Doing your nails at home doesn’t have to be a chore and can save you a fortune!
Follow these 5 steps to the perfect at home manicure.
What you will need:
Nail varnish remover
A nail file
Your favourite nail varnish
A clear nail varnish
Step 1: Remove any old nail varnish
Take off any nail varnish you already have on so that you’re starting with a clean smooth base, meaning a neater manicure.
Step 2: File your nails
Shape your nails in whatever way you prefer, I usually do round as I find it suits me best.
Step 3: Apply a base coat
Applying a base coat is such an important step as it prevents your nails from staining and evens out the texture so your colour goes on better.
Step 4: Colour
Apply two thin coats of varnish for best results and quicker drying. This is my favourite nail varnish at the moment, its in the colour ‘mink’ from M&S.
Step 5: Topcoat
Apply a topcoat to ensure your nails are shiny and help them to stay chip free for longer.
What’s your favourite nail varnish?
I received my first ever glossy box a couple of days ago and was pleasantly surprised. It came gorgeously packaged in this ‘LOVE’ box to celebrate valentines day and contained five lovely products, four of which were full size. I can’t wait to try them all out!
The first item I pulled out was this L’eau de rose perfume by Jeanne Arthes which smells divine, i’m usually not a huge fan of rose scents as they’re overpowering but this one is really light and girly. It’s also perfect handbag size so you can have a spritz when you need a boost throughout the day.
The second product that I saw was this Ciate nail varnish in ‘fade to greige’. I’m definitely going to be using this, I love this kind of colour on pale skin it’s so flattering.
This Garnier ultimate blends intense care hair mask could not have arrived at a better time, my hair has been so dry since getting it dyed. It’s also a great sized sample and could last for a couple of uses.
The box also contained this mineral-rich volcanic face mask enriched with anti-aging ingredients which helps to cleanse and purify the skin. It’s going to be great for removing all of the dirt and grime off my face at the end of the day and leave it smooth and clear.
This lipstick from MDM flow in the shade ‘Bossy’ lasts all day on the lips as the semi-matte formula gives you the matte look without the cracked, dry lips – love it!
Have you tried out any of these products?
I was digging around in Boot’s reduced Christmas gift section at the weekend and came across this Woodwick candle in the scent ‘cinnamon chai’ for just £5 instead of £18.99. I’ve been wanting to try out one of these candles for years and thought this was the perfect opportunity since it was such a bargain.
It’s been lit constantly since as it smells lovely and the crackling sound it makes is so relaxing, especially when you’re reading.
Have any of you tried a Woodwick candle?