Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nail Care

A few weeks ago, I discovered Chloe's Nails and educated myself on some nail care tips.  I always thought I was taking care of them properly but noticed they would break or split easily before they would have a chance to grow out.  This made for some potentially sad/asymmetrical French manicures unless I got the broken tips replaced.  Later I learned some news that's apparently obvious to anyone who's done a manicure- I was filing them improperly.  Instead of filing cleanly all in one direction, I was sawing them back and forth with an emery board and weakening my nails.
Chloe's Nails also recommended using glass files, so I ordered a few on Amazon.  I bought four pretty glass files for less than $5; they're sturdy and hard to break, and all you have to do is run them under water after using them and they're good as new.  They won't file down or get dull the way emery boards do, and they seem to do a cleaner and smoother job.

Here are some new colors I got this month!  [Please forgive the unsightly smudges on the sides.]

Love this Tiffany blue
China Glaze | For Audrey

The perfect grey/brown
Sally Hansen | Fearless Fog

Sally Hansen | Lacey Lilac


  1. OHH!! those glass nail files are so pretty!! i love the sea foam green color!

    haha yes i'm actually posting a holiday OOTD on friday!! be on the lookout :)!!

    i'm so glad to hear that you are flying back to germany to be reunited with your hubby soon!! :) he'll be so happy to have you back haha! have a safe flight chica!

  2. Ohh, loving all the nail colors ;)

    I have a giveaway going on, would love for you to stop by and check it out!

  3. I have the same china glaze turquoise nail polish and I love it!

  4. Love LOVE love the Tiffany blue colour!! So chic and classy!