I’ve been having so much fun with Green Week that I decided to extend it a little! I have a few more greens to show you, and then I’ll go back to our regular multi-colored frankening.
Today’s color is a shimmering cool green leaning towards blue. I just realized it’s a rather Christmassy color, but I still enjoyed it. The secret one in this is my beloved Color Club What a Drag, a silver foily shimmer.
This is 1/4 China Glaze Golden Opportunity added to a half and half mix of What A Drag and OPI Dating a Royal (dark blue creme). It reminds me of Christmas trees, hence the name. I’ll be busting this out in December for sure.
After Green Week is over, I’m going shorter with my nails. I am desperately blind without my glasses- like Velma from Scooby-Doo blind. I’d like to start wearing my contacts again, but my current length makes it more difficult. I suppose I could just file down the contact-lens hand (right) but I like for all nails to be the same length. They all go down together- all for one and one for all. I also want to give them a chance to grow out- they are pretty stained from all the polish. I change it often enough, but just a couple days of wearing darks gives me lovely darkish yellow nails. I’ll try to stay away from the darks for a while- or just wear them for a few minutes to show a photo to you- but I have yet to find a good stain-remover. I’ve tried whitening toothpaste and it does OK- at least as good as some of the “whitening kits” I’ve tried!
Also coming up: If I can find them, I have some of my nail photos from when I went through an outrageously long phase a couple years ago. After a horrible nail bend-back accident so bad I don’t even want to remember it, I went short and never looked back. I found that keeping them shorter, buffing once a week, and applying a strengthener was the way to go. Also, don’t forget your cuticle oil and/or handcream regularly. If you’re having trouble growing your nails out, try keeping them just above fingertip length and apply a strenghtener daily (I like OPI Nail Envy). Here’s the thing that is rarely mentioned with strengtheners: If you use it too much, your nails can get too hard. They become so hard that they get brittle and rigid and have little flexibility, so when you hit them on something, they don’t bend- they just get a crack. Once your nails are fairly strong, switch to a “maintenance” formula strenghtener or just apply it once a week or so.