|Nail stamper! Not sure why I wanted to pose with this mason jar...|
I love nail polish and nail art! My sister Judy got into it first when she watched some Youtube nail tutorials. I was the test subject for her designs since she has an artistic flair. I can barely keep my hands steady to paint my own nails. We share nail polishes. Our collection has gotten pretty large.
|This was created with a stamp.|
Lately, I have branched out on my own and started polishing my own nails, and I am actually getting better at it. I like that nail polish makes me feel more put together. I basically sit and work at my computer at home all day, so I can look down and see pretty nails. It makes me happy!
|Galaxy nails! One of my favorites!|
I err more on the side of caution when it comes to nail polishes, so I would say we mostly have OPI. I hate hate hate essie polishes. They never seem to stop disappointing me. I should just throw them out because it pisses me off everytime I use a polish and it turns out too light or chips instantly. Orly is ok, so I do have a few of their colors. Other than that I like Nubar, and Seche Vite. I want to try Butter polishes, but I don't want to pay $15 dollars for them! There was a buy one get one free sale a few months ago, but it was one of those days the semi-recluse part of me reared its ugly head. Maybe next time!
|Close up of water color nail.|
A little note about the Seche Vite top coat: it is literally the holy grail of top coats! I never knew what a top coat could be until I tried Seche Vite. I was so blown away. It does have toluene in it which is sad, but I do still use it on occasion. It is a must have for nail art. The first top coat I ordered from them got too thick to use after the bottle was just halfway gone. Judy said to toss it, so 20 seconds later, it went in the trash. I later found out that I could put a little polish remover in it to thin it out. :( A new bottle is in the mail now. When I ordered it, I sang the Incubus song "I Miss You" which perfectly captures my feelings for the product. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Judy with watercolor nails|
Since Seche Vite does have toluene in it, I have started using another product more frequently. It is Nubar Diamont Seal and Shine Top Coat. I am pretty impressed with it! It is also Cruelty Free which was a wonderful surprise when I got it! I will be trying more Nubar products for sure. It is not as rock hard as Seche Vite, but when the polish is scraped or dented the top coat actually bounces back. I have done it a million times already being the picker that I am...
|Nubar top coat that work great!|
|My nails today!|
Nubar JellyBean series
OPI Dating a Royal
A light small speckle glitter
A light large speckle glitter
Update: Found an Ulta card in my purse with some money on it, and I had a return, so I got these babies today.
What are some of your favorite brands and colors?