Well, it appears that October is dunzo/finished/over/out of here! November has officially arrived and I’m not so sure how I feel about it… #timeslowdownplease
On another note, today I’m introducing a new blog series documenting my manicures of the month. Yay! To say that I’m a tad obsessed with painting my nails would be an understatement. I’m a true believer that the perfect mani can turn any bad day upside down. And truth be told, it’s downright impossible for me to go on a Target/Ulta run without coming home with a new nail color.
Because I already post about my nails on Instagram anyway (#manimonday anyone?!), it seemed like a no-brainer to begin incorporating my obsession with all things nails here on the blog. Without further ado, behold my first installment of “the mani diaries” – enjoy!
go sparkly or go home // Fact: I’m partial to one extra-sparkly accent nail...but who isn’t?! If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly nail lacquer, then I would recommend trying Maybelline Color Show. I own several colors from this collection and have been exceptionally pleased each time. Just FYI, to complete this mani, I used “Lust for Lilac” and “Pedal to the Metal.” For my accent nail, I layered a glittery polish by Julep (I’m a first-time Julep user and actually snatched this one up from T.J. Maxx for only $1!). As the holiday season approaches, I have a feeling that I’ll be layering this shimmery polish over e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
think pink // If you’re a fan of pink polish, then this this shade called “delancey” from the tenoverten for J.Crew collection is as vibrant and girly as it gets. When combined with my go-to Essie top coat, the finish was long-lasting and super glossy.
all hallows' eve // It was the night before Halloween and all I had were chipped nails from the previous week’s mani. Rather than go down the traditional black and orange route, I opted for a last-minute “cute cat ear tips” mani that I stumbled across on Brit + Co. Combining shades of lavender, purple and orange, my Halloween-inspired mani is subtle enough that I can wear it well into next week. Thanks to a steady hand (I’m left-handed!), the black cat turned out better than I had imagined. Once again, I sealed my nails with a top coat and voilà!
What fall nail polish colors are you currently loving? If you’ve done a recent post on your fave nail lacquers and colors, then share a link to it in the comments section below. I’d love to check it out! :)