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DIY Christmas Nails for the lazy featuring Kiss Nails & Leighton Denny

Upcycling isn’t just for furniture. I’ve spent weeks searching for the perfect press on nails with a Christmas vibe but either everywhere was sold out or they just weren’t right. 
So I took matters in to my own hands.
My goal was simple: Cheap, quick, low effort and sparkly Christmassy goodness - this ruled out doing my own extensions or going to a salon!  I took some Kiss Acrylic French nails, reshaped them slightly to give a slightly more almond curve than true round. I then topped with Leighton Denny Twinkle Twinkle and my a stash of Christmas decals that I’ve had for yonks; they came in a Colour Club set many many years ago - can’t we please marvel at how far I’ve come since that post?!
I’m going to point out that using five year old decals is not the best option, they were brittle as f*ck and a bit of a nightmare to apply but my mind was set and after a few attempts I got there.
To add an extra strong finish I cured with two layers of Gelish Top It Off from my kit - I wouldn’t usually…

Stocking Fillers To Add A Bit Of Glam This Christmas.

Everyone has a different perspective on what makes stocking fillers. As a teenager who lived on borrowed makeup, Sun In and glitter hair mascara, I used to force a smile out when I opened the inevitable box of “smellies” from the bodyshop - please tell me my family aren’t the only ones to call Beauty Products this? Nowadays they are genuinely my favourite part - if you need a wish list I’ll happily oblige
With that - and various different budgets - in mind I’ve put together a list of ideal stocking fillers to suit Beauty loving women of all ages!
Lets start with some tools of the trade shall we? EcoTools have been around for a decade and have since been a go to pharmacy brand for ethical brushes. Environmentally friendly, vegan, and a bargain too. I picked this anniversary set up in the Gordon’s Black Friday sale and as I write this they are currently on sale at 14.99.  Last year I featured the original Alpha H Liquid Gold on my round up of Christmas ideas. Cue Christmas Day when my mu…