It’s a Sunday. In my world it’s prime preening time; I’ve washed and blow-dried my hair, had a nice relaxing bath with my new favourite bath oils (post on those coming up), and cleaned my makeup brushes. The only thing left is to sort out my nails. Over the past few weeks something strange has happened, I’ve completely gone off wearing colour on my nails. In fact I haven’t worn colour on my nails since I purchased the OPI Nail Envy back at the beginning of January! Now when I say colour I mean my usual browns, beiges and taupes – they have all been replaced by one neutral nail-like shade, Essie Ballet Slippers. I brought this back at the beginning of the year and was intially disappointed with it’s sheerness, but a couple of the months down the line and it’s practically the only shade I have worn in 2012!
I keep my manicure routine very quick and simple: I cut and file my nails, apply the Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover Gel and them push my my cuticles and we’re ready to go. After a thin layer of the OPI Nail Envy I apply two layers of Essie Ballet Slippers. Now this polish takes some practice, it can go slightly streaky, so you have to wait a decent amount of time between layers to ensure that doesn’t happen. But if you fancy a barely-there, ‘groomed’ nail colour then this is perfect. It leaves a sheer milky pink to my nails, making them look clean without being too over-done, I love! A layer of Seche Vite Top Coat and they stay looking pretty good for the rest of the week until I re-do this routine next Sunday!