Mani Monday: Pink with Dots

I haven’t done a Mani Monday post in a while.  I guess I haven’t been inspired much by my nails for a few weeks.  But this week’s look was fun, and I got a lot of compliments on it.  People asked me if I was wearing Jamberry wraps.  Nope.  All me. The design actually came to…

Mani Monday: Nail Strengtheners

What’s on my nails today is nothing.  Well, not completely nothing.  I have on a couple coats of Nailtiques Nail Protein Formula 2 Plus.  I started using this regularly a few months ago, and it has helped my nails tremendously.  I use it alone once in a while, but usually it’s the base coat under whatever…

Mani Monday: Zoya Rue

This week’s mani is Zoya Rue.  I saw this color online and thought I needed it.  Then when it came in the mail, I kind of thought, “Rue? Ew.”  I thought it would be a pinkish nude, but it looked more purpley greige in the bottle.  I went ahead and tried it, and I actually…

Mani Monday: OPI Just Lanai-ing Around

This week I decided to try to Essie Gel-setter top coat with an OPI polish and see if it worked as well (or better) at creating that gel-like finish and staying power.  I actually found that this week’s manicure lasted even longer than last week’s!  That may be due to the fact that I spent…

Mani Monday: Essie Gel-setter

For this week’s manicure, I tried another new product, Essie Gel-setter top coat.  I found this at Target and got a good deal on the top coat in a package with an Essie polish (about $15), but you can also buy it by itself (for about $9).  It says you’ll get the effects of a…

Mani Monday: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I just had a brilliant idea that I should do a “Mani Monday” feature, because I usually paint my nails on Sunday night.  I thought I came up with this brilliant idea all on my own, until I did a quick Google search and found a ton of other posts with this label.  Apparently other…

My Name is Janet and I’m a Nail Polish Addict

As vices go, nail polish is a pretty mild one.  I suppose.  It brings me joy.  Most of my life is about me being serious and responsible and reasonable.  Nail polish is silly and girlie and serves no purpose other than being pretty and fun (and sometimes sparkly).  Plus they have clever names that make…