Hit the road Jack

When people ask me why don’t I or if I would rather work in a Salon, the answer is always no!
The main reason is because I never have the same day or the same week running and I have such pretty drives to work watching the Landscape change in colour as the year progresses
This week has been as mixed a bag as possible: On Monday I was pampering some lovely Staff at a University in Aberdeen, Tuesday I was in a Care Home and on Thursday I was in the Orthopedic Ward in a Hospital. In between all those appointments I was seeing my lovely Ladies in their homes.

I’m Broken

After 5 years of lifting my Bag (17kg) and Table(15kg) in and out of the car and up and down Clients stairs, I’ve broken myself!
My back went in the middle of a Clients appointment but, I carried on and just made it back to the car, being a bit bent over and not being able to stand up straight.
This resulting in a trip to the Doctor who prescribed me various pin killers and muscle relaxants and he also advised going to see a Physiotherapist.
Today I had my first appointment and was unsure if I was even going to make it on to the bed in order to receive treatment.
At the end of the session I was again stuck and there was nothing ladylike about the way I got off the bed. The best way I can describe it is like a drunk slug falling off a ledge.
I need to take better care of myself to ensure I can see all my lovely Clients to given them Fabulous nails.


As I have previously mention I am a HUGE Erasure fan and for the first time since 1988 they are coming back to Aberdeen to perform at the Music Hall.
Tonight I get to met them before the show for the first time and to say I am excited is an understatement.
I have gone through various design options for my nails but, I have gone for a simple CND Shellac Blackpool Manicure with Gold encrusted skulls on my Ring Fingers, to match the Limited Edition Cover of their Album.
Their new Album The Violet Flame is just about worn out in my car since I got it but the sleeves have been kept safe for Andy and Vince to sign.

Alice in Wonderland

Tonight I will be dressed as Alice in Wonderland as I am going to a Disney themed Hen Day/Night.  I really wanted to be Princess Elsa but, the dresses were so expensive, of course there were cheaper options but they wouldn’t have looked as good.
I only found out last week the Bride is also Alice and had a mild panic but there will be 3 of us, so I don’t have to do a mad dash and get a new costume sorted.  I could wear my Inspector Gadget outfit but it’s not girly enough for me.
Looks like I’ll be wearing the CND Shellac Azure Wish/Dazzling Dance, Silver Chrome/Ice Vapour combo again.  I think I might be a little bit addicted to this look.

Winter again

I have my grumpy face on again as Mr Fox is back in to get his Winter tyres on again.
The car is now refilled with my winter box of essentials, including the sledge which I have still not used and here’s hoping it will be a mild winter and it stays that way.
I normally buy myself a Christmas present and spoil myself however this year I have my sensible head on and instead of jewellery or more shoes, I bought: Thermal long sleeved tops, thermal socks, waterproof over trousers, skiing gloves and a fleece inner for my jacket.  How boring is that?  At least I’ll be prepared when winter hits because as usual, the news is full of reports saying it’ll be the worst on record.

Regular Irregulars

I have such variety of Clients; Some I see every 2 weeks, Some who just call or text when they next need a Manicure and then I have a group I call my Regular Irregulars.
These poor ladies are not allowed to wear anything on their nails because of their jobs ie Nurse, Teacher etc, so I only ever see them when it’s School holidays or when they have a special occasion to attend.
This can be lots of fun and of course lots of bright colours, glitters and Swarovski’s as they can go wild and are so happy to have holiday Hands and Toes again.
This week has been no different and it’s great seeing them all again finding out where they are all heading off to!

Mid Life Crisis Part 2

To add to the previous Mid Life Crisis in May to Ibiza we are going to the V Festival in Staffordshire.  Last time I went to V was in 1999, yes I’m that old!
I had a busy week and only managed to RockStar my toes before coming down but, I have plenty of time to do my nails in the Hotel.
What will I do? CND Vinylux or some funky Dashing Diva Design FX. Best pack both so I can decide when I get down there after the mammoth 7 hour drive.


Guess what? I’m going to Edinburgh and it’s not for a course AND I’ll actually be in Edinburgh city.
Since 1987 I have been a huge fan of Erasure and tonight Andy Bell is performing in a one man show Torsten the Bareback Saint, at the Edinburgh Fringe.
No driving for me today, just a nice leisurely train journey instead.
A quick removal of my Shellac in the Hotel room and some super bright CND Vinylux in Bicycle Yellow before heading out.
Love the quick dry formula and gorgeous shine but best of all, not having to run about the room flapping my hands doing the chicken dance to get regular polish to dry quicker.  Not that that makes any difference, but everybody does it!

A night at the Opera

Tonight after work, the Husband and I are going to Opera in the Park at the Duthie Park, as we do every year.  Chairs, Food, Drinks and snuggly Blankets for later as I ALWAYS get cold!

The CND Modern Folklore Collection was launched earlier this month and one of the most interesting colours has to be Crimson Sash.  It’s a difficult colour to describe but, one of my Clients just text me to say that the colour is Mahogany.

At first I was unsure but, the more I look at it, I am starting to agree with her, that it is the best way to describe the new rich metallic red.

Anyway I am trying it out tonight. Will let you know.

Fender Bender

I have been in business for 5 years and mobile the whole time, so I spend a lot of time in the car and clock up a lot of miles in the car going on Training Courses in Edinburgh. So it was perhaps only a matter of time until I had a car accident.

I was en-route to a client and both our cars were only travelling about 20 miles an hour, so nobody was injured.  The other drivers foot had just slipped on her pedal and she ran in to the back of me.

I went in to full on organistaional mode: Calling my Client to cancel the appointment, Phoning my Car Insurance Company, Making sure the girl was alright and waiting for one of her relatives to arrive to collect her.

I’ve never been involved in a collision before so, I have no idea what is involved in the whole process or how long it will take but, hopefully I’m not going to be ‘unmobile’* for too long as I miss seeing all my lovely clients.


*yup, I just made that word up.