Valentine’s Day Manicure

My Valentine's Day-inspired manicure. (Please excuse my cracked winter cuticles - ouch!)

My Valentine’s Day-inspired manicure. (Please excuse my cracked winter cuticles – ouch!)

My inner girly girl has always loved the over-the-top pink-and-red frilliness of Valentine’s Day. So when my fabulous friend over at Cowboys and Crossbones posted her Valentine’s Day manicure, I was inspired to do one of my own! It’s simple but I’m totally loving it. I painted the pink nails with Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in Passionate Pink and the red accent nail with Formula X by Sephora in Pyrotechnic, followed by a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day manicure look? Are you sporting one this year?

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Pretty Polish March 2013

March is here, which means spring is on its way. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the best polishes to help carry us through the last days of winter and welcome the new season in style!

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in Passionate Pink: This cheerful medium pink goes on glossy and looks fantastic against fair skin.

The prettiest pink polish.

The prettiest pink polish.

I’ve turned to it time and time again to help ward of the winter blues, but it’s also a perfect shade for early spring; it reminds me of some of the first flowers to bloom in my tulip garden.

Nailtini Lacquer in Frappe: A sheer, subtle shade, this peachy nude looks fresh and is just right for a professional manicure. Might I suggest wearing it to a job interview?

This peachy nude polish is always a perfect professional choice.

This peachy nude polish is always a perfect professional choice.

I did, and I’m happy to report that I landed the job! This polish adds a warm, healthy shine to nails, leaving them looking clean and well-maintained. A five-star polish any time of year.

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in Wild Cactus and Put a Pin in it: I discovered these polishes thanks to Birchbox, and I love them both for this time of year. Wild Cactus is a highly pigmented emerald shade.

Better together: try your hand at some at-home nail art and create a fun, regal pedicure.

Better together: try your hand at some at-home nail art and create a fun, regal pedicure.

Put a Pin in it is a gorgeous shimmery gold. Both polishes have a very regal feel. I like both of them on my toes, and I really love the two shades together. Why not try your hand at some nail art? Green with a cluster of gold polka dots? Gold with a slim green stripe? Have fun with it! A word of advice: the dark green polish stains nails almost instantly. Definitely don’t skip the basecoat when using this one!

What colors are you sporting this season?