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Beauty Swellness: The Nail Report

V-gap mani

Nail-job craving: I’ve been trying to do my own nails for a few weeks now, and while it’s been fun to change it every few days, I really missed having something fancier than a single shade (one single colour is all I can manage; I don’t have the skills or patience to do any nail art), and so I booked an appointment with Leeanne at Tips Nail Bar (I took it as a sign that she actually had an opening in her cray cray schedule that the appointment was truly meant for me!).

I wanted something fancier than one colour, but nail art that was easy to wear for three weeks (for me, the cray cray styles are fun, but a bit hard to pull off for a long period of time).

How I satisfied that craving: I went with a V-gap mani (which I’ve done once before in black and white; I prefer it over the silhouette mani, on my fingers, anyhow), and Leeanne helped me choose the two shades. The silver is Artistic Color Gloss in Trouble (and Leeanne knows me so well — it was very, very close to another silver, but I automatically chose Trouble. “You chose it cuz of the name, didn’t you?” Yup, guilty!) And the muted green is OPI GelColor in Thanks a Windmillion (which I’ve worn once before as a regular nail polish — the shade is so serene).

How this nail colour make me feel: Ah, pretty nails make everything better — all is right in my nail world once again. Subdued enough for me to wear for a few weeks, but interesting enough to make me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Love it or hate it: Love.

3 Comments January 21, 2013

The Weekly Nail Report

Alas, no new nails for me this week as I still have my OPI GelColor Russian Navy/gold glitter-dipped mani, which, as you can see, is still looking perfect 13 days after I had it done at  Tips Nail Bar.

But in the meantime, I wanted to share my friend Lindsay’s whimsical cupcake nails! I don’t have the patience or steady hands to do fancy nail art on my own, so am always mega envious of her skillz as a nail artiste — be sure to check out her blog Sometimes Fancy.


5 Comments March 8, 2012

The Weekly Nail Report


Nail-job craving: I went to Tips Nail Bar on the weekend to try out the new OPI GelColor (thanks Langton PR!) and went with an open mind, not knowing what colours I’d have to choose from. In terms of the new product,  OPI GelColor is thinner than Axxium and cures in 30 seconds in an LED lamp (versus the two-minute cure time under a UV lamp for Axxium). For removal, as with Axxium, you have to go to the nail salon.

Anyhow, I let Leeanne Colley run with what she thought would look fantastic.

How I satisfied that craving: Leeanne suggested Russian Navy and then dipping the tips into gold glitter. And I think you know I love me some glitter, so my answer? Duh. YES!

So the process began: base coat, two coats of Russian Navy (cured in between each step), top coat applied just to the tips, then I dipped my finger into the pot of loose gold glitter, cured under lamp, buffed to reduce the bumpiness of the glitter, then top coat over the whole nail bed and cured.

How this nail colour make me feel: You may recall last week’s glittery nail didn’t have the power to cheer me up? Well, this one did the trick :)

Love it or hate it: Love.

4 Comments February 27, 2012

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