Guilty Pleasures: Nail polish and casual engagement ring appearance thread :-)

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love Nicole by OPI nail polish, but cant remember the name of this one

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

No, you are not the only one!! I started painting my nails about a month before the proposal, due to being in a friend’s wedding. I figured out that if they were painted I wouldn’t bite them. So I’ve been keeping them painted. Do you have any recommendations for good brands? I bought some cheap stuff (because I honestly didn’t think I would keep up with it), but now that I am I am wondering if I should buy something a bit better. How often do you repaint your nails. I am on a computer all day, but find that I am painting them about twice a week at this point.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

So jealous of those of you who can paint their own nails. God help me, I try, but every single time, it ends up looking like I’m a toddler who just finished fingerpainting. Everything’s so streaky and all over my cuticles that I just end up taking it all off.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

TheLadyA :  Thx!  It’s pretty rare that I can grow them all without breaking one.  I haaate when I break one!

TheGridMonster:  I used to be liek that too and never wore nail polish.  For me, I found that only certain brands work for me and it’ll look great.  Other brands will still go on like a 2 yr old did it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sorry this is huge, don’t know how to resize.  I actually posted this on my IG last night after I cut about half the length of my nails off and painted them. lol  I find that the Sally Hanson brand and even the Essence brand at ulta stays pretty well throughout the week, and I work with lots of chemicals as well as typing on a computer during the week. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Love this thread already!! I am a bit of a nail polish addict. I probably should be ashamed of this, but I’m not. I am such a hoarder. I used to paint my nails all the time when I was younger (throughout high school and college). Once I got out of college and into graduate school, I kind of stopped doing it because I didn’t have the time. Then, once my daughter was born, I had even less time. And I was out of the habit. About a year or two ago, I decided to start painting them again and quickly rediscovered how much I love it. I find it a nice and relaxing way to spend a bit of time at the end of the day. It’s nice to take care of yourself, even in little ways.

My all-time favorite brand is OPI. I love the colors, the saturation of it, the formula, and the brush. But I wear other brands, too.

This is one of my new favorites. It’s called “Cinderella”, from Sinful Colors:

And another color I like quite a lot (which surprised me a bit) was this one. I think it’s called “Oy, Another Polish Joke” by OPI. (Love the goofy names on nail polishes — ha, ha!)

Edit to Add: I forgot to mention that I paint my nails, usually, about once a week. I typically have to do a touch-up mid-week. Sometimes, if I really like a color, I’ll stretch it for a couple of weeks by touching up and using extra top coat. I love the Seche Vite quick dry top coat. It’s like glass and wears really well for me.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  longtimemrs.
Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

This is what I have on right now (sorry for the glare on my nails). I used Revlon Barely Peach as a base then Essie’s Sand Tropez on the top half using hole reinforment labes and finally used a toothpick and Essie’s hors d’oeurves to make the center line.

Lately I’ve been obsessed with sand shades and am playing around with ideas for the wedding since I’m planning to do my own nails. Generally I can get away with painting once a week and if it starts chipping before that I just take it off and do something new

 

As for brands, I like Sally Hanson complete salon manicure, Essie, China Glaze… OPI for Sephora can be good if you don’t want to spring for OPI, but they seem to be cutting back on colors. I like the color choices pf Nails Inc, but I’ve always needed a few coats and it doesn’t last as long.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Huracan Cafe

 I loved painting my nails before I got my engagement ring and now I’m just more on top of it!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

Magpie86:  Thank you (:

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