Winter snow is finally starting to come to Southern Ontario! We have a little snow on the ground now and I actually needed to shovel! It wasn't enough to bring out the snowblower though! It has also gotten quite cold now. Time to start hybernating.
I have been doing NoTW for a year now, time flies when you are having fun! I learned quite a bit trying out different polishes, and to a small extent different top coats. If you find a good base and top coat, even cheaper nail polishes can last as well and in some cases better than their more expensive counterparts. When I started doing this series, I thought that the more expenisve the polish the better it would last on my nails. I was pleasantly surprised that with the right base and top coat, for me that is Sephora Formula X Base Coat and Seche Vité top coat, even a cheap NYC polish can last a week! While trying out a couple of different top coats, Julep and H.K. Girl, I found that my favorite is the Seche Vité. I really didn't like the Julep at all, it took forever to dry and the one I had seemed thickish. The H.K. Girl was ok, but I found that Seche Vité dried quicker for me and the shine lasted longer.
With only a few weeks where I didn't have polish on my nails for the whole of 2015, I think it is time I gave my nails a much needed break. I won't be continuing with NoTW as a way to see if polish can last for the week, I've come to the conclusion it can! I am thinking that I may start trying to do some more nail art! I have found through the month of December that it is actually quite fun. I won a nail art book from Jayne over at Cosmetic Proof back in the fall, and would love to give some of the techniques in the book a try. I will post about some nail art techniques I try and let you know how that goes!
My half glitter NYE NoTW lasted great, as usual! My nails ended up being just a little duller than when I first did them, with minimal tip wear. It was just the right amount of glitter for me! I had a few people ask how I did this one, and once they found out how easy it was, they did it themselves!
I hope you all had a safe and happy Holiday season and got to enjoy time with family and friends.