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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Nail trends...

So lately I've changed...

Not for the better nor for the worse (although my bank balance may disagree). But I am a complete convert to acrylic nails.

I have always done my own nails, and to be perfectly honest was always a dab hand at it. I have an archive of fantastic colours from brands that span time and space. But I was struck down by the draw of perfect looking nails with a sparkle that cannot be matched by polish alone.

It started about 6 months ago when I treated myself to these beauties for my brothers wedding.

They are real mother of pearl chips molded into the nail tip. I fell in love. There are endless options, and its with no doubt that I say there is something for everyone. But not only that, I have found that my nails can last nearly 8 weeks without needing to be either replaced or needing in-fills ( I have never needed them replaced,  and you can have the tip changed with in-fills: this is always my method). I love having a little sparkle at my finger tips. And long gone are the days where acrylics were for chavs alone, you can look subtly glam for weeks, which is what every girl wants.

Here are some of my favorite:

These are the nails I am sporting at the moment, love the girly glitter.

Perhaps my favorites, these looked like I had opals on my fingertips, and they lasted for ages and only seemed to look better and better!

My Christmas nails, big specks of bold silver glitter, really festive and again long wearing.

I still take my time and care in my pedicures, so I still have a bit of my artistic flare on my toes, but to be perfectly honest, I dont have to worry about whether my nails match my outfit, or if they will chip. They aren't cheap to maintain (£20 a month on average, with a £35 start full set), but I enjoy being pampered for 45mins every 4-8 weeks and I feel I deserve that ;)

Glitter has made a real come back, and although its not always appropriate to adorn yourself, these nails are a lovely way of bringing sparkle in to your every day :)

Let me know what you think


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