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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Please ignore the very subpar application. Focus more on how pretty and shiny it is, please?


If you want to get this look yourself here are the products I used:

 essie first base base coat ~ L.A. Girls Calcium Builder ~ American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Mouse ~ Orly nail polish in Wandering Vine ~ L.A. Girls Diamond Top Coat

I'm not sure if it's the actual colored polish itself, but the last time I did my nails with these bases and an American Apparel creme it lasted almost a full 2 weeks without chipping. The only wear I saw was at the base of my nails where I was growing it out. Growing it out! I haven't done that in forever because most of my nail polishes either show tip wear or a chip in a day or two. I used one thin coat of the Essie followed by one thin coat of the calcium builder. I let everything dry and then do two thin coats of color and then one final coat of the top coat.

(Oh and I got the L.A. Girls products from a beauty supply store in Wheaton - I'm not sure where else you can get it. Sorry!)

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