The first 2014BloggerChallenge post for March is all about nails.
I love having nicely painted nails, but I hate actually painting my nails. I hate going through the effort of painting all your nails, only for them to chip a few days later. So I started having shellac nails done.
But then the woman who did my nails moved to Australia. It was really random – one week she was in my dining room, doing my nails, chatting about random rubbish, then I emailed her two weeks later to book her to come round and redo my nails, and she was like “Oh I’m sorry, I forgot to mention, I’m moving to Australia – well actually I’m here already so I won’t be able to do your nails anymore. Sorry.“.
So then I went to a local Southampton salon, which was fine. But it soon started to add up, plus the hassle of going out to the actual salon (I’m such a lazy, lazy bum!). So I decided to save my pennies as well as sell a load of stuff, and bought my own CND Shellac Kit from eBay. It was pretty expensive, but I don’t regret it at all. It’s so convenient to be able to do my nails whenever I want. I also do my friends and family’s nails whenever they’re off on holiday etc. So it’s brilliant. I’m very happy indeed.
Now I’m no professional nail technician. So my nails are normally a bit of a Monet – from far away they’re alright, but up close they’re a big old mess (let me know in the comments if you know what classic, brilliant 90’s movie that’s from!).
So I thought that instead of showing you my own messy nails, I’d show you the nails I’ve been pinning away on my Pinterest board.
So pretty! I want to actually get round to doing some of these this year. The joy of shellac is that you can have a shellac base, but then paint normal nail varnish on top. And if you go wrong you can remove it without removing the shellac base. So plenty of room for error and doing-over!
Have you got a dedicated Pinterest Nail Board? Leave me a link to it in the comments below.