Seeing as I rarely manage to wear makeup these days, but still enjoy beauty blogging, I thought I should begin documenting my manicures. It's something that in the past year at least, I've tried to regularly maintain (every couple of weeks or so). I'm also training myself to blog something that doesn't involve screeds of writing and tonnes of photos! Surely I can manage a couple of photos and short paragraph? So, these were my nails for New Year. I'd prioritised too many other things (as you do) that by Christmas my nails were all chipped and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it, so although I wasn't going out anywhere, I decided to make them nice for Hogmanay.
I didn't realise I was turning this into a blog post, so next time I'll maybe have a better variety of photos. I also hadn't planned what I was wearing at New Year or else I wouldn't have chosen this colour as it didn't go with my dress at all! The purple is Guerlain La Laque Couleur in 903 Nuit Merveilleuse. This was from the holiday collection the Christmas before last. It's got really fine micro-shimmer in it along with a slight pearl and is a rich (Cadbury!!) purple. Just a little deeper than it's looking on my monitor here. I was happy with the finish in two coats.
Over the top, I put one coat of Dior Diorific Vernis in 001 Nova. This was from the Splendor holiday collection this year (well last year, but you know what I mean). I treated myself to a few pieces just before Christmas, because I knew I'd regret missing out on them. I adore the cute little bottles the Diorific polishes come in, so am keen to get them when they come out annually. This one is almost completely smooth, which is pleasant considering the sizeable chunks in it. It's a clear base with flecks of whitened silver, like a broken mirror. You can catch quite a bit of blue in certain lights too. I didn't have any issues with even distribution of the flecks, they came out pretty uniform for me. I'm not sure how easy it'll be to remove (hoping 'very') as it's still on my nails (and indeed very chipped now, a few weeks on). Both lasted well, though I don't challenge my nails much (don't wash dishes etc). Would you be keen to see more posts like this in the future? I think the one thing that has put me off previously is that I tend to use a lot of discontinued or limited items that are no longer available and I don't like showing you something you can't easily buy. And with that I shall shut my mouth as that's 3 paragraphs already, d'oh!
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