Shellac manicures and I officially have a love/hate relationship. I love the fact that it lasted for more than 5 days (lasted 3 1/2 weeks), and the fact that it didn’t chip AT ALL, and the fact that it stayed extra glossy and shiny — up to the day that I soaked them off.
Ok, now on to why I hate them.
The new growth situation. After week 1 it looked like a much needed extremely overdue fill-in, when in fact it was just my natural nails peeking though. My manicurist, Susie, said just go get some pure acetone polish remover and let them soak. No problemo right.
I took a few weeks of from doing my manicures and boy oh boy did my nails suffer. The chips and cracks that once lived on my nail beds have been repaired and I am back to doing my #POTW (polish of the week — in case you’ve forgotten or a new click) posts.
I would recommend getting a partner for this DIY nail post. Maybe have a slumber party or something because it took me SIX tries before I got it right. What normally is a relaxing evening of nail polish and Gossip Girl turned into a complete disaster — almost. You’re gonna need a steady hand, a focused eye, and perhaps even some Anita Baker playing in the background to “get cha mind” right.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter then you already know my love for mani’s. However, with the holidays coming and trips to LA in my future, I’ve decided to snatch this luxury from my budget. But that certainly doesn’t mean my nails will suffer. I’ve purchased a mani kit and I have managed to keep my nails cute and clean for the past few weeks (I’m still gonna have to make a trip for a pedi). Thus creating a new read for you — #POTW (polish of the week).
I never realized how extensive my nail polish collection was. Mostly from swag bags. This week’s color of choice is BLUE. I am not much for color blocking my wardrobe, but I will mix and match nail colors. I used a cobalt blue color from SpaRitual ‘Circle of Life’. This bottle was in my swag bag from my recent visit to the SpaWeek media event. I used OPI’s ‘No Room for the Blues’ as an accent color on my index finger.
Check out it and let me know how I did!
So tell me gorgies, what color are you rocking this week.