Essence the gel nail polish from Wilko

Layonie Jae, Me time, Nails, shopping

Let’s talk nails!

I used to be obsessed with acrylics and would get them infilled every 3 weeks! I loved acrylics so much so that I learnt how to do them. I have a few old posts of my attempts, here is a link to one of them: My black and gold acrylics. However after a while I became less obsessed about acrylics and fell in love with my own natural nails. I still love acrylics on other people but now prefer to have my own natural, I used to love having them long too but now I prefer them short!

I paint them every other night once the kids are in bed, as I find it therapeutic!


Essence the gel nail polish from Wilko – Layonie Jae

My favourite polishes right now are from Wilko, if like myself you don’t care to spend too much on nail varnish then I definitely recommend these. I have quite a few of their ‘the gel nail polish’ polishes and they are really affordable at £1.65 each. The polish brushes are quite wide and can be applied in only 2 or 3 strokes and they have a nice creamy consistency which usually means one coat is enough, depending on which colour you are applying, which I think is perfect for busy mums on the go!

I have 15 of their polishes and these are the colours that I have:


Nail Art Designs


Nail Art Designs by Layonie Jae

I haven’t practised much nail art recently but this week I decided to create some designs on my nail wheel and this is what I came up with..

Nail Art Designs by Layonie Jae

I was quite happy with these ideas as I’d almost given up on nail art after realising that it isn’t always as easy as it looks. But after creating some of these designs I can happily say that I am back in the spirit of nail art and will hopefully create many more :0)

Layonie Jae xxxx