You may have noticed a new craze recently, or even experience it “first hand”, especially if you are a bit of an Instagram addict as I am!
It’s the whole fancy, glittery, multi-coloured nail painting craze. Girls (and some guys) all over the world seem to be going nail painting crazy. And by crazy I mean, painting each nail with about 4 different colours, except for one finger which is completely different to the rest or getting zebra stripes, skulls, lettering and all sorts painted onto their nails!
I don’t really get it myself. I used to paint my nails every weekend before a night out up until the age of about 21, from a different pastel colour on each finger to getting nail jewellery pierced into my nails. I loved spending my wages on about 10 different polishes. That is until I got fed up with having to remove them and re-pint them 3 times a week and my nails started getting a yellowy tinge to them from excess nail polish.
Anyway, last weekend, I had friends coming down and we were going to Shakedown festival in Brighton. Seeing as this is probably the last festival I will be doing this year, and the last big day/night out I will be having probably until Christmas, I decided to splash out and get my nails manicured and painted so I booked an appointment with The Powder Rooms on Duke Street.
I love this place. It’s a bit easy to miss as is tucked in between the Victory pub and Browns restaurant on Duke Street but when you walk in it almost feels like you are in Alice in Wonderland with the beautiful flooring, furniture and trinkets over the main entrance. I was booked in with the lovely Laura who sat me down and discussed what colours I wanted on my nails. As I said previously, I don’t understand this whole craze for painting all your nails one colour then having just one nail on each hand a different colour so I opted for green and blue glitter on each nail. After just over an hour of preening my nails this is how my nails came out -
Definitely worthy of the money I paid and all ready for Shakedown festival! They last between 1 – 2 weeks depending on how careful you are with them. (I wear gloves whilst baking brownies and they managed to keep for a week).
Make sure you get yourself down the Powder Rooms and choose amongst a number of designs and patterns. They do a number of other treatments including waxing, pedicures, make up and tanning and the girls there will all make you feel right at home.
Be sure to mention that you heard about them through my blog too.
And if you are stuck for ideas on how to decorate your nails check these out -