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Nailed It | Spring Nail Looks

I have a confession to make - I'm a nail polish aficionado! Well maybe it's more of an obsession with nail polishes and having my nails painted! I've added a couple new ones to my collection and thought I'd share the good along with some maintenance tips and new looks I'm attempting to try!


If I'm doing my nails myself I like to use Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Instant Nail Hardner as base coat and then two coats of the polish & followed by Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. No joke your nails are absolutely dry within two minutes after applying this top coat. Go ahead and put your jeans on, start doing the dishes or get to writing a letter because your nails are dry!! 

As with anything, having someone else take care of the manicures is always nice and when I do opt for a regular mani instead of a shellac - I'll bring the polish with me. Why?! Manicures don't have the best lasting time for me - so when they start chipping, I'll do quick touch ups at home to make the manicure last longer! Side note - if you have a great tip for making your manicure last, please let me know!! After about two days my nails start to chip!

These are just some of my favorite manicures from Pinterest 
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Let's be honest - I can't even attempt to do a design on my own nails, so those are reserved for either a girls night or a professional!! 

Do you have any favorite polishes for the spring? Any tricks to make manicures last longer?!

Thank you so much for reading!!

xo,
Biana

39 comments

  1. Love the first and second manicures you found - which I knew how to do these!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  2. Buying that top coat - thanks B. :)

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  3. okay that pinterest mani with the hair tie I'm obsessed but do you think that is painted on or like one of those jamberrys? It's just like so perfect and with glitter which we all know can be a little tricky right? Thanks so much for the introduction to that top coat it's seriously the best! I totally bring my polish to the salons....I mean they totally dilute their polish to last longer aka chip central a day later!

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  4. LOVE these!! Especially the pink and gold half moon mani! So cute! Haha I may or may not have done a mani inspiration post for tomorrow :) Great minds think alike!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVE all those looks. SO pretty!

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  6. Ooh I love the lacey lilac and the pink works! Loving that pink & gold mani too! I can do nail designs but never bother because with the kids and work my nails are chipped within the hour of painting them haha! XO

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  7. Love allthispretty inspiration!

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  8. I have a nail polish obsession too it's ok! I really need to get my hands on that top coat!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  9. I'd love to figure out how to do something more than just the basic color/topcoat. Those are some fun designs from pinterest!

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  10. GIVE ME ALL THE NAIL POLISH! One of my weaknesses, for sure. I really like Essie and OPI but since they're expensive I usually only buy colors of theirs that are really unique. Other than them, I like Sally Hansen and Sinful Colors!

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  11. I heard that if you rub white vinegar or apple cider vinegar on your nails before you start your manicure will last longer. Haven't tried it yet, but I'm on it. My friend did it and hers were looking great on a Thursday and she did them on Sunday!!

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  12. thank you for reminding me i need to fix my nails, like, immediately. mine are in rough shape. i have that lilac and the bikini so teeny. or wait maybe my blue is the smooth sailing. good heavens essie has so many good colors! (almost just called them flavors)

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  13. We must totally be on the same wave length today with our nail polish posts, love it! I don't have any of the colors you mentioned, so I need to go shopping! I am loving that Revlon Peachy shade ... It's calling my name!

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  14. Love all of the inspiration! I am loving Fiji and corals right now!

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  15. Such pretty shades! My favorite lately is "Mod About You" by OPI :)

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  16. you always have the best things to inspire me to be cuter! haha i need my nails painted like all of this, stat! Xo

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  17. Okay ma'am. I SERIOUSLY bought my first thing of essie nail polish yesterday. $8!!!!!! I don't usually buy polish (I get salon pedicures) so I had no idea that was the going rate. I hope it lives up to all its hype!!

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  18. i want all of them. i want that peachy one, i am loving all things peach + coral. do you think i can wear a peach dress with peach nails? lol

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  19. Peachy looks so pretty! People make nail art look SO easy but anytime I try it, it ends up a disaster and I'm like whyyy didn't I just leave my nails alone! haha

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  20. Bikini so teeny is my favorite! And i love the good to go top coat because it dries so fast.

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  21. I should go buy that top coat. I finally became a big girl last weekend and got my first shellac mani. If this junk really lasts a full 2-3 weeks, I'll be shocked! I can't keep a normal mani past a couple of days.

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  22. Love the second and third designs. I wish i could keep mine polishes but they come off so quickly.

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  23. I bought the new loreal gel kit and while it doesn't make the polish last any longer, it does help them dry instantly. It says to only use with their gel polishes, but I have been using the base and top coat with all my other polishes and it works like a charm!

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  24. Oh, I hear ya on the nail polish obsession. I love to switch it up every few days (literally ha). But because I change it so often, I probably don't get the chance to see how long it would actually last? Pass along on great tips though!

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  25. i love these colors! awesome picks!

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  26. All so pretty! Love the glittery looks!

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  27. I always have my nails painted but I stick to shellac - it's the best! Plus who doesn't love a massage?

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  28. Oooh! I love that first polish design with the second color on an angle! Very unique! I'm terrible at picking out nail polish colors and I never ever paint my nails! Just my toes! I've used jamberry nail applications before and I really loved the easiness of those though! They stay on my toes for a good 5 weeks! :)

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  29. I really need to try that top coat!! I get all of my Essies from @nikkisniftythings on Instagram and she is amazing! Most polishes end up being like $4 and they are all brand new!

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  30. i love all of these colors and manicures!!! I especially like that pink Essie color... Is it kind of bubble gum colored?

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  31. LOVE all the sparkles, I'm rocking no polish right now but youre definitely inspiring me to change that asap!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  32. I need that nail hardener. I am forever spending time painting my nails only to ruin them because they weren't dry in time!! So frusgerating!!

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  33. Love this post!! I am super bad at painting my own nails and I am going to have to try this top coat! Mine always chip! Love those pastel colors too :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  34. I just bought that Bikini So Teeny! I'm excited to use it! I love that OPI one...I'll have to get it. I also need a good top coat so I'm going to check that one out!

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  35. I swear by the Seche Vite top coat!! It's a life changer! This reminds me that I need to pick up some spring nail colors.. oh darn :)

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  36. I'm loving the first two styles & love the touch of glitter! And I've never used the Seche Vite.. I should probably invest in some of that since I paint my nails like a crazy lady haha.

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  37. I need to be better about my nails...I still, dare I say, bite them. Yuck. I've always been envious of gals and their gorgeous talons - maybe someday I will be able to join the club. =)

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  38. i was able to pull off that second mani by myself, but i don't think i could do the other ones! love the spring colors you chose!

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