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4 Oct

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I know I was talking about my woes before, but sometimes I do get it right!

Love Matilde xx

My nail polish woes

2 Oct
Hello hello!

I am 100% completely obsessed with doing my nails. James (my fiancé) thinks they’re going to fall off but what does he know? I can’t help it, if I see a colour I like and it’s the right price, it will be mine within the hour.

My only problem is, I am very impatient. I always manage to smudge my nail polish when I’m waiting for it to dry. So I did a little research to see what worked the best.

1. Spraying your nails with canola oil
I was seeing it everywhere on Pinterest for a while. “Just spray your nails with Pam” and they will dry. I don’t quite know what Pam is but I am guessing it is basically just canola oil spray. So I tried it. Tip. Don’t use it with glitter nail polish. I don’t know that it dries the nails so much as makes them a bit more slick giving the effect of being dry. I am not a fan of this technique.

2. Ice cold water
The idea is right that you’re basically making it go from liquid to ice therefore drying it, but unless you are super human, holding your fingers in super ice cold water is just plain painful. I couldn’t physically hold them in the water long enough for them to dry.

3. Running cold water over your nails
This does nothing. NOTHING.

The only tip I have found useful is when you smudge your nails and they’re still a bit wet (but not freshly wet..) lick your nail to push that little smudgey sucker down. It doesn’t remove it completely but it does make a huge difference. I know it sounds gross, but it works. Just please don’t do it straight after, give it a minute to settle a little more.

I have seen these freeze dry nail dropper things, I’m pretty sure OPI have one and so do Sally Hansen. Maybe I’ll have to try that next. What do you think? Do they work?

Until then, I’m just going to have to learn to be patient. I mean how pretty do these look? My new favourite colour – Covergirl Outlast stay brilliant colour 145 Lav-endure.

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Love Matilde xx

Ps. Yes that is my engagement ring and yes, it is stunning!

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