Gel nails, French 

Hey everyone. 

Sorry about the massive gap since my last post. Last year was a crazy year for me. But after a long pause, I’m back. 

I’ve recently started doing gel nails. Mainly, I do them myself, on myself. 

The ones I have right now however, we’re made by a friend. Since I’m currently having some shoulder troubles and can’t manage to do them myself. 

It’s a simple French manicure. 

As you might know from earlier, this is my preferred style om nails. And I’m really happy with these. 

I’ll show you the materials and colors I have in a post this coming week. 

Until then. 

Ciao 

Nails!

Oh, look. I’m back.

I’m on vacation from work now, so I finally have some time over for posting. Thought I’d begin with s nail post.
This is the first time I’ve used nailpolish since September due to my work.

image

I went with a French manicure, it’s my go to design and what I feel most comfortable in.
This pink hue is darker than I usually use, but I like it.

I’ll try uploading some more post during my vacation.

Ciao

Updates.

I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I’ve just been pretty busy since I’ve gotten a job.
At a burger joint, so I’m usually really tired when I get off.
And my nails have to be kept short. So this is how they look now ='(

image

I also vant wear nail polish at work. And rarely put on make up in the mornings.
So I don’t really have any look posts right now.

But December is coming up, and just as I’ve done the last few years, I’m getting the Body Shop Christmas calendar
So then there’ll be a post every day.

I’ll also might be getting some new make up soon.

Ciao.

A warning

The Swedish Medical Products Agency
(the Food and Drug Administration in Sweden) have forbidden further sales of Depends Gel Nail kits, the same kit I own.

image

There have been cases where people have been getting allergic reaction in the form of wounds, blisters and cracks on their fingers and toes from using these kits. Even after using them several times without problems.

I won’t be using this kit again. I myself have noticed that my cuticles and the tips of the fingers have been really dry, which has resulted in itching leading to smaller wounds and the skin peeling. Due to the pictures I’ve seen of peoples reactions, my dry/flaky/lightly wounded fingers are a very light reaction, so I’m considering myself lucky. There will be some extra nailcare on my side until my fingers feel normal again.

Ciao

Christmas is coming up!

It’s just a week left until December and I’m getting more and more excited each day!

I’ve gotten a calander this year to. The Ultimate Christmas Calendar from The Body Shop, and I’m really excited to start opening it and showing off the days in the blog.

On December 7:th I’m going to my new jobs christmas party, I will post a picture of my dress and makeup that day, or the day after.

 

I would love some tips on products to review or other things you’d like me to write about.
Products, make-up, skincare, nails, anything!

Ciao

New products from my birthday.

Last friday was my birthday, I turned 21.

My boyfriends father and his girlfriend gave me a sort of goodiebag. It contained lots of nice little products, and what they referred to as “the real gift” – a giftcard to The Body Shop.
Here I have some pictures of the things from the bag and the products I bought with the giftcard (and some extra money)

I’ll start with the goodiebag. When I got the bag and started looking at the things, she said “I thought you needed something to blog about.”

DSCN1101

Sebastian Penetraitt Shampoo and Conditioner – 50 ml of each.
Strengthening and Repair

DSCN1104

 

Depend Hand Cream – Day
Nails Inc. London Nail polish in Cambridge Terrace
ORLY Nail polish in Sheer Nude

DSCN1105

 

balance Me Wonder eye cream
Acne Killer Peel off Mask

DSCN1106

 

Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink
Model co Cheek and lip tint in Rosy Red
Mschic lip pencil, it doesnt say a name but it’s fuchsia colored
Elite Models Intensity Eye Liner, black and waterproof

Now we’ll move on to my new Body Shop Products

DSCN1097

 

Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Body Scrub in Vinyard Peach (LOVE LOVE LOVE the scent)
They had an offer so when I bought the lotion and scrub I got a free Shower Gel.

