I’ve been seeing these really cute springtime manicures on Pinterest, where the girls paint their nails in various pastel shades, each nail in a different color. SO CUTE. I’m not here for all pastels (I’m not a baby pink kind of girl), but there are some really really cute new pastel nail polishes out the season that I am loving more than I thought I would! Allow me to share them with you in this week’s Monday manicure!
This past weekend I had a speaking engagement in Austin Texas, at the first ever Black Social Media Summit. I needed to have a cute manicure in a hurry because I was going to be out in public shaking hands getting hugs and meeting new people couldn’t go out with my nails raggedy, could I?
Inspired by Pinterest and the new spring manicure trend I decided to play with some of the new colors of been sent by brands, for review. Here’s what I used!
– NARS Pierre Hardy collection. Can I just get into this for a second? This collection is so awesome. There are SO many incredible nail polish sets and vibrant on trend colors! The Sharks set is as springtime as it gets. Sharks Right is a beautiful lilac that’s distinctive yet feminine. Sharks Left is a butter yellow that I’m really excited to try. But me being me, I went for the purple. Duh. It’s who I am.
After painting my nails like little Easter eggs, I decided to layer on a little sparkle with CND’s Sapphire Sparkle. It adds a subtle iridescence to everything it goes over.
So you’ll notice some chips in my manicure, and I want to vent really quickly about it. I’ve been totally spoiled by gel manicures and no chips. The procedure turned me out. And now, when I do my own nails, I get really frustrated by how easily they can get damaged. HOWEVER, I’m really scared of the potential negative side effects of gel manicures from what I’ve been reading online. Yikes.
With minimal chipping, my pretty spring miniature lasted through the weekend. I did get some more significant chips towards the end and I will have to do it over but hey. It is what it is. Maybe I need to use a sturdier top coat. Any recommendations?
What do you think of the colors I chose for my spring manicure, bellas? Would you try any of the colors I chose?