Instagram roundup

Even before I was a blogger, I liked to share my nails and makeup with the world on instagram. I’ve done a bit of a round up of some of my favourite beauty-related pictures from my personal instagram account from back in the day, and I hope you enjoy!

In this picture from September 2012 we have my collection after 6 months of frantic buying, because I was no longer working in a job where I couldn’t paint my nails!
OPI, China Glaze, Orly, Revlon and more.

This is some pretty basic nail art from Valentine’s Day 2013 – Orly White Out over Nicole by OPI’s Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi from their Kardashian Kollection

Nicole by OPI Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi


My attempt at stamping wasn’t  a great success and I haven’t repeated the experiment. Not sure what colour that polish is, I didn’t have it in the caption.


I invested in some french tip stickers and did this. The lighter pink is China Glaze Temptation Carnation and the darker pink is Orly Basket Case.

China Glaze Temptation Carnation and Orly Basket Case

My long-suffering boyfriend assisted with this, and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. I only wrote that the pink was China Glaze and I haven’t narrowed it down because I have so many pink CG polishes. September 2013.

sept 2013 pink and white

This is December 2013, when I started to get more into makeup. The eyeshadows are from Urban Decay’s Fun Palette, and the polish is China Glaze Tantalize Me.
purple! dec 2013

More matching! The eyeshadow is a NYX Glam Shadow Stick in Enchanting Jade, and the polish is Rimmel 045 Misty Jade

matching makeup to nails jan 2014

If you want to see more along the lines of this follow me on instagram @lenatalksbeauty. For random bits and pieces from my life it’s @lenabethnz

Lena x



  • woah so many polishes! Love these snaps xx

    • The collection has grown a lottt since then, especially with my friend moving away and giving me a bunch.