DSCN1099

 

Satsuma Shower Gel – I actually got this when I bought a Chocomania Scrub and Body Butter, but I included it here anyway.
Vitamin E Sink in moisture mask – I’ve needed a Moisture Mask for sooo long, so I felt that when it’s soon winter I had to get one.
A facial massager.
They also gave me a free perfume sample – White Musk, Smoky Rose

Aside from theese products I’ve also bought a chocomania scrub and body butter recently, but I forgot to take pictures of those.

 

Tonight I’m having a relaxing night at home so I’ll try a few of these products, like the vinyard peach ones, the hair products and the moisture mask and facial massager. But I will be back with pictures and reviews of all of these.

Ciao

 

Internship and standing up.

 

I said yesterday that I was going to write a little about what I do during the days know. So here goes

Right know I’m taking a class in service an selling (sort of) with focus on reception and customer service.
So currently I’m having an internship at the reception of a a Choice Hotel in the town I live in.
I love it there, i get to do a lot, everyone is so nice to me and I really feel like it’s giving me something (If it ends in giving me a job, that would be great)

The only thing I can complain about is standing up, 8 hours a day. At the end of the first days I had pain in parts of my feet I didn’t even knew existed.
I’ve figured out a few things to think of when it comes to caring for your feet if you stand up a lot, so here are what I do:

1.Shoes!
Make sure you have good and comfortable shoes, and if you buy new shoes, walk around in them for a while at home to get used to them before taking them to work. Later in this post you’ll see the two pairs I use.

2. One word, Pedicure!
Take care of your feet. Feel tired after a long day and your feet ache? Take a foot bath with some calming salts and end with massaging in a foot lotion. It’s up to you if you want to scrub away the calluses, for some people they actually give more support while standing. Personally, I hate calluses, so be gone!

3. Blood flow
When you get home, sit down and put your feet in a high position to helt eventual swelling and help the blood flow.

4. Compression stockings.
I recently was introduced to this particular item of clothing, and I’m hooked.
A compression stocking is a knee high stocking or pantyhose that helps the blood flow, it presses harder on your ancle than usuall stockings to prevent the upgoing blood from going back down in the foot. I think they work wonders.

5. Sit down
When you get the chance, even if only for a few seconds. Sit down. The short rest might not feel like much at the moment, but it might help you later in the day.

 

Now, here are the two pairs of shoes I use at work.

image

A pair of flats.
I used these the first two weeks while I was getting used to standing so much, they might not look it but these are actually soft in the sole.

image

Low heels.
These are the ones I use now, They are comfy, softer than they look and I really like how they look.
I usually walk with these to the hotel and back home. I also use these when (if) I’m going outside on the weekends.

 

And a little bonus!

image

My latest manicure. I decided to just use my normal frenh manicure as a base and add a little pink and champagne color to it. Simple and nice.

Well well. Now I’m leaving the computer to lie down in a bath that my boyfriend fixed for me

Ciao!

Acrylic and Nail foil.

Yesterday I ordered a few Nail products. I felt I could spare the money since this have been a pretty good month and since I’m almost Done with the class/course I’m taking I felt I deserved it. (More about the course tomorrow, together with a pedicure post)

The things I ordered are some Nail things, I’m in a lazy make-up period so I’m focusing a lot on ny nails now.

I ordered:
A test kit for making acrylic nails containing 5grams och white, Pink and clear powder and 10 ml acrylic liquid.
5 reusable Nail forms
An acrylic brush
Nail foil adhesive
Green Nail foil
A test kit of 5 different Nail foils

The test kit for acrylics isn’t that much, but it’s enough to try and see if I like it. If I do I’ll buy more. I hope it’ll at least be enough for 1 set of fingernails and 1 set of toenails. Anyone have any ideal of how much it might be?

The nail foils I’ve wanted to try for long, you put the adhesive on the nail and then kind if rub the foil onto the nail so it’ll stick.

The site I ordered from is closed the rest if this week, so hopefully this will all ship on monday and I’ll get it sometime next week. I’ll try the foil the day I get it and the acrylics someday in the weekend when I have time to spare.
Now I’m going to bed since I’m getting up in about 6 hours, tomorrow I’ll explain more about what I’m doing now, show off my latest manicure and write a pedicure post.

Ciao