I have had a fab day today, I did my mani/pedi this morning and then this afternoon my dad took me shopping and I bought myself 19 new nail polishes which were on sale (ASDA £1 each!).
First my manicure. I used black nails for this (lazy I know, but I will redo this mani soon using black crackle/matte/glitter or mock croc). I used gold studs (eBay find) and a lovely gold glitter polish (Bodycare find) on alternate nails. To apply the studs I used a thin layer of nail glue over each nail, then I used a wax pencil to pick up the studs and apply in different patterns. I have tried using other things to pick up studs/gems/diamante's etc but nothing works as well as the wax pencil and they are easy to find on eBay, in chemists and at nail suppliers. They are also very cheap, I got two for 99p. After giving the studs a minute or two to set on the glue, I used Rimmel 60 second clear top coat to seal them. I love how this mani turned out and have ordered the studs in all the other colours, I have loads of ideas how to use them!
Secondly I did my pedi. I applied one coat of Avon nail experts as a base, I find it keeps my nails strong and base coats prevent staining and make removing polish MUCH easier. I then used two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry (430 Brisk Blue) and finished my pedi using the Rimmel 60 second top coat. I love this Sally Hansen polish, it makes my nails look like Smarties (when they were good and used the dyes that send kids, and their parents, loopy).
I will be back soon with more mani's, In the meantime why not go and Get Nailed ;)