Thursday, 26 January 2012

The dreaded chipped nail!

Howdi' dolls!
I've recently decided to incorporate a bit of fashion and skincare tips into my travel blog. As much as travel is my lifestyle, I also heart the latest trends as i previously worked in Topshop. I also think, but more than anything HOPE that my skincare products, will be helpful to you all should you decide to travel. I will try new products that I think will be good for me at work and I shall share them with you lucky beauts..So with that I felt it necessary to find a solution to chipped nails.

Being a air hostess, it is crucial that your nails are well groomed, I've been on the search for the perfect remedy. I've been looking for cheaper options than heading to the nails shop, as they are time consuming, busy and they smudge or chip before I've made it to the car. In the beginning I thought that gel acrylics were the best thing since sliced bread, but I later found I became sooo dependent on this and was spending around £20 every two weeks to re-fill them. When I finally took the gel off they were so brittle and ugly. This wasn't working..
I then moved on to DIY methods as I've heard so much about high street brands such as Barry M, Rimmel and even Towie's own range of nail varnishes, but none have worked. I find with these they just didn't dry properly and were fragile even after 2 days. Finally I tried an OPI in 'Red my fortune cookie'. I was very pleased and satisfied with the 8 day coverage before my work routine attacked them..
So now I've decided to try the new revolutionary Shellac nail range. This product has had rave reviews and is worn by many celebs. This is because of a 14 day formula that allows the polish to last and keep intact, with shine. Gone are the days well for fourteen, when the colour would lack shine and become chipped, smudge or even break. I can't stand to look at my nails once they begin chipping and for this reason I just go to work most days with a clear topcoat. If you are like me and are desperate to end your trips to the nail salon, invest in this pocket saver.
I'm sold guys, no chip or smudge what more could a travelling girl want..I shall try this out on my trip to Denver this weekend, I'm thinking Hollywood or Iced Coral. Ill give you a personal review on the application process and the longevity of Shellac!
      •♥• Tee •♥•


  1. So original dreaded chipped nails dear!!! :)

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    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

    1. Heyy, I've followed.. mind you I only know a few words of Spanish but the pictures are soo pretty.! lol x

  2. Um PLEASE let me know if this Shellac thing actually works!...i can't deal with chipping any longer, lol
    Enjoy your weekend trip!

    Hugs from NYC!


    1. Aww thanks! I will defo let you know if it does..