Anyway I managed to finally get them re-done and for free!
How? you may wonder....well I was invited by my lovely friend to go to the Leeds White Rose centre 'Ultimate girls night in' hosted by radio aire. This was a special ticket only event where there was tons of discounts, free stuff and live music such as Wonderland and The Hoosiers.
Mint Nail & Beauty bar were the most generous offering a choice of either a free shellac manicure, pedicure or eyebrow tidies. We ended up waiting eagerly in line to get them done and pretty much spent most our time there which kinda sucked in a way as we didn't get to see what else was going on in other shops but then again we did get a free £24 manicure so we can't complain!
Finally after what felt like forever it was our turn and when I told the nail technician I already had shellac on so she was weary if she could do my nails and went to go ask someone. I was going to die a little inside as we waited for SO long and I was looking forward to getting them done but thankfully they kindly did it. They normally charge £4 for shellac removal where your nails are soaked in acetone but they did it for free.
Upon removal of shellac I noticed yellowing on my nails where the polish once was, now I'm not sure if this is caused by me leaving it on too long or if it's just a general result of the polish but it wasn't a pretty look at all but as I was getting them re-done I didn't care so much as no one would see it.
Unlike the last nail salon I went to they had more of a range of colours to choose from, still not a huge range but they had a nice amount. I was debating a dark purple or a hot pink. I ended up choosing the hot pink called 'Tutti fruitti' which isn't your average hot pink, it's such a gorgeous one and has a purple shimmer to it when the light hit them. I tried to capture it in the pictures but it was difficult, I guess you have to see it for yourself!
|These pictures do not do the colour justice, it such a vibrant darker barbie pink.|
|The sun was shining on my nails here but you can see just how glossy they are in this picture!|
It is honestly a colour that to me is so much nicer in person than any picture I could take. Today I had a couple of people ask if my nails were fake, not sure if it was the length which I personally didn't think was long at all (shellac makes my nails grow longer!) or the glossiness of the polish, I personally don't like fake looking nails. I guess I will see how round two of shellac nails turns out for me!
Lastly for those who celebrate it I hope you had a good Easter Sunday, for those who don't I hope you have had a good Sunday in this gorgeous weather. I have defo been eating way too much chocolate, have some of my kinder bunny to nibble on, it's amazing. Just a bigger Easter version of a kinder suprise egg. Yum!