I can't take all the credit. Here are the team players that made it all possible.
|Nail pads to replace yucky cotton balls from Sephora along with remover by essie purchased at Target.|
|Finger bowl from Anthropologie, Nail file from Target as well as cuticle scissors from Target.|
|The most AMAZING rose water cuticle oil from Target.|
|Base coat and color by essie found at Target. The color is called (e-nuf is e-nuf). The top coat is from Sephora.|
A banana. If I had a super hero cape for this banana to wear I would have put one on it. Yep I said it. This little yellow baby has special nail painting powers....I'll show you how in a second....
I first started by using my sassy and wild file. It made me feel like a pink nail wearing vixen just by using it.
I soaked my nails in sudsy lemon water and used the cuticle scissors.
I then repaired my cuticles with the rose water oil.
Then I got my paint on. Base coat, color x2, top coat and then I let those babies dry, dry, dry.
The biggest tip I can offer is to use the banana while painting the color on your nails. It allows you to have your palm down flat while your nails are propped up and the curve allows you to paint along the side easier. Don't hate on me until you try it.
And then I got to parade those dazzling pink darlins' around.
I was so excited to be able to scratch something else off of the list. I'm not going to be working at a professional salon any time soon but I'm just glad I got through the entire process while taking care of a toddler at the same time. It feels like a huge victory. For those who think I am a little looney for using a banana and a little looney because I thought that mastering a manicure was important enough for a 30 by 30 list....you are correct in your thinking. I am a little crazy. However, in the past me trying to paint my nails has been a disaster. A paint spilling, outside of the line painting, a smudge in the wet paint kind of experience. So yay for
I hope you all had a triumphant weekend as well! Tomorrow I have a giveaway so make sure and come by and enter to win! I'll see you lovelies soon! As for now, I am off to go