Monday, April 9, 2012

Two Sets of Easter nails...Yep!

I know I'm pretty much talking to myself here, but I still feel obligated to begin this post with an apology. I somehow managed to NOT take any sufficient pictures of my first Easter manicure. Yes, my first one, since I did two. My students (mainly my girls) love seeing my nails, so I wanted to be sure I polished my Easter nails before Thursday, since there was no school on Friday. Consequently, I polished my Easter nails on Wednesday. Couple that with lots of baking and laundry, and I managed to chip one nail by Saturday night. I also swatched Zoya Apple onto a plastic nail on Saturday night and I somehow managed to get a little bit of it on my thumb! Anyways, I'm completely anal and one chip and a green splotch means I had to redo the whole manicure. For the first manicure, I used China Glaze Fast Track, some pastel colored polishes and a dotting tool, and then I finished it up with Essie Matte About You to make is Easter egg-like. Here's the only acceptable picture I took:

Easter Nails

I redid my nails on Saturday in preparation of spending Sunday with some good friends! For this manicure I used Zoya Rica (from the Sunshine collection, which is to die for!), China Glaze Lemon Fizz, and Zoya Adina. I also used a dotting tool for this manicure. I received a ton of compliments on Sunday and at work today, so this one gets a thumbs up! I took all of these without flash, but since I got home as the sun was setting, I did have to have the light on!

Easter Nails

Spring Nails

Spring Nails

Spring Manicure

Spring Manicure

A little off topic (but it has to do with polish, so is it really off topic?), but Zoya was doing a Good Morning America promo last week, so I purchased their Sunshine collection for 50% off! YESSSS! I also decided to try out their Remover +, which I also got for 50% off. I.AM.IN.LOVE. It removes polish like a champ (though I haven't tried a glitter yet, which shall be the true test) and it smells delightful. My favorite part though, is the pump. I just set my cotton ball on top, press the pump down, and viola, my cotton ball has the perfect amount of polish remover on it! When I'm done, I just lock it up and it's ready to go back under the sink! It's pretty much amazing. I highly recommend it!

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