My current nails

Doing my own nails has been a big part of my life for the last 6 years or so.
If I ever start a blog again, I thought it would be all about my nails. I wonder why I haven’t done it yet…

When I was looking back of 2017 and setting my 2018 goals, one of them was about this blog. I’d like to write more, especially about things I really want to write about. Something I’d love to share with you.

So, what’s more perfect than my can’t/don’t want to live without kind of topic? Yes, nails!

The picture you see is the one I painted on January 6th, which I have still on my nails.
I haven’t really figured out why yet, but my nails tend to stay really well. When I started painting my nails seriously back in the spring of 2012, I used to change my nails every weekend. I believe that’s already longer than the majority of people.
These days however, I don’t need to change them for at least 3 weeks. My longest record so far was 1,5 months! (Imagine my reaction. I was walking down a street and a sign of a nail salon said “gel nails stay perfect for 2 weeks”. My thought was, “That’s it? My nails last for 3 weeks and I use regular nail polishes!”)

Yes, I do use just normal nail polishes.
I use cheap ones, rather expensive ones, and they last equally well on my nails. That being said, I don’t pick color just because it’s nice and cheap or it’s by OPI or Essie.

For this look on the picture, I used mainly Essie. The base color is “In the Lobby” and the dusty pink is “Island Hopping”.
(Disclaimer: The links above are mainly to be able to see the colors and how they look like in their packages in case you’d like to purchase. Some colors are unfortunately discontinued. I tried to find websites where you can buy when it’s still available. By placing order through these links, I gain no profit.)
I love plaid patterns, so I love having them on my nails, too!

If you’d like to try this kind of fuzzy blanket-like look, there are 2 easy ways to achieve it.
1. Use a cotton swab. Take a small amount of nail polish on the tip of a cotton swab, dub once or twice on a paper (or aluminum foil or kitchen paper), then paint the fuzzy line by stamping it.
2. Use a small brush and do the same as the option 1.

I’ll post a picture when I change my nails next time again.
In 2 weeks or 3 weeks, I don’t know.
I might share the nail arts I’ve done in the mean time. What do you think?

Love,
Ayako

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