I do love all things nails. When I say love I mean it. I have even bled..like real blood in my love and pursuit of fabulous nail art. Back in the day in the 90s when I was in school my friend and I went to the Odeon to see a movie. She had just received- by post a nail piercing kit from some kind aunt in the US (this was before internet shopping people). I was so excited to give it go I made her pierce my nail with a sharp mental drill in the back of the cinema in the dark (why do you have zero common sense as a teen), anyway after some bleeding and screams I had my first nail piercing on a perfect 90s french manicure thank you very much.
A couple of decades on and piercings aside and post footballers wives french manicures I still do love a nude nail. Butter London one of my favourite nail ranges are launching the Starkers Lacquer Collection, www.butterlondon.com, with 3 nudes. I could literally kiss them, as often when people launch nudes there ain’t nothing for me to create hot mannequin nails. However, the new collection have a light creme, soft beige and warm tan, I would happily wear any of them but it’s a pleasant surprise that all skin tones have been thought of. The same goes for tights, it’s much better today but you have a look for nude tights for darker skin tones, they are hard to come by and if they are good enough for Kate Middleton....... anyway grab yourself a bottle for pain free chic nails.
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As an Award Winning Beauty Journalist I regularly write and style for titles such as Vogue, Grazia, Sunday Time Style, In Style Magazine, Metro, Daily Mail, London Lite, The Telegraph's Stella Magazine, Men's Heath, The Daily Express's S Magazine, Harper's And Queen, Man about Town, Celebs on Sunday, Beauty Magazine, Black Beauty and Hair, German Vogue, Tatler, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Luxury Avenue, Daily Express, Red Magazine, Graziadaily.co.uk, Handbag.com and Psychologies to name a few. I also had a column in Marie Claire called "Colour Counter", which covered and celebrated beauty for all skin tones. I have also made appearances as a Beauty Expert on LBC Radio, on Jim Davis's show, where he called me his "First Lady of Beauty" and also on the BBC and Living TV's Dr. 90210 show with Hollywood celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia. I am also the co-author of the fashion guide "Where to Wear London".
In January 2009, Ateh won a prestigious Johnson & Johnson Beauty Award for an article featured in Grazia.