It’s not often that I get to paint other people’s nails (this must be the 6th or 7th time I’ve ever done a manicure on someone else) – but I enjoy it more and more. It used to be extremely hard, the change of perspective – I’d flood the cuticles and just fail. Never had a sister to practice on ; )
But when one of my oldest and most loved friends came over for a spot of pre-holidays tea – Christmas manicure it was. She grabbed this beautiful green and marvelled at the stamping plates – she’s never seen one before. K chose the Christmas trees and I convinced her to go for gold flake accents (because it makes everything better.)
So we had copious amounts of tea, devoured a cheese board and talked well into the night – just a brilliant, brilliant time.
Topped off with a mani pampering and an argan oil hand message.
The delight on her face when we were done was fantastic – she said she never had nails so pretty and manicured. It’s such a pleasure to make someone smile with a simple gift like stamped and shiny nails.
Aren’t her hands gorgeous? I made her pose and everything.
(And got her permission to share these, as I think it’s important. I would never post anything without asking – even if it’s hands, not a portrait – still. Do you guys agree?)
Hope you’re enjoying New Year’s Eve lovelies! (if in the UK, you’re probably already hearing fireworks, like I am.)
Do you get many chances to practice on other people? Isn’t it just brilliant fun?