We’re back again with another post for our Spring Series.
This week’s post is dedicated to hands and nails, so if you’re a bit of a manicure lover then this post is for you!
I used to be reeeeeeeeally bad at applying hand cream.
As I’m a contact lens wearer I’m always wary of using any kind of cream or soaps on my hands that may interfere when I put my lenses in, so have always avoided them like the plague.
(By this I don’t mean that I never washed my hands, just avoided the thick scented ones that tend to stay on your skin!)
After realising that actually it takes 2 seconds to put my lenses in and I don’t take them our for a few hours, I changed my tune and now working in a freezing cold lab I slather the stuff on!
All smell reeeeeeeeaally natural and sink straight into your skin.
As I’m new to the hand cream crew I cannot be dealing with waiting for it to sink in, unless it’s when I’m getting into bed.
I also feel I should mention Soap and Glory’s Hand Food as it is very popular and I also love the smell of that, but I don’t feel like it is as good as it could be and obviously natural and organic wins out for me!
As for nails I am a firm believer in using a traditional 4 way block to file, shape, buff and shine my way to natural nails.
I have currently been using Model’s Own and it’s been great, love the bright neon colours too and the price is perfect at around £3.
As for nail colours for Spring….I’m a firm believer in nudes, pastels, metallics and pretty patterns.
These are all of my favourite shades for Spring and I will making my way through each of them over the next few weeks!
What are your favourite hand and nail tips? What’s your favourite Spring colours?
As with L I never used to apply hand cream as much as I should have. After realising how badly hands can age I thought it was time I took care of them. I also work in a laboratory so I have to wash my hands a lot and I find the soap very drying. As with L at first I loved Soap and Glory hand food but the more hand creams I’ve tried the less I like it and I think there are better out there for a better price. My favourite is an Avon Planet Spa one, in African Shea Butter. I adore the scent and it’s a nice thick cream that moisturises without leaving hands feeling coated.
As I wear a lot of false nails now I don’t tend to my natural nails as much as I should. To see what false nails I use and the tool I can’t be without you can see it in my Rose NOTD linked above. I’ll be doing a how I use the cuticle trimmer post this week.
I love using dotting tools and my striping tape to create different types of nail art. I’m not the type of girl who wears a plain colour much. I also favour the accent nail. For spring I think nude nails with a bright pink signature nail is a perfect look. Spring is also a great time to get out the pastel shades again. Here are some of my favourite colours that I tend to gravitate towards for spring time!
Here is some spring inspired nails we did last year.
What’s your favourite colour for spring?
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