Sunday, January 15, 2012
This is 3 coats.
Base: Nail Tek Hydration Therapy II (1 coat)
I ended up filing my length down 3 times in the past 2 days. I wanted to keep the length, but since I am growing out old peelies, I didn't want those weak spots on the tips of my nails. I'd rather have healthy shorter nails than weaker longer ones.
I do like this nude color. Kinda messy on the tips since I shortened the length. But I think it's nice for no-brainer manis or palate cleansing. Reminds me of OPI Sand in my Suit, but it's actually much lighter.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I needed to wear a medium blue (my current mood...). This is two coats. I'm getting some length now but I've got quite a bit of damage to grow out. So I'm stuck filing down a little length every week for a few weeks. But geez! Look at that color. Who cares about length, right? Preeeetty.
As the title states, I have made a personal NY resolution to do more braid-outs, which is my most hated hair style. I hate them basically because I haven't figured out how to make them look good on me. I see them on other people and catch hair envy real quick, lol. My hair is weird--the tight curl pattern makes for a good styling base, but my overall density and weight of my hair is all over the place so I have to tweak styles to hide that. So it is always a production to style my hair. Yes, having FINE HAIR is a joy *rolls eyes* lol.
But anyway, I want to start liking braid-outs because I like the pattern they create and they stretch the hair out more than twists (on me).
Here's a pic of the braids I put in
That part down the back of my head is the bane of my existence lol...
ABBA Pure Gentle shampoo
Paul Mitchell Super-charged Moisturizer (sat under the dryer for 25 min or so)
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Kukui Nut oil
I was super-duper lazy so I kept the braids in for 2 days. I had such a hard time unraveling these darn things!! I think I braid too fast because I always have these small strands get tangled up when I take the braids down. They twirl around inside braid so it's a PITA when they come down. So it's frizzy before I even get to separating them. I coated my hands with the kukui nut oil prior to separating...I needed to separate them pretty much completely to fill in the parts (that back center part esp!!) but I like that it's shiny and soft.
All in all, I am okay with the results. I will keep practicing.
If anyone has any tips for a successful braid-out, feel free to share. Also how long do you keep it in before you re-do it? Night-time maintenance?