You know Christmas really is approaching fast when you get the urge to dig out your Nails Inc Snowflake Effect nail polish and play around with some effects!
I haven’t painted my nails in over a week and I’m currently suffering from flu so in an attempt to cheer myself up last night I decided to do a very quick manicure using Hallowe’en themed colours.
I’m not hugely into Hallowe’en or dressing up but as my Twitter and Instagram feeds are full of Hallowe’en inspired nails and makeup tutorials I thought I really should make the effort (even if due to the flu it is only half-arsed)!
It’s been a while since I did a post about what I’m wearing on my nails so I thought I’d rectify that by featuring my latest manicure – today using Hanover Street by Nails Inc.
Thanks to the gardening I did at my local Children’s Centre yesterday, where I singlehandedly planted up three raised beds and 14 containers, Wednesday’s manicure didn’t last very long at all. It’s not that the polish I used isn’t hard wearing, it was literally the fact that I never use gardening gloves, which is a really bad habit as handling compost is very drying to the hands and wrecks havoc on my nails.
This weekend’s manicure features these two polishes – the lovely duck egg blue of Nails Inc Royal Botanical Gardens paired with a white crackle lacquer from China Glaze called Lightning Bolt.
I was fed up yesterday and felt like jazzing up my nails. I loved the existing colour, which is a Soigné Botanique Nail Laquer in Chou-Fleur Violet, and it was still chip free despite having done some gardening earlier, so I decided to leave the base colour on and choose a complimentary glitter coat as an overlay.
After a lot of housework and a day spent gardening my previous manicure was looking shabby. Feeling uninspired I turned to Twitter and asked for suggestions for a nail polish colour I could use. Unfortunately my request got zero response (I’ll assume everyone was still sunning themselves or getting ready to go out)!
Then I remembered my InStyle Magazine freebie from June’s magazine – a Nails Inc polish – and I decided to try it out.
That time of the week has come around when I can no longer bear the chipped nail polish and so I settle down in front of the TV (World Championship snooker as it happens) to redo my nails. And once again today’s manicure comes courtesy of Nails Inc thanks to my ever expanding collection!
I usually wear very bright or deeply coloured nail polish but find it be can very messy to remove. Plus if I decide on pink accessories one day but I’m wearing blue polish, and don’t have the time to redo my polish, it can look rather mismatched which is rather annoying to someone who is a bit OCD about co’ordination like myself.