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My boyfriend painted my nails…..what do you do when you just can’t decide what colour to paint your nails….. Oh I know ask your boyfriend to choose. Hmmmm I soon as I asked him I suddenly thought “Is this a good idea?”. It was too late I gave him control.

So he didn’t actually paint my nails he just helped this indecisive lady decide what, and how to paint my nails. The first thing he said was” how many can I choose” (oh lord!) “how ever many you want” I told him. “Ok, I choose this one, because my eye was first drawn to it, (the lilac polish), this one because it’s bright like summer (the neon yellow one), and this one because it looks saucy (the berry coloured varnish)” . He totally got involved I rate him for that, but he wasn’t actually done. He then told me what order he wanted me to paint my nails: two lilac, the middle finger should be bright berry colour, then the next two finger and thumb yellow.

So that’s what I did, but me being me I had to put my own twist on it. so I embellished.

  • To create the angled straight lines at the tips of some of my fingers I used the nail foil tapes as guide lines and then peeled them off.
  • I used a sponge to create a stippled effect.
  • To create the dots….. well a dotting tool of course.

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On one of my index fingers I used the Mariah carry Gold flakes polish but I thought that this ended up looking like crap, other than that it was bright and fun. Thanks BF you crazy guy.

Products used:

leonard nail choice

Nina pro: Calypso of the heart

China Glaze: Lotus Begin

Seche Vite: Opulent

O.P.I : Pure 18k white gold and silver top coat

I hope you enjoyed

Should I let my boyfriend do other beauty related things for me??

For more tips, tricks, how- to’s and reviews, stay tuned

Tilly xx


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I just wanted to jazz up my toes and I am pretty pleased with the result. I’ve got a hang up about my feet; they aren’t pretty and they are rather big. However, these things I can deal with.  My real hang up is that I can’t go with out polish on my toes, EVER! It just feels so wrong, as if I’ve walked out the house without any clothes on.  Even in winter I keep my toe nails painted; it is perhaps a compulsion that I don’t think I’ve ever shared until now. I also don’t particularly like patterns or unusual colours on my toes so I mainly stick with pinks and reds.

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China Glaze Nail Art

I recently purchased some more China Glaze ( I know as if i needed more polish) but this stuff is sooo cool. I thought these two varnishes were just pretty colours with a fine glitter but I was wrong they are so much more than that.

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Perhaps not a look you could wear to do the shopping in but it was fun to do, that’s for sure.

The night before I spent a million years (roughly) on my elaborate nail art design. My sister who was very impressed, said it reminded her of a pop art skirt I have, and then it came to me why stop at the nails when I could become Pop Art for one day.

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I have had so many compliments about my simple grey nails, perhaps grey in the new black?

This product NV came as part of a pedicure gift set I bought for Christmas, I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I really like the colour. I did have to use three coats because it was a thin polish so I wouldn’t say it was one of my best buys. The dark grey tip is a Barry M polish No. 293.

What do you reckon? Is it your cup of Tea?

TTFN xxx

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I adore Seche vite, they have become my new fave’ nail polish brand . This colour here is, it’s a coral pink called Wild One. It glideson, barely needing a second coat.   Continue reading