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Twilight Manicure

For some reason, this manicure makes me think of twilight or that last moment of darkness before sunrise. I am loving the accent nail trend, and I wanted one last hurrah of a dark, winter polish. Although, I think this blue would work well on toes for the summer.

Orly Bonder Rubberized Base Coat is the best I have found. L’Oreal “Jet Set to Paris” is a bold, cobalt blue. The index finger is CND “Gold Chrome”. Top it all off with Deborah Lipmann “Boom Boom Pow”. The Lipmann glitter polishes are a grown up version of the pre-teen favorites and make a manicure last ages!

PS – my ring is by Armenta and from an all-time favorite store, Etc…, in Birmingham, Alabama.

CND Shellac

Manicures have taken on a new, longer life.  14 days ago, I got my first Shellac manicure and couldn’t have been more pleased.  My cheery red nails lasted a full two weeks with absolutely zero chips. Really, the only reason I took the polish off, was because my nails had grown out. Your nail beds are not damaged at all with the application and it only takes about 5 minutes to remove the polish. The system contains a Base Coat, Color Coat and Top Coat. After each layer is exposed to a UV Lamp, you can leave the salon with totally dry nails.  They even do the massage after the polish! That is how absolutely dry they are. Right now the shades are varied but mostly traditional colors.  I started with red, but thinking a vibrant pink to celebrate spring next.