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Nails by Colette

Twenty one year old from Hertfordshire who's on a mission to rid the world of boring and bland nails!

"A woman is only helpless when her nail polish is still wet"

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Sep 15 '14
My poor little pinky nail broke last night!! :( I have tried to salvage it with a tea bag and some liquid resin but I’m unsure as to how long it will last as the break is right along my free edge! Pretty gutted I’ve had to file all the rest down so I will try my best to keep up with the #31DC2014!

Today’s is ‘Metallic’ and shamefully I don’t actually own any metallicy polishes so I borrowed this @barrymcosmetics gold from my sister :) I added a mattified black background to emphasise the gold 

www.instagram.com/nailsbycolette

My poor little pinky nail broke last night!! :( I have tried to salvage it with a tea bag and some liquid resin but I’m unsure as to how long it will last as the break is right along my free edge! Pretty gutted I’ve had to file all the rest down so I will try my best to keep up with the #31DC2014!

Today’s is ‘Metallic’ and shamefully I don’t actually own any metallicy polishes so I borrowed this @barrymcosmetics gold from my sister :) I added a mattified black background to emphasise the gold

www.instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Sep 15 '14
Day seven - #31DC2014 - Black and white 

Very simple splatter design today!
I used @barrymcosmetics ‘Matte White’ with splattered black acrylic paint.

Day seven - #31DC2014 - Black and white

Very simple splatter design today!
I used @barrymcosmetics ‘Matte White’ with splattered black acrylic paint.

Sep 15 '14
Day six - #31DC2014 - Violet 

For some reason I only own 2 purple nail polishes so I had to improvise! The flowers were originally a violet/purple colour but changed to a pinky colour when I added the top coat! :( The base purple is Models Own ‘Grape Juice’ and the flowers are freehanded with acrylic paint

www.instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Day six - #31DC2014 - Violet

For some reason I only own 2 purple nail polishes so I had to improvise! The flowers were originally a violet/purple colour but changed to a pinky colour when I added the top coat! :( The base purple is Models Own ‘Grape Juice’ and the flowers are freehanded with acrylic paint

www.instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Sep 15 '14
Day five - #31DC2014 - Blue 

Today I decided to use my new @barrymcosmetics matte polish in ‘Malibu’ and I added a lace foiled design from Rio Beauty, just love these two paired together!

www.instagram/nailsbycolette

Day five - #31DC2014 - Blue

Today I decided to use my new @barrymcosmetics matte polish in ‘Malibu’ and I added a lace foiled design from Rio Beauty, just love these two paired together!

www.instagram/nailsbycolette

Sep 15 '14
Day four - #31DC2014 - Green

I didn’t have much time to do a mani today so I chose this beautiful looking @barrymcosmetics green from the Aquarium collection called ‘Arabian’ 
In my opinion this polish doesn’t even need a fancy design to look wonderful, with every angle of the light it glistens with all different kinds of goldeny green shades! I’m not one for super sparkly or shiny manis as I prefer mattes but the Aquarium collection has definitely converted me :)

www.instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Day four - #31DC2014 - Green

I didn’t have much time to do a mani today so I chose this beautiful looking @barrymcosmetics green from the Aquarium collection called ‘Arabian’
In my opinion this polish doesn’t even need a fancy design to look wonderful, with every angle of the light it glistens with all different kinds of goldeny green shades! I’m not one for super sparkly or shiny manis as I prefer mattes but the Aquarium collection has definitely converted me :)

www.instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Sep 3 '14
Day three - #31DC2014 - Yellow
‘Fight Like a Girl’
Endometriosis Awareness

Not many people will know but I myself am an endometriosis sufferer, and have been for many years now.

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb and causes extreme pain, not just during my time of the month but infact every day of the year in my case.

For me It all began at around the age of 14 where I would experience awful pains in my stomach and back, to the point where I was down the hospital pretty much every month. Doctors could not find the source of the pain, they just put it down to my appendix, gave me some pain killers and sent me on my way. Unfortunately I lost ALOT of school time due to this. It was around that time I was prescribed the contraceptive pill to delay my periods till the half terms as I became extremely ill every period I got, therefore losing more school time!
I was even accused by a doctor if I was making up all this pain for the attention!!

One day, around the age of 16/17 I was watching Embarrassing Bodies and there was a woman describing her symptoms to one of the doctors and it was almost as if she was describing myself! She was experiencing the exact thing I was! It was then I found out about Endometriosis. 

I booked an appointment to see my GP and explained my situation, I was then sent off for blood tests to check my hormone levels and iron levels, I was told that I was slightly Anemic, something that can also be caused by the Endo. I was also sent off for ultrasound scans to check for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which luckily showed nothing abnormal.

