The world is waking from its winter sleep. With buds and blooms of daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms. It’s one of my favourite times of the year, everyone suddenly is happier. Friendlier and wants to be outside. 

With the coming of spring, comes the coming of spring tips. Lighter, brighter, gorgeous hues of polish. 

Today the boy and I sat admiring our jungle of a garden. Since buying the house in the depths of winter, the garden has not been touched. Despite the jungle we have had daffodils and buds appearing. Nature can surprise you. Sitting with an Elderflower G&T for me and naturally a beer for him, we plot and plan it’s much needed transformation. 

For this weeks nails, I wanted to go for a nice bright shade to complement the start of spring. I reached for OPI Pamplona Purple, a sunny shade of purple, tinged with pink.  


The application was good for OPI. I sometimes find them a little too fluid but this one was a good consistency. Two coats gave a really nice polished look. I also took the time to try a new top coat. Dior Top Coat, a super shiny professional look top coat. This did dry quickly, however I noticed a couple of micro bubbles forming. I think I am too hard wired to Seche Vite. But it certainly is a good back up product. I doubt I will ever be truly happy with a rival top coat. 

However, the resultant look is shiny, bright and certainly spring ready. I’m reaching for my two favourite spring fragrances to complete the look. Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede and CHANEL Les Exclusif Eau de Cologne, both of these scents evoke spring blooms for me.  


#SundayNails – Sunday 22 March 2015

Base coat – Nails Inc Superfood Nail Kale

Colour – OPI Pamplona Purple

Top Coat – Dior Top Coat 

What puts the Spring in your step?             


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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


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