1.04.2013

The Nail Files!

Some Friday fun comin' atcha today!

Linking up with two of my fave girls, who also happen to BOTH be on my sidebar, Tara and Vicki for their weekly Nail Files link-up.

It's also their 1 year anniversary of Nail Files! Congrats girls!

Not only am I sharing my pretty nails, but also a fave product for my nails.. so keep reading! ;)


Okay, so I am not all that great at painting my own nails, but I have to do it sometimes because when I'm broke I can't just go to my nail salon for a shellac, ya get what I'm saying?

Sooo, my nails were looking retch the other day, and I pulled out my goods to give 'em a nice manicure.


From L-R: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat, Essie Ballet Slippers, CHI Ceramic Base & Top Coat, and Target brand nail polish remover.

Essie Ballet Slippers is my go-to polish. Especially when I want to do it quick. It's so light that if I screw up royally, it's not all that noticeable. But, it's not so light that you can't see it. It's a nice, pale pink and I think it's just pretty!

Here are my nails with a base coat, 2 coats of Essie, top coat. Then the next day, I did another coat of Essie and a top coat. I am totally diggin' the way it looks. Right?


Okay, above I showed the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri... y'all. This stuff is my FAVORITE thing ever. I am probably the least patient person you'll ever meet, and after I paint my nails I am totally paranoid I'll mess them up and it's just a pain in the ass for the remainder of the day.

This top coat dries your nails in literally ONE minute. The bottle says 30 seconds, but it's still a little sticky. So one minute is what I say. And the brush is thick enough that just a swoop, maybe 2 will cover your whole nail. In LOVE.

It sells for $5.99 at Ulta, and I've seen it at drugstores for basically the same price. And let me tell you something ladies, it's definitely worth it. Will save you so much time, I promise!

What color are your nails this week? Got any nail care products I must try for myself?

Go link up! :)

TGIF, lovelies!

18 comments:

Altax said...

Looks Great!!! Happy new year.

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Helene said...

love this winter white!

Life With Lauren said...

Great color!

Mrs. Williams {Persnickety Plates} said...

Mine are purple today. They were black-ish up until yesterday :)

I recently got the Burt's Bees cuticle cream & it's really nice. I might have to try that top coat. I'm a Seche Vite lover, tho, so I'm nervous to switch it up.

Erin said...

So pretty! I'm def gonna need to get some of that insta-dry stuff! I have a spray on dry right now that's decent, but it's almost out!

I'm currently rocking chipped, glitter polish from NYE still. Classy. ;)

Meg - [Life of Meg] said...

What a pretty wintery white! You make me want to paint my nails! :)

Chelsea Hickey said...

i really like your new, more simple blog design!

jennie said...

Love Ballet Slippers. My fave Essie of all time was Jackie Oh My, but I can never find it anymore. This one's a close sub, though, thank goodness! Haha!

Lauren said...

Looks awesome, I need to try that insta dry too! :-)

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Insta-dry is the best invention ever! I am NOTORIOUS for not waiting long enough for nails to dry and messing them up - not a problem anymore with that stuff!

Shia

Rebekah @ Living && Learning said...

I *need* to go get some insta-dry!! Pretty color!!

Jess @ Blonde Meets World said...

I neeeeed that top coat! The one reason I hate painting my nails is because I loathe waiting for them to dry! I usually end up not waiting and then they get screwed up. And then I get frustrated. And then I don't paint my nails again for like a month because of it. Ya see the vicious cycle I'm in?!

Meg O. said...

Looks beautiful! I am a sucker for pale pink polishes. I love the Insta-Dry but I love Seche Vite top coat even more. You can get it at drugstores, Sally's and Target for about $8. You can thank me later. ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I am addicted to Ballet Slippers. It's my newest go-to shade!

Amber Cease said...

oh.em.gee. I LOVE Essie Ballet Slippers! It's my go-to shade... and I totally ranted about how great this shade was in my Dec. 1, 2012 post (Natural Nude Nails)... How crazy! Great minds think alike! Hope you are having a lovely weekend, girl! ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It does dry really fast! I too always worry about smudging it!

tara said...

very pretty!! :)

Emma said...

super cute! just found your blog and it is adorable :)

-Emma
chasingtexas.blogspot.com

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