I took my gel polish off at home and it was a disaster

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This afternoon I decided to take off my gel polish at home and it was a total disaster. Probably my biggest beauty blunder moment in a long, long time. I was so prepared, I had all the bits and bobs and my confidence was at the level of ‘I’ve watched nail ladies do this to my nails over a hundred times so I know exactly what I’m doing’. But it turns out taking off my gel polish is not something that I should be doing at home. And something I don’t think I’ll ever be doing again. Continue reading



How to grow your nails longer and stronger

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After a childhood as a chronic nail biter I thought I was destined to deal with short, weak nails forever, but finally I got my nails to grow longer and stronger. It took a lot of time, a lot of willpower, nail appointments Β and some magic products to get my natural nails to be the nicest and strongest they have ever been. Today I want to share with you what I did to improve my nails and give you some tips on how you can grow yours too. Continue reading





5 new beauty and life routines I’m following

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So I know it isn’t quite the new year, being March and all, but I feel like things are only just really settling down now and with that has come some new beauty and life routines. I am pretty impressed with myself that for the most part I have kept up with these new routines without too much suffering through internal motivational talks – you know what I’m talking about “come on, your skin will love you for it” “it’s just a few minutes and then you can watch the Kardashians”. It’s way easier now that my new routines are actually paying off – seeing results is the best motivation!

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What’s coming in, when summers out!

I know none of us want to admit it, but with a much darker and slightly colder Waitangi day yesterday, it’s clear that in no time at all Autumn will be just around the corner. I personally really enjoy that change over from summer trends to the more frostier months. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE all the pinks, pastels and brights which summer brings, but I also have a soft spot for those deeper matte shades which appear towards winter. Below are my trend picks for the Autumn months, let me know if you think I’m spot on or soo wrong! Continue reading



Pinterest Picks of the Week

Here are my Pinterest Picks of the Week! =)

These nails are simple yet just so damn cute! I really like the idea of two feature nails per hand
These nails are simple yet just so damn cute! I really like the idea of two feature nails per hand
This amazing Breakfast at Tiffany's print just oozes old school classic glam. That famous Tiffany blue is one of my favourite summer colours
This amazing Breakfast at Tiffany’s print just oozes old school classic glam. That famous Tiffany blue is one of my favourite summer colours
Releasing in March this year - I need to get my hands on these Sailor Moon Luna and Artemis mugs!
Releasing in March this year – I need to get my hands on these Sailor Moon Luna and Artemis mugs!
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Hands down the coolest hair dryer I have ever seen! Styled as a 357 magnum vintage pistol, I wonder what the power is behind this thing!?

Have a look at my other amazing Pinterest finds at http://www.pinterest.com/LACurwood/