Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Habit Picked Up: Painting Nails

I can't remember when was the last time I actually painted my own nails... although I do recall how much I loved painting my nails in Uni and I'd use bold colours - too bold then for a Malay student - like dark blue and black ;P

Painting nails is pretty cumbersome. I mean, you need to be mindful of what you do with your hands or you risk getting the colours chipped. Heck, even waiting time for the paint to dry takes ages! And I hate getting manicures... I would always, without fail, get hurt in the process from those "pros" who'd either over-buff my nails and hurt the thin skin near the nail area or that they'd cut my cuticles too deep that I'd bleed. The moment they press the alcohol swab on the area, I feel like imprinting my high heel shoes on their face. That hurts, ok! *stupid pros*

And don't ask me about my last 3-4 years... having babies and doing lotsa house work never permit me to grow my nails, let alone think of brushing colours onto them. And I never really felt any need to anyways.

However, recent development getting inducted into a group of very experienced beauty bloggers tempted me... especially when they were trying to do a group order for some nail polish at a really good price. And so, I relented :)

not bad, eh?? a perfectly new post as the first post of the new year ;)

I must admit I may still be a virgin (ahaks!) when it comes to applying nail polish. I am so bad at it and I always get bubbles on my nails when the colours dry up. But thanks to the helpful tip from Beetrice, the paint look absolutely smooth on my nails and almost professionally done. I am ecstatic!

And what better way than to indulge in quite an abundant stock for a beginner, from the stash I brought home after a new year gathering with the beauty bloggers, last weekend...

quite promising, for someone who hardly ever painted her nails...

And since I have no patience with the waiting time, while I wait for a stock of "magic top coat" to come in, I found this top coat from Sally Hansen. This will do for now, and so far it is quite good already ;)

Do you feel a need or a want to colour your nails? Or are you the type who doesn't bother about it at all?

I wonder how often does an average woman colour her nails...

10 comments:

prettybeautiful.net said...

bee definitely did a good job ;)
u will cry for joy when u try the seche vite

lyn said...

Hooray! Another nail convert! That Zoya colour looks pretty, what is it? I never used to bother but got a bit "gatal" late last year and now it's an obsession :-) I usually try to do a different colour each week and paint over the weekends.

toughcookie said...

xin,
i am so awaiting for that moment when i cry for joy with seche vite! :)

toughcookie said...

lyn,
yeayys... hehe.

the name of the colour is Pandora :D not sure when i'll change the colour next but i surely would be doing it whenever i can now that i know the trick!

Connie De Alwis said...

A lot better than what I can manage! Also thanks to all the "sprees" I've started to paint my nails too =.= very the noob also

beetrice said...

yay so glad it worked for you! :D I've also started painting my nails more of late thanks to the evurl ladies, so maybe it's a trend! :P

toughcookie said...

Connie,
because of you girls, i have painted my nails 4 different colours in a week!! haha...

toughcookie said...

bee,
you're a gem! painting nails is now a cinch :)

Tine said...

For many years, up till about last year, I do not enjoy painting my nails. In fact, the most I would paint are my toes. That's because every single time I painted my nails, they would chip within a few minutes. Same goes for manicures at salons. It was frustrating.
It was only when I purchased and used Seche Vite that I finally enjoyed painting my nails. It's such an amazing top coat that I don't have to worry about chipped nails at all (unless I really work my hands). Now, I almost always have painted nails during the weekends :)

toughcookie said...

hiya Tine,
i am so looking forward to getting my Seche Vite this weekend!! it's great, right seeing how much nicer it is to have gorgeous painted nails :)