We apologize for our sudden absence and lack of posts…but a graduate student’s life can get so chaotic at times, you are forced to forget your life outside of the lab!
So I recently scored a $2 off CVS coupon for Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat polish and also $5 in CVS ExtraBucks. For those who don’t know yet, as a part of the CVS Beauty Club promotion, you get $5 in ExtraBucks for every $50 you spend on a large selection of beauty products at CVS. Also, you don’t have to spend all $50 at one time, so you can keep going back and adding to your total expenditure.
I had been meaning to try Sally Hansen’s crackle overcoat polish and salon manicure nailpolishes for a while. So I picked up a black crackle polish, and a nude salon manicure polish.
Here are the results:
There’s still a bit of summer left and I for one, intend to make full use of it! 🙂 So I took the opportunity to try out a new bright manicure.
I tried to combine a few different summer manicure trends this time – combining a muted color with a brighter color, graphic stripes and painting a single stand out nail.
Here’s the outcome:
Summer is in full swing here in Florida…so I haven’t been able to ignore my urge to use bold and bright colors in my wardrobe.
Colorblocking is a recent trend that basically involves using two bold and bright colors, that may be jarring alone, but create a beautiful combination together. Everyone from the first lady to different Hollywood celebrities seem to have jumped on the colorblocking bandwagon…
I truly enjoy nail polish from all sorts of brands… and LOVE getting the color of the season. However, I think for a grad student/anyone on a budget, its important to have limits. I recently understood that it was important for me to have at least a few pastel nail colors in my wardrobe for spring. I was particularly interested in these minty blues/pale yellows/bubblegum pink types. And then I realized that if you are on a budget and already have a sizable nail polish collection, you can’t justify buying every color just because it looks good. Then I discovered Orly Nail Lacquer Minis.
Sorry for being M.I.A for so long…but graduate school really takes it out of you! However I have successfully survived my first year in grad school! 🙂
So without further delay here’s my latest manicure idea.
So continuing with my series of simpler manicure ideas, here’s my next pitch.
Twenty-four grueling hours later I have arrived at India. I am wide awake… hello jetlag! Anyways, I just wanted to make a quick post about something I saw at the Dulles International Airport (and now I realize there are more in other airports!). It’s the 10 minute manicure! Its such a brilliant idea. Unfortunately I was rushing to my gate when I noticed it but I could not help but think how the 10-minute idea should totally be extended to all kinds of beauty services – 10 minute facials , 10 minute hairstyles, 10 minute make up application! HECK YES! Haha! Well I also read they sell tiny bottles/travel friendly beauty items. These could be a lifesaver – my skin gets super dry during flights – but probably because I spend 24 hours in airconditioning when I travel internationally. No bueno :(.