Simple Manicure

The problem with blogging about nail polish is…

June 5, 2012

it’s painfully obvious when your nail breaks super short. :(

The nail on my ring finger on my left hand always seems to break once it gets to a sufficient length. Boo. Because I hate having one short nail, I trimmed the rest down to be a similar length. Definitely not as super short as my ring finger, but generally a better length to grow them all out at the same rate…

Today I’m wearing Butter London Pink Ribbon. It’s a very sheer pale pink polish. So sheer that I had to do four thick coats to get it this opaque. It’s a pretty, neutral color. Not sure if I like it on my nails, though. I used the Butter London basecoat and topcoat as well.

I think dark nail polish looks awesome on short nails, so I think I’ll switch this out for a dark polish later today.

On a positive note, with my new shorter nails it’s much easier to type on my iPhone. :)

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  • Holly June 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I have the same problem with my index fingers those nails are always breaking.. I think this is a very pretty color..

  • Cindy in Oregon June 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I can’t grow long nails at all. Only nails that don’t break or split are my thumb and pinky nails-my nails are pretty dry. Professional manicures with hot wax dips help so I really need to buy my own wax machine and do it at home! Help my super dry cuticles too. Your nails are always so pretty!

  • Kathy Camasso June 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    That looks like it may have hurt when it broke :( For some reason it’s my middle fingernail or thumbnail that always breaks first! They are quite long right now as evidenced by all my typos (at work!)! May need to trim them this week before they have a chance to break!

  • Katie June 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I can’t stand it when my nails are different lengths either. Dark colors do look awesome on short nails. Can’t wait to see what you do. :)

  • Kalyn June 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    For me it’s always my dang thumbs! Haha You’re not alone, that’s for sure. Great looking polish, though! Nice for a neutral.

  • Claire June 14, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I find that typing all day (I work in an office and blog when I get home!) wreaks havoc on my nails! They are always splitting and I feel like just when they get to the perfect length, one breaks off and I have to start all over again.

    I agree with the commenter above – experiment with dark colours while your nails are so short – nothing looks more chic than a deep red or nearly black on a super-short nail.

    Claire x