I also hate getting manicures, so while I enjoy the end result, having them painted professionally is not worth it to me. I would honestly rather get tattooed than have that wooden stick jammed in my cuticles. Pedicures are another story -- I finally got my first one last summer and was surprised and how much I did not hate it.
I just bought a new nail polish this weekend that lasted a full two days before it chipped, which is a new record for me. The polish came with a white base coat and then the color, and I also tried Annie's tip of submerging your nails in ice water. I forgot how long she suggested and only lasted about 20 seconds though -- I later checked and realized I was supposed to keep them in for 3 minutes (whoops!). Still, I think it might have helped.
I got a set of the Sally Hansen nail stickers for Christmas and have been meaning to try them out. There are so many different kinds now. Those seem like they might be a good solution.
Here's a little compilation of some of the different nail art stickers available now, as well as just some awesome nail art. How do they get the polish to stay? Ladies, share your secrets!
|loooove this! (source)|
|I know Jenny will like these! :)|
From InspiredNails on Etsy, buy HERE.
|AMAZING! via Cupcake's Clothes|
|I will have to settle for the sticker version!|
Also from InspiredNails, buy HERE.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!