Romantique by CND Shellac

Nothing beats having your nails done and not having to worry about them chipping for a few weeks! For my nails I either get Shellac which is a two week manicure or gel nails which are basically fake tips that are glued to your natural nail and then a gel coat is put on top to seal it all together.

In this picture I had just had gel nails done. For me gel nails suit me better as I really struggle to grow my nails (years of biting them) and I never get the desired shape I want.

Gel nails last 3-4 weeks, depending on how much your nails grows and how much you want to change the colour.

Whenever I get my nails done I stick to the same neutral safe colours; nude, red, burgundy and navy. They are just my go to shades.

The shade I have on my nails above is Romantique by CND Shellac!

Manicure Mondays | A Sea of Blue


Today’s manicure monday’s feature’s my favourite colour apart from burgundy are you surprised! It is deep sea blue.
The shimmery turquoise colour is by Seventeen called Peacock. How cute is that name! This is vary opaque shimmer and I love it.
In the middle is a true turquoise colour from Rimmel called 844 Out of the blue.
The final shade is my favourite by Rimmel called 843 Midnight Skinny Dip. Can we just appreciate the name for a minute. The shade is a true navy blue with a hint of shimmer.

Manicure Monday | Chanel May



I thought for today’s mani monday I would use a beautiful spring colour to help us through this depressing weather. If you are living in the UK and Ireland you know what I mean. I hope you’re all safe!

I know that the formula of Chanel nail polishes is crap but you can’t beat the feeling of wearing a chanel nail polish. I love this “true pink” colour called May. ¬†Chanel Nail polishes retail for ¬£18.

What’s your favourite Chanel nail polish colour?

Mani Mondays | Barry M Raspberry


Todays mani monday is red themed. What a surprise! This colour is Raspberry by Barry M. This is a plum toned burgundy! Which makes a change from my usual is it black or is it burgundy shades that are always on my nails!

Mani Mondays | Essie Meet Me at Sunset


Essie just bring it in the nail polish department. I wish there was a counter near me! This is a gorgeous orange tone with a hint of red in some lights. Yes I know, not the most holiday festive nail colour but I need something to brighten up my day while I look at books all day!

And how cute is the name of this nail polish?

Mani Mondays #9 Maybelline New York Extreme Blackcurrant





I wear these dark berry shades all the time but Christmas is the season when I really love to wear them. There is just something about the aubergine but it could be black colour that I just love about this shade.

Here’s a new one I picked up to add to my many colours in this ‘burgundy/black’ collection This shade has been on my nails for 3 weeks I just love wearing it.

The formula on these nails polishes is great.The brush is wide enough to cover your nail (something I always look for) and the colour is very opaque. Personally I am not one for the sheer nail colour! I think these Maybelline Super Stay 7 days are great and if you don’t fancy this shade Extreme blackcurrant. There are plenty more shades to choose from I am sure I’ll be picking up a few more!