Aside from bath products and makeup, I am obsessed with nail polish. There was a time about two years ago, when that was my main obsession, and because of this I am the proud owner of over 300 nail polishes (man, that is scary when you see it written down!!!)
I am not fussy about the brands particularly, and I will try anything, from OPI and Dior to collection 2000 (you UK ladies will know what I am on about). I am a firm believer in the idea that a lady cannot look her best unless her nails look good. I am not suggesting for one minute that everyone needs to have long red nails, or has to spend a fortune on acrylics, but a slight buff and a bit of hand cream does wonders. I am also not saying that my hands are perfect. Far from it. I have very small hands, which compared to the rest of me seems really silly (lets just say I am curvy, and leave it at that.....). They also look quite dry, regardless of how much care and attention I lavish on them. Don't even get me started on my nails either. They are tiny, never grow, and just look naff. Because of this, I hate to say I love false nails. I know they aren't for everyone, but for me they make me feel dainty and pretty, as opposed to stumpy and horrible. I have had acrylics done at a salon, and I have done them at home, but the fumes really are vile, and my family complain that I am trying to gas them, so I have gone back to the old faithful, KISS full over nails.
I have used these on and off for years, using both the square and the oval ones, and I honestly havn't got enough good things to say about them. They are thin but durable, last me about ten days before I soak them off, and don't do any damage to my natural nail. They also make polish last FOREVER, which is a huge bonus for me, as I am constantly using my hands at work, and regular polish chips really easily. I have tried tons of other brands, but these are by far the best. Great value for money at £5.99 a box, they can often be found on offer for buy one get one half price, so they are a steal. Even when I have acrylics, I always come back to this, as they are so easy.
Anyway, onto the good stuff, nail polish!! I always gravitiate towards dark colours in the winter, like many people, and I never wear natural colurs, they just look daft on me. Here is the nail I will be wearing for the next week.
What do you think? Do you agree with me on the nail issue, or do you think I am talking nonsense? Let me know!!!