I love all things pink, glittery and with hearts on.
So when February 14 is approaching, it is the perfect excuse to devote a full hour of my heart to my tips.
And ladies, this year, I've gone all out!
Give me pink, give me hearts and give me glitter - my nails look like as cute as candy.
As a student, I usually head towards the more 'bank friendly' brands but this time I've splashed out a little: O.P.I. Most nail bars use them and girls, I can see why!
Granted, I used my good ol' trusted friend Barry M as my pale pink undercoat - you all should know by now I can rely on them.
Then out came the hearts. I have never decorated my nails with anything other than glitter before, so I was very excited. Obviously as a nail sequin virgin and a self confessed perfectionist, I was determined to get my nails looking spot on this V Day.
Originally, I did try the brush to put the sequins on but failed miserably - the solution was far too thick and at a push I would get one heart stuck on my nail.
Tip: use a cotton bud to stick each heart on individually. It worked a treat.
As my nails have been ruined by those god awful acrylics, they are currently in the process of growing, so I could fit approximately 5 hearts on my thumb and 2-4 on the rest of my nails, depending on the size. Note that I didn't intend to cover my whole nail in hearts, although, come to think of it, this idea has definite potential and may be a follow up blog.
So, my hearts were set precisely in place and looked, although I say it myself, b-e-a-u-tiful.
But my tips wouldn't be complete without a layer of glitter - pink glitter, ofcourse, to keep up the romance.
Also, the layer on top secured the hearts in place - so if, you're not a big fan of glitter then a clear topcoat would do the job just as well.
My nails were ready for love.
I love them, I love them, I love them! And, I couldn't stop showing them off to anyone and everyone I saw - even the boys appreciated just how fabulous they looked!
Ok Ok, so a few of the hearts fell off after a day but they weren't hard to replace. Anyway, I always think that things like this should be for special occasions anyway! Yes, make an effort with your nails all the time but adding that extra special something - for that extra special someone - should only happen occasionally...because then people notice and compliment you! And I'm never one to shy away from a compliment!
So ladies, whether you rate or hate Valentine's Day, I would definitely recommend spending a pamper sesh on your nails this February. If you're single, lur those men in with your eye catching nails. And if you're Facebook relationship status is 'in a relationship', then girlfriend, decorate those tips and show your fella exactly what he's working with!
Each O.P.I nail polish is selling at £9. I'm not usually a big spender when it comes to nail paints but girlies, this is a must have. Splash the cash and treat yourself, trust me, it is so worth it!
(Glitter) Nicole by O.P.I 'Pink, I love him'
Note: This has been written for entertainment purposes only. This is all my own opinion, I am basing it on my own individual experiences.