Remember in my last post how I said I was behind on my blog posts? Maybe? Maybe (probably) not?
Well, case in point: this manicure. It was the one I was sporting in my Best & Worst of Beauty video for February… which means these pictures are from almost a month ago.
We can all look past that though, right? Because this manicure was pretty important.
All it took to make these studded nails was one of my favorite nail polishes, some small beads, and quite a bit of patience (or, if you're me, a strong commitment to stupidly blinged out nails). I can't even begin to tell you how much I love NYC's "Lincoln Center"; it's honest-to-goodness one of my favorite polishes that I own. The deep blood burgundy color is sultry, pretty, and sophisticated all at once but to up the ante I decided some studs were in order.
Granted, I honestly have no idea what to call these little gold balls that I own/used. They're just very small beads/balls/spheres (help me out here) but when pushed into nail polish I think they look quite stud-like. I nabbed them on eBay for $0.99 (or something equally as heinously fantastic) from a nail art seller that doesn't charge for shipping and think they add a definite statement to an otherwise 'normal' manicure.
I was shocked at how long this manicure lasted… it was something like 5 or 6 days before a couple of the studs started chipping off at work (darn clothes hangers). Not sure why or how it lasted that long since I'm using up a terrible top coat at the moment; I'm chalking it up to the nail gods taking notice of my efforts and making sure the magic lasted for as many people to gawk at as possible.
So many people grabbed my hands (yes, they literally took them in their own) while I was working at the cash register and asked about my nails when I had this manicure on! At first I was thoroughly upset at my personal bubble being so blatantly popped but eventually I felt the flattery and love seeping in… a bit like taking shots of Captain.
Have you ever tried 'studding' your nails?
Love the look? Too much work for you?
xoxo - Cassie