Sunday, 23 April 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 16

If I'm honest I really wasn't going to write this post this week.   I have spent the week with the wrong frame of mind and honestly I don't really think I've tried at all.   

 

I was going to just skip this week and just not put up a blog post but I made a promise to myself that I would still write regardless and I know that there are a few view that always look for these posts.  

 
I couldn't help myself but I really really wanted some ice cream on Thursday so I ended up going in getting this huge sundae which I throughly enjoyed.  

 
It's actually crazy but I forced myself to still away and although I thought I had put on possibly maybe two or 3 pounds I actually stayed exactly the same this week so clearly what ever I've eaten I've worked off as well! I will be back next week with another update!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 15

Well here goes how I have been for the past week.  I would say that overall I was actually pretty good, I was deafly at the top end of the numbers each day but I actually felt quite hungry so I figured that if I felt hungry that that must be my body's way of telling me that I'm eating less than what I should be and therefore I thought that would mean I would be losing weight.  

 
In terms of my body I was convinced that I have lost, i'm even starting to feel the bones in my back - in my shoulders in particular.  My collarbone feels a little bit more prominent.  I must admit that it feels so much better.

 
Straight after weighing that day I do you typically have a ice cream at my favourite ice cream place.  Doing this makes me feel normal and that it's not just about weight loss all of the time and I absolutely love it!  I do think that it's really important for me to not go mad after I've had the ice cream for the rest of the day so I do you try and be good so that I can justify having it.

 
This week I lost a pound which I am pretty disappointed in.  I was convinced it was more are you even thought that I might get to 16 stone 9.  I want to see those single digits of the 16 stone mark.  It has left me a little deflated (no pun intended!) but I will try my best this week to not let it get to me too much.

  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
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If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 14

I finally feel a sense of control over my weight again and the feeling is incredible.  I'm sick of it controlling me, it controls how I feel about myself, my confidence, what I wear, everything and I hate it.  I hate that whether I'm really sad or reallly happy I think of food, why can't I just be like the slim people that food is fuel and that's it?  

 
When I'm "on it" I feel so much control over so many aspects of my life.  I suddenly feel a little more willing to exercise and move because I know it will actually make a difference.  

 
I'm happy to eat whatever I need to just to get by as I start to actual see what food really is, fuel, and not just something to make me feel happier.

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As I always say, I run the show.  I'm doing this for me so when I want to have something outside of what I would normally allow myself I definitely do!  The key is for me to get swiftly back on it or my changes aren't go to be quick enough for me.

 
I'm so excited to tell you that this week I lost 2.5lbs bringing my weight loss in this past fortnight to 7lbs.  I already feel so different again, it feels so good to be tackling something once again that was starting to rule my life.  I have a huge Scentsy event in Edinburgh at the end of July and I'm determined to at least be back down to where I was last year.  

  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
 
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest - search for 'liverpoollashes'  
My facebook page is always updated latest information, tutorials and reviews - click here.
If you want to see more videos from me, my You Tube Channel is here.
CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
To see more of My Work click here and my Nail Of The Day - click here
If you want to read my 'Focusing On' blog posts - click here
Want to see more using Lecente glitter? - click here

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

NOTD: Summer Blue

Sometimes I know exactly what I want on my nails and I just go for it and in all this I literally have no idea where to start brainstorming what I want on them.  Unfortunately this time was the time that I literally didn't know where to start, did I want glitter? did I want colour did I want to be pale? I had no idea.  As I have just taken away the pink tones I deafly didn't one pink and I always have a hankering for red but I typically like to be straight up bread and that's not really fun to blog about!  I actually did put green on my nails and I like green but what I did with them I really really didn't like if you follow me on Snapchat your now because I showed it on there before I removed it.

 

Eventually I finally settled on blue and then I paired it  up with gold just add a little contrast.  The colours I used were CND Shellac Grand Gala (limited edition but Iced Cappucino would work) with Lecente Glitter in Sleigh Bells (again - limited edition but Sand is a good alternative) with Shellac Clearly Pink over.  I then used Shellac Digi-Teal over.

 

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 13

Well... week 13 which could be unlucky for some but for me it was finally the week I got back onto losing weight.  


I'm normally a  cereal kind of person when it comes to breakfast but ive surprised myself  by opting for yoghurt and berries this week.  I've had salads and really enjoyed them and within a day or two I was already feeling better  however I realise I have a long way to go to get back to where I was last year.  

 
Rich and I have both been so focussed and that's helped an unbelievable amount as when he falls off the weight loss wagon I feel more likely to do the same as I really want to eat whatever he's eating.  He is keen to get back to where he was as his shirts are more snug.

 
This week I'm delighted to report that I lost 4.5lbs and Rich lost 5lbs.  It's a good start and I'm keen, now that the weather is improving, to get more active too to speed things up.  Next week I hope to be back into the 16 stone bracket.

