"And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way."
- Marya Honbacher
Let's talk nails... Dare I say, I have
awesome good hands and nails, something I've inherited from my grandmother, I believe. This is probably the only part of me, which I have never ever had doubts about. But we will discuss body confidence some other time. Despite the appreciation I have, doing my nails has always been the most tedious and annoying beauty routine for me. I'd rather be doing anything else.
However, as my older sister has kindly imprinted in my mind forever, chipped and badly maintained nails are the sign of a sloppy and careless lady and seeing this on other people has become something of a pet peeve; hence, I made a promise to myself that I will make sure I never leave my nails to their own anymore.
Here I should say that my bestie is all about her nails and most of the goodies have either been
stolen borrowed from her or I just shamelessly copied her and got the same. I have to say, never been sorry for it.
Here enters good nail and hand care starting with OPI Nail Envy . This is an old classic, very well-known and tested by many. I'd say it's a bit expensive but you can usually get it cheaper from Amazon (it pains me to recommend this horrible, horrible website, managed by horrible, horrible people but that, again, is a different story). It does the job brilliantly, strengthens the nails and serves as a good polish base. I, however, have a different issue. My nails constantly flake and chip. Maybe it's from the constant tapping on the computer but this has always been the problem. So, I was just randomly browsing in Boots one day and saw Sally Hansen Miracle Cure. It costs a tenner, which is not cheap, but I needed something to fix this once and for all and I had heard some raving about this one. I am not sorry I got it at all - I apply it every 4,5 days and I haven't had a problem with my nails ever since I started using it about a month ago. It's brilliant and I would even recommend it over Nail Envy. Miracle Cure simply saved my nails (dramatic much?).
The Seche Vite Top Coat is another well-loved product by the online community and now me (photo on the left wearing it on top of Barry M). I can't even count how many times people have asked me whether I had gel polish on when, in fact, it's all been Seche Vite's work. It's has a wonderful thick texture which I have never ever seen in another top coat and I'd say it prolongs the polish staying power. It's just a must-have if you love shiny, gel-like nails like me. Again, browse Amazon to get it a bit cheaper. Once you've used this, you'll realise your current top coat is rubbish.
I will be back with some Life Lately updates and eyeliner stuff. Hopefully outfits too.