To officially get diagnosed with Endometriosis you have to under go exploratory surgery, usually done via a laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) and to my disappointment, they said I was too young to go through with it as there is a high chance of making the Endo worse, and being only 18/19 years of age at the time and with no children, they didn’t want to take any chances.

There is no cure for this condition, and the only way to manage it is with birth control and pain killers, but it only works for some women, there are lots of women out there who are suffering in silence and if it wasn’t for the lady on Embarrassing Bodies, I would be one of those women!

My aim here today is to raise awareness for this condition, women suffer with periods on a monthly basis but some of us have to suffer daily and it is heartbreaking to be told “It’s only a period, you’ll get over it in a few days”

I am now 21 years of age and as I get older, the condition worsens and as there is no cure, I could be suffering with Endo for many, many years to come.

Please take the time to become more educated about this condition, it’s about time people (especially some men) to become more sympathetic towards us all, after all, it’s not ‘just a period’

Day three - #31DC2014 - Yellow
‘Fight Like a Girl’
Endometriosis Awareness

Not many people will know but I myself am an endometriosis sufferer, and have been for many years now.

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb and causes extreme pain, not just during my time of the month but infact every day of the year in my case.

For me It all began at around the age of 14 where I would experience awful pains in my stomach and back, to the point where I was down the hospital pretty much every month. Doctors could not find the source of the pain, they just put it down to my appendix, gave me some pain killers and sent me on my way. Unfortunately I lost ALOT of school time due to this. It was around that time I was prescribed the contraceptive pill to delay my periods till the half terms as I became extremely ill every period I got, therefore losing more school time!
I was even accused by a doctor if I was making up all this pain for the attention!!

One day, around the age of 16/17 I was watching Embarrassing Bodies and there was a woman describing her symptoms to one of the doctors and it was almost as if she was describing myself! She was experiencing the exact thing I was! It was then I found out about Endometriosis.

I booked an appointment to see my GP and explained my situation, I was then sent off for blood tests to check my hormone levels and iron levels, I was told that I was slightly Anemic, something that can also be caused by the Endo. I was also sent off for ultrasound scans to check for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which luckily showed nothing abnormal.

To officially get diagnosed with Endometriosis you have to under go exploratory surgery, usually done via a laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) and to my disappointment, they said I was too young to go through with it as there is a high chance of making the Endo worse, and being only 18/19 years of age at the time and with no children, they didn’t want to take any chances.

There is no cure for this condition, and the only way to manage it is with birth control and pain killers, but it only works for some women, there are lots of women out there who are suffering in silence and if it wasn’t for the lady on Embarrassing Bodies, I would be one of those women!

My aim here today is to raise awareness for this condition, women suffer with periods on a monthly basis but some of us have to suffer daily and it is heartbreaking to be told “It’s only a period, you’ll get over it in a few days”

I am now 21 years of age and as I get older, the condition worsens and as there is no cure, I could be suffering with Endo for many, many years to come.

Please take the time to become more educated about this condition, it’s about time people (especially some men) to become more sympathetic towards us all, after all, it’s not ‘just a period’

Sep 2 '14
Day two - #31DC2014 - Orange
“A wonderful thing is a Tigger; A Tigger’s a wonderful thing”

As a kid I loved watching and reading Winnie The Pooh so I couldn’t resist doing Tigger for today’s orange theme!

Polishes: @opi_products ‘He’s my Boo’

Day two - #31DC2014 - Orange
“A wonderful thing is a Tigger; A Tigger’s a wonderful thing”

As a kid I loved watching and reading Winnie The Pooh so I couldn’t resist doing Tigger for today’s orange theme!

Polishes: @opi_products ‘He’s my Boo’

Sep 1 '14
Day one- #31DC2014 - Red
Today I found out that when talking about a group of ladybirds you refer to them as ‘a lovely of ladybirds’ 
How cute! 

Polishes: 
@modelsownofficial- ‘Red Alert’
@muacosmetics- ‘Pitch Black’

Day one- #31DC2014 - Red
Today I found out that when talking about a group of ladybirds you refer to them as ‘a lovely of ladybirds’
How cute!

Polishes:
@modelsownofficial- ‘Red Alert’
@muacosmetics- ‘Pitch Black’

Aug 22 '14
Solo shot of a mani swap I participated in on Instagram

Love this design!

www.Instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Solo shot of a mani swap I participated in on Instagram

Love this design!

www.Instagram.com/nailsbycolette

Aug 19 '14
Just 100 followers away from my first thousand!!

Just 100 followers away from my first thousand!!