 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

NOTD: All The Pinks

My nails often reflect my mood or the weather.  Recently the weather here in South Wales has started to pick up and show the hints of Spring so I fancied having either a light or a bright pink with gold hints.  After doing my usual brainstorming I sat there with all of the shades I fancied and figured that I might as well choose shades lighter and darker than it and do a pink tone set!

 

The colours i used were CND Shellac in Ripe Guava, Hot Pop Pink, Mauve Maverick, Be Demure and Naked Naïveté as with Lecente Stardust Glitter in Milky Way which gives this gorgeous gold shimmer and slightly mutes each shade down perfectly.

 

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Weeks 9 - 12

Where do I start?!  Where have I been with these posts?!  That's a good question as at this point I can even keep track of it all to be honest.  I'm probably going to make this update short and sweet.  So a fortnight ago (when my last post was due up) I did weigh and I was 17 stone 2 which is the exact same weight I was at the start of January which is a grim - I know but honestly? I thought I'd be more than that.  

 
I did however kick myself into touch and for a good five or six days I was angelic after that but then I've let things slide again.  Yes I know this is frustrating to read because I could just smack myself in the face at times with this whole weight loss thing but the long and short of it is yesterday when I weighed I had lost a pound.  


I need to see the 16s again, this is ridiculous.  What am I even playing at here?  I don't know but I will continue to post as I always do.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

NOTD: Dark Berries

Honestly, I'm just not that bothered about doing my nails at the moment.  I see ideas and I adore them but I'm not that fussed about doing mine.

 
I honestly picked what I had to hand for these nails so that was CND Shellac in Dark Lava and Tinted Love and MoYou London XL Pro Plate 10 and bingo!  Here they are!

 

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

NOTD: Juicy Oranges

I wore these nails over a month ago but it was before the launch of all of these products so I never got around to putting a blog post up....!  

 
The colours I used were: CND Shellac in Mambo Beat and Shells In The Sand as well as Lecente Glimente in Quest and MoYou London Enchanted Plate 14.

 

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My Work: Lush Lilac

Bethan came to get her nails done for the first time.  Her nails are short at the moment due to a dodgy nail tech experience involving a drill and her "Shellac" removal last month.  She wanted something on her nails that was fun but didn't stand out as she said that doesn't really fit the way she is.  The one thing she was certain of though was that she fancied purple so we worked with that.

 
I used:

CND Shellac in Wisteria Haze & Alluring Amthyst as well as the new Lecente Glimente Glitter in "Reign" and MoYou London Sailor Plate 06.

 
I'm excited to see Bethan's nails strengthen with the protection of CND Shellac and correct removals but for the time being, these are pretty cute.  

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

New Releases: Lecente Spring 2017

I say this every time because it's totally true, I'm always honoured to do Lecente's new collection videos - it's definitely not something I take lightly.  Seeing their Spring 2017 Collection all together I was just mind blown, they never disappoint. 

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I'll run through the collection and then I'll link the video I did for them at the end so that you can dribble over them all!

The collection consists of:
  • Six Glimente Glitters - Envy, Fable, Charmed, Quest, Oracle & Reign.
  • Two holographic Glitters - Olive Green & Juniper
  • Chrome Powders - Bronze & Rose Gold
  • Chameleon Chrome Powders - Pink & Green.
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Here's the video that I created for Lecente's You Tube Channel:

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 7 & 8

How am I honestly doing?  I'm fed up.  It's only with myself, when I lost my five stone it was because I was chosing to slim Down more than I was choosing food. Clearly at the moment my head says that food is want I was more although the reality I am feeling very uncomfortable and back feeling under confident about how I look.

 
Although the first week I was busy doing other things, this week having known I would be doing a fortnightly weigh in.  I suppose I knew that that I had two choices, make an excuse and not do it or own up to the fact I knew I had put on weight.  Every day this week I've had the argument with myself on whether I'm going to carry on cramming my face full of food or if I'm doing something about it.


I weighed this morning and naturally I assume the absolute worst.  It's not good, I'm back to my starting weight at the start of January but, I weighed.  I've achieved something - I didn't ignore it.  I shall make no promises for this next fortnight, my birthday is the 3rd March so we shall see.


  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
 
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

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My facebook page is always updated latest information, tutorials and reviews - click here.
If you want to see more videos from me, my You Tube Channel is here.
CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
To see more of My Work click here and my Nail Of The Day - click here
If you want to read my 'Focusing On' blog posts - click here
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Friday, 10 February 2017

CND Rhythm and Heat Collection Shellac and Vinylux

It's always so exciting to have a new CND release, isn't it?  There's always that scepticism that a colour looks like another colour.  I have to be totally honest though, I get a little bit bored of when people say that the colours on a never anything new, I mean, are people expecting for CND to invent a colour that doesn't exist in the world already?!  Of course not but I'm sure they wish they could!

