So I tried another pintrest inspired manicure the other day.... All I wanted to do was paint the tips silver. Seemed simple enough. Plus I wanted to go to bed so I thought this would be a quicker option than full on painting them. Yeah...
I suck at nail art.
So I decided to try to fix it by doing the whole sparkly nail gradient thing I've seen all over pintrest lately. So next I painted a coat of Sally Hansen Strobe Light that went almost to the bottom of the nails but not quite:
I love it! And the manicure lasted almost a full week. That's a crazy long time for someone who once the nails chip goes back to chewing them. Also it took less time than actually painting them would have. Totally a win. I will definitely be doing this again. To sum up here's what I used:
|Sally Hansen in Strobe Light, Essie Good to Go Topcoat, Beyond Perfect by Sally Hansen base coat, Finger Paints Key to My Art.|
I think I"m going to have to figure out how to not suck at nail art, though, considering that I showed NO restraint at the Sinful Colors 99 cent sale at Walgreens last week. I went 2 nights in a row and took my daughter with me once. Which means I have something like 14 new colors. Which is more than double the total nail polish I owned up until that point. Which also means I can now do things like this:
|Sinful Colors in Mint Apple with a coat of All about You over top.|
Yeah letting my 3yo pick out colors means that I have some random that I would never pick for myself. But I"m embracing it. And that manicure lasted 5 days showing no wear! Amazing for such incredibly cheap polish. I ended up taking it off last night because I was bored of it not because it needed redone. Now I think I'm going to try to go bare for a few days as the ultimate test of if I still chew my nails... we shall see....