Ok so my nails naturally aren’t awful (although my ring finger was looking particularly ragged after this whole ring finger accent business) but they did need a bit of tweaking to perfect this ‘Au Natural’ look. Firstly I cut and filled all my nails down into the square shape that I like to sport. Then I popped on some Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover gel, left it on for a few minutes and then pushed back my cuticles with a cuticle stick – this is something that I have to do every time I give myself a mini, I must have ridiculously fast growing cuticles or something. I’ve nearly finished the tube and it’s a definite repurchase – I highly recommend. Now don’t go thinking that I could go completely without nail varnish, I did cheat slightly and pop a clear polish on. I went for Seche Vite as it was the only one I had, but I would not suggest you do the same as it peels off in less than a day so your clear nail polish suggestions are welcomed 🙂 A dab of any nail oil or cuticle cream you have laying around over the beds of your nails to give a little extra shine and perfecto! This was 4 days ago and after promising myself every night this week that I will get round to putting a colour on I haven’t! CBA! Although I’m feeling like either Essie Lady Like or Topless and Barefoot will be applied this weekend – god I’m so predictable 😉
January 6, 2012
This week something very strange happened. I have not worn nail varnish for the whole week. Yep, gasp. At first I didn’t quite know what was going on and wished for somebody to slap me round the face and shock me back into my polish painting ways. However, 5 days down the line and I’m starting to actually quite like it – I no longer hide my hands in my pockets when out in public and my nails are definitely thanking me for this little breather.