Sunday 2 December 2012

And now for something completely different...

Hey guys!

Firstly: welcome new followers! *pomp and ceremony* Hope you like what you see here :-)

I'm sorry that I've been a less than conscientious blogger lately - work has been a bit manic and it was invoicing week this week which always makes work busier! No rest for the wicked freelancer ;-)

So this weekend, my entire family is out of town, which means I'm all alone in the house. Of course, I've been looking forward to this for WEEKS. I got TONS done yesterday for work (lots of paperwork that has been sat forlornly on my desk for weeks and weeks, invoicing, client Xmas cards etc.), and then in the evening I decided to treat myself. In light of this, today, I'd like to show you something completely different!

As a Brit, I can't help but love Monty Python! Here's their 'something-completely-different' foot :-P
I wasn't going to post this pic but every time I hear the phrase 'something completely/totally different' I hear the Python gang!

So, my treat was a French pedi! This is how my feet ALWAYS look - I like that it makes my feet look super cute (disclaimer: not necessarily discernible from the photos!) and it matches everything I wear, including my mani. It also doesn't notice as quickly when it chips, doesn't stain my nails and can be redone easily at home.

I did the full works last night. First, I used Sally Hansen's Cuticle Remover to tidy up my cuticles, which are like WEEDS on my feet (ew - sorry!) and then I had a go at them again after a nice shower, during which I buffed up my feet so they're all soft :-)

Once that was done, I cut the toenails down and shaped them as square as I could get them and then slathered my toes in Lemony Flutter - hell, they deserve moisture too! Then I used my Essie nourishing base coat and began the French!

Polishes used:
  • Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener (super thin brush, means I can do it freehand)*
  • Rimmel French Ivory (less pink, more yellow - matches my skin tone better)*
  • Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat
*After a while these get a bit gloopy, but some Mavala polish thinner sorts them out a treat!

I realise it looks like a lot of work - and it is! - but I only do it once every few weeks and I have an appt next week with my podiatrist, so I thought I'd better make some effort!

Basking in the winter sun...
Coming up soon (just as soon as I can sit and edit the pics) are experimental swatches of Max Factor Fantasy Fire, my favourite polish (colour) EVER, a glitter gradient mani using KBShimmer and a mystery product review from Sallys!

Also coming soon: a new mystery page! Ohhhh the excitement! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by :-)

- Skye x


  1. Ok, I need to start taking care of my toe nails more. Your feet are so cute. I would never be able to post photos of mine!

  2. lol thanks Essie ^^ They look cuter when I'm standing up but it was hard to take the photo so I gave up lol. The nails underneath are NOT in a good condition but polish hides a multitude of sins :D


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