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Mani Monday And A Progress Report

Hello Ladies! So before we get to the business of this weeks Mani Monday, Michelle & I have some exciting news! After our gradual re-branding Michelle and I are officially a dot com! So Bex's Fashion Tips is no more and Faeriwood is a go. I'm excited for this new time and we have some great ideas moving forward so stay tuned!

Now on to this weeks challenge. I have been dreading this weeks brief of Metallics as I really dislike them from a nail art aspect. Block colours are fine but I just can't get to grips with them and getting any kind of decent definition was a nightmare, and photography is well... yeah. I actually tried out 3 different designs before I settled on a simple set of paw prints. Even now I'm not 100% happy but that's the point of this challenge, to try something out of your comfort zone.


I found these Sally Hansen Colour Quick "pens" in Poundland and they're quite interesting. Rather than your typical pen with a nib & striper they actually have a pump function which pushes the polish out on to the brush. Takes a bit of getting used to but they are very quick drying and perfect for on the go polishing. If you don't mind a bit of mess.



Don't forget to check out Instagram for contributions from Gayle @kaspanda86. You can also find, me @faeribex, Bex  is @bexberrymua, Caroline is @mademoisellerouge and Jen is @jenlingyang. And as usual be sure to tag one of us so we can see your contributions!


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