Beauty Swellness: The Nail Report

January 21, 2013 at 2:16 PM 3 comments

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.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sabina edwards  |  January 21, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    wow, you’ve got great looking fingers and nails…I have short stubby fingers and my nails look all weird (prob cus I have to keep mine short for work)

    • 2. healthandswellness  |  January 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Oh, thanks! I usually keep my nails short, too (occasionally go longer depending on the manicure I have in mind) but am lucky that my nail beds are naturally long.

      Short nails look great with certain nail colors, though! (but I know you’ve said you can’t wear polish due to work)

  • […] craving: I removed my V-gap mani at home (by soaking in acetone and scraping it off) and needed something edgy for my quick […]


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