

Swatches created this weekend

Swatches created this weekend

I’ve just had an amazing 4 days with Alexandra Woodward teaching each other lots of new skills and trading ideas. The time just flew by but we got through a lot. Alex arrived around 2pm on Thursday and after unpacking and going through our goodies we set to getting to grips with One Stroke. Then followed 3 days of general playing and learning. We both now have massive shopping and Wish Lists for new brushes, paints, polishes  and glitters (my first order went in last night 😉 )

We covered One Stroke Nail Art, Gel Polish Designs, Glitters, Pigments, Advanced Stamping, Hand painted Decals, Toe Nail Reconstruction, and lots of general nail art playing!

I still have to sort images, we didn’t take many! Friday night we finished around 2am, Saturday we decided we’d better put the brushes and paints away around 1.00am.

Glitter, pigments and hexagon chunky glitter on Gelish

Glitter, pigments and hexagon chunky glitter on Gelish

Alex broke a nail so we decided to fix it, which progressed to a full paint job. We used Gelish over her natural nails then added pigments, fine silver glitter and cobalt blue hexagon glitter. These really sparkle.

I tried out the new Uber Chic Stamping Plates, these are stunning. Alex brought so many varieties of stamping polish we were covered!

My decals weren’t too good but now I have the hang of it I know what to expect so hopefully can create some new nail art before the clients arrive to save time.

Pure Color Nail Art Brushes

Pure Color Nail Art Brushe

Alex will be selling these Pure Color Nail Art brushes, they really are brilliant to use. I’ve had mine for a few months and I can get really fine detailed lines with them. No 10 is the detail brush No 9 is the Striper. Highly recommended. They have a comfortable grip and are not too skinny to hold. I use the Crystal Nails Barbara ll Brush and these are very close to that. You can get whisker thin strokes with both of them.


I’m currently in Somerset until Wednesday and have a seriously limited internet so hopefully it will be enough to upload this! It’s not enough for Facebook so I may even get some work done! I have a few sets of fingers and toes to upload, and then finally finish off my website in between walking dogs, feeding birds and dodging the rain showers.

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