Back in the Groove

If you know me well, you know I am not much of a girly-girl.  I may wear make-up once a week and you are very lucky if you see me with my hair actually fixed, and not in a bun or pony tail.  BUT, up until last November I always had my nails painted.  I went through a phase.  I left all my nails bare for eight months.  I don’t know why.  There wasn’t a grand reason.  I just neglected them entirely.

Well, the last few weeks I busted out of that phase and I have been painting away.  I am back in the groove.  I also discovered something to share with you guys: the perfect base and top coat to make polish last on natural nails.

Start with China Glaze strong Adhesion Base Coat:

China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat

Apply color, and then finish with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Here are a few pictures I took of my nails after SEVEN days:





You can see a little wear, but no chipping.  AWESOME!

In the two last pictures, my ring fingers are decorated with press-on nails that also lasted the entire time.  They are Broadway Nails imPress Press-on Manicure and you can purchase them at Walmart or Walgreens.  They are cheap, they last, and they peel off with no nail damage. Perfect.

In case you are wondering, I wasn’t easy on those paint jobs.  I hand wash all my dishes, I shower daily (sometimes twice), give two rowdy boys daily baths, and just live life.  This polish combo sticks.

You can tell, I am in love with all shades of pink.  What is your go-to color that brightens your mood?

What do you think?