Fashion for Nails

Friday, March 25, 2011

While buying paint at the art supplies store the other day another customer asked me how I kept my nails so nice.  My first reaction was to look and see if there was anyone else around - she couldn't possibly be talking about me.  My nails are pretty much never painted and although I keep them filed I have a terrible habit of picking at my cuticles when they get dry (which in turn only makes them dryer and I mess with them even more...downward spiral type situation).  I have always wanted to be one of those girls who consistently have pretty polished nails, but since I am constantly painting and creating any nail polish tends to get speckled with paint and/or chipped within hours of it's application and not too much later I have chipped nail polish on every finger and my hands look they should belong to an angsty teenager, rather than someone in their mid-twenties.

If I were able to maintain a manicure, I would love any of these:

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That last image reminds me of OPI's Chic Prints for Nails that I see on my frequent trips to Sephora.  I am always tempted to try them out, but never too sure if it will turn out fabulous or a complete disaster.


Has anyone tried these?

If I do decide to try my luck at keeping my nails painted my absolute favorite polish is this silvery hue from Zoya.  I think it makes my nails look like metal (although I'm not quite sure why I find that attractive...)

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What's your favorite way to dress up your nails?

8 comments:

  1. Love those chic designs! And that Zoya needs to be in my collection! I'm a fan of the metallic look, what is the color called?

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  2. Loving all the designs. I always have to have something on my nails or I feel naked.

    xo

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  3. I love all of those looks! I'm kind of weirdly obsessed with keeping my nails neatly painted so my favorite colors tend to change depending on my mood. That silver is really pretty though!

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  4. Emily, I recently did the Sephora/OPI stickers and I'm usually a disaster painting my own nails but they turned out alright with the stickers. The sticker polish lasted like a week or so... I know someone who puts clear nailpolish over her Minx stickers and she says it lasts a full 2 weeks!!

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  5. I love the black nails! So pretty! I just found your blog and became a follower! :) Erin

    www.purplebookbloggingmommy.blogspot.com

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  6. I want to try those OPI chic prints so bad! I am gonna get some this weekend and I'll let ya know!! Have a good Wednesday!

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  7. Oooh I LOVE that black on black- very cool! The salon where I usually go does various different color tips, some in glitter. I always want to try it, but don't want to end up looking like a punk kid. Maybe next time I'll give it a go!

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  8. Ooh I love that Zoya hue! I love to keep my nails nice and polished but just don't always have the time to maintain so they end up pretty plain!

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