Why Nails?

For 40 odd years I have been a dedicated nail biter, then I just up and quit. Now I am obsessed with nails, and polish and all that lovely stuff.So this is just a blog about my nails, a record of the mani's I do, and maybe some cool stuff I find elsewhere.

Friday, 13 July 2012


Its been a while. I decided to rest my nails for a week, they were getting a little flaky at the ends, and as I had had to shorten them so much it was time for a manoliday.
However it is my sisters 40th tomorrow, and that demands a nice nail job, so out came the trusty Cuter Pewter from Models Own Pro and some black nail art accents...something abstract..ish. The nails are not quite back to perfect length, but a week or so should do it.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Lilac...nope still not doing it for me.

I love Lilac as a colour....it however does not like me, clearly blue toned pinks in a light polish..or clothes..are not for me.
However, I have a job interview tomorrow so needs must and pale polish it is. Well as pale as I can stand anyway.

It also makes my cuticles look even worse than they usually are :(.
never mind, this is Models Own Lilac Dream, unlike some pales, it was opaque in one coat, and went on beautifully, it must have known I wasn't impressed with the colour on me. I do not like the way pale colours always look like the have a dark border on me, like I have missed a bit.
I am sure however that if it survives the nervous chewing tomorrow it will make a nice base for some spicing up with nail art later on.
Wish me Luck!