Ever since I got married in the summer last year, (still feels weird to say last year) I had acrylic nails on. Its been 5 months, so it was about time I give them a breather. Having acrylic nails on is extremely damaging – more so if you have it for a prolonged period of time. Your nails needs to breathe. After I removed them I started focusing on trying to repair the damage. One method was to ensure that I was filing them regularly with my Leighton Denny glass file. One of the best files I have ever used. Ever. It not only files but makes my nails all smooth and shiny and doesn’t make that horrible scratching noise. I’ve never really been one to take time and file, but think of it as giving your hair a trim every 6 weeks, the more you do it, the healthier your hair becomes, similar story with nails here. Maintenance is key.
I then apply a cuticle oil twice a week – one that I’ve been using quite regularly is the L’occitane Nourishing oil with 30% shea oil. I’m a huge fan of shea butter, the 100% form is awesome for dry, dehydrated patches. Using the smallest amounts on my cuticles and massaging it, few weeks later I have healthier, shinier nails.
For two weeks I applied no nail polish, oh boy it was painful… tonight I decided to paint them! I started rummaging through my stash and you know that feeling, when you have loads of clothes, but you still can’t find anything to wear.Yeah, that, I went through a similar phase but with nail polishes instead – until I found my two favourite shades of all time!
Nails inc in Porchester Sq. A beautiful nude, I decided to use this as the accent nail. It’s such a stunning colour that suits every skin-tone, and the gel effect makes it extremely long-lasting. I’ve worn this for 7 days and no chips. I then picked out Essie Maximillian strasse her. Weird name, stunning shade. A grey-ish, green-ish muted tone. Perfect winter/spring colour. Clearly I wasn’t satisfied with my choices because I decided to whip out Essie Summit of style – stunning gold flecks added to the tips to add a tiny bit of bedazzle.
Clearly not ready to give up festival glitziness.
Seeing as I am back to painting my own nails, I need you to hit me up with colours I need…