So with all of the social media hype between nails and make-up, Essie is a name we hear very often. The colors are beautiful and the nail polish is creamy, but to me it falls short on quality. The first color I tried was Mint Candy Apple. For such a pricey nail polish, I find applying the nail polish labor intensive. As you sweep the color on, it seems that the color closest to the nail bed thins out. I end up having to put 3 coats on before I am satisfied with the overall look. I didn’t use a great top coat, so the color didn’t last more than about 4-5 days before it started chipping. The second color I tried was Fiji. I saw it on an Instagrammer and I fell in love with it, so the hubs purchased it for me. This color came out better. I still needed the 3 coats, but this time, I used my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. The greatest part is that I did my nails, literally, 20 minutes before we went out to dinner and the nails still look fabulous. No chips, grooves, dents, or anything especially considering that I did the driving, and we were at dinner less than hour after applying my top coat.
My mind is currently processing information in the following manner…
You were raised in Indiana your whole life and have never left. You decide to take a trip to France. Do you know French? Well, you did take it in high school for 3 years. You get there and you can only process every 6th word. WTF?#CurrentMood #INeedAFreakingBreak #DeathToTaxes
So recently, I have been on this beauty kick. I am usually not the type to wear nail polish because it doesn’t last. As a working from home mom, I am in the kitchen several times a day, and I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to washing my hands.
A couple weeks ago I went into Publix, with the plan of picking up a nail polish. In the salons, we always hear about Essie and OPI being the best, but I really wasn’t in the mood to spend $10. So I picked up Cover Girl in the center shade, called Smokey Taupe. I picked the shade because I follow a few beauty guru’s on Instagram and the color screamed classy to me. Since I am not at all experienced with what’s cool and what’s not, I try to see what’s popular through social media. I loved the color, but since I didn’t have a top coat at home, the color didn’t last. It started chipping around day 4-5.
The following week, I picked up Mutant. OMG! I loved, loved, loved it. This time I bought Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. This stuff is NO JOKE! In the past, I have dealt with waking up with grooves and marks on my nails, even though I painted my nails early in the day. This stuff says dry to the touch in 30 secs and it is exactly that. The nail polish lasted more thank a week and with the top coat, the shine was flawless like day 1.
Since we are approaching Spring and Easter season, last night, when I did a quick pick up of breakfast items at Publix, I purchased Coral Silk. I am excited to try it on.