This week’s Friend Friday is all about manicures!
I wasn’t a nail polish girl until I uncovered the secret to perfect DIY manicures in Grit and Glamour’s Nail Polish Tips and Tricks. Vahni recommends waiting about 30 minutes from each coat, and while this seems like a long time, allowing each coat to dry completely before adding another layer was the trick to making my manicures last.
Following Vahni’s advice made my manicures last a week without chipping. In total, most manicures took two hours, which shocked some of the women I told, but it didn’t seem that outrageous to me especially since my weekly manicures coincided with two hour episodes of The Bachelorette on Monday nights.
For most of May and June, I relied on Urban Decay’s Rollergirl Nail Kit to give me that extra pop to my polish. This kit comes with six different colors that transition well from summer into fall. As you already know, I love layering products so I didn’t pass up the opportunity to get creative with layering these polishes.
Since the wedding, I haven’t had much time to sit down and do my nails every week, but once we get a couch and I can sit and watch Bachelor Pad (I know you’re judging, but we all have our guilty pleasures!) every week, I’ll be back to painting my nails.
What colors did you rock this summer? Do you like painting your nails? Leave a comment to share your thoughts!
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p.p.s. It’s my birthday today! And Leia’s, too!
Disclosure: The Urban Decay Rollergirl Nail Kit was provided to me by Urban Decay. This is not a sponsored post and I did not receive compensation nor was I required to do a review. My opinion is mine alone and truthful as always.