I don't think my manicure is terrible but there were a combo of issues that did not go my way. First off, I asked for pointed nails and she shaped them super crooked and fang like. We realized she didn't know how to shape a pointed short nail so W recommended square, which is what she does. Looks great on her but not so much on my short, stumpy, old-lady hands LOL. And some of them are still crooked despite the square which we figured there was no way she could screw up. But she did. THEN, they didn't have the color I wanted. I wanted a color like Essie Ballet Slippers in gel - and they didn't have it. I tried this yellowish sheer color topped with a pink sheer with iridescent glitter to neutralize the yellow. Didn't work.
They actually don't look so bad in this pic but that's only because they are a little blown out from the camera focusing on the red gloves.
Here are W's nails. I think they are much better than mine. I told her next time we are only going to her girl - and if they don't work out I'm throwing in the hat.
I'm not wearing any makeup because I thought I was only going to shoot our nails. But as we were wondering the streets I spotted this fun mailbox and got inspired. Looking forward to putting away this coat already. As anxious as I am for warmer weather, I have not a clue what my vision for Spring is yet. I have to play around in my closet a little this week.
My #OOTD from head to toe:
- Hat: H&M, $1
- Sunglasses: Century 21, free with rewards (but they were selling them for $60)
- Coat: H&M, $24
- Dress: H&M, $15
- Gloves: Carolina Amato, sample sale, $15
- Bag: Balenciaga Velo, Nordstrom Rack
- Key Chain: Adrienne Landu, fashion presentation swag, free :)
- Jeans: Chip Foster, Nordstrom Rack, $19.98
- Sneakers: Converse, Nordstrom Rack, $7.50
And then I saw the George Washington Bridge and knew what we needed to do. I told W that we were going to walk home to NJ. So we did.
But first I jumped on a ledge and we took a few more pics LOL.
I've always wanted to walk across the bridge and it was sunset so it was the prefect time. The light wasn't the best for pictures but it was beautiful IRL.
Don't worry - we crossed just as it turned dark and when we got to Fort Lee we got a ride the rest of the way.
Today I snapped another pic of my mani and the more I look at it the more it drives me nuts. I've since gone over it with a coat of Ballet Slippers...which kinda defeats the purpose of getting gel in the first place, but what can you do? At least my A.V. Max druzy ring looks pretty. BTW, I've extended the $50 giftcard giveaway for a few more days so it's not too late to enter!
And last but not least I've decided to give Pinterest a try so I joined in with a bunch of bloggers for a Macbook Air + Kate Spade giveaway there! You can enter in the Gleam widget below - good luck!
Macbook Air + Kate Spade Pinterest Giveaway