During all my work, I was very careful not to ruin my mani or break a nail. I was so proud of myself. Then around 5:00 p.m. I realized I needed to run to the store for bread and bananas. When I got back home, I discovered I had broken a big chunk out of my right thumb nail! Doh!! So they all had to get taken down. It's OK though, they were getting a little too long for me to type efficiently! It was quick and easy to file them all down with my new leopard print nail file:
Isn't that cute? I picked a bunch of them up at Walgreen's the other day when I was there stalking the new Essie summer collection, Braziliant. They were on sale for 50 cents each! I also got cheetah print, but passed on the zebra. The reverse sides are matching faux fur! So girly!
Then I got out one of my new Zoya polishes from the Summertime collection, Areej:
|Zoya Areej, along with Adore, now 75% finished!|
This is one coat! Unbelievable! Makes me think it might be a good candidate for stamping. I'm loving this color. It reminds me of an old OPI, Outback Aphrodisiac, which was one of my favorites. I was really disappointed when I couldn't wear it any more. This one is a little lighter and a little more pink, but close enough to make me happy.
I decided to use the Zoya Armor topcoat along with the Hurry Up drops instead of my normal fast-dry topcoat (China Glaze Fast Forward or Essie Good to Go) to avoid shrinkage. I have to say, I'm really not in love with this system. It doesn't give a very high-gloss finish, and even after a day, my nails still feel slightly tacky. So I think I pretty much have to stamp over this, so I can cover it with one of my fave topcoats, right?