Manicure Routine

I go in fits and starts with nails. Once in a while everything will get a little nail-centric round these parts, then my interest will die down until another Essie collection makes an appearance. At the moment, if you couldn’t tell already tell by my wrap escapades, sheer colour love-in and glitter greed posts, I’m most definitely in the grips of a nail phase. So I thought I’d share my manicure routine. It’s a little extensive with 10 steps in all, but nothing that can’t be squished in to a quick lunchbreak or an already extensive weekend pamper. Everything is pretty cheap – you could probably get the whole mani tool works for around £20 with some clever drugstore hunting and it’s super easy to imitate. Hey if ol’ shakey hands over here can master it, so can you.

Watch on YouTube for all the extra links, product info and usual bumf and you may just want to slot in a manicure session into your diary tonight…


  • Emilie Garnes

    I have waited in excitement for this video! Thank you for sharing! xx Em

    • No worries love – glad you like it! 🙂

  • Amy Keeling

    This was so helpful, thank you very much 🙂 xx

    • Thank YOU for watching 🙂

  • Millie

    Great video!! I really need to try the OPI nail envy! 🙂 ♥

    • It’s fab – such a good base coat and nail strengthener 🙂

  • Maddy Cane

    This was really helpful, thanks for the tips! xxx

    • No worries – glad you liked it 🙂

  • Nice video! The brushes from the Essie nailpolishes are indeed very good! They also have a beautiful range of colours. I’m very curious about the Opi “Nail envy” It seems to be very good and I really need something to harden my nails. They a little bit damaged because I had to file them a lot. ( I’m following a nail styling course)



    • Nail Envy is fab – it lasts forever and I’ve found it to work really well at strengthening my nails 🙂

  • Karo

    Nice routine, quite similar to mine. Have you tried the Mavala Mavadry topcoat ? It’s amazing, so much better than Seche Vite or INM Out the door ! It doesn’t get thick and gloopy and dries super fast ! You can order it from Feelunique and Beautybay 🙂

    • No I haven’t – will add it to my list 🙂

  • Denise F.

    My routine is like the same 🙂 nIce video!

  • Jo

    I loved watching this video, it was useful! 🙂 The colour you used was gorgeous, I really need to buy the Essie one you mentioned! It’s gorgeous!xx Love, Jo

    • Thanks hun – Merino Cool is one of my favourites 🙂

  • Louise

    Great video .i was quite worried about the seche vite thing it’s quite worrying don’t know if I should bin or keep I had a little look on this website but if u type any product you use most of them are in the red for dangerous not just seche vite x

    • Thanks for sending this over 🙂

  • Veliee

    Thanks for the video I’m quite clueless when it comes to nails

    • Hope it helps 🙂

  • Emily

    This explains why your nails look so much nicer than mine. I will have to revamp my manicure routine and invest in that gorgeous colour! My current fave has been midnight cami by essie.


    • Haha ah thank you hun 🙂