I fell in love with all things scalloped in the Spring, and yes it’s now November, but I’m far from over it.
After my last sassy mani, I decided to do something a bit sweeter. What do you think?
The colors above are both Essie. The base color is “Love and Acceptance” and the tip color is “Fiji”.
- Paint your nails as usual, then with a toothpick or nail dotting tool, create small dots of paint
- Connect the dots toward the tip of the nail
- Spread the bubble of polish in a circular motion until your desired scallops are set
- Top coat (not pictured)
THIS JUST IN! I’m going to my first country concert everrr. Yes, ever.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes, it IS a miracle I’ve never seen Taylor Swift live. It’s equally surprising we’re not bffs. I will do her hair one day. You watch.
BUT, I’m not going to Taylor Swift, I’m going to Sugarland in a couple of weeks. Pretty excited for the whole sundress and cowgirl boots getup! I decided to find something to separate myself from the crowd… COUNTRY NAILS!
- Choose a base color and paint
- Choose one or more accent colors and paint one coat onto tape
- Allow to dry and cut into thin strips
- Apply in desired pattern and cut to your nail shape and size
- Apply a top coat
Super easy and surprisingly fast! AND to make life easier or even just to tone it down a bit, try doing this on just an accent nail! Saves time and draws less attention if that’s your thing. ;)
Give your flops something to FLIP over!
Ombre is still all the rage. Hair, makeup, dresses, denim, and yes, nails. But picking out five shades or being that girl when you’re just getting a polish change is obnoxious. This summer fresh kit comes complete with five shades. My fave is darkest on the big toe fading to lightest on the pinky!
Sometimes staying polished, means removing yours.
Chipped tips are like bad brows, they can take you from classy to trashy in a glance! Keeping one of the above in close proximity is crucial if you have three more meetings before your next polish change!
Sephora’s Instant Polish Remover, $9. Perf for your desk drawer.
Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go, $12. THESE are uhmazing!! You can even keep this is a wallet, it’s that practical!
e.l.f. Professional Nail Polish Removing Pads, $1.49. I haven’t used these personally, but you can’t beat the price!