|This was our 1st pic as a family. I did my own nails, because when you have
a new baby, there’s other things to budget for:)
|Pouch:Mini Zipper Pouch, Thirty-One Gifts, $12 (pattern discontinued)
Nail Polish (L to R): Butter London Nail Foundation Base Coat;
Avon MegaWatt Nail Enamel in Electic (no longer available), similar (can also find at Rite Aid for $1.99);
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, Sally Beauty, $5.99.
BRIGHT TUTORIAL: At-Home Salon Manicure
1. Prep your nails. Shape your nails and push back your cuticles. If you use a cuticle cream/oil, or hand moisturizer, be sure to swipe your nails with nail polish remover so that you have a clean base on which to apply polish.
|To give your nails that neat, professionally-done look that you get at the salon,
keep your nails short and rounded.
2. Apply a base coat. This is an important step that you should not skip! Applying a base coat not only helps your polish to adhere to your nails better and therefore stay on longer, but it also keeps bright colors from staining your nails. And remember, don’t go cheap on your base coat! I really like Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat, Dreams Nail Lacquer 2-in-1 Base and Top Coat (BRIGHT deal) or OPI Nail Envy for soft or thin nails.
|If you mess up and get the nail color down too far on your nail (close to
the cuticle), use your thumbnail to push the color back up.
|This stuff has a cult following for a reason: it dries SUPER quick and shiny.
No joke- I picked Kane up about 3 minutes after applying and it did NOT smudge!