Until, the other day, I was having coffee with one of my best friends, who had just happened to sneak in a trip to the nail bar before meeting for our fortnightly coffee date. She very proudly showed me her newly polishing nails and they looked truly gorgeous. The slightest hint of pink and a dash of glitter, very pretty and classy.
Nature was very kind to me in the nail department, and I have strong nails that grow like weeds, so I have never had acrylics or gels, because I just don’t need them, nor can I really be bothered to go and have the regrowth filled all the time. For a split second I was almost tempted to head straight to the nail bar after coffee, but then I thought I can do this myself, if I have a suitable nailpolish.
My collection of nail colours include Hot Pink, Hot Pink, Hot Pink, Red and Bronze, no pretty pink with glitter. Daughter to the rescue, she has every colour under the sun except Hot Pink, because I have all of those. Sally Hansen, Pink Confetti is hiding at the back of her polish collection, yay!
I always have my toe nails painted, but don’t always do my finger nails, as the colour chips so quickly and then looks tacky, so other than a slick of gloss my fingers, they are often alah natural…..but two coats of Pink Confetti and a top coat and I now have beautiful fresh nails that are just perfect for the lightness and freshness of Spring. Gone are the dark colours (for now) and the best thing about this ‘light’ approach is that even if the colour wears or chips you can’t see it unless you get the magnifying glass out, as it so nice and pale.
I love this look, go and try it for yourself, I am even admiring them as I type right now!