I’ve set this week’s Friday Faves post to go live automatically as I am currently holidaying in the South of France. I’m so fancy… no, I’m not really. The reason I had to schedule it is because my parents live in the middle of flipping nowhere and their internet goes down ALL the time and it’s like visiting people who live in caves. So if you comment below (please do, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy) I’m not ignoring you, I’m just having enforced no-screen time.
Aside from advice about rosacea, I think nail care might be most most requested blog post topic. I have long, strong nails and spend a fair bit of time taking care of them. If you’d like to read about my dream team for nail maintenance 101 you are in the right place!
So July has rolled around and brought with it a crazy heatwave here in London. I’m currently off work with a stinking summer cold so the crazy temperatures are not helping! But it’s time for one of my favourite blog posts: monthly favourites! What have I been loving this month…
This stunning polish was lying unloved and unopened in my untried pile. What on earth was I thinking? This is so beautiful! This manicure is shown with 3 coats of dense glitter that didn’t need any placement which means it’s a total faff free manicure. The glitter is so shiny and sparkly and has attracted so many comments when I’ve been wearing it.
I think have found a new favourite glitter! If you’re in love with this but wary of glitter removal, I have a video with a really quick and easy removal method. It will change your life (okay, that may be an over exaggeration but it is pretty great! You can watch it HERE)
It looks like Models Own have stopped selling this (WHHHHHYYYYyyyyyy) but you can get it HERE if you just can’t live without this sparkle in your life.
Hands up. I admit it. I am a sucker for a gimmick. I am also a sucker for pastels. So when I heard that Models Own were doing a pastels collection of nail varnishes that were scented I was all over it. Like spots on a dalmation.
‘Banana Split’ is a baby yellow creme polish that isn’t as opaque as it looks. I really wish I had done a white undies layer because this needed 3 generous coats. But it all smoothed out and dried fine with Seche Vite on top (although there’s a slight gathering of polish at the tips of the nail which is annoying me…)
This polish didn’t smell like real bananas – even BETTER – it smelt like the foam penny sweetie bananas! Mmmm…I was craving pick ‘n’ mix every time I smelt my nails!
I actually realised after posting this that I already own a Models Own pastel yellow (lemon meringue) which is IDENTICAL to this but doesn’t smell of bananas so obviously I had to have both. I have a serious problem.
Has anyone tried any of the other polishes in this collection? I bet the ‘Apple Pie’ one is incredible… You can buy this polish HERE, but I warn you: you will get a lot of weird looks from people wondering why you’re sniffing your nails!