My video today is inspired by 1) your questions about my manicures 2) my new nail polish #227 Patina Buckle by CND, from its new collection called “Craft Culture”. So I’m showing you an easy way to do your french manicure (in pink and purple shades) at home. If you like the video, please like and subscribe!
If you want a simple, but beautiful manicure, for Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to go to a salon. You can make it yourself at home, easily, as I did mine. This is the 2nd time, I tried a similar manicure. The first one was last February (you can see it here), and I liked it so much that I wanted to do it again, by adding some glitter to the mix. I thought it would be a good idea to show you how I did mine, in case you want to try it too. Unfortunately, I didn’t have someone to take step by step photos, as we did last time with my photo tutorial, but I did the best I could, to photograph the steps myself. Most of the instructions, are written on the photos, but take a look at the captions too. The manicure looks even better if you’re wearing something like this.
I always loved having my nails painted, and I used to paint them often, but I must confess that since I started blogging, I started experimenting more and more with the colors, and the designs. It might be because I was “exposed” to more eyes every day and wanted to look prettier, or because Pinterest entered my life and my head was full of ideas. My nail polish collection is starting to get crazy (and I’ve added even more colors since I last showed it to you), and now I kind of feel that I “have” to use them all before they go bad, since I’ve spent so much money on them. Either way, I love my manicures! Truth is I kind of hate the process; I find it sooo boring, but the result is totally worth it. So, I’ve thought that since most of my Greek readers would probably be away these days (we had the biggest public holiday yesterday) I should postpone any outfit posts and show you something else instead. These are most of the manicures I’ve done myself for the past 2.8 months I’ve been blogging. Most of them can be found on my facebook page, on their specific album, but it’s different to see them all together. I’ve also done some posts about my manicures in the past, which I’m going to link under the photo. Which one is your favorite? I’d love to get your opinion. And if you want to see more of these make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and my latest obsession Instagram. 😉
A few weeks ago, I did a similar manicure, and I was asked by many of you to do a tutorial. I know it would have been much easier for you to watch a video tutorial, but honestly, I don’t know how to do one, nor I have the time and energy to experiment with videos for the time being. I’m not saying that I never will, just not now. But it’s a really easy manicure to do, even for the less experienced (like me, who is a complete amateur who learned how to do everything by simply experimenting on my nails… I’m no way an expert), so I took many pictures, in hopes that they’ll be enough to show you how I did it, step by step. Since I didn’t want to use the same colors, I tried something I wanted for a while now, inspired by this pin on Pinterest, which takes border mani a step further by adding a mat finish. Totally loved the result! I want to thank T. for taking once again pictures for me. I’ll put a short label under each photo to guide you step by step on the process.
A few months back, I shared with you my shoe collection, and I always had in my mind to do a similar post to show you my nail polish collection. It all begun 2 years ago, when I threw away all of my nail polishes which had gone bad. Then, I found some amazing brands and I started collecting new colors. Although, nail polishes are not something you can keep for years, like you can with shoes, I really like the colors I have so far, so I don’t think I’m going to buy many more in the near future. Today I present to you my collection of nail polishes together with some recommendations, and favorites I have. Enjoy!