Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Bag of Tricks

So these are the items I absolutely cannot be without. I have these in my purse at all times.
  • my sally hansen cuticle remover
  • burt's bees lemon butter cuticle cream
  • cnd solar balm
  • two cuticle pushers (metal for cleaning under the nails, and rubber tipped)
  • neutrogena hand cream
  • cuticle nippers for any loose skin
  • black panther file
  • nail file to smooth rough skin around nails
  • band aid blister block (so I can keep wearing those 4 inchers!)

pedi pics

Unlike most of you nail polish lovers, my obsession started with pedicures. I'm a recovering nail biter, but I've always taken great pride in my feet. Until a couple months ago I could never manage to keep my fingers out of my mouth (I know, gross). So here's some pics of pedi colors I've sported in the past.

opi girls just wanna play
opi you're such a kabuki queen

sally hansen tunisian sand

sally hansen extreme wear cherry red

chg ruby pumps

(I'm still learning how to do this, so hopefully these pics turned out bigger than the last post. )

Pics of past Notd's

opi you don't know jacques (flash)
opi you don't know jacques (no flash)

opi you're such a kabuki queen

ulta fuschia crush

sally hansen tunisian sand

opi tickle my francey (my fave babb shade)

rimmel black satin, with gems stuck on by cuticle

rimmel sunnyside

opi lincoln park after dark (my personal fave)

sally hansen extreme wear cherry red

borghese capri coral

the elusive nyc molten metal

nyc molten metal

incoco 24 karats enamel strips

opi sheer your toys

opi sheer your toys

My routine

There are a couple of products that I use for every mani. I remove all polish with acetone, then I use soap and water and a nail brush to wash my nails off, then I use a prep that I picked up at sally beauty, It makes sure all oils are gone before I start. My b/c of choice is borghese magnetico, I always have good results with it. I apply two coats of color (I tend to do thick coats so two is almost always enough) My t/c of choice is seche vite.

I have also recently become obsessed with cuticle care (since participating on the mua nailboard) Every morning at my desk I apply cnd solar balm and push my cuticles back. (I'm guilty of trimming them every so often too)

Welcome to my Blog

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired to start one by all the other gals with great nail polish blogs. Please excuse the name, I wasn't at my most creative this morning. You'll notice that I tend to wear my nails short, and favor reds, pinks, and pale neutrals, hence the name. Hope you all enjoy!