I have been sporting what my friend Kera calls “crack ho nails” for a long time. It’s when you never remove your old polish and you’re left with ugly, unkempt chips of faded color. Some of my fingers were worn clean off!
Earlier today I told myself I would set aside some ME TIME to re-do my nails. Since I work with my hands, I rarely feel like taking a moment to take care of my nails, so this was a very nice little treat to myself!
I was inspired by TinyTangerine’s Floral Nail Tutorial for the roses. The only tools I used were the nail polish brush and some tooth picks…so…my roses went a little wonky. We’ll call it Impressionist art! I used a Starbuck’s coffee cup lid as a paint palette.
The disco ball glitter is my new OPI Rainbow Connection polish from the Muppets collection. It’s AMAZING. I put it all over my toes and I feel like I walked through stars. It was getting kind of clumpy on the brush while I was putting all 3 coats on, and someone on Instagram mentioned that I probably shouldn’t have been sitting in front of a space heater blowing hot air all over it…!
The pink glitter is OPI I Pink I Love You that I ordered online from the UK, because I Pink I Love You in the U.S. is an entirely different color!
The mint green is MAC Mischievous Mint, and I used a combo of drug store polishes for the floral nails.
For the first time, I tried using Seche Vite top coat. I’ve heard that it helps semi-wet polish dry up super quickly! IT DOES! It also makes all your polish super shiny!! I have also read that if you apply it too thick, that it will shrink and peel your nail polish off. I am not very good at painting my nails, so I won’t be surprised if this happens…but so far, I really love it as a drying agent!