by : Katrina
Happy Manicure Monday everyone!
“Katrina it’s 70 degrees today, tomorrow 84, and Wednesday 92!-_- and then back down to 70 on Thursday” – morning text for Kim (lol)
NY weather seems to be trying to make it’s way into fall but still can’t cut the cord from summer just yet- similar to our manicures this week.
Color: OPI “dulce de leche” – a beautiful nude/pink cream color!
& on her pinky: OPI ” diva of geneva” – A red based- purple color with the perfect gold shimmer.
Isn’t her home mani on point though ?
Color: “Sprung” by OPI from their Mariah Carey Collection
The perfect and fun shimmery- copper color. & its opaque!
Salon: Spring Nail on 14th st
Color: “After School Boy Blazer” from Essie‘s fall 2013 collection.
This blue-black color is perfect. Also- Lasted longer than any other Essie color I’ve tried.
Salon: Rose Nails – NJ
Thanks for checking out our bipolar manicures to match NY’s bipolar weather. What do you guys think?!
Despite the doom and gloom of a Monday morning in NYC, there are always those few things you DO look forward to at the start of the work week:
– coffee/tea in the morning
– the fact that you’re 4 days closer to Friday
– oh yeah, #ManicureMonday!
We love scrolling the #ManicureMonday hashtag on Twitter, as we are always curious to see what trends people love (& loathe!)
As we’re prepping for the Fall, Sam and I were both feeling pretty “neutral” when we got our manicures this week. From a brighter, sheerer, white-based nude to a creamier, darker, more matte neutral, we both chose colors that preview some Fall trends we’re really excited about!
Sam’s Manicure: “Samoan Sand” by OPI
Kim’s Manicure: “Miss Fancy Pants” by Essie
Both manis were done at Spring Sun Nail Spa on 14th street in the West Village. Cost: $24 for a mani- pedi. (Now that’s what I call pampering on a budget!)
Tell us: What is your favorite shade of nude?
Happy Manicure Monday everyone! After weeks of growing my nails to what to me is “claw” lengths, the saddest day came when I had to cut them off. 😦 Having long nails definitely made me feel pretty, more girly, and all that good stuff- plus they looked amazing! But from scratching myself by accident to getting caught in random things- I just couldn’t take them anymore. How do you ladies do it?! Sam also had to trim her claws down. It was a devastating week for both of us but if you can’t even work a copy machine because of your nails- its a problem. Are we just being dramatic ?
Left: Last picture of my claws in American Apparel “Office”
Right: Post claws in Essie’s “Meet me at the altar”
Sam’s Mani: ” Up Front & Personal” by OPI
Nail Salon: Inwood Nail 4963 Broadway (between 207th St & 211th St) New York, NY 10034
Kim’s Mani: “Where’s my chauffeur?” by Essie
Nail Salon: Spring Sun Nail Spa 221 W14th st New York, NY 10011
Kim is still fortunate enough to have her beautiful claws!
Do you ladies prefer long or short nails ?
Hey, hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! Today, instead of simply showing off a cute manicure, I wanted to include a few tips of my own for maintaining strong and healthy nails.
As you know it is always important, whether at home or at the nail salon to use a base coat. This is the base coat I’ve been using for about a year:
This base coat is made by a Colombian brand called, “Quimica Alemana“. I was introduced to this base coat by my local nail salon, Inwood Nails (4963 Broadway (between 207th St & 211th St) New York, NY 10034). My sister’s manicurist, Fisher always uses it on her nails and my sister liked it so much she purchased one from the salon. Ever since then, we both use it as a base coat wherever we go to get our nails done. It is advertised on Amazon.com ($7.39) as a “nail hardener”, treating nail chips, splits, and peeling. I also like to use it as a clear coat when I take a break from getting regular manicures (about once a month for about a week).
On my manicure “breaks” I also like to use NK’s Garlic Treatment (with Vitamin E) ($1.99):
It is designed to condition and fortify the nail to heal and prevent the wear and tear of frequently manicured (and gel manicured) nails. I know the word garlic may be a put off, but it is scent-free. I recommend using this at least once a week if not more. This was also purchased at my local salon but can be found online!
So here’s my manicure for this week:
I opted for something simple…for now. My birthday and graduation are coming up so I’m saving all the drama for later this week, lol. This is OPI’s “It’s a Girl” as the first coat and then I chose OPI’s “Princesses Rule!” as the shimmery second coat. ;). I can’t complain, my nails have been in pretty good shape since using these products.
What are your favorite base coats/nail treatments?