Valentine’s Day Nails

NailsI love Valentine’s Day because it gives us an excuse to show our loved ones how much we care.  Not that we need an excuse but it’s an excuse nonetheless.  I’m definitely a girly girl at heart so painting my nails pink and sparkly for Valentine’s Day feels only natural!  I added “Love Always” Sally Hansen nail polish strips to my ring fingers for some extra fun.  And the final result was…

Nails 2Ta Da!  My nails are super short now that I started playing the banjo.  Doesn’t mean I can’t still have fun with it!  Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1:  Apply Sally Hansen nail polish strips to ring finger according to package directions.  Be sure to swipe the nail with polish remover to remove any residues before applying.  Trust me.  It seems counter-intuitive but it really makes the polish strip last longer!

Step 2:  Apply two coats of Essie “Blanc” nail polish.  Let it dry completely.  The next polish is so light that adding a pure white underneath will help so you’re not adding 30 coats to achieve full color.

Step 3: Apply two coats of Deborah Lippmann “Shape of My” Heart polish.

Step 4: Top off with 1 coat of Dior Perlé iridescent matte top coat.  Make sure to add the top coat to your Sally Hansen polish strip as well.  That’ll make all your nails matte so you don’t have 1 weird shiny finger.

Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

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Fun with Fall Polish

I love having fun with my nail polish each season.  It’s low investment and makes your look totally complete.  Here are a few fun trends I’m trying this fall.

JINsoon Matte Maker

1)  Matte Nails

I love this trend because you can use all the nail polish you already own and, let’s be honest, you have a lot!  All you have to do is slap on a matte top coat and voila!  Instant style!  I like JINsoon’s quick dry top coat in Matte Maker.

 

Butter London Indigo Punk

 

2) Deep Indigo

Butter London is at it again creating amazing polish for a perfect on trend look.  I’m really excited to play with the Indigo Punk that’ll help me embrace the punk trend going on right now.  With a fun sparkle to it, this polish will take you straight through the holidays!

 

Silver Snake Skin3) Snake Skin

I’ve been an avid user of the nail polish stickers for awhile.  They’re amazing!  They’re super easy to use and last me at LEAST a full week before they even start to chip!  One tip: Swipe your nails with nail polish remover and rinse them off before applying.  It’ll help dissolve any residue on your nails and help your mani last longer!  With all the fun animal print trends for fall/winter, try it on your nails!  I like Essie’s Sneek-e.