Hey ladies! Sorry I’ve been so quiet over the past couple of weeks – I was busy packing for a loooong romantic weekend in Amsterdam and I’m back with some big news…
My very sneaky fiancé (!) got down on one knee and proposed in the butterfly house at Artis Zoo on Valentines Day – and even managed to get pictures and video! It was the biggest, most wonderful surprise I’ve ever had and I’m absolutely over the moon that everything worked out exactly how he had planned.
Before we left for our trip, I attempted some random nail art inspired by the ridiculously talented Boom Nails London. I’ve followed @boomnailsldn on Instagram for a good while now and the amazing fine detail that she can achieve is mind-blowing – it’s definitely worth having a look at her work; if not for inspiration then simply to stare enviously at all the beautiful nail art.
Here’s a couple of before-the-bling snaps…
And here’s one of my set right after Jamie popped a ring on it!
I used the nib end of a nail art pen for all of the details – getting those fine lines is really, REALLY hard. I’m happy enough with these for a first attempt but I want to improve my fine detail work so I’ll keep practising!
We got home last night and obviously had to get out and see all the family today so I decided to quickly change to a simple mani that would let my beautiful ring be the centre of attention. I went with OPI ‘Got The Blues For Red’ from their new 50 Shades of Grey collection (‘Shine For Me’ may have fallen into my basket too!) and I’m glad I did! It’s a stunning, deep, blood red that screams passion. Perfect for an engagement!
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