Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here again! Lots of hearts and flowers on the nails. Have you any plans for tomorrow?

I’ve taken a day off as I have the house to myself so it’s going to be a play day, this time I need to get ahead so probably do some Easter themed nails, Spring nails… summer… I can’t wait!

 Valentine Nails with hearts and foil detail

Valentine Nails with hearts and foil detail

Red and Black ombré Valentine Nails with hearts

Red and Black ombré Valentine Nails with hearts

I took part in an online course yesterday via Periscope with Dega Mosane in which she showed various One Stroke, Zhostovo and Foil techniques. That’s on the agenda tomorrow too. I have a set of lashes to do later this afternoon then no  more clients til Wednesday so lots of time to get messy and get all my pretties out! Pics to follow.

I’m also working on my new site which was launched last week. You will find  nail and beauty training courses here which I am adding to all of the time. I’m off to Plymouth on Friday for advanced training in various techniques and skills, more details to come! I also have a new Facebook page linked to that site. Come along and have a look.


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Red with gold lines

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.

Onestroke poppies 2015

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

It’s almost April already!

Gelish with Handpainted pansies ready for Spring

Gelish with Handpainted pansies ready for Spring 

Where has the year gone so far? It’s Spring at last and the days are brighter and already new shoots are bursting through in the garden! As well as these pansies I’ve already been asked for Daffodil Nail Art and spring flowers and I’m booked to do my ladybird again. I love doing these!

The eclipse looking out from Mole End Design Studio

The eclipse looking out from Mole End Design Studio

I wanted to do some eclipse inspired nails on Friday but life just got in the way! It’s another 11 years before the next one – I better start now! I manged to get a few good glimpses in Dorset through the breaks in the clouds.

It’s time to think of Easter nail art designs, and then start thinking of summer ahead. It will soon be time to flash the toes again, are your feet up to scrutiny? Sign up to my Newsletter below and be first to hear of the upcoming Spring Offers. I promise No Spam! Newsletter

I’m looking forward to Thursday when I will start at 4 day one to one girly nailart weekend with Alexandra Woodward. Watch this space to see what we come up with. I predict lots of glitter! We will be doing One Stroke Nail Art, Gel Polish Designs, Stamping, Decals, Foil Effects, Inlaid Gems, and maybe a little Zhostovo if we have time.

WALAD Logo I have ordered some new cashmere ellipse lashes and cant wait to try them. These are super light but give a denser more fluffy glamorous look. Also in stock are superfine 0.07 and 0.10 lashes for a natural looking eyelash extensions, or these can be applied in multiples to each lash for a volume effect.

Individual Eyelash Extensions

Semi Permanent Individual Eyelash Extensions

I’m getting lots of tips from continuing my training with the World Association of Lash Artistry and Development, so many techniques and styles! Come and try a Taster Set.

I’m just about to do my own nails, I’ve been a bit overzealous with spring cleaning and weeding and have a casualty so it’s time for a revamp.


Gelish with Gold Stamping accents


Red nails with gold foil accents

Gel2 with foil accents


Mybrowz Eyebrow Treatment

Mybrowz Eyebrow Treatment – Before and After





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