Styling and showcasing regular fashion slots on both Ireland AM and Xposé on TV3, I tend to use my hands a lot to point out to detail on a jacket or a skirt so I love having my nails done and in particular in a colourful shade so my hands really pop out from the TV screen during the piece!
Once a month, I go and visit the girls from Creative Academy based in Fashion City which is really close to the TV3 studio. Apart from having a great spa and nail service, they are also the nationwide distributors of an excellent nail brand called Creative Nails. Initially, I liked their Shellac polish but now that they brought the Gelish polish on the market I am a total loyal fan to the soak off gel polish while it keeps your natural nails very strong and healthy. Each season, Gelish nails launch fantastic colours and I always seem to be drawn to the really bright and colourful one’s! It’s great to be able to pick other shades than just the traditional red, pink or nude which most women would go for.
Their latest Summer range is called Street Beat and for my nephew’s communion a few weeks ago I picked the bright coral colour called Hip Hot Coral. Although it was very bright, my nails looked perfectly groomed and the shade matched perfectly well with any of the more classic styles I was wearing such as nautical, monochrome and my casual safari/khaki vibe. Last week during my most recent visit after the AM show, I picked the orangey/yellow shade called street-cred-ible which just shouts out ‘Sunshine & Holidays’! I love it!! I had my toe nails done as well and I can’t wait now for my fashion project in Malta in a few weeks time so I can show of my Gelish nails on the TV screen in Malta!!
Creative Academy: 43b Fashion City, Ballymount, Dublin 24