I’ll be honest, for a beauty blogger and general beauty afficionado, I am RUBBISH at painting my nails. Seriously – it looks like I’ve just taken the brush and tried to paint my nails with my eyes closed. (which, incidentally, you should DEF try sometime with your gal pals – google blind makeovers – just don’t do it on a white carpet)
What colour is this?
Isn’t it lush? A perfect autumnal choice – this colour is “Quarter Of A Cent-cherry” by OPI, a dark, carmine, blood red colour which smartens up day-time looks and adds a touch of class to evening-wear.
The House of Rush salon is at Picadilly and is so much bigger than I imagined – do check out some of my new blogger pals who have posted great write ups of that night: Milly (Mini Adventures), Rachel (BeautyQueenUK), Dani (So Many Lovely Things)
And a treat for you:
For 20% off an beauty services (and 50% off microdermabrasion) – quote the code BLOG20 /MICRO50 upon booking at The House Of Rush until 31 October
And I cannot even begin to say how impressed I am with the manicure. Over a week later, my nails have barely any chips – a broken fingernail yes, but other than that it’s allllll good.
When I do them myself, they’ve normally chipped within the first hour! Though a LOT of this is also to do with the fact that I’m so impatient. I’m like – yeah, I can get myself a drink without ruining my nails, yeah I can put on a jumper with one hand. Discovery? No Zoe, you CANNOT.
|9 days later|
It really has converted me to start using a base coat and a top coat to lay the foundation and seal the deal for fab long-lasting nails. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got the polishes I need – I just need to start USING them now!
Now… if only I could work out how to paint my nails accurately. Hmmm.
What about you? Are you a nail painting pro? Do you have a method other than just… hoping for the best? Would love to hear your thoughts on how you get that perfect finish!
Do you use a base coat and a top coat too? Or are these amongst the polishes you’ve bought but haven’t actually used? GUILTY.