Last night I was thinking about how I hadn’t written a fashion related post here in a while so I decided to bring back my Stuff I’m Totally Sweating forays into fashion blogging. So excuse for a minute, while I get totally girly on you.
Last summer, my best friend introduced me to Sally Hansen Salon Effects, which are basically colored stickers for your nails that mimic the look of expensive manicures.
I’m one of those people who is fascinated by nail designs but find that they also border on gauche and tacky. I tried them and discovered they were easy to use but didn’t last any longer than my regular polish and also didn’t allow me to use my protective layer of nail hardener, which I am rarely without. Add in their limited variety of colors and designs and I’m sad to say I’m not a big fan.
However, something about THESE butter LONDON ‘Black Wallpaper’ Nail Skins, which I discovered while holiday shopping online last month, made me want them immediately.
Perhaps, it was the unfulfilled little goth/steampunk/rebel in me that jumped at the lovely black decals or maybe it was the murmuring of a Frida Kahlo/Georgia O’Keeffe mother muse reminding me to be a Senorita with flowers
in her hair on her nails. Whatever it was, I purchased them and repressed the urge not to buy them in bulk hence they sell out.