How I Got Nailed This Week

One Good Surprise

This DEBBY nailpolish is cheap, but looks like big bucks!

 

Sometimes, there are expensive beauty products or tools that disappoint. When it comes to nails, I feel that one really can’t know if the new polish they buy will be a winner or a loser. Expensive polishes are not necessarily better. I’ve always had good experiences with Chanel ones (as you can see here, here, or here) , but I find the Dior ones simply horrible.

Conversely, sometimes really cheap polished can have the most amazing opacity, durability and shine. It sometimes happens, but it’s rare… And the best, don’t you find, is when you score one, even though you had no expectation at all. This is what happened to me with this beauty, which is a Debby nail polish that I bought in Italy about a year and a half ago. It doesn’t seem to have a name, so I guess the color code must be C350, which appears on the front sticker on the bottle. The color is perfect for winter. It is a shimmery red, but it is a dark red, which means it doesn’t look overly Christmassy. It applies on like a breeze and it is very shiny! In fact, much shinier than any other I own. Plus, the opacity is really great: On this picture, I only wear 1 coat!

Unfortunately, I’ve had it for so long that I’m almost out of it. I guess a trip to Italy is on my to-do list!

How I Got Nailed This Week

Intergalactic Nude Nails

 

Hey everyone! Ever got bored with a nude manicure after a couple days? Are you too lazy/busy to wipe off your nude nail polish and start anew with a bolder color? Well, I have a perfect solution for you : a special effect top coat!

I love using a special effect top coat on nude nails, because nude colors always have me yawning a couple of hours after the polish has dried. I always start with lots of optimism and good-will, thinking that nude nail polish will make me look sophisticated and grown-up. But this mood doesn’t last long…

I must say, however, that this particular nude nail polish, which is Chanel 567 Beige Petale, is just beautiful! It is the perfect nude for fair to medium skin gals. It applies easily and 3 thin coats will give you a very good result. Plus, as I told you last week, Chanel nail polish lasts for ever, so buying one in a nude shade is a good investment.

 

While this shade is very elegant and I would definitely wear it to a work interview or any situation when I have to present a polished and proper appearance, I seriously wanted to mix things up after a couple days.

Enters Shine of the Times, one of Essie’s Luxeeffects limited edition nail polishes. It is a top coat which contains little light reflective particles. The “shimmers” change colors depending on the light, and look at times neon green-yellow and other times neon orange-pink.

 

The result on nude nails is amazing! I loved it so much I kept staring at my nails and moving them around to see the spectrum of color change. I have also put this top coat on bare nails when I was on vacation, and I find it’s a good alternative to bare nails when you want to be very low maintenance, but still show you care about your appearance and want to have fun. I do prefer the result on nude nail polish, though.

Oh, and by the way, don’t you think it would look amazing as a top coat for a “galaxy” mani?

 

What’s your mani of the week? Please, share with us!