Creative Play: Spring nail game!
Have you ever been to a fancy dinner or cocktail party? All of sudden, you’re being introduced to someone and you’re about to shake their hand, when you notice a chipped manicure?
Let’s face it, ladies, we’ve all been there. We’ve had busy weeks juggling work, school, kids and maybe, even a social life. Nonetheless, missing bits of polish on my nails has to be one of the most annoying little things I have to deal with every now and then.
For some reason, no matter how many different brands of nail polishes I’ve tried, the lighter the colors I own, the quicker they get destroyed. I’m talking polish cracks, weird lines, and the works. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that if I don’t have shellac, acrylics or gel nails, I need to change my polish every 3-4 days, if I’m wearing lighter colors. And, if I’m wearing a darker color, every week. Unless it chips, then I’m back to the 3-4 day regime watching Netflix shows impatiently waiting for my nails to dry to perfection. Being a clumsy pie doesn’t help either as I’m left with streaks or tiny smudges. Great job, Zaibii!
Recently, I was at a Babebox event and had the pleasure of taking home two CND Creative Play nail polishes. I was also at a close friend’s bridal shower and she had beautifully packaged her favorite color in her take home goodie bag for all of her attendees. What a neat idea?!
Fun fact about the company CND: Its been around for 30 years and the founder was a dentist who got the idea of developing a long lasting nail polish from a patient who commented that some of the materials for her fillings happened to smell similar to nail polish. How interesting is it that out of a completely different scenario, Dr. Nordstrom, and his family decided to venture into the nail biz?
So, I’ve had three of these babies to play around with. A beautiful medium toned red called Red-y to Roll, a sweetheart pale pink called Blush On U and a clear top coat to keep the colors intact. They range from $8-$10.
My mom is more of a red nail polish girl whereas, I usually stick to the pale pinks, blushes, creams and certain nudes. I sometimes venture out and try out other colors but I seem to alternate them with my usual light colors. I was happy with the finish and shine. It lasted over a week on my nails but of course, let’s not leave out the fact that I did my daily dishes with gloves and whatever I could stuff in my dishwasher, I did that too. If you can wear gloves while doing your dishes, your polish will last a few more days as you’re not running your hands through water for a long time with dish soap. This will also help with reducing skin dryness.
Here are some pictures for you to take a peek at. I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to let me know what think.