I know the “nails of the week” title is currently a bit of a lie. They haven’t been coming weekly, but they are still coming.
Do not despair, I haven’t been walking around with appaling talons, I promise, but lately I have been going back to basics more often than not. Not sure why, but my love of plain red and nude has been reignited big time, and there isn’t anything exciting to show every single week.
Having said that, I did get quite excited about this one. First because I love blue. Second, because the enjoyed my previous metallic dot manicure. Third, there are five shades of blue.
I used, from thumb to pinkie: Collection Blue My Mind, Kiko 385, GOSH Sea Foam, Nails Inc Oxford and Topshop Boy Next Door.
Topped off with the gorgeous Nails Inc Electric Lane holographic topcoat and added lovely silver dots from Seekers of the Sun temporary metallic tattoo, which are of great quality on skin and on nails, I have to say.
Seche Vite sealed all off.
Quite happy with this one!
Have to say to start with, I was a bit sceptical about Stylfile, after all, I used nail files most of my life and they seemed to do the job just fine.
I was happy to give the new Stylfile Infuse – a moisturising nail file – a go. Could it be much better than a normal file?
Never thought I’d use lemons and gold in the same sentence, but there you have. This is the best way to describe this manicure.
A very simple but super cute and fit-for-spring manicure this week: shades of lilac, one of each finger. Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been a bit lazy with my nail art; this does happen to me from time to time, and at the moment I am going through an almost “cannot be bothered” phase.
Yes, you read it right. Nude. Nails are nude. Plain and simple nude.
Initial plan was to make the nude a base for some art then I was so taken aback by how pretty this polish is I can’t even remember what art I was going to do…
Olivia Palermo for Ciaté – image from Elle UK
Nail brand Ciaté’s creative director for 2015 is Olivia Palermo. That means there are some new ail polish shades coming…
Starting with the packaging, it is still Ciaté’s curves rectangle, but it has a luxury feel – a touch of gold and some pretty box.
More leopard on the blog! Yay! I never tire of that print, but it is nice to get some variation…. so we have lilac!
This mani was still from when I was in Brasil and it is another one from Rosângela, the “family” manicurist. As i emntioend before, she has a huge range of lovely nail art “stickers”; they are actually hand painted by another lady on base coat and plastic, and Rô buys them to apply on to clients’ nails.
The nail polish is a beautiful shade of lilac called Lavanda from Ana Hickmann; it is creamy with some light silvery sheen to it.
Although it is leopard print, I found this quite delicate and discreet, as animal print go. I think applying the design over colour made it stand out less. Love it!
When I go to Brasil, I hang up my nail-doing shoes and leave my talons on the expert hands of Rosângela, a lovely lady who goes to my family home to sort out mum’s nails – she also does gran’s, two aunties’ and a cousins’ nails every week.
No secret I love matchy-match, and when I have a special occasion, I will do my best to match my nails to the very important outfit – this time, was the super pretty Essie dress from Chi Chi London.