Tuesday 24 June 2014

The Lazy Girls Guide: The Perfect Manicure

I am a lazy girl through and through. We all know that I love my beauty, I mean, you must too if your reading this? But if there's a few corners we can cut through to achieving just a good if not better look then we will, right? I am always on the hunt for products that'll make my life easier and this post is helping you achieve a mani with little effort. 

Shaping the nails is something I usually try and skip if I can. I know, I shouldn't but I just hadn't found the tool that'd make it easy enough for me not to skip. The Stylfile is something I thought was a big gimmick when I first saw it and steered clear of trying it until I was invited down to meet the inventor Tom Pellereau (the winner from the Apprentice a few years ago, remember? Yep, that's the one!) and learn all things Stylfile I thought it was probably time to give it a go and honestly, I am so impressed. Pictured here is the Stylfile Nailcare Collection* and the pack includes a nail file, 4 way buffer and a travel nail file. Each product is shaped in an 'S' and it actually makes it so much easier to shape and buff your nails, I'm so surprised. They're super affordable so why not give it a go? It could make doing your nails less of a chore, definitely. 

I know that painting your nails can seem a lot longer with all of the base coat and top coat mumbo jumbo, but trust me, it makes such a difference and can save you so much time in the long run. I'm talking no staining of the nails, the polish will last longer and will look better, and so for the sake of applying just a couple more coats of polish it's well worth it. My pick of the bunch are currently OPI's Nail Envy that can also be used as a nail strengthener, it's great for your nails while perfecting your mani, perfect! For topcoat I have always used and loved the Seche Vite Top Coat, I won't mention much about it as everyone has posted about it, but if your looking for a new one then you should give it a go. 

For polish, have a look around at the quick drying and easy application ones. I had a look through my ever growing collection and found a goodn' to show you. Bourjois 1 Seconde Polish in Melon* is the most perfect shade for this season. It looks great on us pale girls and would look amazing with a tan, bonus all round, right? It has a larger brush for an even easier and quicker application. The only thing I would say is you need to be a bit careful when layering this polish as it can apply a little oddly but I found that when I applied it later at night and was super tired so would mostly put it down to that. To make it dry that bit quicker my new revelation is the Bourjois Instant Dry Nail Drops*, a drop on each nail and it makes that manicure that much quicker. 

If your not a polish kinda gal or maybe you just don't have the time, then the ImPress Nails* are your way to your perfect mani. They come in plenty of different colours and patterns and they're super easy to apply. You literally just press them on like the name suggests. Voila, pretty nails! If you're a short nail kinda girl like me then this is perfect for giving you the longer nail look that you can just take off. Perfect nails in minutes. 

When it comes to taking the polish off, that's usually where I get the most lazy. It's so much effort to take it off, don't even get me started about glitter polish removal but Bourjois have the most amazing new innovation. Now I'm sure you'll have all heard of this wonder product, the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover for Hands and Feet* has gone one step further than its predecessor making it easy to take off your nail polish on your hands, but also on your feet. If you don't have this, you need to get it. I've converted everyone onto it that has ever tried it. It's a lifesaver and a total wonder. 

So there you have it, The Lazy Girls Guide to Perfect Nails! If you'd like to see more of these posts then let me know if there's anything you'd like to see. 

Lorna x


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  1. I love this shade of polish looks great for summer! I have been using my Stylfile so much recently... xx


    1. lovely isn't it! so lovely to meet you Lucy xx

  2. I love my Nail Envy! Definitely worth it!
    Water Painted Dreams xo


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