|Sally Hansen Snappy Sorbet // Essie Mezmerised // American Apparel The Valley|
I came across this design while flipping through the latest InStyle and thought it looked simple enough. So when I looked to my growing collection of nail polish and found very similar colors to those featured, I knew I had my weekend manicure all lined up. Of course, things rarely go according to plans – even when it comes to nails – and while I tried to keep to only one coat of the darker blue color to allow the lighter color to show through, I just couldn’t handle it. It looked messy and the color was inconsistent, and the perfectionist in me quickly decided on two coats. While I was pleased the results, the transparency of the layers was actually what attracted me to this design, so I was a little bummed to have strayed from it. If you have any tips for applying a single coat of polish so that the color is consistent, please send them my way.
And when I said, “things rarely go according to plans”, I wasn’t only talking about modifying the design halfway through. As I’ve mentioned, painting my nails is part of my Sunday “brace yourself for the week” routine; then I usually snap photos on Monday or Tuesday. Somehow, I managed to chip several nails while sleeping. I debated photoshopping the imperfections out, but I felt like a fake. So, since I kept it real, you can just ignore the chips, okay?