Friday Favourites – Pastel Nails

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There’s always something I’m loving in the world of makeup and beauty. Lately it’s been pastel painted nails.


1. they’re cute

2. they’re just a little bit 1960s

3. cream colours look elegant and clean

4. pastels make short stubby nails look great, even mine

Right now I have two distinct (and affordable) favourites, both coming in at less than 5 Euro. First is the pastel blue in #317 Blue Moon by Barry M and second is my newest pale lilac #621 Mary Mary Quite Contrary from the Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish range. Now you definitely want to achieve an opaque finish with these delicate shades. Opaque is how pastel nail colours look their best. I can tell you that Blue Moon from Barry M will need 2 coats and the lilac from Rimmel will take 3 coats to achieve opacity.

Is it worth the effort of 3 coats?

Of course it is, once you’re done you can proudly spend the day instagramming your hands doing things like holding a mug, drinking wine and…holding lots of other things.

Barry M Nail Paints €4.59

Rimmel 60Second Nail Polish €4.99

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