Nail Polish Envy

Dior Vernis

Dior Vernis scented polish

Spring and Summer are an exciting time for nail polish!  I think it’s the baring of more skin that’s the attraction.  I have fallen in love with purple nail polish!  I found one I really like and I have trouble finding it, but it’s made by Sally Hanson Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color  and the color is Lively Lilac.  Here are some other lilacs I would like to try:

OPI Nail Lacquer in Rumple’s Wiggin’

OPI Nail Lacquer in Funkey Dunkey

I really want to try this one!!!!   Dior Vernis in Forget-Me-Not (has a rose scent that lasts up to 4 days after manicure)

Orly’s Sweet Lollipop

One other problem I often have is polish bleeding into my cuticles.  Patricia Yankee, a manicurist, recommends Liquid Palisade, a kind of “painter’s tape” for nails.  Simply apply the product to the areas where you don’t want polish, let dry into a film and then apply your favorite lilac nail shade.   Let your lacquer dry then lift off the Palisade.  Ingenious.

Another great thing to do twice a week is take a fresh lemon, slice it in half and dig your clean, unpolished fingertips into the lemon.  It whitens nails and is antibacterial as well.  Beware if you have a cut on your finger though.  Ouch!  If you have dry, brittle nails rub a drop of cuticle oil onto the top of the nail bed and under the tip every night. You can also soak your fingers in a bowl of virgin olive oil every day for a few minutes.

A great time-saving tip to dry your nails in half the time is Qtica Half Time Polish Drying Accelerator.  In five to seven minutes your nails will be completely dry.

Spring and Summer gardening tends to dry hands and make nails suffer.  It may take a bit of maintenance but we’ll love our lilac fingers and toes this Spring/Summer in those cute sandals or wedges!  To come . . .   great sandals and wedges to show off those polished nails.

What are your favorite polishes for Spring and Summer?


About lucygracesmom

I am a mom of one 9 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 19, 22 and 24. The youngest child is in Fourth grade at Maxwell, a Spanish Immersion school in Lexington, KY. She enjoys playing violin and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is well into her third year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland; Charles Morgan is beginning his final semester at College of Charleston; Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the seventh year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk). We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse and it is a very beautiful area to live in and to raise a family. I have a great many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, film, computer sciences and security and my greatest passion is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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