Thursday, 16 May 2013

Where I do my nails

Call me nosey, but I love to see where fellow bloggers and nail enthusiasts paint their nails and blog from. So as I recently cleared a corner of my dining room and claimed it as my nail corner I thought I'd show you my new nail space!

My desk is Ikeas Besta Desk Combination in white.
I chose this one as I liked the size, shelf space and that it had the option to wall mount the shelves if prefered.
Even with my laptop and lamp there is still plenty of room for me to do my nails and everything is at hand, couldn't as for much more than that really!
I also like that my Hetty Helmer fits nicely underneath, it's not a perfect fit but it's good enough for me!

Moving on to a closer look at what is on my desk/shelves.

I bought an acrylic nail polish display stand from eBay for £9.50 (HERE) to neatly store some of my most used nail polishes on rather than keeping them in Hetty.
The back row has my Barry M Black and Matt White polishes, a random white, a Models Own, Barry M and Seche Vite Top Coat, No7 Matte Top Coat, OPI Matte Nail Envy and my CND Solar Oil.
The middle row has the China Glaze Summer Neon 2012 Collection because I have been using them a lot recently what with the odd sunny day we have had!
Then on the front row I have four OPI polishes I bought from Fragrance Direct for £3.99 each that I have yet to try. The colour are I'm All Ears, I Don't Give A Rotterdam, Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI, and If You Moust You Moust.

On the next shelf up I have my note pad, The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art, the Nail Art Sourcebook, and my little monkey nail dryer! I also keep my camera and my memory stick dongle up here too.

My top right shelf is home to my bottle of acetone, nail polish remover and two glass pots, which used to have candles in, holding my nail art/care tools.
The middle shelf on the right is currently empty as that is where I now take my photos!

There is always my favorite cup with tea/coffee present, usually accompanied by some sort of biscuit, and I'm not going to lie most of the time there is some sort of lego or felt tips pens scattered about too from the Mini Tips.

And this post wouldn't be complete without showing you a very important addition to my nail space. If I am at my desk you can guarantee this little face is sat just behind me in my chair ...

... lying to me about not being fed yet.

♥ A ♥


  1. I would love a little space like this.

    What type of lamp do you use for taking photos and is it a higher wattage?

    How old is puppy now? Absolutely gorgeous.


    1. The lamp isn't anything special, I don't use it for taking pics at mo as I'm sat right next to my patio doors so I've got plenty of natural light but I have been looking into some daylight bulbs for it.

      Rolo is 9mnths old now, he's so lovely x

  2. I wish I had a dedicated nail art area, I just do mine on the corner of my desk most of the time- the results usually turn out half decent ish though hahah! Thank you for sharing this!


    1. You're welcome, I used to do mine at my dining room table lol x

  3. I love your space! I recently posted about my nail room if you care to have a nose lol (, I too love to see other peoples spots! I noticed we have the same nail art source book too :)

    1. Your nail room is fab! One day I might dedicate a room to it but it was hard enough convincing the Mr I needed a whole corner lol x

  4. Love the workspace! Hope I can have similar workspace myself soon. The monkey nail dryer is wayyy tooo cute!!! hahaha!! Love your dog too btw! Such adorable eyes (sure knows how to pose, eh?) ;)

    1. Thank you, and oh yeah he sure loves the camera! X

  5. I am sooo jealous! I wish I had a little 'nail area' I literally paint my nails at my computer desk. All my polishes are stored upstairs in my bedroom so I have to keep going upstairs to get what I want, it's a pain in the arse.

    Your dog is super adorable too!

    1. I feel your pain, I used to paint mine at the dining room table and all my polishes were upstairs too, was a nightmare on my more indecisive days! X

  6. Really cute work space, I end up taking a portable table to my living room and doing my nails!! I have 3 of those stands, they're great :D



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