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Quick & simple ‘Nails of the day’ posts.


I love 'Nails of the day' posts, they are so simple but can give you a quick burst of inspiration. 

I post all my #NOTD posts on my Instagram (@nlmx) and also through my Twitter.

Base: OPI 'Ridgefiller' | Colour: 'Linkin Park at Midnight' by OPI  | Top: Essie 'Good to Go'

Nails Of the Day

Quick Nails of the Day post,
ORLY: in a colour I have no idea what it is but it was from a Glossybox from a while back!
& SALLY HANSEN: in #140 Peachy Keen.

I've also featured this look on my Instagram: @nlmx

Subtle Accent Nail

Whilst the fun and bright neons that are in at the moment make for a great accent nail, whilst at work especially in retail, you can't always get away with bright stand out colours. 
For years I have had to tone down the colour/length and style of my nails and quite frankly plan my nail styles around my work contract. Nails are really a great way of expressing your personality and what you are into at the moment - it's like a cramping of my style when i'm told to have bare nails. 

For this post I am going to share with you an accent nail idea using some super simple and cheap nail decals. I have combined it with one of my all time favourite pastel colours which are also a big hit for the spring / summer season. 

Subtle Accent Nail

Whilst I don't have the best nails in these shots (due to a DIY gel manicure) I think the idea is really simple, classic and feminine.

Select a subtle colour which won't alert your boss to your fingers & shape nails to a suitable length which won't interfere with your work day - you don't won't to risk breaking one!

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I selected OPI's Panda-monium Pink, a go to colour of mine for work purposes ( seen above & available here). It is a lovely shade of lilac & pink which is featured in the Hong Kong Collection. 

This colour has a lovely consistency, covers in two coats & dries without shimmer (something which i love in a nail polish these days).

Once I had completed a couple of coats of this colour, I allowed to air dry for a few minutes.

I find waiting for nail polish to dry possibly one of the most irritating things in the world - especially when I decide to paint my nails at night!

But once your nails are on the way to being completely dry, you can begin selecting your nail decals. 

The ones I have selected are simple black and white flowers, of course you can pick any design you have! Similar designs are available here
Be sure to use tweezers & avoid using your newly polished fingers to apply and position the decals so as not to smudge your paint job. Once your decals are in place then simply layer over a top coat such as Sally Hansen's Double Duty base & top coat (Available @ Boots for just £5.25) to protect your nails from the wear and tear of the workplace and keep your decals in place.

Subtle Accent Nail

This is such a simple but effective look for your nails and so much easier than nail art!Have you tried the accent nail before? Will you be trying this one? 
Also if you love to take care of your nails, or your nails are in need of some major TLC, check back tomorrow for my staple nail care kit, featuring a mix of affordable and luxury must haves.