Thursday, 18 August 2011

My fake addiction…..

The natural progression to go on from the nail storage was onto my nail addiction Winking smile

I have an addiction to false nails !!! & I'm not ashamed to say i love it !! I love nothing more than seeing my storage unit stocked to the brim with false nails as I'm scared of running out & not being able to replace nails that i have come off or been bitten off (Yes i do tend to bite my nails off which isn’t good)… I’m a nail bitter & i even with falsies on i tend to bite at these after a while which causes them to not look good after a while as i can sometimes really chew down on them lol…. This is what that addiction looks like (Do i have a problem ha-ha)
My natural nails are just a state i do not feel feminine without my false nails being on & i just feel super girly when i have them on so i can paint them with all the different colours i have , we’ll all the different variation of browns i have (More on the polishes to come in recent blog posts)….
The brand of nails i love are elegant touch & they really are the best nails for me. I choose the ultra short version & they are the right length for me as i don’t like them to look false i try to make them look as natural as possible. I like the false look but i want them to be real Winking smile with it. These just blow the other brands i have used out of the water they look very natural on the nail, easy to apply & come in a whole range of sizes and colours from French manicured to full painted on glamour nails. I always go for the French manicure as i do like to paint over them so seems a waste to get the coloured ones (They don’t do many different coloured variations that i like) so i stick to the ones i have tried & tested.
Now the ones i get retail for around the £6.50 mark which i find are a little expensive but as these can last me for around a month if not longer then they are worth the money. I’m not sure how much the other ones cost though as i tend to get the ones i want & run. They sometimes have a 3 for 2 offer on these so i stock up when the offer is on & it is worth it so my store cupboard on nails are well stocked up.
The nail glue i use is the elegant touch brush on glue which retails at around £3.50 i find this the easiest glue to use as it has a brush so i can distribute the glue over my nail & attach. I find the other nail glues without the brush far too messy & i can sometimes put too much on which i find to be a pain. The best nail glue that i have found to be the best bonding agent to keep the nails on for even longer is from the brand Kiss which i think is a little but more expensive but it is very good & well worth the money. I would purchase this again if it came in a brush form but as it doesn’t i stick with the elegant touch as it is less messy.
I am a huge advocate of false nails but always always take them off correctly as if not then they do leave you’re nails in a mess. I am at the moment having a break in-between using my false nails but will be reapplying these at the weekend just to make myself feel better Smile
Here are the false nails on i think they look pretty enough real & i get a lot of compliments & disbelieve that their NOT real, I've had people go as far as asking me to do apply false nails to them but i think I'll stick to just doing my own & just applying polish to other peoples nails.
What are your views on false nails? Do you wear them? What brands do you use/recommend?

Monday, 22 November 2010

Where i store my nail polishes.....

I thought i would start this post off with where i currently store my nail polishes.

I currently store them in these gorgeous pots/jars?I didn't have a useage for them before  now i have accumlated so many different polishes i have found a home for them!

I keep the ones i use regularlly in these jars/pots so they are easy to get too when i want  to use them & they only hold so many bottles of polish. I think they fit perfectly!

The cupcase is placed on my vanity/desk area with my favourite polishes to hand. Depending on the size/shape of the polish bottles you can fit a few bottles in here as you can see from the second picture. I purchased this for around £3 0r £4 from a cheap store in my local town.

I got this very cute cow jar from Matalan for around £6. Again i store my favourite polishes in here which 
 quite a few can fit in.

The rest of my polishes which i don't use as much lives in this bucket which i purchased from a cheap store in town during Easter time. It is perfect at storing all my unloved polishes :o(

I like to have my polishes stored neatly & in all one place where i know where they are. Storing them like this is just so easy for me & everything has it place. It is also unexpensive & keeps things neat which i like :o)

How do you store your nail polishes?

Welcome Post

As you may or may not already know i already have a general beauty blog, which can be found here, so if you find it intresting to read then please follow me over there :o). I decided to start up a blog purely based on Nails because i am having more insipration to blog about nails than i am regarding other beauty products & i felt it could be easier to follow by creating a whole new blog dedicated to nails then scattered over a blog with other random things.

Things to expect to come from my blog

  • I'll be posting (hopefully) NOTW (Nails of the week) i don't change my polish on a daily basis so a NOTD would be pointless plus i find it a waste of polish/money to change my mani every day!!
  • New nail polish hauls as & when i do them & then swatches may be done at the same time if not i will aim to do them as soon as i can :o) Sometimes they may just be swatches on the one nail or i may do the whole hand it depends on how many polishes i have.
  • New nail products i purchase, i.e. Varnish remover (Okay may not sound exciting but can be useful), nail glue (i always find it intresting to know which nail glue you use if you wear fake nails like me), Nail art (Stickers, pens etc)
  • Polish storage. I like to nosy & find out where people store their polishes as it gives me hints & tips on how to store mine :o)
  • I wear false nails so i will do posts on these when/if i try a new brand out & where i store these (Yes i am sad they have their own storage place!!
 If think that is everything covered, please follow this blog if you find anything relating to nails, polish etc intresting.