Saturday, June 8, 2013

Birthday manicure!

This past week I turned the big 3-0!! I'm no longer a 20-something! In a brief moment of reflection, given that turning 30 is supposed to be a big deal, I have to say-- I'm not that bothered by moving from my 20's to my 30's. I have a lot of great things to look forward in this next year and really, age is just a number, right?

I definitely have too much polish and was stumped to come up with something special for my birthday. Because the weather has been so nice, there was a color combination calling my name-- coral and gold. I'm ready for summer! I decided on the following polishes: Rescue Beauty Lounge Smile and Cult Nails Walk of Shame. Smile is described as a "dazzling red light, a neutral red, and full of sunny, shimmery goodness," while Walk of Shame is described as a "clear base with medium sized, blingtastic gold glitter sprinkled with holographic microglitter." I used two coats of Smile and then layered a coat of Walk of Shame on my ring finger.

Artificial light - flash:

Artificial light:

Natural light - shade:

Smile is gorgeous and just seem appropriate-- I'm happy and content with life right now. And Walk of Shame is also gorgeous and was easy to  apply-- luckily, I'm too old to be doing any real walks of shame and will just wear it on my nails instead! I really liked this combination. A manicure that's slightly grown up but also has a fun side. And failing all else, at least I started 30 being perfectly polished-- on my nails, anyway!


  1. Happy birthday! Really pretty manicure too :) I love the red with the glitter.

  2. Happy Birthday! Mine is in 9 days, but I turned 30 last big deal! I thought it would be harder than it was.

    I really, really want that RBL! So gorgeous!

  3. Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful day! You certainly had a lovely manicure to celebrate :-)

  4. Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day!! Beautiful red color!!