Saturday, 2 November 2013

Mind The Gap, Victoria!

Hello my fellow bloggers!

What many people don't know about me, is that before i ventured into University and the counselling world, i went to college and studied beauty therapy. I have no idea what i was thinking, i was young and frankly my GCSE's weren't brilliant so it was an easy option. While there, i learnt how to paint nails properly, acrylics basically everything nail related and it's these little tit bits of information that have stuck with me ever since ( probably the only good things that came from college, apart from my friends of course! )

I used to bite my nails to hell, although i never got to the stage where you can pretty much see the nail bed unlike my sister..tut tut V. But after my daughter was born i decided to start growing them and ever since, i have painted my nails regularly and i hate them not having any colour on. My favourite brands are Models Own & Rimmel London, simply because both of these types of polish produce a really rich colour and don't chip easily, which in my job and daily life is a bonus. 

I will say though that i am not the type of person who matches their nail colour to the time of year, for example- using pastel shades in summer and berry colours in autumn/winter. It's just not me, i prefer to match them to my mood. And seeing as i am in a relatively chirpy mood at the minute, i went out and bought this little beauty...

Bear in mind, it was morning when i took this photo so the lighting is affecting the colour a little. The colour is a little bit darker than what you see here..sorry, blame mother nature

Ok it's not very autumnal, it's more a holiday/summer type of shade but like i said, i'm in a chirpy mood at the minute and this pastel blue really fits my mood right now. I always put on 2 coats of nail varnish because i love the pop of colour, whereas if you just apply one coat i don't think you can appreciate it's true shade. 

This is Rimmel London 60 seconds in the shade #503 Mind The Gap, Victoria . I bought it from Boots as part of a 3 for 2 offer but i think if you bought it by itself it costs £3.99 which is the average price for Rimmel nail varnish and a i bargain i think.

Little tip - If your nail varnish is clagging up and can't be applied in neat strokes then add a couple of drops of nail varnish remover to the bottle, replace the brush/lid and give it a few shakes. Should be as good as new :) 

K x

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