Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"My Little Pony" Pink/Glittery Mani

I got these two new polishes the other day and decided to try them together, and my friend, upon seeing them, exclaimed excitedly, "they're like My Little Pony nails!!!!"

Byte is more pink and glittery in real life, 
it was terrible trying to capture it with the camera.

Also let this be a reminder to myself:  ALWAYS ALWAYS lotion before you take photos!  Ugh, girl, your cuticles!!!!

ALSO while I'm here, let me say that I've replaced SV as number one topcoat in my house.  I'm using Sally Hansen Double Duty now, both as a base and top coat, and I will never go back.  It doesn't shrink my color like SV does, it doesn't STINK TO HIGH HEAVEN and require a gas mask like SV does, it costs HALF as much as SV does, and my nails last like two or three times longer than they do when I'm using SV.  I'm sold!

Products Used:
Sally Hansen HD in Byte
NYC in Starry Silver Glitter
Sally Hansen Double Duty (Base and Topcoat)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Starting Over

So I was doing such a great job with my nails.  I mean, a great job for me.  I was painting them multiple times weekly, doing some fun designs, and they were growing!  It was working!

But I'm in grad school.  And doing my practicum.  And it got overwhelming, and the last two months of the school year I got so stressed out and it was over.  A few stressful weeks and I haven't been able to recover!

So I finally got fed up and decided to go get a professional manicure.  Which lasted for like three days.  But my practicum is over now, so hopefully this summer I will be able to recover and spend some time making my hands and nails look lovely!

My poor hands :(

Store mani

Fauxnads!  And a bracelet I made.

Products featured:
China Glaze in Sun Worshipper
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Steel Grey
Nicole by OPI in It's Possible
Bundle Monster B19