It’s TUESDAY TALK!
In January, I blogged about HOW I’M USING ESSENTIAL OILS NOW
In February, I decided to blog about…THE FAMILY VALENTINE’S DANCE
In March, I encouraged women to share their businesses so we could SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER
In April, we talked about SNACKING!
In July, we talked about SUMMER SLOW COOKER SUPPERS
In August, we talked about ECHO DOTS
In September, we talked about ECHO SHOWS
In October, I shared my favorite things to buy at SEPHORA!
And today, I’m sharing how I’ve been “dippin'” for a year now 🙂 .
Brace yourselves because this post is pretty random. Ha! Many of you might have been doing this for a long time, but I’ve only done it for a year now, so I thought we could chat about it…especially with the holidays coming up in case you wanted to try it out for all of the parties/celebrating/and such.
Last year, when we went to New York, I sat next to Jeni on one of the flights and her nails looked really, really good. I asked her about it and she said it’s because she got them “dipped” at her local salon. You guys know that I am an avid nail polisher and haven’t not polished my nails in like…decades, but the idea of having them “dipped” and then not having to worry about them for 2-3 weeks intrigued me. I was polishing my nails about every 5 days to keep them looking good, but according to her, I could dip them and they wouldn’t chip, crack, get damaged, turn yellow and would stay glossy looking for weeks.
I decided to try it.
This time last year, I visited my salon and they “dipped” my nails for the first time with NexGen. I immediately loved it 🙂 . You look through the book and pick your color (I almost always pick white, this bright summer color or a dark purple), they cut and file your nails as you desire and then “dip” each nail in this powder several times until they’re coated before applying a polish on top to seal it in. I dipped mine three times in a row (so for about 6ish weeks) and then worried that it might be damaging my nails, so I had them remove it…and my nails looked so fantastic (maybe even HEALTHIER), so a week later, I went back to be “dipped” again and haven’t stopped since (I typically go 2-3 weeks between dips). I went last week and took a few pics for you…
…this is me about to go to the salon to have mine re-dipped. As you can see, they’re not damaged, they’re still glossy and other than my nails growing out, they still look really good after 2½ weeks of me having them done.
I like them to cut my nails reallllly short, so that’s always why I’m ready to have them done again so that they can trim them up. (This color is #70 in the NexGen book by the way.)
So, I headed off to the nail place and they removed the dip (you can’t do it yourself, you need the salon to safely remove it for you)…
…here are my nails after they removed the dark dip. See? They look really healthy (albeit, there is some remover stuff stuck to them, but you get the point)! I was afraid it would damage my nails, but they always look and feel great when the dip is removed! She cut and filed my nails shorter and then this tip, I picked white for my dip…
…at the salon ready to leave! Love! These will look this great until I’m ready to dip again 🙂 .
Suuuuuuper random post, but so many of you have asked what my polish color is and the answer is…something out of my salon’s NexGen book. I like to use their white, #70 (which is the dark purple) and then I also like #77 which is bright and fun for summer. I looked up NexGen’s website to see what info they had and this is what they say about their product…
…so, here’s my next question…eyelash extensions. I feel like everyone I know has them, but I’ve never tried it. To me, the thought of sitting still for that long while they’re being applied and then having to go back for the maintenance seems too daunting. Have you tried it? I’m also so curious about things like this. Lately, I’ve been asking everyone from my friends to people I see in stores about theirs and so far, everyone loves how easy it makes getting ready in the morning, but for some reason, I’m really not sure about it. I would love your thoughts 🙂 .