Summer months call for summer nails so that’s what i decided on at the weekend and here is what i used to achieve the look i finished up with.
– Summer Sling
– Pink flamingo
– Mint cooler
All from Boots Seventeen range and i think it was on a 3 for 2 offer at the time too.
Since i only had 3 colours and 5 fingers i had to try and decide how to make it look effective and this was what i went for.
For the tips i used different brands as i just made do with what i already had.
– Emerald Tropic (Seventeen)
– Pump up the purple (Rimmel)
– Kiss me on my tulips (O.P.I)
Here you go my Pastel French Manicure with my Primark plant modelling too.
I fancied giving my nails a quick pampering and had a nosey in my vanity case…… This where I keep all the nail varnishes I’ve picked up and are still useable. Nothings worse than finding one you used to love and its separated.
The 3 I picked to get the look above which was really quite easy were:
Rimmel/ Rita Ora -Plump up the purple
OPI – Kiss me on my tulips
Loreal – le French manicure liner
Firstly I pained the ring fingers pink with the OPI Kiss me on my tulips because we have all done it before when we want to do this kind of look and accidently paint them all the same colour.
Next I paint the rest of my nails with Rimmels Plump up the purple which usually I don’t go for dark colours but thought why not.
Last of all I take Loreal le French manicure pen and do random dots on each nail to give it that je ne sais quoi.
I really like the look and it took all of 10 minutes to do.
When you buy a more high end nail varnish rather than the ones your normal drug store stocks you would expect to have results that show that it was worth spending that little bit more.
This is the culprit…Kiss me on my tulips
i picked it because i am a lover of pink, i loved the name of it and thought yeah this will do the trick and have staying power.
Does it hell!!
I have had it on just over a week and i have had to touch up on nearly every nail three times. i don’t know why i didn’t just give in and take it off and put something different on. i guess it was because i didn’t want one of my more expensive nail varnishes to just get thrown in the drawer never to be seen again.
To make matters worse this happened
I was not amused i have real strong nails and i catch it in something and have to just cut it off. I have to now bring myself to cut my naturally long nails down. I am well proud of how long i can get them.
Thanks O.P.I you have made me never want to get a nail varnish from your range again, sort out the product and i may change my mind… heres my blog post on a Rimmel nail varnish which proved you don’t have to spend a fortune for pretty nails and does what it says on the bottle Excuse My French…Manicure
Check out these beauties…
I wanted something that reflected my personality so I went for some super girly colours. I also cut about half an inch off them as they were getting way too long.
To get the base colour I used one of my favourites: Rimmels Go wild-erness by Rita Ora. This time of year I love pastels. It gives amazing coverage and you only need one coat of it too.
For the French tip look I chose Rimmels Lycra Pro Professional Finish In Pop Rose. Without a guide for my tips I think I did ok.
Here is my nails after 10 days. Baring in mind I’ve been packing boxes as I’m in the process of moving I don’t think that they’ve took too much of a bashing.
They can be found at your local Boots or Superdrug or you can find them online.
Amazon do some amazing nail polishes from different brands at affordable prices.
What’s your favourite shade of nail polish?