Wedding Prep – Nails (Featuring Nailtiques and Estee Lauder)
Getting married makes you paranoid about the oddest things – zits, blotches, weight, hair, and … nails. My nails are weak, peely and friable in their natural state, and hands are so important in a wedding (the rings!) that I’m spending this last few days before the ceremony in a tizz about breaking one of them.
Actually, I’m in a tizz about a lot of things, but breaking a nail, stupid though it may sound, is definitely one of them! I think my nails are looking pretty good at the moment, and that is largely down to one product, this:
I’ve been using it for around 18 months now, and it makes my soft, peely, (and really flipping annoying) nails hard as … well, nails, really! I don’t, however, use it like it says in the instructions, (which are to use a layer every other day, and not with polish), but I do use it as a basecoat for my painted nails. A layer of this, a layer of Orly Bonder, and only then am I ready to get painting with a colour. I’ve had my bottle so long now, though, that I can’t actually remember where I got it from, yes, I’m still on that first bottle! I remember wincing at the price, too, but it’s worth every single penny.
It’s made a world of difference to my nails, they peel a lot less, and they’re strong and hard. I just can’t imagine ever being without a bottle. I just have to not break a nail now till after Saturday …
Oh, the polish in the top picture, which I love, is Insatiable by Estee Lauder. A dirty lavender, which is a great alternative to all the “pretty” pastels appearing on counters at the moment. It’s limited edition, and on counters now, so go snap one up. God, I hate pastels …
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