Quick Chip Fix

Today’s post is a short one, but I wanted to share my quick and easy chip fix for my polish.

 

Polish from base of nail to tip:

Julep Polish in Sandra/SpaRitual Polish in Looking Glass/SpaRitual Polish in Drop Dead Gorgeous.

 

The tips of my nail polish started to chip from all of the wear and tear I put them through. Rather than taking off my polish and starting from scratch, I decided to give them a quick fix. All it took was one coat of a deeper pink polish to not only fix the chips but also give the design a new look!

What do you do when your polish starts to chip? Do you touch it up or start from scratch?

Mindy

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Gel Manicure Update

Happy Friday!!

I have a not so good update on my at home gel manicure. It is already chipping. However, I am not quite ready to swear off this product all together.

The top picture shows the chips in my at home gel manicure. The second picture shows me crocheting.

Why? Because I think that is what brought on the chipping. Crocheting may not seem like it would do much damage, however, I have been working on a significant crocheting project the past week. When I am working on the squares I am frequently using my nails to pull and tighten the yarn. The chipping is exclusive the fingers I am using most to crochet.

So ultimately, I think this at home gel manicure has the potential to hold up for a week or more with normal wear and tear. I just think it’s not quite strong enough to stand up to direct abuse. For the $5 I spent on the kit I don’t mind.

If you go easy on your nails I think the at home gel manicure will hold up well for you!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mindy

Golden Nails

Happy Friday everyone!

Short post today! I am headed up to the lake this weekend so you will not hear from me tomorrow. Before I go I figured I would leave you with my polish look for the weekend!

This is SpaRitual Vegan Nail Polish in “Solstice”. (Read more about it in this post). I love this shade of gold. It feels like I have actual gold leaf on my nails.

I am going to try my best to get some outfit photos while I am at the lake. I will post them when I return. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Mindy

Sparkling Navy Nails

Hello lovely readers!

Today I thought I would switch things up with a nail polish post. I am my own manicurist and I love coming up with my own polish creations. Lately I’ve been enjoying gathering ideas from Pinterest as well.

Navy Sparkle Nails 1

Sparkling Navy Nails 2

I love a funky take on the traditional “manicure”. Today I went with my vegan Spa Ritual nail polish in “Undercurrent” for the base color. Read more about it in my other post. The top color is silver sparkle by OPI. I got this years ago as part of a mini-set so I am not sure what the actual shade is. I am fortunate enough to have a steady hand so I painted the tips on myself.

Last but not least! I would like to give a big thank you to Stephanie over at Twenty-Something for nominating me for “The Versatile Blogger” award! Please head on over to her blog and see all of her lovely posts!

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Link to their site
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate other bloggers for the award – link to their site – let them know they’ve been nominated!

My random facts…
I am a health nut and am very careful to only put healthy foods in my body. (Save some dark chocolate here and there!)

I love to drink tea, even when it is hot. I have 15 different types in my cabinet right now.

My idea of a perfect vacation is being on a secluded tropical beach under a cabana enjoying the sound of the waves.

My friends tell me I am a pro at “Draw Something” (I’ll post pictures sometime!)

The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite shows, I could watch re-runs over and over!

I am addicted to online window shopping.

I could live off of new Triscuit Thin Crisp crackers.

So now I get to nominate some bloggers for the award as well! Here are my favorites. I stop byPlease go take a look these wonderful blogs!

Jump into Puddles

To Brighten My Day

Always Maylee

 Have a wonderful Saturday! 🙂

Mindy