Like I said in yesterday's post, I usually do my nails at night after the kids go to bed (true about 99% of the time). It doesn't matter if I do my nails totally perfect, because the next morning, when I shower, I can scrape the excess polish off my cuticles, and it's pretty darn close to salon quality. This is especially important when I do my toes because it's almost always a dark color for 4 1/2 years now (long story for another time involving a plastic high heel and an injury to my toe).
Once you've been in a nice warm, steamy polish, the excess comes off really easily. It's amazing how well this works. And that is why I almost never do my nails during the day - and certainly don't do my toes during the day.
And the big reason I love Seche Vite's Top Coat so much is that a nighttime mani/pedi does not mean staying up for the next 2 hours for it to dry well. So you aren't doomed to sleepless night vs. sheet marks on your nails. And us ladies are busy enough, right?
Nails of the day (that I did last night after posting). China Glaze's Princess Grace. It's a very pale not-quite-white-almost-lavender-ish polish, with a metallic sheen. Very pretty. And how could you not love the name?
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