Saturday, 5 May 2012

"I ONLY WANTED TO SEE YOU UNDERNEATH THE PURPLE RAIN"

Listening to: Purple Rain- Prince.

Two bloggers I love are Sheree from Glitz & Grime and Laura from A Forte For Fashion. Not only are these two ladies incredibly stylish- but their nail art is to die for. Please stalk through their blogs and follow them and share my envy! I'm incredibly jealous of their skill and beautiful designs, it makes me incredibly sad that I do a job where painted nails is a big no-no.

For those that don't already know, I'm a student nurse and have spent the majority of the last year gaining as much experience as possible working for NHS professionals as a health care assistant; and although I am incredibly overwhelmingly lucky to have this career and wouldn't change it for the world- I do miss having painted nails.

As any health care worker knows- nail varnish is a breeding ground for infection. Bacteria (such as MRSA) lives under painted nails and in chipped edges (more so under fake nails) so no decent nurse would have varnish on. I know I might be overreacting as the likelihood of  spreading infection and disease is rare but when you work with sick people I just can't bring myself to possibly cause any further harm, and I'm petrified of accidentally scratching my boyfriend/ friends children/ my grandparents/ anyone with painted nails after I've been at work. I'm not ashamed to say I've worked with nurses and pulled them up on having painted nails. Yes its put me in the place of a bit of a busy body but I don't really care- I wouldn't want to be treated by anyone with nail varnish.

So it is incredibly rare I have the chance to paint my nails- until this bank holiday weekend!

 (I think this is my favourite).

(This is 2nd)

(This is just me being a little silly).

Not bad for a boring day spent mostly napping (as I struggled to sleep Thursday night).

This Is by far the best thing I put on my nails-


Its an oil so soaks in (rather than sits on your nails like varnish) and puts back some of the lost strength from using alcohol gel and harsh soaps all day. Love this stuff!

What do you guys think of my nails? I know my toes are a little silly but boredom leads me to do silly things.
Jodie x

14 comments:

  1. PUUUURPLEEE RAAAAAIN, PURRRPLE RAINNNN.
    Haha, definitely got that stuck in my head now. Ahhh I've constantly got painted nails and hate not having nail varnish on! I really need a nail oil though as my nails are getting in quite bad condition from being under the varnish all the time, so I'll have to try and find the Sally Hansen one :) where did you get it from? :) x

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    1. As far as I remember I got it from boots it's got loads if natural oils in it do as. Far as I know it's veggie and smells amazing! I usually cover my nails and cuticles and leave it buy you can massage it in too! My ties are very silly but makes me laugh when I look down x

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  2. Ps. the toes made me giggle! x

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  3. fab nails! and yes creepers are amazing aren't they! and yes you do need some disco pants in your life ;)

    thanks for the comment on my blog! :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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    1. My creepers are starting to were around the lase loop :( but u can't stop wereing them.
      I really do need them x

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  4. yes you definitely need some disco pants they are amazing!
    & love your nails!

    thanks for the comment on my blog! :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  5. I love the polish on your fingernails! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)

    XO, Imke

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    1. Thank you- it's quite alright x

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  6. i love glitz & grime she's got nail art skills! i love the left thumb nail! x

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    1. Thank you. I live her style and how she gets influenced by things and draws them into her daily were so well.
      Such a stylish woman.
      X

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  7. Wow i never knew that about painted nails! You`re toes look lovely)

    >'.'<

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    1. Its not something that most people come into contact with but if you're in the care profession it's something that's everyone knows.
      My nails are awful at the moment I've scrubbed in work all week so theyre a bit rough they needed a bit of pampering and a weekend of looking pretty

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  8. IM OBSESSED WITH PRINCE hahaha

    Thanks for the shout out doll! - I like the first nail pic!

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    1. Thank you- I love your nails and style x

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