Here is my latest and greatest nail color that I am sporting. It seemed like a fun summer color, and there’s no better time to sport a summer color than when it’s 114 degrees outside!
This color is called “Ole’ Caliente” by Essie, from their summer 2012 collection, I believe. It borders on both coral and red. I’d call it a fire engine coral, if you will. I have had it on since Thursday, and it is now chipping around the tips of my nails. This is nothing unusual for me, though, since nail polish and my nails are not long-term relationship material. I am lucky to get two days of wear without chipping and peeling, even with amazing and expensive topcoats. Here’s one more picture for good measure:
What’s your flavor (or color should I say) of the week? Do you prefer to do your nails yourself or to get them done? How many toenails do you have? Me? Eight. That’s hot. I had to ask for all you runners out there….lol!
Yesterday, Team Chances NYC did a ladder workout at track that definitely kicked my butt! A ladder workout looks like this:
One minute hard, one minute easy, two minutes hard, one minute easy, and so on. The 4 minute hard intervals were killer!!! My legs are still sore today! I had to run to the porta potty during the end of the 3 minute hard, and into the 1-2-1 section, so my splits look funny. I have also never reset my laps during a workout before, so that took some getting used to. Here are my splits from that workout:
At first, I slowly jogged the one minute rest periods. After the 2 minute hard interval, I was so winded that I walked them. Track workouts are so different, and even though I kind of want to keel over during some parts of them, I really do like them! My running friends say track workouts really help improve your speed a lot. I can’t wait until it cools down to really see how much I have improved!
I got my new nail polish in the mail today that I talked about in my last blog post! It’s called “Lady Like” by Essie. I LOVE it! I am wearing it right now. Here it is:
I feel like the flash tones down the “rosiness” of the color a little bit. Isn’t it pretty, though!? It’s such a natural color and it goes with almost anything!
This picture shows the true color better than the previous picture. I couldn’t find this color at my Walgreens. I think it might be an old color, or a seasonal one. I actually got mine on Amazon.com for less than I would’ve paid at Walgreens, even with shipping! It got here in like 3 days, too, so even better!
What is your favorite nail polish color? Or your favorite for the summer? What have you been doing this week for your workouts?
My friend Susan was wearing a beautiful color on her toes, so I asked her what it was. It was a color by Essie called “Lady Like.” I tried to find it at my Walgreens, but it looks like it was a limited edition color, or just a color that they didn’t carry anymore.
She is such a nice friend, and showed up at our run last week with a similar color that she had and gave it to me! How sweet is that!! I really like it, and am wearing it on my fingernails right now:
It is a nude color, slightly darker than the nail bed, with a slightly pink duo chrome. It is one of those colors, I think, that would go with anything. Definitely one to check out!
A beautiful color for summer that I got on clearance at Walgreens for 4 bucks! Can’t beat that!
This is Gilda by Zoya. It is the most gorgeous, shimmery, bright, cool-toned pink I think I have ever seen! It is perfect for the summer. This picture honestly doesn’t do the color justice. I just got 7 new Zoya colors, and I will try to swatch as many colors on here that I can.
I wasn’t too sure about this color when I first got it in the mail. After I put it on, though, I realized how beautiful it is! It is a purple with gold shimmer. It almost looks like a duochrome. It is great for spring and summer! Let me know if you have tried this color, and what you think of it!
After trying to other topcoats, I think I finally found one that works for me! Sally Hansen Insta-Dri! I tried Seche Vite and China Glaze’s Fast Forward Top Coat, and had the same result with both of them. They both dried very fast, which was great. However, after a day or two, the entire fused layer of polish, including top coat, peeled off of my nails. I tried adding a base coat, but I had the same results. I was told that different top coats work for different people. That is SO true! I have had my polish on (with SHID over it) since Sunday, and no peeling! Yay! It also dried quickly, true to its name, as well. Thanks SO MUCH to the girls on Beauty Broadcast for suggesting this product!