Pantone Spring / Summer Colour forecast 2020

Based on Londons Spring / Summer catwalk colours for 2020 As the evenings are getting lighter let's have a look at what's hot, here are Pantones colour forecasts for Spring/ Summer 2020. According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Spring/Summer 2020 is a story of colourful expression, as we see bold… Continue reading Pantone Spring / Summer Colour forecast 2020


Five by Five Introducing :YOURS Cosmetics

:YOURS Cosmetics are a fantastic nail art supplies company that specialises in producing my absolute favourite, beautiful and simple to use Stamping plates, Silicone Stampers and now especially designed Stamping polishes. The quality of these products is truly amazing. :YOURS are based in The Netherlands and many of their wonderful stamping plates are made in… Continue reading Five by Five Introducing :YOURS Cosmetics


Five by Five Review: Lecente CREATE Conversion Workshops

As well as the Game changing CREATE products, the fabulous glitter Queens at Lecentè have recruited their talented band ambassadors to offer some fantastic conversion workshops, designed to help you get the best out of the range. I attended Amanda Trivetts course in Newton Abbot and it was just fantastic. After explaining the system and… Continue reading Five by Five Review: Lecente CREATE Conversion Workshops


Christmas 2019 Nail Trends

This year I'm loving the new Christmas nail art trends. The pages of Pinterest are buzzing with fabulous silver and white designs, cool dreamy blues and turquoise, beautiful deep rich greens, nudes with gold and of course the usual red, green, gold combos. However, I’ve noticed more contemporary designs this year, including some beautiful abstract… Continue reading Christmas 2019 Nail Trends


Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes

Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes I was privileged to meet Katie and attend an efile (electric nail file) course at her academy in 2016. You couldn’t meet a nicer more down to earth person. That said Katie has already achieved over 40 awards and accolades within the nail industry.  Some of these include: Scratch Stars… Continue reading Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes


Introducing- Light Elegance

Introducing- Light Elegance Light Elegance (LE) is a family run business headed by Jim and Lezlie McConnell (I was lucky to meet both Jim and Lezlie at the Pro Beauty show this year) along with daughter Lexi and son-in-law Joseph, they are based in Redmond, Oregon in the USA 🇺🇸 .  LE has been available… Continue reading Introducing- Light Elegance


Pantone colour 2019

At Fivebyfive we’re loving Pantones colour of the year, here are just some of our favourite CND Shellac shades that echo this beautiful vibrant colour and some fabulous contrasts too! But don’t just take our word for it this article in The Metro fantastically sums it up! #coy2019 #servethepro #cndshellac

Glitter, Nail care, Trends

Nail Myths Busted – Short Nails

Nail Myths Busted - Short Nails The number of times I hear, “I can’t have Shellac or glitter because my nails are too short” or “my nails don’t look nice because they’re too short” I disagree and a quick search in google just proves my point, see the screen shots in this post. I’m a… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – Short Nails