I’m currently in the process of growing my nails out. Woof.

This time last year, I had some serious claws – and I miss them!!

Sometimes, I can't even believe that these were are mine!!
Sometimes, I can’t even believe that these were mine!! Loved the almond shape.

I go back and forth between wanting long nails & super short nails. I’ve had baby nails for a couple months now, so I’m currently longing for some growth. ūüôā

Being cursed with thin & weak nails, the *only* way for me to see serious growth is via gel manicures. These manicures last me [a week, minimum] & do a great job at preventing nearly all¬†splitting or breakage. SO, a gel mani was in order…

Current mani: Gelish "Garden Teal Party"
I opted for¬†Gelish “Garden Teal Party”

QUICK SIDE NOTE: I tweeted a photo of my mani last¬†the weekend¬†&¬†got¬†some social media love from Gelish [so fun]! At least they think my nails look amazing. ūüėČ

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Since I’m trying to make my manicures last ¬†as long as possible during these¬†growing pains, I’ve been using my little manicure-lasting trick…

I’ve been able to prove time & time again, that if I paint over my gel manicure with regular polish, the mani lasts at least twice as long.

I was really loving my Garden Teal Party and wanted to paint over it with¬†a¬†similar shade. I recently had¬†these polishes delivered¬†in my¬†Julep¬†Maven boxes…

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Julep – Tazeen & Lissa. LOVE!

The teal was exactly the color that I was looking for, but I was dying to use this¬†amazing full coverage glitter as well – so I opted for an accent nail on my ring finger. Stupid me wasn’t paying close¬†attention while I was painting my second hand and I painted right over my ring finger with the teal. SO, I compromised & made my index finger on my¬†right hand the accent nail. I can’t say that the mis-match has¬†been bothering much!

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Here’s to hoping this mani lasts me another week! Come onnnnnn long nailllllllsss!

In the meantime, I’ll continue to drench them in cuticle oil every hour. ūüôā

Sally Hansen, of course - my all time favorite oil!
Sally Hansen, of course – my all time favorite oil!

What do you do to help grow your nails out?

Any tips?

 

 XOX

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