|American Apparel The Valley // Essie Mezmerised|
I planned to do a nails post last week, but I was too disappointed in my manicure to follow through. While it wasn’t bad enough to immediately remove from my nails, I deemed it unworthy of the blog and vowed to try the same design – a Ruffian manicure - the following week. With my first attempt, I went astray in two areas: base color and placement. I used my favorite gold polish, but it ended up being close enough to my skin tone. From a distance, I feared it could be mistaken for a gap from grow out. I also applied the top layer too close to the cuticle, so it didn’t expose enough of the base color. Again, it was not my finest moment but like anything else – live and learn. I’m quite pleased with my second attempt! And the colors were definitely inspired by the vacation planning I was doing as I was painting my nails. I recall wearing this combination of blues for weeks after I returned from Baja. It reminds me of the ocean, and I love the ocean.