I have been a terrible, no-good, very bad blogger for the past month. I blame it on all the things that have happened – I graduated college, my brother got his PhD, we had two graduation parties, two baby showers for my sister-in-law, we moved them to Boston, and I started working full time. So.
This week, I did a three-layer ruffian pattern. Originally, it was just the yellow and pink, but that looked a little too Ronald McDonald for my tastes, so I topped it off with white!
The base color is Julep’s Lauren, which is so bright and shiny and lovely, but I’m not sure I’d wear it alone since it is hot pink. Then, I layered over Ulta’s Sun-Sational. This was nice and opaque, so it only required one layer. On top of that was my Sally white polish, which is my go-to for white-out white. I probably could have gone with another layer of that, but I didn’t want to mess up my nice lines.
I got a manicure a few days later for graduation. My nails were nice and long and beautiful… then I got the business end of a pop-open iced-tea jug and broke my right thumb nail.
Horrible, right? Once I gently removed the polish on my nail, I cut up a small piece of a tea bag. I painted on a layer of base coat, and while it was still sticky, I fit the tea paper on top and painted over it with the base coat again. When that was completely dry, I filed it down and was able to paint over it.
I’d recommend this method for a nail that you’re not using regularly. Because I’m right-handed, I couldn’t not use my right thumb, and it ultimately became more of a pain than it was worth. I decided to part with my lovely nail and filed it down to a nub. I guess it’ll have to grown back *sigh*.
I will be updating every day until I’m up-to-date with the challenge! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s floral nails!