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I would say whenever a client has been after a certain colour from me I've always been able to give them an option, that's pretty good going!  There are of course those clients who are a little like Goldilocks to me, you know, the ones that are trying to match something and "oh no, that's too pink but that's too orange..." etc and that's why we need to fill in the blanks with a complete shade range and all of those in between ones too.

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CND are always working a season ahead so course this collection is technically this summer collection.  The names are:
  • Palm deco
  • Ripe Guava
  • Shells In The Sand 
  • Sugarcane 
  • Mambo Beat 
  • Shimmering Shores (Shellac Only)
  • Splash Of Teal (Vinylux Only)
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CND Rhythm & Heat Shellac
As usual I have made my comparison video with the existing collection with a few very interesting comparisons.  See the video at the end of this post to watch it!

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CND Rhythm & Heat Vinylux


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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 5 & 6

This post is for the previous two weeks.  I make no excuses, last weekend I knew I was going to pick up my beloved cats from up north and bring them to my new home in South Wales.  As I was up north for Sunday morning I used that as an excuse to eat what I like thinking I could pull it back for this week but of course, I didn't.

 
This past fortnight has been virtually a 24 hour buffet. Nothing has been off limits so I've eaten Burger King, chicken korma and also been out for a Chinese.  I knew I was back feeling heavy and bloated and I knew of course that the scales would reflect that.


It was therefore no surprise that I've put on 4lbs in a fortnight in fact, I feel like I've gotten off lightly (no pun intended!) Of course I hope for a better week this week, I hope that I can once again return to 16 stone 9 so I can then get back down to the numbers I was seeing last year. I promise nothing at the moment other than I will continue to weigh and happily make my weight public so that I can eventually be happy with it at a much lower number.

 
  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
 
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

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My facebook page is always updated latest information, tutorials and reviews - click here.
If you want to see more videos from me, my You Tube Channel is here.
CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
To see more of My Work click here and my Nail Of The Day - click here
If you want to read my 'Focusing On' blog posts - click here
Want to see more using Lecente glitter? - click here

Saturday, 4 February 2017

NOTD: When Your Cat Inspires Your Nails

Brace yourselves but there's a part of me that has lost interest in doing my nails.  I don't know if it's just the way I'm feeling about life in general or whether it's just that at the moment, I am really enjoying being an Independent Scentsy Consultant and guiding my team as well as being creative with that.  Either way, I'll hold my hands up and admit that I couldn't be bothered to do my nails.  


One thing that has inspired me however is finally bringing my beloved cats Henry and Poppy from Liverpool to live with us in South Wales.  Now since I got Henry from Cats Protection League back in 2009 I've had a thing for grey...! 

  
I used:

  • CND Shellac in Tartan Punk & Asphalt
  • Lecente Hot Lips Multi Glitz Glitter (ring finger) and Pewter Ulta Fine Glitter (index finger)
 
Is it the most exciting nails I've ever done?  Probably not but they match my cat pretty well...!

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Friday, 3 February 2017

For Sale: Backwash, Hairdressing Chair, Mirror & Other Bits

Wow who would have known that a single post could hurt me so much, I'm sat here crying my eyes out.  As you all know, I separated from my husband last years and left our home that we shared.  In the last few years I had the garage converted into a mini hair salon by my amazing dad and I loved it with all of my heart.  Unfortunately this house will be sold and I'm not in a position to bring my furniture to be fitted in my current house in South Wales so I am looking to sell what I have for a good price.  

 

Hairdressing is not something I do often so these are all used only occasionally therefore you're looking at almost new items without damage to any of it.  The backwash is currently plumbed in so serious buyers are welcome to come and view it working if you wish and my dad will unplumb it, ready for collection.  What I will say is seriously, this is the most comfiest backwash I have ever sat in and my clients told me that themselves both in the seat and the way it fits around the neck and shoulders.



Here are the items for sale with the price I paid for them.  Please contact me to make me an offer for the item or items you'd like.

Samba Backwash - £500

Hairdressing Chair - unknown

Trolley - £69

REM Miranda Mobile Hood Dryer - £220

Mirror - £100

Ikea Large New York Frame - £50?

Yellow Brabantia Bin - £60
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M0ADYQD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rJhLybAPVSEB1

The only item that is not perfect is the New York frame as this has a slight burn mark from a floor lamp that was too close to it however you can't really notice it because the print is black.

The Miranda hood dryer has literally only been used once or twice.  I bought it from salon services and as I'm not with it up north I can't confirm that that's definitely the model I have but it looks like the website link.

My heart is broken into a thousands pieces at the moment having to sell everything from my lovely little salon but I know in time it will be mended.  I can arrange for my parents to let you into the house if you'd like to view any of the items.

