MINI MANI: OPI Taup-less

OPI Taupless

One coat normally isn’t enough for me when it comes to nail polish – I like my polish opaque but I surprisingly liked the finish with one coat of OPI Taup-less. You could still see my nail, but it looked elegant and sophisticated, rather than a block opaque colour finish.

I continued to do a second coat and was left with an opaque, glossy, mink colour. The brush was the perfect size as well, it picked up just the right amount and you could basically cover the whole nail in one sweep. What do you think?

makingup xo
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One Year Anniversary

one year blog

One year ago today I took Making Up from tumblr. and began it’s more serious journey on WordPress. Although I still have such a long way to go, I’m proud of my achievements for this year as I continue to blog about the latest beauty products with a hint of lifestyle and fashion. This blog has given me some great opportunities and allowed me to meet some lovely people, and I hope the next year will be even better!

I’m constantly trying to improve my blog, and soon you will see the new content I have been planning. As I’ve said before though – I still have such a long way to go, so if you have any comments or if there’s anything you’d like to see on here, please do let me know in the comments or feel free to email me.

I look forward to the next year.

makingup xo

My First Gel Nails Experience

SensatioNail Gel Nail Polish (Pink Chiffon)

As a 20 year old beauty junkie I’m slightly ashamed to say this, but here we go. This is my first time having gels. As a student I find that I just don’t have excess money to get my nails done professionaly, so end up doing it myself weekly. That was until my lovely friend offered to do them for me, free of charge. She used SensatioNail Gel Nail Polish in Pink Chiffon and told me they would last a few weeks. The process familiar to probably most of you, was strange to me. Not having to wait for the nail polish to dry and getting a a gloss finish that I could only dream of amazed me. Two and a half weeks later and they were still going strong – it wasn’t until I peeled them off myself that they came away. (Which btw is a really satisfying feeling!)