Y’all know that I love me some metallic nail polishes. One of my recent Wet ‘n’ Wild nail polish purchases included a shade called “Sparked,” part of the Wild Shine line. This pink metallic shade is now sparking up my toenails!
Plus, bonus shots of my black-trimmed peep-toe wedges! You’re welcome.
It took two coats of the pink metallic to cover evenly, and I topped it off with my Sally Hansen “Dries Instantly” clear top coat.
Hope y’all have a good weekend!
Link ups: The Nail Files
- BONUS! Nails on the prowl (librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com)
- 18 Hottest Spring Nail Polishes (fashiontrendseeker.com)
- Wet N Wild Megalast Nail Polish: (estycare.wordpress.com)
I’ve been letting my nails go lately, but during Spring Break, I went ahead and treated myself to a few 99¢ Wet n Wild nail polishes. (And actually, there was a “Buy 1, Get 1 half off” sale, so I ended up splurging less than $3!)
And first up, I tried out this dark purple metallic shade called Night Prowl. I’m also calling the color “purple disco” in my head. Just because.
I applied two thin coats of the polish; the first coat looked pretty streaky, but the second coat smoothed all that out. And I have found that the Wet n Wild metallic polishes dry quite quickly overall (and metallic polishes in general, which is one reason I tend to go for the metallic shades). For the final step, I brushed on a layer of Sally Hansen “Dries Instantly” clear top coat.
And here’s me thinking deep thoughts about my Night Prowl nails:
And by the way, if you’ve ever wondered about my full nail polish collection, here it is in all its glory on top of my dresser. Yes, the nail polish colors are sorted by colors, left to right, and front to back. (I am a librarian. We are organized, y’all.) Also, the tray is something I picked up in Abu Dhabi.
Link ups: The Nail Files
This past holiday weekend, I treated myself to a pedicure — my first in over a year! (By the way, if you are weirded out by pictures of feet, spoiler alert!) I usually do my own nails — saving both time and money — but it feels sooooooo good every once in awhile to indulge in a really good pedicure. Complete with sea scrub, leg massage, and paraffin wax. Bliss.
I went for a dark blue metallic this time, dreaming of starry nights. The color came out brighter on the nail than I had anticipated, but I still really like the color. The nail polish brand was China Glaze, but the label had been taken off. Looking online, it looks like it was either the “Eyes Like Sapphire” or the “Blue Year’s Eve” options.
Here are the results:
And as promised, here are close-ups of my new red patent leather flats. (Say that phrase 3 times fast!) I snapped these up on clearance from DSW a few weeks ago, crossing off an item on my 2013 back to basics shopping list. From the “Whitney” line of flats from the Kelly & Katie brand, I can definitely recommend them. Very comfortable straight out of the box!
And I can neither confirm nor deny the temptation of clicking my heels 3 times and repeating, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home” whenever I wear these buckled beauties.
Link ups: Look What I Got / The Nail Files
Although my easy Christmas manicure was still looking fine, I wanted to try something a little festive for New Year’s Eve. So, as promised, here’s a detailed look at my two-tone manicure.
I started out with a couple of light coats of silver metallic nail polish. And because my ring fingers were already silver due to my earlier manicure, I saved a little time! Then I applied the circle snugs, a bit off-center this time around. Circle snugs, circle snugs. It’s just fun to type that phrase. (And yes, that’s what they’re called on the label, all official and everything.)
Then I applied two coats of the second color, a dark pink.
Full disclosure: I am NOT patient when wanting to take off the circle snugs. Thank goodness my nail polish was the quick-dry kind!
And voilà! A fun twist on my silver moon manicure.
And here are the polishes I used:
Details (left to right): Sally Hansen Dries Instantly clear top coat (and it does!) / NYC In a New York Minute polish in “Chelsea” / Missha nail polish in silver metallic
Link ups: The Nail Files
‘Tis the season… for an easy manicure! Now that I’ve got a bit of time on my hands (tee hee — see what I did there?!), I wanted to punch up the festive feeling with a self-manicure. And taking a cue from my easy 4th of July manicure, I focused on a main color (green) with a secondary, complementary color (silver) on my ring fingers. Like a silver bell on a Christmas tree!
I picked up this green shade over a year ago (it has a subtle metallic sheen that comes out after 2 to 3 coats), but it hasn’t made it onto the blog until now. I am a longtime fan of Wet n Wild nail polishes, especially the fast dry options, as there are a variety of colors, the polish tends to last a long time, and best of all, they’re easy on the wallet! Also, metallic-y shades overall tend to last longer, and dry more quickly, in my experience.
I also felt that green is less expected than red for the season. Plus, in this small way, I am still able to honor the victims and survivors of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
And I had enough energy to tackle my long-neglected toenails, as well! But I skipped the silver and painted all my toenails green.
When? December 19, 2012
What for? Long-overdue love for my nails and toenails, resulting in a morning dedicated to a self-manicure and pedicure.