Ahmahgahh finally, a new nail post. If you’re thinking the recent lack of claw polish clutching photos is because I’ve curbed my obsession, YOU’RE WRONG! You already know from my ever-constant updates that I’ve been renovating my new apartment- during which I completely stripped my nails of lacquer for a period of 2+ weeks [I’d rather have naked nails than a chipped manicure]. Since moving, I’ve done what any adult would do upon relocation and familiarized myself with all of the immediate necessities, such as: where is the closest Starbucks? Is the McDonald’s by me SERIOUSLY not open 24 hours? And where the hell can I get the new Essie collection?
After I completed scrubbing the wall paint from my hands, can you guess what was the first thing I did? I’ll give you a hint: It starts with ‘d’ and ends with ‘-id my nails’ [Also acceptable answers: “tried a new polish”, “gave myself a manicure” and “ate an entire pizza alone”] [it didn’t happen if it’s in parentheses][f***, these are brackets] So, here it is- my first polish post from my new apartment!
Essie “Penny Talk” Nail Polish
I’m always searching for great metallic nail polishes and this one looks to be a perfect fit.
Essie’s “Penny Talk” Nail Polish is an opaque, highly reflective polish that takes at max 2 coats to achieve this foiled appearance. While I love the results, I don’t love the wear: this polish began chipping within two days. My nails were completely shot by Day 4. This would be fine if you’re someone who doesn’t mind constant application ..or if you go on strike from using your hands. Otherwise, it might not be worth the price. I’ll still use it for specific rose gold accented looks, but definitely not for a regular manicure. Would you buy it?
Speaking of claw polish photos- one of mine was printed and displayed in the lobby of the W hotel in Chicago! [Also known as ‘the sexiest validation from anyone making fun of polish photos and beauty blogging’] [Sample convo: “What have you been up to?” “Oh, IDK, moving to my new apt, having my photos displayed in major hotels, being generally fabulous, how about you? How’s life in your mom’s basement?] [synonymous with ‘..you can go shave your back now’] Post soon to come with more pictures!
While sarcastic, I DO hope that this inspires you if you’ve ever wanted to create a blog or pursue your dreams. There will always be criticism, but I have to tell you- those voices seemed preeeetty small when I was staring at my work on a glittering wall 🙂