Wonderland is vast becoming one of my favourite magazines with its perfect blend of quirky new discoveries, numerous short articles and dreamy photoshoots. On Friday I bought the Nov/Dec issue at the train station on the way to visit my Grandparents in Norfolk and whilst flicking through saw MY WAH NAILS DESIGN! (cue fangirling)
Back in the summer I was invited by Sharmadean Reid to get a complementary nail treatment at WAH; knowing that I probably wouldn't get the opportunity again I spent a few hours finding inspiration and drawing up the designs I wanted on my nails. I must've drawn about 15 different nail designs over about 3 hours (and coloured them in, complete with glitter specs where I wanted the rhinestones) and in the end settled on a lilac and white mix complete with sparkles, marbling, mermaid scales and a mock-kenzo eye. I know I might've looked a bit sad walking in with fully drawn up designs of how I wanted my nails to look but I didn't want to waste the opportunity and obviously my work paid off!
It seems I wasn't the only one who loved my nail set, as it has been recreated by WAH in Thailand for Sharmadean Reid's feature in Wonderland magazine! I couldn't believe it when I spotted it, it may not seem like a big deal to many of you but I was so excited that my nail art design had been featured in a national magazine. It's got me thinking that perhaps I can do more than just writing as a journalist, and that I should open myself up to taking the other forms of creativity that I love, such as design and styling, more seriously. I would honestly love a career that involves all three!
You can see photos from my WAH visit here!
Love Ellen xx