Guest Post by Ernestina Craig-Hall who will be running the Boom Nails booth at the Crafty Fox Spring Market (24th & 25th March, 11am – 5pm)
It will be a random blast from the past setting up a stall in the Dogstar after spending many a late night (and early morning) there in previous years. Brixton has gone through massive changes since I first moved to the area in 2004 and it's been really exciting to see the evolution. I've always loved the vibe and I'm really pleased to see that so far, the fantastic reinvention of the indoor market (sorry... Brixton Village) seems to be living alongside the hustle and bustle of the stalls that have been there for years. You can still find all sorts of stuff from yams to specialist hair products - and I'm sure if we tried hard enough, even a kitchen sink! Long may that continue.
Nails are the second fastest growing industry in the UK (after life coaching btw) - who'd have funk it! Not me when, at the age of 13, I used to wear google eyes on my nails – that got me some pretty dodgy looks. I've always thought nail colour and art was a really easy way to play around with fashion, to be creative - to add a splash of colour.
For me, every nail is a blank canvas waiting to be licked with whatever you fancy - and if you change your mind, no biggy - just re-do it or cover it up with another delicious glossy colour. It's a great way to experiment and have some fun - and it's cheap! From the most beautiful simple nude gloss, to a pretty polka, to some crazy neon spots and stripes - whatever you fancy!
I look forward to painting your nails crafty foxers and in the meantime check out the uber talented Emma at www.boomnails.co.uk or contact me @ErnestinaCH