I had a meal out and a good catch up with two of my oldest friends last night which was just what I needed after such a miserable rainy day! My progress on my latest DIY project is painfully slow. I am using a hot gun to strip off layers of old paint from our stairway and bannisters and it is so fiddly but I just keep reminding myself how much better it will look when it is finally done!
As I was going out last night and my nails were a mess after working all day, I gave myself a quick manicure. I am still working my way through my new MUA nail varnishes and this week was the turn of this lovely pastel pink shade called Amaretto Crush.
I like this colour a lot and I only needed two coats so the formula isn’t bad either.
I also decided to try out my new nail foils from Le Glow. I have used some products by this brand before and was always impressed so I had high hopes for these nail wraps.
I bought a set of their silver leopard print design and followed the instructions which were to trim them, stick them on, file your nail around the foil and then finish with a clear top coat.
Unfortunately these did not live up to expectations! The first set I tried to put on just would not stick at all. I decided that this was probably my fault as I had just applied an oil based cuticle treatment and there must have been some residue oil left behind.
After washing and drying my hands, I tried again…and they were not really much better! Although the photos look fine, the foils were very difficult to lie on my nails without any puckering and when I applied the top coat, it seemed to make the puckering worse!
I didn’t have much time before I had to leave so I just left them for the evening but by the time I got home after dinner they had started to peel off!
Overall, I like the effect of the foils and the colour combination of pink and silver but I’m afraid these wraps get a big thumbs down from me.