March 9, 2015

Manicure Monday

I haven't done one of these in a while, mostly because I haven't bought a new nail polish. If you haven't caught on, I really only do Manicure Mondays when I have a new polish to show... it seems only appropriate.

On Thursday night, when I decided to repaint my nails, I was looking through my nail polish collection and I don't know if I ever showed this look.



As winter dwindles to an end (or so we can hope), I want to hang onto my dark polish colors for as long as possible. I hadn't played around with any grays this season so I broke out my Deborah Lippmann nail polish in "Planet Rock."



I saw a trick on Instagram that says to apply a base of color, a top coat (I use Essie's Good to Go), two layers of color, and then another coat of the top coat.

This evidently prevents chipping and makes your manicure last longer. It's been 24 hours and so far so good... usually I have at least a little chipping at this point so we'll put it to the test!

I've been on a huge glitter topcoat recently, I don't know why, but I have a few of them (two being Deborah Lippmann) and I decided to glitz up the dark gray with some pink shimmer. This isn't a heavy, chunky glitter. I applied one-two coats of it to get a true glitter look.

The glitter top coat is called "Baby I'm A Star."

I love the formulation of these Deborah Lippmann polishes... I mean they are pretty pricey but I have mini bottles that came in a set that I won during a raffle contest. They're super smooth, easy to apply and have a great brush. There's really nothing bad to say about it.

I'm just kind of obsessed with my nails this week, even though it's something simple and something I've probably done before.

What's on your nails this Monday?


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