Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Nails!

For the first time in my many years of living on this Earth, I have grown out my fingernails! It is such a new experience for me to have long nails and get manicures! I have gotten all of two manicures in the past month and many people have commented on how my nails look and if they are real. Yes they are real and they are spectacular, ha!

My supervisor had an American manicure and I liked how it looked. An American manicure is a white tip, not chalk white, but still white, with clear top coat and a rounded shape. The French manicure is more bright white tip, cut straight across, with light pink top coat. For my birthday present to myself, I got a gel American manicure and I loved it! I used Funny Bunny by Essie for the tips. My nails grew so much and aren't breaking. It lasted for 3 weeks and then it was time for a change.

The next time I went with a color and I picked a hot pink color, "Mad for Madness Sake" by OPI. I love it! It's a gel polish and it looks great. I even bought the lacquer version for my toenails. Here's a photo, and I'm not a hand model obviously! This is with 2 weeks of wear and it's my natural nails.

I think I will go back to an American manicure this next time, maybe not do a gel polish, just a regular polish. With a gel polish, you have to put your hands under a UV light so the polish will set. The polish is very durable. You also can't take off the polish with regular fingernail polish (ask me how I know). You have to go back to the nail salon and soak off the polish. Sneaky way for the salon to get you coming in every 3 weeks for a polish change!

One of these days I'm going to spring for a pedicure, my feet got all beat up when we would walk down the beach on vacation a few weeks ago.

Readers, have a great week! More blog posts to come later this week!