Have you ever had a manicure that’s run it’s course, but not wanted to completely re-do it?
I’ve been in that situation the last week… and ended up recycling my mani/pedi from the last week!
The reason for my quiet last week was some work travel. I went back to Indianapolis Tuesday-Thursday, and wanted to have a simpler manicure for the training.
I kept my toes from my previous mani/pedi, but added a matte top coat. Then I painted my fingers with a pale turquoise and the same matte top coat.
I was glad I could “recycle” my pedicure. Unfortunately, my manicure didn’t fare well. I smashed my finger while loading my luggage. So when I got back, I changed my fingers to a new color.
Zoya Coraline from the Zoya Blogger Collection by Birchbox.
It is a sheer jelly color, which I didn’t love. I don’t know if it was the shade or orange or the sheer nature of it… I just don’t think it looked that great on me. BUT, the sheen was phenomenal. It was so shiny!
It was time to fancy it up after a day or two though. I added some sparkle…
I added a topcoat of Belle, also from the Zoya Blogger Collection from Birchbox. I painted it over my current pedicure as well.
Belle doesn’t photograph well at all, unfortunately. It added tons of dimension and shine, as well as a warm, pinkish tint.
What are your favorite tips for “recycling” a manicure?