3 February 2014

The Manicure

Sometimes I like to treat myself to a pamper and usually this involves a manicure! I'm usually very busy and painting my nails during the week can be a struggle and even if I do manage to find time they are never as well done as I would like so whenever I am free I like to take the time to give myself the full treatment! I often start by buffing my nails getting rid of the dry and damaged layer of nail to create a smooth and clean surface. There are many buffers available and I usually use a Topshop or Poundland one. I then file my nails if I think its needed, I don't always do this step sometimes I cut my nails instead. Next I apply my base coat , I'm currently using an Essie one that aims to strengthen and help your nails grow.

Now for the tricky part picking your nail colour I like to try out different nail polishes on a nail wheel mixing and matching and seeing what works and what doesn't.Once the difficult task of choosing a nail colour  is over I paint my nails and use my trusty Seche Vite topcoat to seal the polish and give it a gel like finish ! Then using my Essie erase pen I correct any mistakes that I have made making sure that my mani looks catwalk ready.After that I pop some cuticle oil on my cuticles to keep them hydrated. Once the oil has dried in I like to use my Crabtree and Evelyn Rose water hand cream to finish things off.

What do you use to pamper your hands and nails? 


  1. I really want to start getting in to using cuticle oil and hand cream after I've painted my nails,
    Lovely post, and beautiful photo as always. :


    1. I don't always do it but its good to do and thank you

  2. What a beautiful photo! Is that Baker street on your thumb? I need to get that nail polish ASAP.

    Blu Button Box

  3. nice photos, it looks amazing :))


  4. Love the look of your routine! I love painting me nails! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  5. I did post on my manicure routine a way back and I can recommend The Body Shop buffer - it's the best thing ever! :) I also love Seche Vite :)


  6. That hand crème looks really nice!

    Ray | Obey Ray

  7. Love this post, I'm going to post something similar soon I think. I love reading what other people use in their manicures. Danielle xx


  8. great post! i'm a huge fan of rose scented products, so that crabtree and evelyn hand cream is definitely right up my alley. i love using the sparitual nail & cuticle oil, as well as the aesop resurrection hand balm to pamper my hands :) ps love that picture, everything looks so colorful. it's such a nice shot!

    rachel x

    1. I really want to try Aesop products but there very expensive and thank you

  9. love this post ! i love doing manicure :) great post dear !!! Would you like to follow each other on GFC and on Bloglovin :) xx

  10. Love the pictures, you cant beat a lovely nail session, the hardest part for me is choosing which colour :)

  11. I loveeee to pamper and doing my nails is something I thoroughly enjoy xx


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