Nails

China Glaze – “Unplugged”

Sorry about the lack of posting lately…I’ve been going through some things in my life and haven’t really been focused on posting here. BUT I should have a couple new posts for you this week (stay tuned for an April Birchbox post) 🙂 Shoutout to my friend Cara for getting me this awesome polish color as a birthday gift! Seriously love this color so much. Its a bronze with a little bit of sparkle. Its dark but still perfect for the office! I think its also the first China Glaze polish I have. I’m pretty impressed with the formula because it was basically opaque after one coat. Just added another one on out of habit =p

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Essie – “Power Clutch”

Essie Power Clutch

So I received this polish back in December in my Birchbox but hadn’t used it yet. I was in the mood for a darker color, so I finally picked it up. I always find Essie polishes to be a bit streaky and this one was no exception, but I think it turned out alright. Fun fact: I had never gotten my nails done in a salon until last weekend. Crazy, right? I meant to take a picture of the polish but I forgot (it was an OPI one…a pretty dark pinkish red). Why is it that manicures in salons last SO much longer? I read that making sure there are no oils on your nails really helps with chipping, but …

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Butter London: Pillar Box Red + Matte Finish Topcoat

This weekend I tried out Butter London’s “Pillar Box Red” which is the perfect, classic red color. The finish of it was shiny, but I also added Butter London’s Matte Finish Topcoat. I had never used a matte polish or a matte topcoat, but I absolutely love the way it turned out! A matte finish looks gorgeous with reds or darker colors. =) I also find that the matte is better for the office, especially if you have a color that stands out like bright red, because it tones it down a bit.

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