#ManicureMonday Aurora Gel Effect

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Since it’s getting closer to Christmas I wanted to wear red nail polish. I only really have 2 red polishes something that I need to rectify and soon. I picked the Aurora Gel Effect in Flaming Red because I want to see if it was really close to Gel. It’s an orangey red that stands out. It doesn’t require a UV light which is great. The polish is thinner than I thought it would be. I was hoping that the polish would only require one coat, but you need at least 2 to thoroughly coat your nails. It was a bit streaky, probably because of the thinness of it. It did, however, last a long time and didn’t start to chip until the 5th day of wear. While it isn’t as good as having gel done in the salon, it is a close second. I’ll definitely check out the different colors, but Vampire Red has really caught my eye. Plus at $7 it’s not a break the bank situation.

#ManicureMonday Thigh High; Ciate

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I’ve started painting my nails again. For a long time, I was in a motivation slump, not wanting to pluck my eyebrows, didn’t want to bother with painting my nails, and my hair constantly in a ponytail. Now though I am trying to gain that motivation back. First thing first paint my nails a gorgeous color. I picked ‘Thigh Highs” from Ciate because I needed something that will last until my next nail painting day. These days are usually on the weekend. While the polish didn’t last a full week, it chipped a day before, it lasted longer than I thought it would The color is a shiny deep blue that I felt looked great for fall. The application was smooth and one swipe was enough.