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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Best Finger Forward



With us barely into the New Year I thought what better time to try out a new nail shape. Regular readers of this blog will know that in 2013 (doesn't it feel weird referring to 2013 in the past tense) I was a huge fan of long, almond shaped claws which were of course artificial. The problem with such shape and length was the upkeep - as I spend a large chunk of my time typing away my nails bore the brunt and would quickly chip, snap off or crack...attractive I know. With that in mind I have decided to go au naturel in 2014 and have vowed to grown my own nails with the aide of gel overlays.



Lord knows I wasn't blessed with the prettiest of hands - as a child I wished for long, slim fingers but was sadly blessed with tiny, stubby and chubby fingers. Much like any super villain or hero disguise is the best weapon in my arsenal and I find longish nails help create the illusion of slimmer fingers but doing that without the aide of nail extensions has proven tricky. My natural nails grow fairly quickly but despite my best efforts (I've lost count to how many nail strengtheners I have purchased) they quickly snap off and I'm back to square one. This year I am going to attempt with the help of gel overlays to grown my natural nails and also I vow no more ring finger manicures instead I have decided that the index finger manicure (mainly so I can point and pout a la Posh Spice circa 1999) is the new thing...probably not but hey a change is as good as a holiday and yes that means no more talon shaped nails from me either!

Why the post on nails? Well it is my only New Years beauty resolution, this year I have decided to embrace change and to just go with the flow. Do you have any beauty resolutions?


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22 comments:

  1. I ned to give my nails & hands a little more TLC this year.
    Good luck growing your nails
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  2. Your natural nails look lovely and the paint job is gorgeous - turquoise and silver is such a nice combination.

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  3. Good luck growing your nails, I love the colours you've on them :) xx

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  4. Yay, such a beautiful minty color!
    Happt new year!
    Girl's temptations | Happy New Year!

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  5. Good luck growing your nails! I quit biting mine and have been so proud of them ever since. I know you said you've tried nail strengtheners, but have you tried cuticle balm and using a decent file? Leighton Denny's Crystal Nail File has honestly done wonders for me x

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  6. I love this nail shape, it looks lovely!


    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxx

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  7. I always have an accent nail when I get my nails done, it's normally my ring finger but I like how you've changed it up a bit :) the colours you've chosen are gorgeous as well!
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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  8. I like the idea of painting the index finger a different colour, makes a change from the usual ring finger.
    like the colour.

    http://loveisrealbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
    E, x

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  9. Love your nails! Adorable

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  10. I love the colours you've used for these! They work really well together! I love the idea of having the accent nail as the index finger instead of the ring finger, it makes a nice change. Good Luck on growing your nails long, I'm sure you'll be able to do it! :)

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  11. My resolutions are to moisture my body more and get a better skincare routine! I share your nail pain, I type all day so my nails snap off too :(

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  12. If I tried to change my nail shape I'd be filing my nails all my life! The nail colour is such a lovely pastel colour.

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.com xx

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  13. Love the color of the nail polish!

    xx
    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

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  14. With you on the index accent finger - ring finger always felt slightly odd! Good luck growing your nails. It's the perfect excuse to make someone else do the washing up ;)

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  15. I love the colour, my nails are the same, I can't grow them long!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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  16. I need to look after my nails a bit better this year... I have been neglecting them!

    www.niamhholly.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I changed my nails to square-oval shaped a while ago and have never looked back. It is annoying when you break the corner off but much easier to keep xx

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  18. My biggest beauty resolution is to take care of my hair properly x

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  19. Love the pale blue and glitter together!

    My beauty resolutions are to organise my stash and keep doing Empties posts to keep track of what is going. out vs what is coming in, so it's good to see my collection shrink by actually using things up! xo

    http://beckyalyssasbeautybox.wordpress.com

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  20. They look fab! I definitely need to experiment more with my own nails :-)

    http://sweatyourselfbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  21. nail envy by opi is an amazing strengthener if you havent already tried it, teamed with hair and nail vitamins i really saw a difference!

    love the wintery theme of your nails, really cute.

    http://fantasma-velvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I love that blue colour! xx

    yespleasebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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