Good morning readers!
Now, I haven’t updated this in quite a while, mainly because I have been full of flu & have been curled up in my duvet surrounded by tissues and Disney films. However, I am now back to my usual cheery self and so it is time for me to actually work out what I haven’t shown you yet! So prepare for several random posts about things that have no connection but are mainly just “catching up”.
So, firstly the other day I decided I would get myself some acrylic nails, (I am a serial nail biter >.> <.<) and get decorating. However, living where I do (on the middle of a moor), this creates quite the problem as every nail bar in a 25 mile radius apparently doesn’t pick up their phone. However, I have now found a little place in a local village and am booked in for an appointment on the 5th November. As a serial nail biter, I hate people seeing my nails and tutting. So, wish me luck, eh?
Then luckily, my Glossy Box arrived and I had an alternative to use until then! Fake nails by imPRESS! Yay!
Now, these are supposedly simple, you make sure you get the right sizes for your nails and peel off the back and stick them on! “Fabulous!” However, as with all of these fake nails, if you are doing anything more strenuous than watching a film, they tend to ping off. So, not the thing to wear when you have to make dinner, feed a horse and then write a letter. Botheration. However, before the epic ping-off of October ’13, I did have fun with my nails!
I do love how natural these nails looked though. They were not only really easy to fit to my nails, as there were many options to choose from, but then they looked natural which is something that I definitely look for in fake nails! I cannot bear really square, chunky fake nails that look unnatural, I prefer subtle ones, that are rounded and much less in-your-face. If I want to make them shocking, then I shall paint them a bright colour, thank you very much!
Anyway, I decided that I would try out my Caviar nail effect on my own nails this time, or rather my own FAKE nails. I have to say, this is one of the funnest things to do! It sounds stupid but it is! It is very easy to do, you just have to coat your nails in a base colour, then pour the beads onto them, making sure there are not too many gaps, and bam! You have yourself some very posh looking nails! It is best to put a top coat on them as otherwise the beads tend to come off. The only downside is that some beads lose their colour after you putting a top coat on them, but I have found the ones I use from MUA don’t. So – there is a recommendation!
The beads that I used are by MUA and can be found here linkity-linkity-link. I love this colour because it looks like the classic red nail polish but then as you look closer, it is so much cooler! Until the sneaky little nails pinged off, I got lots of nice comments from friends about them!
One thing that might combat the fact that these fake nails ping off, is just getting yourself some fake nail glue to keep handy. The little tubes of glue that are quite small and would easily fit in your handbag. This isn’t ideal to be honest, but is better than having to put up with nine fab looking nails and one mangled looking one!
Bring on the 5th of Nov, not only for the fireworks, but also so I can get my nails all prettied! YAY! I am getting more and more excited just thinking about it!
Anyway, from the home of a nail-biting crazed person ~ I big you adieu, until next time! xx