It’s another edition of Friend Friday. You guys know the drill and if you want to participate or see what other folks are talking about stop by Modly Chic! This week’s topic, NAILS! That’s a weekly topic here at the Art of Accessories.
1. Do you keep nail polish on your fingers and toes year round?
Fingers all year, toes all summer/spring. I’m wayyyyy too lazy to keep the pedicure up in the winter. I barely shave my legs! LOL
2. What are your go-to colors for the fingers and toes?
Honestly, you guys know anything goes. I will try any color on my fingers but on my toes I tend to stay away from certain shades of green because I think it looks like I have moldy feet. My current favorites are Pretty Edgy, Shower Together (surprisingly the husband’s favorite) and Audrina. 3 very different shades but they’re all pretty vibrant and great all year round.
3. Any tips for strengthening your nails?
I’ve been a very big fan of the Nailtiques systems but I am going to test out the Seche nail system next. My nails tend to peel, so I’m always on the look out for something new to really build strong nails.
4. Do you have any nail ‘rules’ you abide by? (things like toe and finger colors must match, should never be the same, trim them all if one breaks, I dunno…)
I like the contrasting colors of a manicure/pedicure. I don’t do matching fingers and toes and I usually go for combos like orange toes and turquoise tips. There’s something fresh about the contrast.
5. How often, if ever, do you get a manicure and/or pedicure?
I usually get a professional manicure and pedicure at the beginning and end of the season and then I maintain them myself most of the year. Ji Baek’s book, Rescue Your Nails, taught me a lot about how to do my own manicures and pedicures at home and really it’s about taking my time and giving myself a moment to relax.
For me manicures are a great way to express yourself, they’re a fun accessory that can be easily removed. For more manicure ideas, you can always browse my Monday’s Manicure posts or go to the categories section to search by color as well!