Monday, July 9, 2012

Manni Monday

Monday already?? Only one more day and then I have two days off, I have to say I am glad today is Monday because I am so ready for my two days off!! Because I've been so busy at work I haven't gotten a chance to get my nails done yet (eek!) but I do have an appt on Tuesday (thank god).

I orginally posted this post on July 10 but there was no link up that week and I wanted to share the big change I made in my nails with my link up buddies I decided to re-post. And to be honest I'm so tired from work I just don't have the energy to write a post-- I'm sorry! 

But back to more important things. . . it's 

I'm so excited to link up today because I feel like I have a lot to share and show. First off we have a WINNER for my Giveaway. 

It was Raquel from Dream out Loud, her favorite color was Bikini so Teenie. Hopefully she'll show us what it looks like on her nails once she receives it. 

Thank you to everyone who entered and trust me another giveaway coming soon! 
So anyone who has known me knows I have an obsession with my nails they have to be perfect and I have to have a good color on. I've written about my nails quite a bit in my blog such as here and have shown many photos of my nails. 

That's just to show a few. I've had fake nails on for the last 6 1/2 years! I didn't get them because I had poor nails to begin with, honestly I had great nails. I just hated getting a manicure and before I got home it was chipping. So it was actually cheaper for me to get fake nails. I was in such a habit that I never thought to take them off. Even after the no-chip came out I was still very content with my solution. However on Wednesday night I all of a sudden had this empathny and just couldn't stand having my nails on anymore. I literally wanted to rip them off, they start to feel foreign to me. Plus it was getting to be so stressful finding time to go to my certain nail guy to get my nails done. Something that's suppose to be a luxury was starting to stress me out. So on Thursday I was off to do the unthinkable I was getting them taken off for GOOD. None of my friends could believe it. So off I went to have them soaked off and here was the result: 
Not bad! No bumps or ridges they were as smooth as could be. Weak yes but also expected. So then I was off to get my first no-chip manicure. I was so excited! While the color selection isn't as big as regular polish and I own so many colors from Essie I was a little sad I would have to part with them but at least I could use them on my toes. So after I selected my color (I went with the brand Gelish and the color is Pink Princess) I got my first no-chip manicure and let me tell ya it was GREAT! As soon as they were done they were as dry as a bone and I could do whatever I wanted. Here is the final product: 

What do you think? Do you do no-chip? Do you have a favorite color I should try next? 



  1. Yay so excited I won the giveaway!! :)

    Btw, your natural nails look AMAZING! Wayyy better than mine haha. I need to stop biting my nails!

    1. I have to be honest I was SHOCKED at how good my nails looked- no bumps or anything. They were weak but that was expected but after a week I feel like my nails are already a lot stronger.

  2. Welcome to the natural nail world. How does it feel?

    1. It feels amazing!! I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!

  3. I'm obsessed with no chip manicures! Speaking of, I need one really badly right now! :)

    1. It has def become my new obsession as well!