I cut my nails short the other day after a few snapped thanks to lugging around my kit case, and got told by Tom it looked like I had 'boy hands' - Charmed I'm sure! So it was time for a midweek manicure when they started growing out a bit.
Now, this polish Nails Inc St James's (£9.57) is a bright red shade, and has a great shine to it. I decided to go matte though, using Barry M Matte Topcoat (£2.99) to take away the shine leaving leaving a finish that I think I'll be using more this Autumn. Next up I think I'll try black with matte nail and shiny tips. I know matte topcoats aren't new to the nail market, but to me it's something I haven't tried before. And I like it!
I use my trusty Nails Inc Vitamin E cuticle oil pen regularly to help keep my nails looking good (it also avoids me biting the skin around the nail, disgusting I know, I know!)