Some of you may never have seen me with nails that actually look half decent, despite this, I am actually now a fully trained nail technician haha! Yay! For the past year I have been training and I wasn't allowed to wear acrylics during the training (therefore the weird haggard nails I had up until a few weeks ago) but now that I am fully qualified I can now make my nails as pretty as I so desire! Which brings me to this post.
Over the past few days I posted a few of the above photos on instagram and got lots of questions about them! The first being; What nail polish colour are you wearing? Unfortunately I'm not wearing nail polish (sorry!!!) this is an acrylic mix of acrylic powder, purple powder, purple glitter and holographic glitter!
Do you have a salon? I've only just qualified so unfortunately I don't yet have a salon, maybe in many years time I'll open a salon somewhere and I'll invite you all for a nail party!
What are acrylic nails? Acrylic nails are a mixture of liquid or powder applied to natural nails or nail extensions. Nail extensions create nails which are longer than your natural nails. They're super strong and can, within reason, be any shape and colour which you so desire! They will unfortunately weaken your natural nails, however my natural nails aren't that great to start with so I'm not too bothered aha! (if you've ever heard about nail tech's drilling your natural nails lemme tell you that they're not meant to do that, and that drilling natural nails actually will ruin them! They're also not meant to use a drill to push your cuticles back, sacrilege!!!!)
As for Can you do my nails? Well, I'd love to start acquiring a list of regular clients, however I'm not sure asking people on my blog is the best way to go about it. As a mobile nail technician you never know who is really booking the appointment when done over the internet and who's house you're really going to turn up at, so I think right now I'll probably stick to friends and family and then hopefully they will recommend their friends too. If you know me in real life feel free to message me!!!
I also got a question about what acrylic paints I use, I just want to confirm that acrylic paint and acrylic nails are completely different things, although acrylic paint is really good for nail art!!
How do I do my nails like that? There are so many tutorials on youtube, but I'd consider filming my nail endeavours if any of you are interested! Its quite an expensive hobby though, my full kit was £95 and that was with the student discount. There are many cheap starter kits on ebay and amazon, however beware as a lot of them contain illegal substances. If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is.
BLACK RIPPED MOM JEANS: *PRETTY LITTLE THING
BABY BLUE CROPPED TURTLENECK: *PRETTY LITTLE THING
PINK PLATFORM HEEL SANDALS: *SPY LOVE BUY
POWERPUFF GIRL SOCKS: PRIMARK
PINK BOMBER JACKET: *PINK IN TOKYO
DENIM JACKET: CHARITY SHOP similar @ ASOS
I've been searching for a good pair of jet black mom jeans for agessss, the other day I counted my mom jean collection and I have no fewer than eight pairs, all of which are varying colours of blue/ white, and I realised, I have no black mom jeans!! How could I be missing such a crucial wardrobe piece?? I immediately went on the hunt and discovered the ASOS mom jean selection, however I'm really picky with the rips and the ones I had my eyes on went out of stock really quickly :( Then I stumbled across these cheaper versions on Pretty Little Thing so I decided to get those instead! I lovee them so much, they fit perfectly (I decided to size up as my hips are huge so I have to belt everything at the waist aha!) and I really enjoy the rips haha (that sounds so odd) they're also the perfect shade of black, I don't know why but I'm really adverse to grey jeans, unless of course they're acid wash! So yeah I'm very pleased with my jean find! I also am absolutely loving these bright baby pink sandals from Spy Love Buy I've not seen them on any other websites before and they are the cutest colour of pink, its such a block-colour which looks super 90s, I want to pair them with lots of edible jewellery haha!
1. PINK METALLIC KICKERS - VERY
2. SEE THROUGH PINK EDGED FESTIVAL RAINCOAT - BOOHOO
3. PINK ZIP UP SKIRT - BOOHOO
4. TIE DYE CATSUIT - BOOHOO
5. HIGH NECK STRIPY LONG SLEEVED TOP - BOOHOO
6. UNIF BACKPACK - URBAN OUTFITTERS
7. EYE PRINT CROP TOP - TOPSHOP
8. RIPPED MOM JEANS - ROMWE
9. BABY PINK FLUFFY PLATFORM HEELS - TOPSHOP
10. ALPHABET DENIM SKIRT - ROMWE
11. SILVER LEATHER BACKPACK - TOPSHOP
12. BUTTON UP DENIM SKIRT - TOPSHOP
13. FLUFFY FAUX FUR CLUTCH BAG - TOPSHOP
14. VAGABOND PASTEL PLATFORM SANDALS - URBAN OUTFITTERS
I am really obsessed with this wishlist, I think everything goes together so well. I especially love the ripped jeans from Romwe, the rips are really unusual compared to normal ripped jeans which makes a nice change. I also am completely obsessed with these Kickers from Very, I have wanted them for agesss, I already have a silver metallic pair but these are so cute and pink and the sole is clear oh my god how perfect!! They also come in Mint Green which is also super cute, but I think the pink ones are more me :)
VINTAGE BLAZER: *HOUSE OF BRICKS
SLIPKNOT TEE: *MOTEL ROCKS
FISHNET GLITTER TIGHTS: *WELOVECOLORS
THIGH HIGH PLATFORM BOOTS: *PUBLIC DESIRE
I love this Slipknot tee, its huge so I can wear it as a dress, it also looks so old and worn which is the mark of a good band tshirt. I really don't like new band tees, because you have to wear them enough to make them go all faded and fuzzy before they look any good. They should have professional band tshirt wearers that wear them the shirts before they go on sale, I would totally buy those!! I also got this super cute vintage blazer from House of Bricks, I feel like this look is super 'Pretty Woman' minus the wig, must buy more wigs.