Thursday, 11 November 2010

Nail of the week.

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.

Its a black, loaded with glitter and flakey goodness!!! It might be a bit blingy for some peoples taste, but I say, the more glitter the better. It is from topshop, and at £5 I do think it was a bit expensive for the size bottle you get, but it is very nice. I used this with the Nails inc Albert bridge topcoat, and it is still very glossy after 3 days wear. I do have one complaint about this though. It is very smooth under a topcoat, which is fine, but adding the topcoat made the ends sort of grey, and dulled the effect somewhat, so I had to reapply a bit of the polish to the ends to level the colour out, which was a real pain. It was worth it for the multicoloured bling, but it was time consuming.

What do you think? Do you agree with me on the nail issue, or do you think I am talking nonsense? Let me know!!!


  1. Just saying Hello,and welcome to the wonderful world of beauty blogging! Yes,you're not alone with this make-up/nail polish obsession! Yes of course we need to have lovely looking nails all of the time! Real or press on it doesn't matter! Have fun with blogging your thoughts about the cosmetics you love or don't love. Well all be here to stop by and read em.

  2. Thank you for your comment and welcome, it means a lot to me. your blog is great btw!