Hello All! As you’re reading this, I will be away on an internet-free holiday! Apologies if I DIE from internet withdrawal symptoms. So I still love receiving comments so although I won’t be able to approve them until I get back I would still love you to write them for me! Same goes for bloglovin and twitter, I still love you to follow me even if I can’t follow you back right now! Thanks so much guys and I really hope you’ll continue to read my blog even when I’m not promoting it on twitter :)
Speaking of which how nice would it be if I came back to a massive milestone of followers?! That would make me so happy hint hint nudge nudge
Right, enough shameless self-plugging. This post is actually about what I’m wearing on my nails! This is not one, but two nail polishes, and it’s a combination I wear quite often. I named it sea crush because the colour is a mix of blue and candy apple green and it reminds me of the bluey green of the sea. It also has sugary bobbly bits on the top which reminded me of crushed sugar, hence the name sea crush!
Hope you enjoy!
Coat your nails in The Body Shop Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil before filing. I do this because I like to use all my nail products when I paint my nails! This also really sounds like something that would do my nails and cuticles some good. It makes my nails super shiny too!
Next, file your nails into the desired shape. I like my nails to be long and rounded and I use this rectangular nail file from Claire’s. TOP TIP: File in one direction only on each side of the nail (from the sides upwards towards the middle), do not go back and forth as this weakens the nail fibres leading to breakage and splits.
This hand and nail cream from Neutrogena strengthens the nails by up to 200%. I rave about this cream a lot and use it very often, as you can see I’m running out!
Apply the cream as so with a miniature dollop on each nail, then rub it in until it has all been absorbed by the nail.
Your nails are now ready for some colour! This creamy, sugary green colour from Models Own reminds me of a mint milkshake!
And it’s scented too! It’s one of the Models Own Fruit Pastel range, they’re all scented and come in simply gorgeous pastel shades, perfect for summer! This colour is called Apple Pie.
Apply the polish with firm and even brush strokes.
As you can see, one coat doesn’t really give you solid colour. In fact, the clear unevenness of the nail was what inspired this look in the first place – I knew it would be terribly thick, globby and even more uneven if I did another coat of the same polish, so instead I used something more opaque to add a bit of texture.
Now it’s time to apply the second nail polish! This one is Atlantic Road 324 from Barry M. Loving the name – the colour is like the Atlantic and the texture is like a road! I actually had no idea it was textured when I bought it (yes, I am aware it says it on the bottle), I just liked the colour! I also own the colour Kingsland Road 316 from the same collection, it’s a peachy baby pink colour. They go together as a baby pink and baby blue!
Apply so it covers all the green, but don’t make the blue colour too thick and opaque or you won’t be able to see the green underneath, making the whole thing pretty pointless.
And here’s the finished nail! Super cute, right?
Look at it compared to the previous colour – it smooths out the pigment whilst adding a bit on totally on-trend texture!
This was my first NOTD post so I really hope you guys liked it!
As always, I love to receive your comments even if I can’t approve them just yet! I’d love to have a lovely long list when I get back! :)
August 16, 2014 @ 12:48 pm
I think the texture is the same as Revlon enamel.. I don’t like it.. Nice review..
August 17, 2014 @ 7:17 am
Well, everyone has different tastes! I can’t seem to find the Revlon enamel you are referring to but I really like the texture and think it adds something extra to normal nail polish.
Thanks for being honest I guess :)
Kristina (Simplified Glamour)
August 20, 2014 @ 8:46 am
Girl, first let me start by saying those polish colours are so nice – I’d say I’d need ’em but I got like 50 different brands same colours LOL! *contain my wallet*
I’ve never bought cuticle oil before, I should probably invest. How do you like that body shop one?
August 20, 2014 @ 10:21 am
Haha same! Nail polish addicts unite!
I think cuticle oil as a concept is a really good investment, but to be honest I’ve never noticed much difference after using the Body Shop one and it wasn’t too cheap either. Maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention and I still use it in the hopes it’s doing hidden work but I recommend trying something else!