It's funny - despite regularly blogging about beauty and fashion, I never thought I've been particularly good at 'being a woman'. I never look fashionable, rarely ever experiment with my hair and tend to only experiment with lots and lots of eyeliner. I used to be the type of girl that would always have bare nails, or, even worse, chipped nail varnish. But somewhere along the line that changed and I'm not quite sure when. These days, I tend to have a new colour on my nails almost every week, give or take a few days depending on how chipped they become.
I know. I'm as surprised as you. Maybe being a blogger has really paid off?
Despite the fact that I don't have the healthiest nails in the world - and I know I'm not very neat at painting my nails - I love trying out different shades of nail varnish. This week I'm loving this Nails Inc. shade - Hero Shade - which I picked up for free at the ASOS Christmas Party last Christmas. I really adore this colour and think it's perfect for day to day wear. It's versatile and sophisticated and ideal for this odd weather where its sunny one day and freezing cold the next. It's a few steps away from toned down brown or black winter shades, but the weather isn't quite warm enough for summer hues just yet so in the meantime, this will have to do.
Unfortunately, I have found that this varnish does tend to chip quite easily if you only put one layer on. The first time I wore it, I found most of it had easily rubbed off on the end of my nails by the following day. I redid this colour last night, left it to dry and gave it another coat and so far it seems to be okay!
I find it also compliments these simple midi rings (as blogged about previously!) perfectly too. Very sophisticated and feminine, without being too over the top. It's a beautiful grey/lilac shade and therefore is very versatile. What do you think? What colour nails are you all sporting this week? Let me know!