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ManiMonday You guys already know that I’m a nail polish addict, so I thought I’d show you a few colors that I’ve tried out recently. I paint my nails one or two times a week and I usually document it all on instagram. As we’ve moved from spring to summer, I’ve transitioned from the pastels to brighter, bolder colors. I used to be all about the nail art, but in the past year or so, I’ve found myself preferring a manicure in one single solid color.

Tell me: What’s your go-to color for summer?

(starting top left1. Priti NYC September Charm, 2. Rimmel London Salon Pro Britpop, 3. Rimmel London Salon Pro Hip Hop, 4. N.Y.C. In a Minute Robin’s Egg Blue, 5. Rimmel London Salon Pro Purple Rain, 6. Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, 7. Essie Truth or Flare, 8. E.L.F. Nail Polish Teal Blue, 9. Nails Inc. Haymarket)

My Manicure Routine Thumbnail 600x337 Thank you guys so much for your positive feedback on my first video. It was really fun to try something different and learn a few new skills. Also, that first one was quite a long one, so an extra-big thanks for taking the time to watch it!

As promised, my second video is a lot shorter and in it I’m sharing my manicure routine. Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while will know that I’m a self-professed nail polish addict. I’ve always loved painting my nails, even as a kid. Here’s the story- my sister and I weren’t actually allowed to wear nail polish until we were 16. I found this rule very hard to obey, so we would sneakily ‘borrow’ our mom’s nail polish and paint our nails in our room. Once my mom spotted the color on our nails, she made us take it off, but then a couple days later we’d be back to our nail-painting antics. I’m guessing that part of the reason I fell hard for nail polish was the fact that it was sort of forbidden!

Over the years, I think I’ve gotten relatively good at painting my nails, so I thought it would be fun to make a video showing you my routine and the products I currently use. I hope you enjoy this and I’d love to hear about your go-to products for painting your nails in the comments below. Also, a while back I wrote about how I planned to organize my growing nail polish collection, so maybe I could do another little video on that if you’re interested?

Rimmel Salon Pro Lycra Rimmel Salon Pro Today’s beauty fave is a fairly recent discovery, although I don’t think the product itself is new. A few weeks ago, I noticed a small display of Rimmel’s Salon Pro nail polish at my local CVS. Previously, I owned one other Rimmel nail polish which I loved because of the brush and smooth formula. In discovering this line, my love for Rimmel polishes has only grown. The brush is nice and wide, which means you can easily cover each nail with a few swipes. The formula is great as well- not too watery and not too thick.

Best of all, the colors are downright awesome. There isn’t a huge color range, but looking at the ones available in my store, it’s one of the rare occasions where I want to buy every single color in the collection. I don’t have the complete set yet, but I started off with one, then bought two more colors, then another two, and I’m sure that’s not the end of the line. With my current nail polish routine (stay tuned for a new video on that tomorrow!), I’ve found that this polish lasts a good five to seven days on my nails with no chips or only minimal tip wear. And before I forget, these ring up at $3.19, which is pretty decent in my book!

 Tell me: Have you tried any of the Rimmel Salon Pro nail polishes before?

(Rimmel Salon Pro: Chic Chick, Britpop, Purple Rain, Hip Hop, Red Award)

P.S. Today I’m also over on Kim’s blog, I Have a Degree In This, talking about my summer beauty faves. Find out which three products I’m loving at the moment!

Fall Nail Polish Colors Guide

Here are a few (okay, a lot!) of nail polish colors that I’m loving for fall. You can never have too much nail polish, right? When the temperatures drop, I tend to gravitate towards deep, rich colors. I usually like to have a pop of color on my nails, but I’ve also been thinking about trying some neutral colors. It might be a fun change from my norm!

Tell me: What colors do you like to wear on your nails in the fall?

Grey: 1 | 2 | 3 // Neutral: 1 | 2 | 3 // Red: 1 | 2 | 3 // Green: 1 | 2 | 3
Blue: 1 | 2 | 3 // Purple: 1 | 2 | 3 // Glitter: 1 | 2 | 3 // Metallic: 1 | 2 | 3