Behold lavender loveliness (says I). I wanted something a little pretty and a little ‘tame’ as I’m back in the office this week.
Lavender grown WAILLD in my garden
I have a serious grá for all things glitter but didn’t want to go too over the top. This combo, again uses an Essence colour (€1.29) called No More Drama. And it’s certainly not dramatic. More of a creamy lavender/lilac and very, very pretty.
Don’t get me wrong I do have a laaarge array of polishes but can never resist these little Essence beauties for on trend colours or for experimenting with.
To the tips! I used a Nails Inc London bottle of fabulousness in Park Lane, a shiny mauve glitter that I’ve never seen the likes of before. It has very high glitter content and with one shake gives great sparkle payoff. It was one of a set of three I picked up on a recent break for the border in Debenhams, Newry for £20. Bargain!
I painted the tips freehand as the glitter is very forgiving. One advantage of an opaque nail bed colour is you can fake your lines when your nails are shorter, as mine are at the minute. Et voila, instant tips. A handytip for all manis is this glitter tip. It can cover chips and prolong an existing paintjob. The sparkly formulation is much harder wearing too, so ideal if you're up to eyes with working/wrangling kiddies etc.