There are so many bloggers who do INCREDIBLE manicures. Their creativity, patience and extensive color combination's amaze me. Jenn, at The Looks for Less, does a series called 'Manicure Mondays' that I am obsessed with reading. She has used dead snake skin and actual feathers in her manicures and they looked amazing. Another Jenn, at The Stylish Housewife, has become manicure obsessed and has become the 'nail stamp' queen! Check them out (if you don't already!).
With that said I just want to document the 'cooler' things I do with my nails. If you follow me on Instagram you probably have realized how much I paint my nails. A lot. Three times a week sometimes. It is relaxing and therapeutic. It is also a way for me to justify my nail polish addiction. I have been wanting to try the Ombre look for awhile now. I first saw it on Lauren Conrad and then I saw Jenn's version. It was a toss up on the colors, Corals or Purples. I decided on Corals due to the fact that I am missing a purple needed for the perfect Ombre look.
Left to Right: Essie 'Silken Cord', OPI 'Cajun Shrimp, OPI 'Bright Lights, Big Color', Essie 'Tart Deco', OPI 'Royal Flush Blush'
These two products are what MAKE my manicure. I use two coats of nail magic which has truly helped strengthen my nails. This is the longest my nails have EVER been. I let each coat dry completely before adding the color. It seals my nail and has helped eliminate chips. I then do 2 coats of color. Followed by one coat of Seche Vite (best. ever.). When using Seche I make sure to coat the edge of my nail and bring the polish around to wrap it underneath my nail (if that makes sense).
Have you tried the Ombre look?