NOTD: Artistic Colour Gloss in Flashing

Two days before Christmas I booked myself into to Vanity Beauty Academy, a beauty salon and training academy in Hitchin which is owned by my friend, the very talented Jo Webb. I wanted to get my nails done for Christmas but also wanted them to last over New Year as well, so decided to get Artistic Colour Gloss gel polish applied.

I told Jo that I wanted my nails to look like red Christmas baubles, so I had a gorgeous deep metallic red called Flashing applied, as well as a multi-coloured glitter over the top. As you’ll know from my last post, I have no USB lead for my camera at the moment, so on this occasion I’ll have to make do with some photos I took on my phone.

The first photo you can see how glossy, red and perfect they look and the second photo, whilst not really being the best picture in the world, really shows how pretty the glitter is. It’s a shame I can’t get photos from my camera as the ones from my phone really don’t do it justice. I’ll make sure my camera is sorted for next time I get my nails done – because there will most certainly be a next time!

Jo applied the gel so flawlessly; I spent the rest of the day just looking at my lovely nails. I’ve had so many people comment on my nails as you just can’t help but notice the colour and the glitter twinkling away at you, it’s a really eye-catching look. Just today I was standing in Starbucks waiting for my coffee and a girl asked me what nail varnish I was wearing – needless to say I pointed her in the direction of the salon.

They’ve lasted really well; in the 2 weeks since getting them done I’ve only got one tiny chip which I got whilst trying to wrestle a toy out of its packaging at Christmas. Otherwise they are immaculate. My nails have obviously grown a little since then so I think I’ll be booking myself another appointment in the next few weeks. I just need to decide which colour to go for next time!

If you're in the area then you must pay a visit to Vanity Beauty Academy. Jo has the most impressive portfolio, she amazingly good at what she does and she’s one of the loveliest people around.


  1. They look gorgeous! xx

  2. your nails look amazing!x

    &thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

  3. Thank you girls! I love them. Definitely going to get gels done again :)

  4. Awww your nails look so lovely :) Wish I could have mine done this colour, and get away with at work. So pretty :)

  5. This colour is absolutely beautiful! I used to live very very near Hitchin (like one train stop away!) so when I'm next in the UK visiting family I pay pop in! xxx

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  6. Sooo pretty :).

    Sadie x

  7. This looks so lovely :)

    Laura xoxo


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