PS I love this case for nail polish.
I need to know. Do you do gel manicures? Or shellac? Or plain polish?
I used to hate wearing nail polish. I couldn’t stand it when it chipped and I always struggled with painting my nails properly anyway. I was either too shaky or too sloppy or too lazy. But then I randomly decided to paint my nails with this cute new nail polish my sister had bought. (Actually, I painted my nails for this #flashback post and that’s when I started liking it!)
Once I came up with a great method for painting nails that worked for me, I found painting nails to be relaxing. I liked picking out new colors every other day and spending the 15 minutes holding still while they dried. Easy.
But then I was going to Nantucket and really didn’t want to have to deal with my nails at all. I decided to try shellac. I was nervous because I had heard that it ruins nails. I thought it was worth a try and I really ended up loving it. It was strange how quickly it dried and it was amazing how I literally didn’t have to think about chips at all. It lasted a solid two weeks. It was so nice not worrying about my nails that I got another one. Loved it.
But then I got a third that didn’t last more than a week.
And I wasn’t exactly thrilled about the state of my nails when the polish came off. They were as gross without as they were amazing with. Plus, I enjoy picking new colors and I was stuck with the same color for a little bit too long. And picking out gel/shellac colors isn’t as fun as picking out pretty named Essie polishes!
I switched back to painting my own nails and while they definitely only last a couple days, it’s 100% better. So what’s a girl to do now other than to plan some fun fall polishes?
Deborah Lippmann “Dark Side of the Moon” // Essie “Going Incognito” // Essie “Chinchilly” // OPI “Dance Til Fawn”
Do you paint your own nails or get gel manicures? What color are you loving for fall?