When in doubt, wear black. That has always been my motto. My other motto is, when feeling like it's going to be an all black day - go for bold jewelry. Winter is getting to me folks. Getting to me. Am I alone?
Last week I went and got a shellac manicure... let's discuss, shall we? Okay, so you all know I love to paint my nails - it's a very fun activity to me and one that I like to do myself and like to be creative with as well. But this winter I will paint my nails and they just instantly chip. Where usually I can get three or four days out of them. I think it's the dry weather.
I've heard other bloggers talk about the shellac and then a friend of mine had hers done (they looked amazing!) and she recommended a place she likes. I never do this kind of stuff without a solid recommendation. I was nervous to try it because I have done the acrylic nails before and it was a disaster (the upkeep, the damage, the thick nails, the pain!).
But so far I absolutely LOVE them! I'm afraid I'll become addicted to them! I know you are not supposed to do the shellac often (have others found this to be true?) so I will probably do a week and half on and a week or so off. I started with clear (just in case I didn't like them) and really love the clear but I would like to try a color too. I just love that all week I only have to put lotion on my hands - no filing, no chipping, no nothing. Also the salon was running a special and it only cost $20. Steal.
I'm curious to know your thoughts! Have you tried it before?
Coat, Anne Klein (very old, but with new buttons!)
Sweater, Gap (similar)
Boots, Shoemint (courtesy of) - my new favorite boots! I've worn them for like four days straight!