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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The perfect finish

Last week I was on the bus into town and couldn't help noticing that the girl in front of me had the most perfect hands and nails imaginable… honestly she'd have been at home on QVC modelling the jewellery and nail polishes

I glanced at my own hands which are way less than perfect and figured I should start looking after them a bit better! It wasn't just the scraggly cuticles and dry skin but also my nails; they were particularly short and higgledy piggledy cos I hadn’t bothered filing them in about…ooooh, a century? And there was also a shocking amount of soil under them as I'd been re-potting my pepper plants and was on my way to get more seeds (yep, it would seem I've turned into a pensioner overnight)
Since then I've been using Nail Envy by OPI, applying hand cream regularly and even wearing gloves when I'm doing stuff around the house. It's made a massive difference already and I've decided that I might even treat myself to a manicure this weekend. I'm still on the lookout for a decent cuticle cream or oil cos I haven't come across many good ones so feel free to recommend any you really like!

One of my favourite new discoveries is this top coat by Maybelline. I generally find that my nail polish chips after a day or 2 but the pics are of my nails 6 days after I painted them… I’m well impressed by how long it's lasted ♥

5 comments:

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

Oh! I will have to try this one Joy! I just ran out of topcoat yesterday!

MissKatv said...

Haven't tried any maybelline nail polish. would check this out. thanks for sharing :D

Sarah Edwina Rose said...

It's amazing of it prolongs the polish that long!

Pretty Wonderful said...

wow this is after 6 days, it looks like you just did them! I got so excited when you said 'higgledy piggledy', i've been saying this all week! I thought I was the only one, haha(yes i know i'm sad and easily amused) :D

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All Made Up said...

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) I'm well impressed with this one, though thats probably not gonna stop trying dozens of others!

Pretty Wonderful considering how messy my nails usually look after a couple of days this is a bit of a miracle! And higgledy piggledy is an awesome phrase, I manage to use it at least a couple of times a day! ♥