Sunday, December 25, 2011

Magazine Makeover - Day 2

Today I decided to follow the rules of the Girlfriend Summer of 2009/2010 issue. It was a horrible challenge because I had to make my toenails look pretty and perfect. (By the way, I was being sarcastic when I said it was horrible - it's hard to be sarcastic through writing!)

Before I continue on though, I'll mention that this was a special edition of the Girlfriend magazine. It wasn't part of the monthly magazines they publish, it was a special one just for Summer. it was one of my favourite issues, although I think it is partly because I just love all this summer related and that everything inside was Summer stuff that I loved. I do love the cover though, I think it is just beautiful!

Nice colour combinations too...

Anyway, where was I? Oh, how horrible it was to take time to sit down and make my nails look pretty. Well, the article on page 50 and 51 said that 'the hottest colours for summer are green, orange and pink, along with bright blue.' I am a massive fan of oranges and pinks and therefore I decided to go for a bright, bold colour for summer.
Ahhh, I haven't given myself a proper pedicure in sooooo long. I usually just slap a bit of polish on in a huge rush, because I hadn't prepared and suddenly realised that I was wearing open shoes and saw my disgusting nails and realised I had to do something about it before someone saw the horrid things! Yuck.

Right, well I started of with my finger nails. I actually took the time to trim them and file them nicely (normally I am in such a rush!) until I was totally pleased with how they looked. Then onto the polish! I chose to wear my Ulta Nail polish in Watermelon  because I just love this colour! I suppose it is kind of an Autumn colour rather than summer, but oh well!

I applied two lovely coats of polish and then a clear top coat. I always have so much trouble with chipping so I hope this top coat will make it last so much longer.

I am very happy with how it all turned out. Usually at least one of my nails gets terribly smudged (and I can't stand that!) but this time it all turned out okay. I have learnt only to do my nails when I have a load of spare time on my hands!

Applying the top coat
Then I moved onto my toenails! I had purple on my nails but it was a bit scrappy, so of course the first thing I had to do was get it all off.  After getting it all off, I then applied two coats of the Rimmel London 60 nail polish in Coarlicious! Of course, it was very quick because it dried in 60 seconds! I really love the brush that comes with this, it's flat and covers so much of the nail and allows you to get a really even coating of polish. I do like the colour but gosh is it bright! The colour on my nails is pastel but the colour on my toes is fluorescent! You almost need sunglasses! (haha). I didn't bother with a top coat because a) I'm too lazy and b) I don't have a problem with chipping on my toes!

I'm really pleased with how this came out!

It looks orange but it is really pink

Left - toenails
Right - fingernails


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