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Fun Fact Friday: Fixing a chipped manicure

About a month ago I went and treated myself to a manicure. I don’t usually pay to get my finger nails done as I feel as though I do a pretty good job myself but I was given a voucher and thought, why not! After one day, my nails began to chip – I was not impressed. So after a little researching on the old interweb, I found this article on Primped, a step by step guide to actually fixing your chipped nail polish rather than just topping the nail up with another coat of paint. It’s a little more in-depth than the old repaint option, but I have to say it really does work, and is totally worth the extra effort.

When I do my home manicure, I file my nails first, then wash my hands and apply moisturiser (or cuticle oil). I follow this up by applying OPI Chip Skip, a layer of base coat (currently I am using Orly Basecoat Bonder which you can get here ). I wait for it to completely dry before applying the first coat of colour, then wait about 2-3 minutes and apply a second layer of colour. Let that dry for about another 4 minutes then apply a top coat (currently I use Revlon ColourStay Longwear Top Coat which you can get here).

OPI Maiami Beet

Wearing OPI Miami Beet

To avoid future chipping, make sure you reapply a top coat every day, I like to buff the nail first so it has that glossy finish as I find the colour tends to dull over time.


Loving Right Now

I have a fairly large collection of nail polish, so it’s not unusual that sometimes I forget I have particular colours. Last year my lovely friend, Eilise, brought me back a couple of OPI nail polishes from her trip to the US.

Tonight is date night and whilst getting myself ready, I stumbled across one of the above mentioned nail polishes which I am now crushing on big time. Its the perfect colour for this Autumn season.

OPI Miami Beet

This shade is OPI Miami Beet. I love the names of the OPI collection, I think that’s part of the reason I have so many.

What are your thoughts on this colour?


Finding Old Favourites

I love it when you stumble across an old favourite that’s been stashed away just waiting for its chance to become your number one again. Last night I was cleaning out a handbag that I hadn’t used in months when, to my delight, a bottle of lilac coloured greatness rolled across my bedroom floor.

OPI Mod About You

I just love this shade, it reminds me of cupcakes and all things girlie!

Happy Friday