Saturday, 7 January 2012

Flakes on a Friday...on Saturday

Oh wow. I cannot believe my GFC follower count. I am seriously overwhelmed right now. 701 Google Friends...and that doesn't include those of you who subscribe to my blog in other ways. Thank you all so much for your support. I've had a really hard week (emotionally) and this is just one of the things that's really put a smile on my face.

I have some news. I've enrolled on a manicure and pedicure introduction course and I start next Wednesday. The course is six weeks long and I'll be attending college on Wednesday nights. The same week this finishes, I will start my NVQ level 2 VCTC (vocational course) in Nail Technology. Yep, I'm going to train to be a qualified nail technician! I'm really excited and, if all goes well, I intend to share my knowledge with you along the way.

Here is what I did yesterday. Pure laziness, I'm afraid. Flakies and water decals.

China Glaze's 'Fifth Avenue'.

Slicked with a generous layer of Nubar's '2010', which reminds me, I need do a Nubar and Nfu-Oh haul at some point this year. Maybe as a treat after I graduate from 'nail school'.

Hmm. So I'm posing with the Nubar, but actually have a layer of Rimmel's Matte top-coat on.

Water decals from Viva La Nails (purchased by moi), again with the matte top-coat.

I hated the matte look for a good while, until very recently so I think I need to give mattificationism (it's not a real word but I don't care)  the credit it deserves.

Happy weekend lovelies.



  1. I love those flakies! It looks really pretty!
    WOW! nail school is sooo amazing!! Good luck to U!!

  2. Congrats!!!! You are going to be an awesome nail tech. Love your mani it's gorgeous :)

  3. Beautiful! I love the pink (and I'm am not a pink person) The flakes are gorgeous and I love the matte finish!!

  4. Oh, wow, that is amazingly beautiful... Flakies are just perfect for any color, any finish!

  5. Fifth Avenue is a pretty color. Like it with the flakies.
    I'm not surprised at your number of followers, your blog is AWESOME!! Congrats hon.
    Can't wait to see what you learn in nail school. So exciting!!

  6. Those matte flakies are gorgeous! Beautiful mani :)

  7. I love how the flakies look over Fifth Avenue! And congrats on 700! :)

  8. Aw, you ladies are kind.

    The nail tech thing is something I've wanted to do for a while but just hadn't really looked into it properly. Last year, I wanted to enrol but there were no places left. This year I was lucky.

    You can't go wrong with Fifth Ave can you? A flaky polish is also an important part of your polish stash!


  9. I actually have Fifth Avenue in my untried basket and looked at it last night. It didn't WOW me so I put it back. I like the look of 2010 over it. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck with your course!

  10. That is a gorgeous pink on its own and even prettier with the flaky!!!

  11. Great combination with the China Glaze and flakies--looks great matte, too!

  12. love the colour alone and with the glitter

  13. Hey hon, congrats on the nail course. It's so good to focus on the things that you love doing. Also major congrats on your GF count; it goes to show when you spread love you receive it :)


  14. Absolutely adore China Glaze's "Fifth Avenue" adorning your Long lovely natural fingernails :). Your free edge length is awesome it's puuuuuurfect for work and play :)


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