Monday, January 14, 2013
#January Joy 14: Monday mani or pedicure
I think the other day I already more or less explained how taking care of my nails (or face) or generally getting savvy in all those girly things like mastering the cat-eye have never been my thing. Lately though, I am starting to wish I was a makeup expert because I would love to be able to do this on my own (I've tried, with crying emo results. That's how I learned liquid eyeliner is not to be placed on your inner lower eyelid).
One thing that I can do on my own (well after erasing the extra borders with acetone) is paint my nails and toenails. And it really is fun. I've been experimenting with color too: for my brothers wedding I went with a green-turquoise sparkly confetti effect, and in the last weeks I have been wearing a pearly-bright-coral polish.
Now, inspired by Florence I am back to my usual natural peach but with a sparkly middle finger :p
If you can treat yourself, it is lots of fun to get your manicure done professionally. There is a salon here where you can book with your friends, sit together in this really high seats and get all pampered while drinking Turkish tea in authentic little cups. My sister and I did that one day before the wedding and it was great. Of course, that day it was pouring and we had to go out in the rain, run to the French bakery to get the macarons and then pick up my aunt and cousin at a café (not a coffee shop) in the center. Day-before-the-wedding rush. Not even Christmas-day shopping can beat it.
Have you been playing with your nails recently? What are your favorite shades? Is it really possible to have a proper cat-eye done at home?
*The image of Mad-Men's Christina Hendricks was found via Pinterest.