Tuesday 3 January 2017

Essie Periwinkle Stars

Honey I'm hooooommeeeee. I'm finally back! And I'm hoping this time I'm back for good. I decided to take a couple of weeks off to focus on moving house, Christmas, new year and just generally getting my life back in order. November and December were tough and eventful, but I feel like I've come out the other side now and I want to throw everything back into my blog. I've missed it a lot, this is my outlet, and I wish life hadn't got in the way recently, but I had so much to deal with that it was easier to let this aspect of my life slide a little bit. Now I'm feeling more normal and happy I'm ready to find my passion again. 

I've barely even painted my nails over the past 2 months, it's not just that I've barely been posting but I really haven't actually done any designs. I genuinely don't think I've stopped for 2 months though, I've kept myself busy every single day to cheer myself up and I've not had much time for anything else. However, I made some time to sit down the other day and just paint my nails. Nothing too extravagant, but something that says 'hey I'm back and I'm sorry for abandoning you all', and something that says 'this is still what I love doing', so I hope I've done that with this incredibly simplistic design. I actually even made the time to paint both hands (don't fall off your chair in shock) for the first time in months and months.  

I wanted something not too seasonal but something that would also do for New Years Eve, so I chose a mixture of periwinkle and gold for this Essie-based design. I used Essie - Perfect Posture* from the new Essie Gel Couture Ballet Nudes collection*. I also used Essie - Getting Groovy* from their Winter 2016 collection. Finished off with some star studs and Seche Vite. 

What do you think? Are you happy to see me back? Let me know in the comments!

*some of the products in this post were provided to me for review but all opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way 


  1. I had the same situation happen to me. I hope it was nothing too bad. For the past two years, it has happened around the same time. I would paint my nails, but only a solid color for a chance to escape. Looking forward to your manis. @amvpnails

  2. Glad to see you back and I'm loving this design. I hope you're feeling a big more settled and that the new year brings you much happiness & lots of polish!
    Vicky xx

  3. So glad you're back and that you're doing ok! I love all of your designs and look here first when I need inspiration. :-)

  4. Welcome back <3
    I have got to recreate these nails, they are so beautiful x

    Coco | The Beauty Milk


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