Monday, November 21, 2011

My New Favorite Thing...Lasting Nail Color At Home!

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to doing your nails at home. I love manicures, but can rarely talk myself into affording them. Not to mention, nail polish rarely lasts when you have 2 kids.  Problem solved!!

Here are my nails on day 5:

I have had tons of compliments on them and everyone is shocked to know I did them myself.  Love that!  Who doesn't like a compliment?  :)

Step One:  Apply 2 - 3 coats of your favorite nail color.  In my case it's L.A. Colors, Color Crave from the Dollar Tree, $1.

Step Two:  Black crackle.  I only did 2 coats of the pink (wish I'd done 3, but time is an issue for me), and the following day I applied the black crackle.  In this case, it was one quick coat of Avon's Mosaic Effects Top Coat in Black.  I say quick because you'll need to apply the black coat pretty efficiently.  The reason being, it will start to shrink and "crackle" right away. $6

Tip - Use promo code CYBER2011 for FREE standard shipping on your Avon order!  :)

Step three: Clear coat, clear coat, clear coat.  I did one coat the day of and added another coat each day or two.  Free...this is an old, but still good, bottle of Wet n' Wild.  Usually, $1.

Here are my nails on day nine!! I've only had to touch up one tiny spot on my right hand, on day 7. Otherwise, I'm just adding clear coats in the evening. And remember, add the clear coat to the tip of the nail first, then strokes down the nail.

What else can I say? I love these nails! They were fast, easy, cheap, trendy and compliment worthy...what's not to love!!


Nick said...

When you said lasting nail polish I was thinking it was the shellack like my wife had done at a salon here in Wylie 2 weeks ago. She got her Toes and Fingers done and they have not needed touched up since!! She is going back next week to change colors so she will be ready for a Vegas Christmas Office Party. Your nails look cool in pink and black

Angie said...

Thanks!!! They lasted 13 days. :)

I've heard great things about the shellac nails. I've been wanting to try them next time I get a manicure. Guess that shows you it's been almost two years since I've made it to the salon.

Merry Christmas!!

Natalie said...

Wow! What fun nails! You should look on Pinterest, I have friends who "pin" different styles of nails, yours remind me of some of those. :)

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