BEAUTY & SKINCARE

Christmas Red Retro Mani – Tox-Free

Wishing for a lot more relaxed + a lot less rushed Christmas season, I tried to unwind with classic music and fave Christmas classics… And some retro atmosphere.

In my post on nail trends for autumn/winter 2013-2014 I mentioned one trend, that I then had yet to try: almond nails. Almond nails really rocked the catwalks! (Here’s the mentioned post with toxin-free nail art suggestions -> click!)retro-mani-opener

Inspired by Nail Luxxe and Craftynail sporting pointed talons, I thought to give almond shape a try and opted for a classic, retro, and fuss-free manicure. retro-maniretro-mani-totalThe colour I picked is Scotch Naturals “Balmoral Punch”, a deep, cool classic red – sometimes advertised as a hot pink in the online shops, which it is absolutely NOT.

Now I’m enjoying this bit of non-tox colour fun today along with some classic Christmas tunes…

…Have a great start into the week, Adventurers!

P.S.
Don’t forget to enter my International Giveaway feat. vegan and fair BLYSS chocolates and handmade and fair Moroccan leather accessoires by ABURY.

21 replies »

  1. I think you caused major nail envy everywhere! Beautifully shaped, wonderfully feminine and the halfmoon adds a final touch of effortless perfection. Love the practicality of the shorter length. definitely brings back feelings of a traditional manicure.

    • aaaw 🙂 thank you for the kind words!
      actually, I just grew too impatient to wait for the talons to appear, so I did as many ladies back then did, filed the shorter nails. though – if they’d been squoval, they’d no way qualify as short anymore.

  2. I love it this look since I saw it In Mulholland Drive, Rita/Camilla wears this exact style:

    I’m gonna try it as soon as possible 🙂

    • merci. I am rather enjoying this look myself 🙂
      (and it still is here, talking ’bout water-based)

      • It is a very festive look. Did I tell you that the lady who came to measure up my new curtain rail had each nail on her hand painted a different shade of blue. So a total of 5 different shades for her 10 digits. It looked very good and so it should have because ,as an interior decorator, she is supposed to understand colour.

    • thank you, lovely!!!

      they are definitely a fun shape to wear. oval doesn’t suit my fingers, but this little extravaganza looks even more “organic” and natural on me than oval. thank you for fueling my interest with your gorg nailart! 😀

    • danke schön :*
      mit einer top coat schicht jeden neuen morgen hält es heute noch wie am ersten tag (juhu)

  3. Hello there! Just to say hooray for classic red (on my nails right now) and a huuuuge congratulations for your success! I am not entering the awesome giveaway since I am already a winner here 🙂 but I am really happy for you that your event was so fufilling. Bravo!

    • thank you very much 🙂 with kind and loyal and thoughtful readers like you, how can this journey ever be a failure? it’s a success by definition! ❤

      it was a bit scary, but in the eleanor roosevelt kind of way "do one thing a day that scares you" 😉