Friday, September 27, 2013

The Nail Files

So, as I'm sure you are all aware, it has been SOME TIME since I've done a post of any type. I am not overly proud of that as I really have loved blogging. But I've been busy...and lazy. But more on that in another post.

Today is all about my nails.

About three weeks ago I splurged and went for a mani/pedi. If you've followed my nail posts at all in the past you know I only do gel polish on my nails cause I can't keep a manicure longer than 24 hours if my life depended on it.

Here's the original look:

I don't know the name of the color, but it's purple burgundy with a layer of lovely glitter.

A week and a half later, we had this:

In the grand scheme of things, the polish probably shouldn't peel this soon, but I'm really okay with the fact that I had a great manicure for a full week!

Not long after that picture was taken, the middle finger and ring finger polish was the rest of the way off. Now, I peel the polish off when it starts snagging on stuff. I'm not playing with it trying to make it come off. So that kind of left me in a quandry...I had three bare nails and two with polish that wasn't budging. I turned to my collection to see what I could find:
(Forgive the messy edges) This is a Julep polish from last month, Padme. It is an almost perfect match! (It's more the than gel polish, but you can only tell in certain lights). I was so excited!!
As of yesterday afternoon, this is what we had on the nails:
My thumb nail gel was hanging on for dear life two and a half weeks later. I finished it off when I got home last night.

Today I'm sporting jacked up nails...thumbs with no polish, an index finger with no polish, and two ring finger nails with half the polish torn off thanks to the shower this morning. It is, clearly, time for another manicure. I think I'll be doing my own this time.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I look forward to reconnecting on here in the coming days/weeks.

Cheers, dolls!



  1. Oh no! Poor nails. It is such a shame they don't last long. I know some people can leave theirs on for weeks and I'm just like "How???" haha But I'm an artist so I do a lot of work with my hands, plus I get bored, so I usually change it at least every week.

  2. What a pretty mani! I do gels at home often too. I love the durability, but never am able to stick with one color for more than a week lol!

  3. Welcome back! :)

    I can't believe the polish peels right off your nails like that! And it's a shame because it was so pretty!! Good save, but then it also peels off? What gives? Maybe you need a new basecoat?

    1. I have no idea why I have such "peelable" nails when it comes to polish! I've tried Ulta's base, a Sally Hansen base, and an Essie base....all peel after a day, or less depending on how hard I am on my hands. The good thing is that now that I have an office job, I'm not as hard on my nails as I was when I was traveling. Hopefully that will help..some!

  4. That's a really pretty color even though it didn't last too long. I hate when polish chips.

  5. Oh wow! I can't believe your polish peeled off as well, that sucks. Nothing like paying for manicure that begins to chip early, it's horrible.

    Lillies & Silk

  6. That was a very pretty look - it stinks that it didn't last longer than a week and a half :(

  7. Thanks for all the love, ladies. I really liked that polish combo too, for nail gel. All the peeling action I go through is why I don't pay for manicures very often. :)