February 9, 2014

#SundayNails loves…

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This weeks #SundayNails are inspired by Valentines Day with only 5 days to go until the day you can indulge in those people and things you love without recrimination.

So I thought I would share a few of my ‘loves’ with you all. I’m sure it goes without saying that my friends and family of course are my number one, especially my gorgeous little nephew.

But here are a few other things I love!
I adore Wales, the place represents annual holidays since I can remember … Being forced to hike up far too many mountains, build the biggest sandcastles and more often than not attempt to learn welsh (unsuccessfully) when the rain prevents outside activities. To me it’s half of my childhood bottled up in one wondrous country. Happy Times. This is represented below by my welsh love spoon. Each decoration on a love spoon means something different and are meant to represent the feelings of the giver to the recipient. I’m sure St Valentine would approve of this covert way of saying how you feel.

For those who know me will not be surprised to see Superman in this list. To me he represents all that there is to hope for. A symbol of purity, good and wholesomeness. Something constant (if alien) to drive forward the idea that good will always outweigh evil. I grew up loving superheroes and am truly delighted I can now indulge in this love with my nephew whom is just as smitten.

My love of nails, is of course expressed weekly right here and more frequently to those whom follow us on twitter. This week I am trying the gorgeous Balmain Nail Couture in Rouge. The formula is so easy to apply and opaque, I painted 2 coats with the one stroke brush. It’s a gorgeous pillar box red, not orangey just vibrant. I decided to add gold sparkle heart accent nails using OPI Up close and personal and my dotting tools.

I’m a romantic at heart so of course my boy has to feature in here too. Currently indulging his skiing skills in Switzerland pretending he is at the Winter Olympics I’m sure! Whilst I plan a getaway to the sunshine for us, and sadly work.

My newest love has to be my Nike+ fuelband se. This is amazing. For anyone who like me hates failing this is the gadget for you. Set yourself a daily goal and it tracks your movement and achievement against it. Tag work out sessions. Compete against friends. It is the missing motivation tool for people needing that extra push to stay on track everyday.

Of course my little luxuries … Champagne, Jo Malone Candles (my addiction to Peony and Blush Suede is quite ridiculous) CHANEL Eau de Cologne – this is spring in a bottle to me. This was the calming scent of my office during my time at CHANEL HQ, crazily but reassuringly expensive. Which leads me to jewellery, I covet my Tiffany jewels but am just as happy in quirky bespoke jewellery.

I of course love London. My home for more than 11 years now there is always something or somewhere new to excite, delight or explore.

What and who would feature in your love list?? Share with us in the comments box below or on twitter 🙂

#SundayNails – Sunday 9 February 2014
Base Coat – Nails Inc A&E
Colour – Balmain Nail Couture, Rouge
Accent – OPI Up Close & Personal
Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast

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About Tori&TheBear

Outside of my avatar as the Secret Beauty Insider I am a professional Beauty Marketeer and work closely with celebrity make-up artists, beauty journalists and international beauty & fragrance brands and glossy magazines. I have worked in the industry for over 11 years and pride myself on my Highly professional attitude. Throughout my career, I have collaborated with many of the world's top beauty houses on their advertising campaigns and launch strategies including Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Creme de la Mer, Urban Decay, Benefit, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc... My approach to beauty and my signature look is best described as a classic with a girly understated twist. I am addicted to nail varnish and can't leave the house without my key beauty staples (Carmex, Chanel Lip gloss, Nars duo concealer, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in perversion and Chanel Allure) My blogs are filled with hints, tips and product reviews. You can also discover my nail blog at SundayNails.com

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