Lets talk about nail grooming

Anyone get in these manicuring kicks and then it fades and you just let your nails go bare, or go to a salon?

The past two weeks I’ve been painting my nails on a constant basis. Mostly nude polishes on my fingers because my nail beds are seriously the size of a 6 year olds. Narrow and short, so yes it’s very odd looking.

Today I’m rocking the Peach Melba color by Barry M that I got on eBay since it’s a UK colour.barry-m-nail-paint

Yesterday I had on my all-time fav nude by Sally Hansen in the color Pink Slip. sally-hansen-pink-slip

I’m also starting to get a little interested in nail art, like gradients shown on the nail below. I probably won’t go as bold as those two colors but something more subtle would suit me best. I think the pink/purple combo would look kinda cute on toes. What do you think?nailArt1Red Carpet Manicure is the first at-home LED gel manicure system that lasts for weeks. Much cheaper than getting shellac done at a salon and I already talked about how to remove shellac nail polish so you’re good to go on doing your nails at home and saving them dollahs of yours, girl!

RCM-Group-Shot-1I’ve been looking at local beauty supply stores for some at-home shellac/gel manicure systems and they really aren’t that expensive any more. If you’re the type of person who gets thoroughly annoyed once one nail chips, you’re like me and have to remove all the polish altogether. I’m going to look into it more and think about buying one.

There’s even a sweepstakes taking place on the Red Carpet Manicure Facebook page. Just like the page and you’re automatically entered for the chance to win fabulous RCM prizes to re-create your favorite nail art looks. Ten winners will be selected at random at the end of this month!

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Do you get regular manicure/pedicures?

How often do you paint your nails?

What color of nail polish do you like?

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The shellac experience number 2

My co-worker and I went to get our nails done on Friday during our lunch break.

I got my second shellac manicure done. The last time I had these things on my nails was back when I went to California last summer.

Oh mojito memories.

When I first went into the salon with L, I was a bit nervous because I didn’t spot a color that I absolutely adored. I wanted something like I had in the photo shown above. In fact, I was wearing my own nail polish while I was picking out the colors. It’s one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE colors to wear on my nails. A nice neutral white/pink, called Pink Slip by  Sally Hansen. I discovered this color from a receptionist at a hair salon once. I adored the color so much I had to ask what she was wearing on her nails. I went out and bought it the next day.

Did I mention it was my all time favorite color?

Well, when I went into the salon and the woman was trying to find a dupe for what I was already wearing on my nails. To no avail, she then convinced me to get this one color put on my nails. I cannot tell you how picky I am with nail polish colors. But,  of course we were on a limited time frame as it was our lunch hour. She picked out this pearl/opal color and said it looked way better than the nail color I had on previously. Oh, thanks for your opinion lady. P.S I hate this opal color already. (Not really).

It was the same brand of shellac (CND) that was used on my nails. But I’m not the biggest fan of pearl/opal colors. My Aunt wears it on her fingernails and always has. She’s in her late 70’s now and I just associate opal nail polish with….old ladies.

In certain light it looks like nothing on my nails, and other times it looks shiny. See above? Oh that nail polish! Such tricksters.

Then when I went to pay, she kept holding my hand and looking at my nails saying her color looked better than my all time favorite color that I had on when I walked in.

I’m sure the shellac will last a really long time and it is…kinda pretty. My co-worker gets hers done there regularly and it still looks perfect after 16 days of wear and tear. I also know that I could also request that she bring in that exact milky pink CND polish I had done last summer. I just wanted to tell a little story today, and maybe rant a little. hee hee! :)

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