For most of my life, I’ve avoided nail polish. This is partly because I thought painting my nails would draw attention to my not-very-elegant hands, and partly because I wasn’t really very good at it.
Also painted nails sort of belonged with lipstick and beige tights, on someone who is a grown up.
Now, though, I’m 45 and I realise that haven’t got that long to be a grown up before the liver spots set in. Thus, I thought it was time to do my nails.
|No polish nails – not very grown up|
The occasion deserved and outing so I headed to Boots in Braehead. The choice was, quite frankly baffling and I found nail products I didn’t even know existed.
|Colour change nail art – who knew?|
I decided against colour change nail art and stick on decals in favour of far more sensible products. Having assembled my arsenal it was time to get to work.
|My new best friends in the quest for proper polished nails|
Incidentally, are cuticles really that bad? I have gone through most of my life without being aware of them one way or anther. Yet, today I noticed dozens of different products to banish them.
And that’s what I started cuticle remover, moisturiser, base coat – for strength, colour and top coat.
I’d opted for a colour called Fiji, but a glance along the shelf revealed such gems as: sew psyched and trophy wife. I would love to know how you get a job thinking up stuff like that.
During the manicure process I learned an important thing. That it’s a good idea to make sure you have unpacked all your products before you start with the painting.
|A tactical error – the top coat was still in the box|
However I was delighted with the end result and think I managed to create proper grown-up nails. I wonder how long they will last.
|How does it look now?|
|A very grown up nail|
All products were available at Boots and you can see more pictures here.
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