Reflections on Nail Art

IMG_5387 I'm someone who needs to have my nails painted at all times. If I don't have nail polish on, I feel naked. Luckily, I have a pretty big collection of Essie and O.P.I., so I don't need to get manicures that often. Despite this, sometimes I get bored of all my nail polish and I need to try something new. Enter nail art. After seeing this picture, via Lo Bosworth's Instagram, I went on a wild craze and decided that I finally needed to try nail art myself. All afternoon I sat thinking anxiously about the options ahead of me and as soon as I got out of work I sprinted to the closest Duane Reade. Although my true desire was to do something that looked like Emily's of Cupcakes and Cashmere, pictured below, my spur of the moment decision and lack of funds left me with Sally Hansen Salon Effects. Later I found out that this is what Lo used so I was extra joyous. The pattern I used is called Spring Fever, but I can't find it on the Sally Hanson website. Sephora has some great patterns as well. Applying the nail stickers was super easy. I just fit them to my nails and filed the rest off so that they fit perfectly. The stickers also didn't chip for almost a week, but taking them off was rather difficult. Since the stickers are actually made from nail polish I used nail polish removed and about a century later, only a few spots of residue remained. Despite the struggle that it took to remove the stickers, I would definitely use them again when I'm feeling the need to jazz up my day.

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