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Making your manicure last longer

September 7, 2014

Making your manicure last longer -- Recently was reminded by various sources online that one of the best ways to extend a manicure is to reapply a top coat each day. Not only does it make the polish last longer, but it adds extra strength (and I can use all the help I can get to prevent nails breaking). This manicure is two days old, including putting it through it's paces by prepping for a birthday party at my house (setting up tables and chairs and lots of dish washing). Just applied a new coat of HK Girl top coat and it looks like I just painted my nails. :) Polish is Zoya Margo. #zoya #dark #red #starofmaynails

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Recently was reminded by various sources online that one of the best ways to extend a manicure is to reapply a top coat each day. Not only does it make the polish last longer, but it adds extra strength (and I can use all the help I can get to prevent nails breaking). This manicure is two days old, including putting it through it’s paces by prepping for a birthday party at my house (setting up tables and chairs and lots of dish washing). Just applied a new coat of HK Girl top coat and it looks like I just painted my nails. :)

Polish is Zoya Margo.

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Formula X Nightingale

November 21, 2013

For more of my thoughts on Formula X polishes, please see this post.

This manicure was done using Orly Bonder base coat, and Seche Vite top coat. There was no polish shrinkage with the Seche Vite, so I would assume Formula X polishes play well with Seche Vite.

(Sorry for the super exposed photos. This color is particularly dark, so the pictures had to be bright to show the purple-ness).

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Julep Nic

November 14, 2013

Julep Nic is a color I received at the same time as Brielle in my most recent Julep Maven box. It’s a very dark vampy crimson. Pretty much so dark it’s black. The only time I notice the red is in strong light. Application wasn’t too bad–about as difficult as any super dark color would be. I applied three coats to achieve complete opaqueness.

 

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Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam Lam

November 10, 2013

This is another Nicole by OPI shade that I’ve worn multiple times over the last year. And with how much nail polish I own, if I’ve worn a polish over 3 times you know it’s a good color that I really love. :) This is Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam from Nicole by OPI…

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OPI Anti-bleak

November 6, 2013

I’ve worn OPI Anti-bleak multiple times since I bought it last spring, and I love it each time. It’s a luscious berry, cream polish. And I love cream formulas so I this was an obvious buy for me. :)

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Nicole by OPI Sealed With a Kris

October 30, 2013

I’m still loving all my red polishes recently. And I adore Sealed With a Kris from Nicole by OPI. It think it’s such a pretty, sexy dark red. And the formula applies like a dream. I do usually have to do three coats since it has a bit of a jelly consistency, but I don’t even mind applying three coats because it’s so smooth. Highly recommend this one. :)

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