#NOTD Gold Tipped French Mani + Update

No, I haven’t died – I’ve just been super busy! I’ve been offered a place at university for September which is going to mean a lot of changes in my life so my head has been all over the place. Still, studying up to date special effects make-up, proper prosthetics, wig making and a few other creative and useful things for four years is a very exciting prospect. I need to have an assessment of my disability for them to work out my support needs and options to be able to complete the course.

 

Anyway enough of me prattling on, lets get on with the nails! Yes that’s right, nails. Since I’m no longer at college under City & Guilds rules I can paint my nails with abandon. I’ve grown them back a bit, not too much as I still need to be able to paint, draw and of course do make-up but there’s plenty to paint now especially since I’m luckily blessed with long nail beds (which are now completely back to normal for my long term readers) even if I do have a horrific C curve.

I don’t think I did a bad job of free-handing the French tips considering it’s the first time I’ve done my own in over a year. I always paint them lower than the free edge actually goes to give the illusion of more length.

Just recently I’ve been using a peel off base coat which is a fairly new discovery. I’m quite taken with it as it means I can take off the polish without using remover and you get to be allowed to pick it!

Polishes used:

  • UNT Cosmetics; ‘Ready For Take Off’ (peel off base coat)
  • Butter London; ‘Nail Foundation (regular base coat)
  • Nails Inc; nail kale in ‘Westbourne Park Road’
  • Essence; gel nail polish in ’44 On Air!’
  • Revlon; ‘Sequins’ (pretty sure this was limited edition but it just gold glitter of various sizes in a base of clear polish.)
  • Seche Vite (top coat)

I hope you are all keeping well, I do have a couple of posts planned including details of my visit to the first Manchester Make-Up and Body Art Expo and a couple of product reviews.

Kath x

Nearly Summer!

I can’t believe that the school year is nearly over. I have three assessments left to complete and then I’ll be finished up on my college course and ready for the next steps which I hope to know more about and be able to share with you all very soon. Yes, plans are afoot!
I plan to spend the summer gaining more experience (practice, practice, practice is the name of the game!) Sculpting with clay to improve those skills and doing any day courses I can find as well as catching up with my friends. I also hope to have a little more time to spend here doing some blogging as I know I’ve been a little distracted of late.

While I’m here, just a quick reminder to enter my giveaway over on the Nip + Fab Haul/Review post in case you haven’t already. It’s super easy to sign up to subscribe to the blog and then you can get two more chances by visiting me on Facebook or following me on Instagram. Good luck to all who have entered!

What are your plans for the summer? Are there any products you really want me to review here on Bendy Beauty? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook/Twitter,

Kath x

The 2017 Diagnostic Criteria

Media PackThe long-awaited 2017 criteria for EDS and the associated papers have been released! Phew!

The new nosology includes 13 types of EDS.
Many of these are new to the classification table, they are not newly described though as it has been 20 years since the last classification in 1997. (You can find the old 1997 Villefranche classification in my ‘Types of EDS’ post from a while back.)
This is very exciting for those people with diagnoses of these rarer types. They have finally been properly recognised as members of the EDS family!  Continue reading

Rare Disease Day 2017

Rare Disease Day 2017In case you missed the memo, today is Rare Disease Day 2017!

Added together, rare diseases are not rare. Around 1 in 10 people have a rare disease.
A disease is classified as rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people in Europe.

2017 is the 10th Rare Disease Day and has a theme of research. I’m going to talk a bit about the new EDS research and diagnostic criteria due to be released very shortly. Continue reading