Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 1: Red - Maybelline Express Finish: Red Caviar

Day 1 of the challenge begins a week of primary color manicures. I chose a great nail polish that I picked up at my local Dollar Tree: Red Caviar by Maybelline Express Finish.

Now, you would think that a 35-year-old woman like myself would know how to properly paint her nails, right? Well, you'd be wrong. No matter how careful I am, I always seem to get polish all over my cuticles and fingers. See?

Here are a few swatches of Maybelline Express Finish's Red Caviar nail polish on a nail wheel. Each "finger" has two coats of Red Caviar.

Finally, here are the products I used for this manicure. I started with Hoof Hands Naturally Strong Bamboo Strengthening Treatment, then the Red Caviar, then finished it all off with good ol' Seche Vite.

Overall, this is a truly luscious red creme nail polish. The application was smooth, although I made a mess of things. I should have used thinner coats on my nails like I did on the nail wheel. I will definitely use this color again since it's a fast drying fabulous red. 

What's your favorite red nail polish? I'm an OPI girl, but I love how quickly these Maybelline Express Finish polishes dry. 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Natural, naked nails

Here's a look at my "nekkid" nails. They're short and stubby, and yes, my cuticles are a hot mess. You can't even see how horrible right thumb's cuticle is.

Left hand

Right hand
Both images were taken using my iPhone 4, outside at my parents' house in full, fall sunlight.

I plan on having an "official" start of the 31 day challenge tomorrow soon. See you then!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let's get this started.

Howdy. My goal with this blog is to complete the popular 31 Day Challenge many nail bloggers are doing, but instead of just doing it once, I'll be repeating the pattern over and over again! 

At least that's my plan. We'll see.

Along the way, I hope to share my nail polish collection with you, and maybe even a few tips or tutorials. Again, we'll see. =)


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