Christmas Nail Art: Santa Claws

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The countdown is officially on… Only 5 more sleeps (as Em’s constantly reminds me) til the man in the big red suit & fluffy white beard makes an appearance at the Confetti & Curves HQ.

Surprisingly enough, this year’s taken me longer than anticipated to find my Christmas sparkle. Maybe it’s the queues of stressed out shoppers, my lack of patience when it comes to waiting for parcels or perhaps (and most likely) it’s down to the fact I haven’t had my Christmas tipple to officially declare the festivities open. Hopefully, all that will change this evening as schools are now off for the jolly hols which means it’s ‘okay’ to pour an extra large glass of something fruity and whilst flicking trough the channels to find a cheesy Christmas film.

However, to feed my obsession with all things sparkly, I took to giving my nails a bit of a seasonal makeover. Now although I’m not usually a fan of ‘themed’ nails, I’d be a bit of a nail grinch if I didn’t at least do a little something to get my fingers feeling a little more festive… it also gave me an opportunity to test out a few of my newly acquired goodies from my Secret Santa Swap Box – if you haven’t already seen it yet then *click here* to take a peek at what was inside!

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The nails are actually a very short acrylic sculpt, as this year I’ll be hosting dins for all the family so I needed a length that won’t cause any mishaps with the turkey *rolls eyes* The gel polish colour I opted for is a vivid red by Saint Nails. Their range is fantastic for longevity when painting over acrylic, it’s also a great price point for nails techs looking to build their range of gel colours without breaking the bank!

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For a fun, but simple Christmas inspired design I couldn’t wait to test drive my fancy schmancy Born Pretty BP01 plate. I just love the cute little snowflakes, that look really eye catching against the bright red gel!

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For a fun feature nail I opted for a simple little Santa hat! The red and white go perfectly with the above snowflake design, not to mention the fact it’s fun and super easy to do! I opted for Saint Nails gel polish over my acrylic overlays, however, this would be easily achievable with standard polish – just be sure to allow the layers drying time before top coating to help avoid any smudging!

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So there we have it gals, I’m all ready for Christmas with my festive themed nails… I’m pretty sure they’d get Mrs Claus seal of approval too!

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Are you a fan of themed nails? Have you treated your tips to a seasonal makeover? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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GIVEAWAY: Help Me Name My Nail Business…

Help Me Name My Nail Business

 HELP…

 As some of you lovely folk already know I’m in the exciting (if not slightly daunting) process of becoming my own boss (again) as I prepare to go self-employed and utilise my skills as nail technician. Having dusted off my training certificates from over a decade ago, indulged in quite a bit of training & am currently waiting on the post man bestowing me with the last of my essential nail goodies for my clients to coo over – all that’s left to do is come up with a catchy, cute, classy or quirky name for my business.

Naturally, being the social media butterfly that I try so hard to be *sigh* I thought it would be a fabulously fun idea to involve you lovely lot being the ever supportive readers of Confetti & Curves into helping to choose a new name for my new nail room. Of course as a token of appreciation for bestowing me with your creativity, what could be better than a mini international giveaway for whomever comes up with the name I fall head over heels in love with. Fancy yourself up for to the challenge? Then here’s all you need to do…

 Think of cute, sassy or just plain simple business name suggestions for a nail technician working from a nail room at home & enter your suggestion(s) in the comments below… it’s literally that simple! The person with my favourite name choice will win a gorgeous set of luxury nail polishes from Champneys delivered right to their door! 

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Giveaway T&C’s:

The more names you come up with the greater your chance is of winning so get those names listed *yaaahoo*

I’m open to quirky, classy, cute & simple suggestions – every idea is welcome!

Giveaway is open internationallycloses midnight Sunday 26th June 2016 so you’ve 3 full days to get thinking 😉

In the event of a tie break (where more than one person suggests the winning business name) those entrants details will be placed into a hat and a name picked at random.

Competition will be promoted on social media and is to include Twitter, Facebook & Instagram entries.

Entrants must be 16 or over

Winner will be announced on Friday 1st July (my birthday!!!)

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How fabulous are these polishes?! I adore the Champneys range & I’m pretty sure you will too! What digits could resist a luxury spa inspired manicure using this lovely lot. Colours included are Nude, Pink, Wisteria, Plum, Mulberry & Clear.

Remember if you’re not in you can’t win 😀 all suggestions welcome!

Cheerio chums…

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HUUUUGE Ebay Nail Art Kit for Under £12…

As much as I adore a good spending spree, internet shopping has never really overly excited me. The fact that I can’t see, smell, touch or swatch the items is the first draw back and to make matters worse I have to painstakingly wait on my goodies arriving. It’s torturous to someone who (like me) suffers from ‘Ooooh but I reeeeeally want it now’ syndrome. However after browsing the virtual shelves of Ebay I relented and ordered what I considered to be one heck of a nail art kit… with literally everything a nail lover could wish for all for under £12… INC FREE POSTAGE!!! How do they do it?!

If I’m honest, curiosity got the better of me, but for such a teeny price tag I couldn’t help but fumble around for my credit card and hit the ‘Buy Now’ button. Assuming I’d have a 12 year wait, I didn’t hold up much hope that I’d be seeing it any time soon, however the postman squashed every ounce of pessimism I had when the knock came on my door a mere 4 days later. I’m sure even the neighbours heard the sound of my jaw hitting the floor!

But was the £12 really worth it for what seemed like an endless box of sparkly nail supplies? Well, that’s exactly the purpose of today’s upload, to show you guys everything that arrived on my doorstep for £11.99. I’ve also included the link in the YouTube description box so you can check it out for yourself!

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Are you an online bargain hunter or do you prefer scanning the shelve of your local store? I’d love to know what your thoughts are in the comments below so do stop by for a chatter 🙂 Hope you enjoy the video, don’t forget you can subscribe to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel by *Clicking Here* 

Cheerio Chums…

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