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April 2nd, 2012
Manicure of the Week: Sheer Neutrals

Happy Monday

This week’s manicure features one of my FAVORITE nail shades.

Oddly enough, I have a thing for sheer, pale, but not-quite-clear shades. They get me every time!

Soo. . .

Keep reading to find out more about this look. . .

I still HATE doing my nails myself, but here are the steps I followed + products used:

1. Base Coat – I recently purchased Essie’s Protein Base Coat ($4) and still liking it. It’s clear but adds a nice bit of strength to my  nails.

2. Nail Polish (Allure by Essie) – A random selection in the nail salon that I fell in love with oh-so-long ago. This shade is a lovely sheer shade with a touch of opacity. It leaves me with a clean and finished look. Plus, it’s only 6 bucks!

3. Quick Dry Top Coat – The good folks at Bloomie Nails in midtown put me onto Duri Cosmetics Miracote Super Fast Dry Top Coat ($7) and I have not looked back. It dries in seconds and never gets gloppy or sticky. Waiting for my nails to dry used to be the bane of my existence — not anymore!

And, there you have it!

Here is a pic in the natural light. . .

And, here is one last pic. . .

What is your go-to nail shade?




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This entry was posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 5:18 pm and is filed under Favorite Things, Nail Care. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Manicure of the Week: Sheer Neutrals”

  1. steph, b365 says:

    Looking good. Me i love opaque colors. The brighter the better :)

  2. Ugochi @ Beauty 365 says:

    @Steph – i like bright on my toes always, only sometimes on my fingers. do you have a fave color family?

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