Monday, July 23, 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 ou
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. Your nails look great after you took your fake off. I can't believe it. Mine were destroyed when I did that. Lucky!
    I love the color you chose. So pretty.
    I use regular nail polish. Mostly, because I can't always afford the gel. Plus, I normally paint my nails 2-3 times a week. I get bored. haha.


    1. I have to say I was also shocked that my nails weathered fake nails so well. I am doing the no chip until my nails gain strength & then I'll do regular polish too.

  2. Love this! I haven't really dabbled to much in the gel spectrum because I paint my nails too often, I may try it out for vacation though!

    1. I have to say for me they really really last!

  3. I found you from Mani Monday and I have to say your nails look amazing after having fakes on for 6 1/2 years. I can't stand fake nails or gel nails for that matter. They both drive me nuts! I just stick with regular polish but the color you chose looks so beautiful!

    1. Thanks fr stopping by & becoming a follower :) I really just grew out of the fake nail phase

  4. wow! i can not believe your nails look so awesome after fake nails for so long. you have beautiful nails too! and i love the color! new follower too. wahoo!

    1. Thank you- thank you- thank you!!

  5. Your nails look so good!! I rarely do the gel manicures, because I usually get antsy and want a new color before the gels come off ;)

  6. ...and I forgot to mention this before, but your ring is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for linking up with MM!!

    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss