You might have already guessed that I love fashion, but when it comes to makeup and nails, I'm afraid I let the girly side down. I'm not a 'typical girl', in that I don't tend to get excited about the new makeup 'must-have' or nail polish shade. Nevertheless, occasionally a product or two will catch my eye and I'll give it a go. When it comes to nails, I like understated and natural shades, that don't draw too much attention. That's probably due to the fact I'm constantly biting my nails and they never seem to be in good shape. Surprisingly, a few weeks ago I noticed my nails were looking pretty decent, and so I grabbed the opportunity to experiment with two new polishes:
Essie Sugar Daddy and Bourjois Laser Toppings.
|Essie Sugar Daddy / £7.99|
I started with fresh, clean nails that had no polish on them. I applied one coat of Essie Sugar Daddy which left my nails naturally glossy with a lovely shine. Essie has become one of my favourite nail brands, as their collection of natural shades are perfect for understated nail lovers, like me. I love this light pink shade as it provides an effortless, classic look which complements every outfit. Although slightly expensive (£7.99 for one small bottle), I think Essie polishes are great value, long-lasting and very versatile.
|Bourjois Laser Toppings / £5.99|
After I applied the Essie shade, I decided to jazz things up a little bit by applying a coat of Bourjois Laser Toppings. I had been instantly attracted to the pot of gold glitter in the store. My friend actually bought it first and when I saw it sparkling on her nails the next time we met up, I knew I also had to have it! The polish adds a touch of sparkle to any manicure and although I wouldn't wear this glitter all the time, I think it is perfect for the upcoming Christmas festivities. Apply one generous coat and you'll quickly have gorgeous, glitter nails that will make you shine during these dark winter nights.