I hate having dirty nails! However, teaching in a primary school means working with all of the sticky, dirty substances known to man, and you can guarantee that every one of them will get under your nails. Because of this, I like to keep my nails short and painted. Now I know that most schools will oppose to you wearing bright nail varnish so I have found this classy, simple colour which keeps your nails looking clean and professional. First I put two coats of the Barry M matte vanilla paint on and then cover them with the Barry M plumpy top coat. Now I know what you’re thinking “Why use a matte colour and then put a shiny top coat on?” Of course the matte nail varnish looks great on its own, but I think adding the top coat gives it a completely different colour and makes sure that my varnish lasts all week, because heaven knows I don’t have time during the week to re-do my nails!

Here are the amazon links to the nail varnishes mentioned in this blog post:

Matte nail paint by Barry M – vanilla 425

Gelly hi-shine nail paint by Barry M – plumpy top coat 451

Superdrug, Boots and Tesco usually have 3 for 2 offers on Barry M nail varnishes – two for school and a treat for the weekend!

We can survive teaching together!