Thursday, March 31, 2011

The $5 Manicure

First of all please ignore how stumpy/wrinkled/strange my hand looks in these photos.

Ok, now that we have that out the way I can share my happy experience. If you've been reading along you'll remember that just over a week ago I had a spa sleepover with sister and niece where we had a lot of fun doing our nails. While my niece opted to have her nails painted repeatedly with yellow sparkles until they were shining like a disco ball (so cute) I went with the traditional manicure look.

I already had some clear polish at home which I had brought with me to the sleepover. During our last minute munchie run I managed to find some white polish labeled as " French White Nail Tip Liner" by Rimmel. I paid about $5 for it.

I really like the polish itself but the teeny tiny brush is a little tricky to use. I hope I'll get better at it over time. I used to do my nails all the time when I was a teenager and so I was pretty confident I could pull it off. It was pretty easy for me to paint my left hand but painting my right was a little more tricky lol. Overall I did a more than passable job IMO so I was happy with the results.

My nails grow naturally so as long as I can paint them myself I don't really need to pay for a manicure. Actually I've never paid for a manicure or pedicure. The paint job lasted about a week which is not bad. I removed the polish last night and plan to trim my nails a bit before reapplying the polish. I'm not usually a girly girl but I really liked the effect of the white tips. I even got some compliments on them which always feels super good.

I have been considering doing a course through a nail technician who would teach me how to do gel manicure and also pedicures. Its something that could bring in some extra $ but also ties into a business plan I have for the future. Its just something I'm thinking of though.

So what do you think of my $5 manicure?


Louise said...

it looks good!

Laura said...

You have beautiful nails! Mine are always breaking so I keep them short. I always wanted beautiful natural long nails. I'm jealous.

Cassie said...

I think it looks great! I wish I had enough stability to paint my nails like that! lol

Dolly Iris said...

Thanks ladies! I appreciate the feedback. I think the polish really makes a difference so I'll try to keep it up when I can find time.

halfdozendaily said...

Wow! That looks awesome! If I were closer I'd be knocking at your door with a $5 bill in hand! ;) lol!

The Asian Pear said...

Holy heck! Your nails look awesome. Mines can never grow that long. It breaks after a certain length. I am totally jealous.