Two years ago today, I publicly declared that I was turning this dormant blogspot space into a nail blog. Keep an eye out for my 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway later; right now I have a quick look at what was on my nails not so long ago: Sally Hansen Salon Effect Strips in Mad for Plaid, one of the limited edition designs that showed up this spring.
My nails are still short enough that I can get one mani out of half a package if I leave a slightly bigger than ideal gap on some nails, so I have more plaid left to use later. I did put these on over the Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein instead of bare nails as usual, but they still lasted a full work week with only one "chip"—a corner of one strip tore away. I covered the spot with a pearly white polish and no one was the wiser. It's kind of ridiculous how much I like these strips given how resistant I was to trying them when they first came out.
Before I started this blog, I hadn't tried strips, or stamping, or marbling, or frankening, or all sorts of other nail stuff. I've had fun these last two years and hope you have enjoyed reading the posts that have resulted from my playing around with color and design. Looking ahead, I've got so many ideas that I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.