Nailblazer || Mini Mani Manor Days 6 & 7

 

Behind Door #6 is Runway Ribbon – another special effects pot, this time of loose red glitter. Another one I’m going to save for when I’ve got time to clean after the mess I’ll make with it

Beauty should begin in the heart and soul, otherwise cosmetics are useless

 

 
Sayings like ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’, while true, are two a penny so I won’t get stuck in on that subject. What struck me about this saying though is how it’s not just beauty that has to start there, it’s personality!

 

We can slap on a load of make up, paint our nails with the colour that’s #trending right now, but what’s the point of that if it’s not showing the real you? I often think this at work when I hear people say they’re not going to wear a certain nail colour because it’s a too ‘out there’ for work…what’s wrong with ‘out there’?!

 

Obviously it might be better to not have crazy 3D artwork hanging off your nails if you need to do a job, but what’s wrong with a bit of glitter or a bright colour? I say personality begins in the heart and the soul otherwise cosmetics are useless – if you’d rather be wearing fluorescent yellow, then wearing the same shade of plum as the girl next to you isn’t going to let you shine.

 

 

Behind Door #7 – Velvet Tuxedo. A sexy dark grey shimmer – I love this!

 

 

Velvet Tuxedo takes two coats to get opaque and has a gorgeous shimmery shine to it. I decided to keep it simple and only add art to two nails because it’s such a pretty colour on it’s own!

 

I painted snowflakes using a thin brush and OPI Alpine Snow and added some falling snow using a small dotting tool.

 

 

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today
 
I’m definitely guilty of this one – ruminating over past mistakes and worrying about how they’ll impact the future. The key phrase here is ‘too much’ – we can learn a lot from thinking about the past, not to mention all the wonderful memories we can treasure, but spend more of your time in the present. It’ll be worth it.

 

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