Easter Nails

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Ever since visiting Poppie at SHE-NAIL I've been obsessed with checking the #nailart tag on Instagram. My nail polishes have been out on the side constantly, instead of hidden away in a drawer. Mum's even requested fancy digits and is currently sporting pastel ombre tips! The nail art bug has bitten hard.

Mini Egg Easter Nail Art

For Easter, I've sweetened my nails with a Mini Egg inspired mani. There's not much nail art going on here, but it's something that I've wanted to try for a while now. I went for a creamy yellow as a base. Ciate's Big Yellow Taxi is a beautiful shade. I've never really worn yellow on my nails before and was so surprised at how it suited my skin tone. I can see myself wearing it A LOT over summer. After two coats, I popped a layer of Ciate's Brocade Parade.

I'm super pleased with how these turned out. They'd look cute with different base colours too. There's only one flaw - I now want to eat ALL the Mini Eggs!

She-Nail Brighton

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Nail art is something that I've dabbled with in the past. During my Brighton days, I would fish out my dotting tools as a way of delaying writing my essays. These days I'm certainly less adventurous with my nails. However, I feel this is about to change after meeting ex-WAH Nails girl, Poppie. I was super excited to be invited along to her SHE-NAIL studio in Brighton for a nail makeover!

Daisy Nail Art by Poppie Sharman at She-Nail, Brighton

After browsing through Poppie's amazing nail designs on her Facebook page, I knew I had to go for some adorable daisies. Having pretty nails makes me so happy and I honestly couldn't stop looking at mine! I went for a lilac base but the daisies look stunning on a naked nail too! Negative space nails are a big trend at the moment and they're one of Poppie's current favourites, along with her signature Paisley nails.

SHE-NAIL Studio Poppie Sharman Nail Art

The SHE-NAIL space is situated within the Dental Health Spa on Queen's Road and Poppie has really made it her own. Her polishes are housed in printer's trays and she's decorated with tissue paper tassel garlands. It's such a cute space and the perfect setting for a good old chat and after work treat. It was so lovely to chat to Poppie about her time at WAH Nails, travelling in South America and setting up SHE-NAIL. She's honestly so sweet and I had the best time!

SHE-NAIL Brighton

I'd highly recommend Poppie if you're after some fancy fingertips. There are four levels of nail art available and to celebrate the start of SHE-NAIL you can get anything you like painted for £15. The studio is open Monday – Wednesday evening (6-8pm) by appointment only, with drop ins welcomed Thursday & Friday evening, and Saturday 10-3. SHE-NAIL is at the Dental Health Spa, 14-15 Queen's Road, Brighton. Email bookings@she-nail.co.uk or call 07572 383722 to make an appointment.

CLOCLOTHES Pop Up Shop

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

I love finding new independent brands, especially ones that produce beautiful handmade items. On Saturday I had the chance to go along to the CLOCLOTHES Pop Up shop in Brighton's Laines. Owner Chloe Pestell launched the company in May last year and offers adorable and unique clothing and accessories. What I particulary love are the strong vintage vibes throughout Chloe's designs and the dreamy fabric she uses.

CLOCLOTHES S/S 2015 POP UP SHOP, BRIGHTON

The pop up was hosted at It Is What It Is and the CLOCLOTHES team were there all week. Along with the new collection, there were workshops, live performances, prosecco and cakes to be enjoyed! When I popped in Lizzie was there with her ukulele, singing some beautiful covers. It was a really nice touch and combined with the festival feel of the collection I found I was wishing for summer!

Chloe Pestell - Owner of CLOCLOTHES CloClothes Spring Summer 2015 Collection

The Spring/Summer collection is bursting with pretty patterns and co-ords. My favourite items featured some amazing seventies inspired floral prints! Each item is handmade by a member of Chloe's tiny team. This means that there are only a handful of each design made - a breath of fresh air in comparison to the high street's copycat pieces. There is also a chance to get your paws on limited edition made-to-measure pieces!

Co-ords at the CLOCLOTHES Pop Up Handmade Clutch Bags at the CLOCLOTHES Pop Up

It was really lovely to meet Chloe and chat about her gorgeous business. Keep your eyes peeled for a special collaboration with Liv Purvis soon - you might have already seen Liv sporting Chloe's watermelon shorts. I'm currently on a 'get fit for summer' campaign, but as soon as I've reached my goal I'll definitely be treating myself to something from the S/S collection which launches online next week.

If you're in London, you can find CLOCLOTHES at Greenwich Market and Chloe will also be trading at festivals during the summer (including Secret Garden Party). Alternatively shop online at www.cloclothes.com or at ASOS Marketplace.