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Crescent Nail Manicure

Only two more days!  Yes, I am absurdly excited.  Although, I’m not sure whether it’s excitement to see my boyfriend for the first time in 74 days or to eat some of the delicious lasagna I’m making for Thursday’s dinner.  Just kidding, it’s to eat garlic mozzarella bread.

Despite still feeling ridiculously sore yesterday from Saturday’s football game, um hello awesome core workout, I managed to get myself to the gym.  I knew the rest of the week would be questionable and I should squeeze as many workouts in as I could.  Alternated between 25 minutes on the ARC trainer and 25 minutes on the elliptical followed by push-ups and some more core work.  I then negated all of  that by then sitting at home watching TV while drinking a 22 oz Fat Tire and eating Chicken Sausage, Onions, and Peppers, and Cheetoes.

So, a week or two ago I saw a fun article or posting somewhere (for the life of me can’t remember where now) for a new type of manicure.  During my Sunday full of lounging and football watching, I decided to give it a go having previously stocked up on the only supplies needed.  Those dumb paper hole protector things.

You’re supposed to put the hole protectors on your nails to cover up that white crescent area, except I’m dumb and put them waaaay to high on my nail.  Anywho, so you paint your whole nail one solid color and let it dry completely.  Like completely, completely.  I got impatient and didn’t wait quite long enough and nearly pulled some color off when pulling off the stickers.  Put the stickers on correctly, then paint the top of your nail with a darker color.  Peel off stickers.  I didn’t realize just how black my purple would look when painted over the red, so now I kind of look like I have lady bug fingers.  Oops.

Notes for next time; put the stickers lower on my nail, find a shimmery silver to use with the purple and the red.  It takes a while to do this, but overall I’m a fan of the look.  Uh, I eventually took a q-tip to my fingers and cleaned up the nail polish all over my hands.

Alright, have a good Tuesday!


7 Responses

  1. That sounds like far too much work, but I definitely like it!

  2. ooohhh… I sorta dig it! Wonder how it’ll look when I inevitably let it start chipping like crazy and don’t do anything about it? hmmmm

  3. I have been on a nail-painting kick lately. Usually I can’t be bothered with it bc I look like a hobo after like 2 days of chipping, but that Sally Hansen xtreme wear is seriously the greatest nailpolish ever and lasts like.. forever. But that is definitely a cute change to the normal one-color shpeil.

  4. I like it. Seems like a lot of effort for someone lazy like myself, but I do like it. Only some of my nails seem to have crescents though. I wonder if that’s normal.

  5. I like that trend! I saw an article about it in Self from last month and they used a deep red and eggplant, too. 🙂

  6. I can not paint my own nails to save my life. It always ends up looking like some third grade boy did it! ha!

  7. That is a lot of work but I like it. 🙂 I hate polishing my nails, speaking of which I need to polish them. They look awful.

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