Christmas Party Nails – Blogmas Day 11

Yesterday was my work Christmas party and I tried Maybelline nail varnish for the first time. I’m not quite sure how I haven’t tried their range until now cos I have been missing out. It. Is. Amazing!

maybelline nails

I haven’t worn nail varnish in about three months and I wanted something in a nude colour to match my lips. I got the shade ‘301 Love this sweater’, for every nail except my ring finger where I applied ‘232 Rose chic’. I had a similar look when I got married (see pic below).


The first layer went on perfectly, really smooth with a lovely finish. It also dried quickly too. The second layer looked bad as I was applying it and panic ran through my mind as I feared having to sort it out. Lo and behold, even though it looked like I had applied the nail varnish in the dark while wet, it dried sleek and very professional looking.

As a top coat, I used the Super Stay 3D Gel, as I got 3 for 2 on Maybelline products in Superdrug. It had a strange looking horseshoe shaped brush which kept a lot of the nail varnish on the bristles. I think this is designed to give the plumping effect.

The quality of this nail varnish is far superior to more expensive high street brands. It is chip and nick free as well and I definitely think it will continue that way for days if not a week or so. I love the colour, shade range and price point.

Have you tried any Maybelline nail varnishes and if not, what will you be using for your Christmas party look? Bx

A Brew with Boo

Today I’m writing a new style of blog post for me. It’s called A Brew with Boo because I thought it would be a the type of thing you could read as you had a cup of tea. I’ve got mine, some chocolate and freshly painted nails. My feet are up and my slippers on so why don’t you join me and we can get comfy?


I don’t know about you but I’ve got quite a positive feeling bubbling at the moment. I seem to be enjoying life and I think a lot of that is down to family life. Heath is nearly one and he is at that really fun age. He’s speaking a lot and imitating sounds. So far he says XBox and it is SO funny. I’ve caught it on film too! His voice is the cutest thing. He has also said ‘Horm’ which means kiss in Thai and then he’ll give you a kiss. A string of words he has said is ‘Who is it?’ when there is someone on the other side of the door.

Andy and I love it now that the children are a bit older. I think we both find the newborn stage quite tough. Perhaps this is because of the sleepless nights, constant feeding and nappy changes but I also think that we love how interactive our babes are when they start to talk and play. Our happiest family moments always involve laughter and giggles. Andy and Annabelle seem to be the type of people who can make others laugh so effortlessly.

Annabelle is also delicious right now. Her vocabulary has shown dramatic improvement since she turned four last month. She says the most rib tickling things and is such an animated and happy character.

How are things in your life right now? Did you enjoy your cup of tea? Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow for day 16 of Blogtober. Bx