Monday, December 9, 2019

Essie Shearling Darling

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We spent most of it watching all of season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (even though we initially said we wouldn't binge watch it, but it was just so good!) I also obsessively oiled my messed up index finger nail to try to help it grow faster. I think by the end of the week it'll be looking much better.

I wanted to do a deep red on my nails today, so I went for Essie Shearling Darling. This is one of those colors that can look almost black. I achieved opacity in two easy coats. One of my favorite ways to dress up my nails is adding nail foil (like these from Amazon). Once my polish was dry I pressed on small pieces of gold foil diagonally across two nails and sealed the foil in with a top coat. It's so easy and looks gorgeous!

I hope you have a great week, despite this gross rainy weather in the NYC area!


Monday, December 2, 2019

Blue Skittles Nails

Hey everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? We went out for dinner with my parents on the actual day and then the next day we went to my in-law's house for second Thanksgiving. So basically lots of eating all around. Over the weekend we relaxed and I took advantage of some sales. I'm most excited about a big order from ILNP that my husband will be holding hostage until January for my birthday.

It's supposed to snow all afternoon here in New Jersey and I'm hoping for more than just a dusting. I love the first few big snows! It inspired me to a do a blue skittles mani today. The colors I used are all OPI: Dreams Need Clara-fication, Kanpai OPI!, Suzi Without a Paddle, and I Am What I Amethyst. For each of these colors I used two coats. I really need a darker blue from OPI so I can do a true ombre look.

As you can see I still have that annoying nail break on my index finger. Not sure how long a break on the side like that will take to grow in, but hopefully not too long!

Hope you have a great week!