Happy Monday! Over the weekend, our area (and other states) received the first snow of the year. I’m not a big fan, but it does look pretty. Since I knew inclement weather was approaching, I thought about getting my nails done. While shopping late Friday night, I scrapped that idea, opted for doing it myself.
I checked out Pinterest for inspiration, and saw a few pics for black and gold nails. Decided to take that route. Check below to see what I did.
I don’t know about you, but there are particular shades that I return to throughout the year. Especially during spring and summer. Jewel tones and bold colors have always been my go-to, but I thoroughly enjoy a good blush! You know that soft, princess pink, but with peachy tones? Some many call it “dusty rose/dusty pink”. So nice. It’s a nice departure if you don’t want to wear true pink.
Have a few items that I have in my rotation right now…
Finally did it.
I went to the salon on Friday and got my first gel manicure.
I live for a dark polish in the fall. It’s trendy but never fails to come through. Greys, blood reds, dark blues, black. Muted and rich tones. To me, it reads cool and sophisticated. Last year, I mentioned that I was wearing Chinchilly and Wicked by Essie. That hasn’t changed, but I have introduced a few more colors to my repertoire.
I honestly believe that I feel better when I have nail polish on my fingers and toes. Manicures are my thang.
I just bought the newest addition to my collection: Essie‘s Topless and Barefoot. Thanks to a recent post from them on my Instagram feed, I decided I would check it out. I’m always looking for a neutral color that compliments me. This shade is a light and pretty nude, and reminds me of the beach. While I was enjoying my lazy Tuesday evening, watching YouTube videos, I was able to give myself a manicure. Nicely done with two coats and topped with the Gel Setter.
The shade is so cute! It’s going to be one of my frequent bottles this spring and summer. Once I get out more in the sun and get a little darker, it will make my nails will pop more. (Contrast!)
These bottles are also in my rotation:
Lately, Essie has been my regular brand. I know there are others – but with the Gel Setter I have, it’s been easier to stick with it, and I’m satisfied with the results. $10 is the max I’ll spend on polishes right now. Remember – always compare prices at the drugstores and all-in-one places, so you can find the best deal for your buck.
What brands and colors are you’re enjoying? Any nude/neutrals you prefer? Let me know! I’m all about finding a new polish! 🙂