Hi guys! Who’s suffering from the Monday blues? *raises hand* I am! For some odd reason, I am feeling super sluggish today. I usually get up and stay up at 5 but I somehow fell back asleep until 8. Even with the extra three hours of sleep, I had a super hard time getting out of bed. When I finally rolled out of bed, I took forever to get through my morning routines. Setting foot outside wasn’t a great idea either, but it had to be done… Had to pick up a new treadmill.
I honestly think the reason why I’m so sluggish is because it’s been three days since I worked out. I was so busy all weekend that I didn’t get to exercise yet pigged out all three days. Believe it or not, working out daily really helps me stay active and energized. Thank goodness the new treadmill is set and ready to go. I can finally do some real work outs now. My old treadmill’s incline broke and the speed did not allow me to go pass four. I miss running on inclines.
Back to the order of business, I welcome you back to another Manicure Monday. To brighten up my Monday’s blue, I went with a bright, feisty, fiery color for this week. I decided to call it Fiery Passion.
Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Cover Me In Petals
Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Go With The Flow-er
Sephora by OPI Nail Color in How Cute Is That?
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat (top pictured)
After I prepped my nails, I always paint a base coat to protect my real nails from staining. I have been using Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat. I wait until the base coat is completely dried before I continued.
For my thumbs, index fingers and pinkies, I used two thin coats of How Cute Is That? for the opaqueness. The formula is the same as before, easy to apply, no streaks, not too watery, not too thick and dries fairly quick. The smell is not too strong either.
I left my thumbs and pinkies as is, but I applied a thin coat of Go With The Flow-er on my index fingers. This took no more than a minute to be completely dried.
For my middle and ring fingers, I cut a loose leaf paper reinforcement in half and stuck it on my hand a few times before applying it on my nails. This will give me that half moon manicure that’s all the craze right now. Depending on how far up or down you want to place it, stick it onto your nails. I did two thin coats of Cover Me In Petals and immediately pulled off the reinforcements. If you leave it on for too long, the paint will dry will wrinkle when pulled off. I waited for the colors to be completely dried before I applied a thin coat of Go With The Flow-er on top.
using this for papers are so ’90s
When every single nails are all dried, I used the base coat I used earlier as a top coat also. This will help prevent premature chipping and fading and hopefully will help this manicure last until next week.
The shades are so bright and Summery, I love it! What’s on your nails this week? Please share your manicures with me. I always love to see pretty nails.
Until next time, thank you for joining me again. Thank you for reading. Please come back soon! :)