Friday, February 10, 2012

The Nail Files

Today, I am linking up with Tara and Vicki for their weekly nail files!
The Nail Files

Thank you to a salon and a blogger meet-up for my nails actually getting painted.

Color Me in Cupcake

And, by the end of the day this manicure was scratched and ruined. sigh. I'm a total nail polish newb. 
I'm thinking I might try gel polish in the future. What do you suggest? Have you used gel?

And, awesome news...
come back next Friday for a really fun announcement!! 
I'm a announcing the winner of my giveaway
&
A super awesome
Spring Sweets Swap with StressCase

11 comments:

tara said...

That is such a pretty color! I always have to use a top coat and a base coat in order for my nail polish to last!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful color. I can't even tell you the last time I actually painted my nails. Ahh, motherhood!

Elle said...

I LOVE gel polish! It lasts for a long time too! I think mine lasted like 3-4 weeks last time. Now, it does grow out but mine has never chipped. It's also pretty affordable.

FYI mine was like $20 just for the polish but it was only like $4 more to get a manicure too. I would recommend a manicure with it!

Kara said...

I'm a gel polish fanatic. I haven't had mine done in a while because I've been giving my nails a break from it but the gel polish is amazing! It lasts forever and is super strong. I'm rough on my hands/nails at work and gel polish is the only polish that will last and still look good after a couple of weeks. I recommend it! Just make sure you give your nails a breather in between new gels. :)

Jena said...

Ooh I am very excited to hear about the Spring Sweet Swap!!! I love your posts :) Text me with your free dates this month. Tatum is missing her Colin time!!

Rachael Farris said...

That's a shame that your polish didn't last long enough for you to enjoy it! =(

An important nail polish note, the more layers of polish you put on your nails the more likely they are to chip and smudge, because they won't dry completely unless you let each layer dry before applying another.

That's why I love Sally Hansen's Complete Manicure - I don't need a base coat, or a top coat! Two coats of this polish (the first one being VERY THIN - think just enough to still see your nails through) and you're done! Occasionally I will add a layer of glitter, but ONLY ONE!

Also, try drying your nails by running them under cold water for 30 seconds each in between each layer really helps! Cold water freezes the polish and makes it almost instantly touchable! That way you don't have to worry about not touching anything for 3 hours!

I'm hoping to see you link up again! Love the color =)

Kimberlee said...

What a cute name!

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

love the nail polish color!! :)

Sarah E. said...

My nail tech friend gave me the tip to use pure acetone remover (the clear stuff!) and make sure you have no oil or residue on your nails or cuticles. Swipe with acetone again, if needed, to make sure they are extra dry. Then do a base coat, 2 coats of color, and a top coat.

I do a lot of cooking, washing dishes, and all that...so my nails go through a lot. Her tips helped me a GREAT deal. She said she does a top coat daily and touches up any chips then...and also make sure that your coats dry FULLY between each application.

Tiffany said...

I LOVE that color! It's so pretty!

Jody Lynn said...

Try using Seche Vite Top Coat (they make a base coat too). You can get it at Sally's or at Walmart. I had a friend tell me about it, as I am a nail newbie too, and it makes it last a lot longer!

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