I have a bizarre & obsessive habit of photographing my fingernails quite frequently. That being said, I’ve accumulated a camera roll full of long lost manicures that never made their way to my blog or social pages over the last few months.
In an effort to free up some space on my phone, I recently uploaded all of the photos from my iphone to my laptop – giving me a chance to relive some of the fabulous mani’s that I had throughout the Spring/Summer.
I wanted to share some of those shots with my fellow mani-lovers, so I’ve pulled some of my favorites to post!
I tried to note any polish details that I remembered as well.
Clearly, my favorite place to snap a mani pic is in my car lol…it’s that natural lighting ;). There were so many fun colors the past two seasons!
As the colder temps are setting in, I’ve been wearing a ton of new Fall/Winter polishes. I’ve been posting them on my Instagram – you can follow me & check them out here! 🙂
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!!
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. 🙂
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…
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. 😉
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…
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!
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. 🙂