Collection will be from my house which is close to Hale Village / Liverpool Airport area.  Anyone not local can contact a "man with a van" (typically on eBay) for a quote which I've done before and had things brought to me from London...!

If you are interested please contact me on my Facebook page Facebook.com/liverpoollasheskaren or email liverpoollashes@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks so much for your support, Karen x

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 4

I have to be honest, by the time it comes to my weigh in day I do get that urge to just want to eat a normal meal. I say a normal meal, you know that I mean one that I don't need to count any calories or any points or anything, literally just eat what I want.  I don't feel like it's that bad to do that because sometimes you just want to feel the release of no limitations and then you can get straight back to it.  That's what I did last Sunday afternoon and that's what you're looking at with the first photo.  It was a cheese and onion pie with chips gravy and mushrooms and I absolutely enjoyed it so much! 

 

So here is how my week has been.  After starting the week with a pub lunch I was ready to get back on it and start losing more weight.   As I said last week, although I only lost half a pound it was still a step in the right direction however I did want to up it this week because I want to get closer to a comfortable weight, quicker.  As I now live in south Wales with my boyfriend Rich, I do find it really difficult being home with him when it comes to eating because he has (and admits to) struggling in the evening with constantly snacking and of course if he picks something I quite fancy then it's hard for me to resist as well.  This week however, Tuesday and Wednesday I was back up north and when I'm on my own I do find it a lot easier to stay in control.  I suppose it's the old thing about being comfortable in a relationship.  

 
I tried my best to make sure that Tuesday and Wednesday really made a difference to my weight loss this week and by the start of the weekend I could really feel a change in my body.  It might not be noticeable for anybody else but to me my stomach feels a lot flatter and a little bit more toned.  I walk with a little bit more ease so I felt that I must've lost something.
  
 
So I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 3 1/2 pounds this week!  That brings me to a 7 pounds loss in three weeks.  Honestly I know that I could of been a little bit better last week and that would've made the total loss a little bit greater but I am so delighted to know I'll be on my way to getting back to where I was last year.  It's amazing how 7 pounds can start to make you feel better, happier, more comfortable.  Half a stone off now, here's to me heading further down the 16 stone mark this week coming and then excitingly back into the 15s again!

  • Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
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If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Slim Down Sunday 2017: Week 3

Well here we go for another week.  It feels good to be doing this again, yes I still feel a little bit like a bowling ball and I don't like my current round face but the relief of knowing that I'm just talking about it but actually doing it is fantastic.

 

I'm not even going to lie the start of the week was a little bit laid back.  I don't deny myself on weigh in days and relax quite a bit.  I didn't used to be like that at the start but now I think that if I don't allow myself a little bit then I will go crazy. 

 

One find for this week has been the Fruit Foams.  As they are sugar-free that means that they are low in calories and if you follow weight watchers they are fairly low in points (4 SP.)  although I prefer chocolate to jellies they are good if you do want a sugar boost (only without the sugar but you get me!)


Although I have been an awful lot better than previously and I have not binge eating at all this week, I knew that each day I have eaten a little over what I should've been and in the back of my mind I knew that that would mean the scales which show that.

 
 
Another delicious treats that I found this week was the Muller Light blackcurrant and liquorice.  Probably not for everyone but these are so nice and have just been released.

 

So here it is today I weighed in and I have lost half a pound.  This isn't much at all but I know that it is more important that I am doing something about it and no matter how it takes that I continue it.  obviously next week I really want to put more of a focus on making sure I am within the boundaries I've set myself.  I am still happy as I do feel a lot less bloated and a little bit more comfortable in my clothes.  I will do this.
  •  Every day we have a choice, it's a fresh start and the most important part from any healthy eating plan is to just try and make as many days, good ones.
  • Losing a pound a week is still over three and a half stone in a year.
  • If you're feeling particularly down about your weight, remember that if you stick to a balanced diet then by this time next week you could have dropped quite a few pounds, just the kick start you need to get going!  Even just by cutting down on treats you could make a difference, how good would that feel?!
Why not come and be my friend on the My Fitness Pal app - search for 'liverpoollashes'
If you have a FitBit then why not be my friend on that and send me a challenge? click here.
 
If you want to read my previous Slim Down Sunday posts - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of Slimming World - click here.
If you want to read my explanation of calorie counting and basic weight loss methods - click here.

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest - search for 'liverpoollashes'  
My facebook page is always updated latest information, tutorials and reviews - click here.
If you want to see more videos from me, my You Tube Channel is here.
CND Five Point Polish Method (for CND Shellac & Vinylux) - click here
To see more of My Work click here and my Nail Of The Day - click here
If you want to read my 'Focusing On' blog posts - click here
Want to see more using Lecente glitter? - click here