The night before we left for the Bahamas, I gave my Mom and myself gel manicures so our nails would be chip free and shiny the entire week we were away.
We both wanted a bright, tropical pink shade, so I got out my OPI Axxium Pinks & Pales starter kit…
They have a really amazing shade called “Strawberry Margarita”…
This particular color painted on pretty sheer, so I ended up using 3 coats…which made my nails super thick. I took a couple of pictures (polish photographs are so odd, you’ll notice it looks like two completely different colors)!
The mani lasted flawlessly all week, but once we got home, I was slightly impatient (as usual) and wanted a fresh manicure. I decided to give my nails a break from gel for a bit, and went with my all time favorite polish- Sally Hansen’s “Shall We Dance”
When using regular nail polish I refuse to use anything other than a quick dry top coat- so I picked up a new bottle of the best…
Three days in and my nails are holding up! They’re still shiny, and luckily no chips or breaks (keeping my fingers crossed)! Every 2-3 days I’ll continue to add another top coat. 🙂
Do you like to mix up your polish colors for a vacation? Reds and orange’s are some other vaca favorites, what are yours?
During the Grammys last night, I tweeted how much I LOVED that Adele showed up with a Louboutin manicure! A bunch of people tweeted me back asking what exactly that was, so here’s a quick 101:
Traditionally, it’s a black polish on top, and a red polish under the nail…resembling a Louboutin shoe!
Adele had a silver polish on top of her nails with the red polish underneath to match her Louboutin shoes –>
I’ve had the Louboutin mani on my radar for a while, but have yet to try one since I’ve been on a gel-kick. I can’t imagine the red bottom would last very long, but for a night out I think it’s an amazing look! 🙂