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This Week’s Nails – Nude and Gems

Hello! Today I am posting another double review as I try out a couple of new products.

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I was tempted by a free shipping weekend on the ELF website and recently ordered lots of new items to try out, some of which I will review on here soon. I am a fan of their nail varnishes so bought a few new shades. I think they have a great selection of colours and they are decent quality for the price.

I have been after a few more nude shades for my collection and when I saw this gorgeous taupe colour I had to pop it in my basket!

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It is called ‘Smokey Brown’ and is a lovely light brown shade, with a hint of grey – slightly sludgy but in a good way! Here it is after two coats:

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To decorate my nails I decided to open these nail art pens that I picked up recently at Primark for just £2.

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They are kind of like a 3-in-1 product because they have a thin brush for drawing designs, stripes and chevrons, an extra-fine precision pen for dotting and some nail gems.

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Today, I decided to use some of the nail gems. They were slightly fiddly to place but that may just be down to the fact that I don’t have a very steady hand!

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I had a look at some of my favourite nail blogs for inspiration and tried out a few different looks.

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I think my favourite effect is the simple line of gems down the middle of the nail.

I’m not sure how practical this look is (I predict at least one gem will have fallen off by the end of the day!) but for a night out, this looks rather glam and is very easy to do.

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I’m off to enjoy the sunshine and spend the day with my bestie xxx

Latest Purchases #21 – Slipper Pumps

I have been bitten by the baking bug this week! It is my turn to bring in treats for the staff room and so far I have made my White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies, a Lemon Drizzle Loaf, Chocolate Brownies and tonight I have just put the finishing touches to a Malteser Cheesecake…phew! So, needless to say there are some recipe posts on their way to you soon if you feel like a sweet treat.

The shoes in today’s post are a style that I have liked for a while but I have struggled to find a pair that I really love. The problem with these ‘slipper pumps’ is that lots of shops seem to sell them in red, black and purple velvet making them look exactly like a pair of slippers or something Hugh Hefner would wear!

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When I saw this dogtooth print I knew I had to have them… what makes me love these shoes even more is that they were on sale for just £2 in Primark!

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I love the colour and pattern of these and monochrome has been all over the catwalks these past few weeks so they are right on trend too. The black patent piping around the edge of the shoe adds a nice bit of detail and they are so comfortable I have worn them a lot to work and at the weekends.

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What do you think of my latest bargain? x