Your Festive #Nail Questions Answered

I need help choosing nails to go with my predictable, but sexy little black dress for a Christmas party, am I best off getting them done in a salon?

The choices of nail treatments, polishes, and gels are more extensive if you go to a salon, and you can include a pre-Christmas pamper too… As well as asking advice from the nail technician and actually seeing the colour wheels and finishes to help you choose.

If you are doing your own nails at home then choose a good quality polish, apply it somewhere ventilated, and ensure you leave enough time for the coats to dry. A salon can do all of this for you, plus Gelish nails applied in a salon can last up to three weeks, as long as you look after them… so wear rubber gloves to wash up the dishes, or better still, leave them for someone else to do.

What are my colour options?

You wouldn’t believe how many colours there are in gels and polishes, and now chrome… and there are plenty of choices in the shops too, but with Christmas, you may want to go festive with a red, or gold, even a white with lots of glitter.

Isn’t red and sparkle a bit predictable?

Yes, it is, but it is Christmas. When else can you get away with amazing red sparkly nails? And with a black dress it does look stunning, because it lifts the whole outfit; whilst the dress choice maybe predictable, the nails make the outfit striking and interesting.

What is perfect for a party, but also Christmas day with my family?

Nail choice really depends on the individual. I have clients that will only wear natural polish or subtle colours, so for characters like these, I’d suggest adding a little sparkle just to lift the look for the party, and because the nails are subtle they will be fine for a day with the family. Other clients love bright colours and would wear nails like this with their family, but to add extra glitz for a party, an accent nail can be decorated with glitter or nail art.

What are the trends for this Christmas?

This year it is all about the #chrome. Rockstar is a favourite for the party season, because it is so sparkly.

I keep seeing loads of hashtags about chrome nails, what are they and are they good for Christmas?

They are the most popular nails at the moment! Chrome nails have a mirror-like finish and look amazing with any outfit, and turn a plain black dress from sober to super sophisticated and on-trend… And they can be applied over gel. The colour of the chrome depends on what colour has been applied beneath.

Is it too much to match lipstick with my nails?

Not at all, I think if you have a popular lipstick colour that you wear then matching the lipstick and nails together looks great, especially for a party and to elevate a plain dress.

Do I need to match toenails and fingernails?

This totally depends on the individual’s choice; I have clients that love matching both, and I have other clients that like to have different colours on their toenails and their fingernails. A popular look is to have the same colour on both fingernails and toenails, and then add sparkle to either to make one or the other more of a statement.

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What do you think Mrs Claus – yes Santa’s wife – would choose for her festive fingernails?

Red sparkle of course!

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Get the Marilyn Monroe look this Christmas

vintage-red-lips-kelli-waldockWho doesn’t want to get the Marilyn Monroe look any time of year, especially at Christmas? The red festive, kissable lips, perfect for the mistletoe, and those flirty eyeliner flicks look great and make the eyes stand out and sparkle just like fairy lights… I love this look, and it has been posted on Trending Stories, so you can get the Marilyn Monroe look this Christmas with this easy, quick step by step: Trending Stories. 

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Maggie Q Nails: Your Kent Wedding

maggieqHi all… I’m not sure if you all know, but earlier this year, the Hollywood actress Maggie Q came into Pinkies salon to have her nails done – and you can read about it here and get discount on nails: Your Kent Wedding

Check out the application below for the Gelish: ‘She’s a Beauty’

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Get a #FREE #DreamWeave #Mascara

I love Christmas… and any excuse to share and give away a beauty gift… and this is the easiest giveaway ever…

Everyone can enter… just comment on any of my blog posts and I will do a random draw on Christmas Eve: 

www.KelliWaldock.co.uk with #BringOutBeauty

You can make it easy and even comment on this post… make the comments relevant and honest please, and I look forward to choosing a winner and sending this amazing mascara to them in the new year.

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Make-up Artist for Marc Dressen

I had a lot of fun with Darren Brade, Vicki Lord and Jordan Martin at Marc Dressen’s shoot… it was at Jump studio using an infinity curve and rooftop space… I didn’t climb the ladder to the roof top though!!!

marcdressenI used Airbase on Marc’s face and neck… the neck area had quite a red shaving rash and needed even coverage, and you can see the comparison from the start of the video with after application. I added other concealer under the eyes, and did some contouring – but Marc has very strong features and great bone structure. I added clear mascara, and finally, lots of lip balm to give a natural supple look. I also, for the record had to airbrush Marc’s torso… all in a day’s work.

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