Monday, November 21, 2011

Confessions of a Manicure-ista!

I have a confession to make. I paint my nails an average of twice a week. Between chipping and regular wear and tear, it’s a must. Being on a tight budget, I don’t go to the nail salon very often, so I take matters into my own hands (literally) to make sure my nails are neat and tidy.

There are so many fabulous nail trends right now. For a quick and fun How-To, check out the youtube video I made showing how to paint the recently popular “half-moon nails.”

Here’s some pictures of my past “half-moon” designs and color combinations!

Right now, however, I want to take a moment to dwell on my most recent nail color. I’m currently wearing Le Métier de Beauté nail polish in Ken’s Vintage Vine.

Now, I know what you’re thinking...of all nail polishes, this is definitely the cheapest! Although for most of us, it may not be budget friendly (it IS about double the price of Essie...not to mention Sally Hansen!) however this nail polish is magical, I swear!
It brushes on smoothly, and there’s minimal chipping...I haven’t changed my nail color in a week – a major feat if you know me well!

I love my Le Métier de Beauté nail polish so much and I just wanted to share it with all of you! If you are due for a splurge and love painting your nails check out Le Métier de Beauté, you won’t be disappointed!

Neiman Marcus has a great selection of Le Métier de Beauté online. Get your perfect polish in the click of a button here: neimanmarcus.comFor more ideas on nail designs, check out my board on Pinterest dedicated solely to nail painting designs!


  1. I'm a nail polish addict - in fact there's a picture of (a little less than half) my collection on today's blog post ( And I agree, expensive nail polishes are so much better! I only have a few Deborah Lippmann's but they are amazing! I rarely get a manicure by someone else, and have gotten pretty good at doing them on my own, so that's how I justify the price of the polish :)

  2. I love those half moon manicures you have been doing! They look great! I am going to have to check out this polish for sure, the colors look like great choices!

  3. Thanks!! I agree, Heather, expensive polishes are worth the can't beat that quality! And thanks so much, Kim! I love trying new color combos!

  4. I would love to do my own nails at home, but every time I do I always get "bubbles". Every.single.time! I do the base & top coat and I've done just the base coat and just the top coat, but still the "bubbles" appear. Any suggestions?

  5. Hi Sweetpea! First, what nail polish are you using? I've gotten bubbles before with older polishes. A fresh new bottle usually comes on smoothly, you just have to apply it slowly and carefully.

    Tip: There's a trick some people use when the older polishes are getting thick and goopy. They add in a little nail polish remover. Anytime I've ever done this, I get bubbles, so I don't suggest it!

    I hope this helps!


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