I have been a bit behind recently with my posts so I will combine a couple of manicures in an attempt to catch up.
Every time I re do my nails I always give my fingers and nails a bit of a pamper. After I have removed any previous polish I start with soaking my hands in something nice then push back my cuticles, file my nails and trim any hard hang nails.
I then apply a good base coat and ridge filler. I then apply the first coat of whatever varnish I fancy. After a second coat I then either apply stickers bought from Poundland or similar or use my rather more expensive nail stamper kit which I bought in a market in London.
This next photo shows the nails with the varnish and the over print from the nail stamper kit which I did using a black varnish.
My toes I used a red varnish and just a small floral print on my big toes.
Another manicure I did this time using a light green Opi varnish and Poundland stickers.
The next was a variation of my pearly nude varnish with a burgundy stamp using the Soigne polish from my Birch box in April I think. I used the pale blue from this month’s Birch box on my ring finger. I found it a bit matt looking so gave a coat of pearly nude over the blue which looked good.
The red colour was harder to do that the black as the stamper is also red which made the varnish on it hard to see. i won’t try red again!
I finish off after I have completed all the varnish with a quick brush of cuticle oil. My beautician told me it helped the varnish dry as well as keeping the cuticles supple and in good condition.
So there you have a couple of my latest manicure efforts. I am not professional as you can probably tell but I enjoy playing with my varnish and stamping gear.