(late) springtime nails with bw beauty, glasgow;

So, here’s the thing. Had I posted this when I intended to it would have made for some excellent, on-trend beauty/fashion content. But my life is rarely on-trend, or fashionable. And so the Easter egg-themed nails I had Becca at BW Beauty in the west end of Glasgow create for me just before my holiday to Dubai – and which lasted beautifully through two flights, a 30th birthday party and the surprise early arrival of my nephew – are going to get repurposed as late springtime nails. Because it’s not as though I need an excuse to prance around in glittery Crown and Glory bunny ears.

BW Beauty - Easter-themed nails

No, I wouldn’t normally travel all the way out to Partick just to get my nails did, but Becca offered and any excuse for a little bit of adventure. Now I’ve fallen for spinning as a regular form of exercise I actually have to get up on a Saturday morning rather than dose until mid-afternoon – and it’s amazing how much more I’m getting done. I’m purposefully forcing myself not to blog/freelance work on Saturdays too at the moment, so the challenge is how many errands I can get done before I feel the need to take a nap.

Getting your nails done is the perfect little pampering treat – especially if, like me, you own about ninety thousand nail polishes but can never sit still long enough at home to do anything with them. Unlike a massage or a facial – other treatments that Becca offers – it’s not so intimate that you don’t feel as if you can have a right good gab when you’re having a manicure (and gab we did, so much so that I was almost late for my next appointment). And, when your nails are done nicely, your hands look so much better afterwards that it gives you a nice little confidence boost.

BW Beauty review - Mini Egg nails

The idea of Mini Egg-themed nails didn’t even occur to me until Becca was about halfway through doing them – she’d just taken delivery of a veritable rainbow of shellac shades, and I was unsurprisingly instantly drawn to the yellow (I have this thing with yellow dresses – you may have noticed). When she revealed that she also had various shades of glitter available, and would I like some added before my topcoat, our plan was set: a little bit of pink, a little bit of blue, and an instant reminder of one of my favourite Easter treats. Had I planned a little further in advance, I might have planned for every nail to be a different colour.

Becca told me a bit about her background in beauty therapy, her various qualifications and her previous experience working within a salon environment – before deciding that it was time for her to strike out on her own. She’s currently based within the Tranquil Times salon on Dumbarton Road in a lovingly-decorated private room at the end of a candlelit corridor, although since it was a quiet afternoon we sat out in the main reception area.

BW Beauty - Easter Bunny selfie

The full list of BW Beauty treatments includes body waxing, lash and eyebrow treatments, manicures and pedicures, makeup and body treatments – and Becca is offering a 15% discount to Last Year’s Girl readers. Just mention the code LYG15 when making your booking.

And let me know how you get on!

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I was offered a free treatment for review purposes, but all opinions are my own and unbiased.



  1. rachelle renée
    May 23, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    how cute! I haven’t painted my nails in ages… still waiting for the hours I prefer to watch tv/netflix and leisurely paint my nails.

    • May 24, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Sounds like the perfect little self-care ritual 🙂 x