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Have Polish, Will Travel

25 Apr

I spent last weekend out in the Denver area for a quick visit to some family.  These were my traveling nails.  I thought some heavy glittered tips would wear pretty well.  I was wrong.

Airports and luggage and hotels are tough on a manicure.  I did my nails the night before we left and I had a small chip before the night ended.  The polish probably wasn’t dry, but still, a bad start.  Of course most of the tip wear and chips were really only visible to me.  For our flight home, we got to the airport pretty early so we sat in the terminal for a long time.  Boredom + an already chipped mani= I picked most of my polish off while waiting for our flight.  I should’ve taken a picture of the aftermath.  It was pretty bad.

The next morning when I took the remnants of my polish off, my nails were stained.  I had to bust out my whitening toothpaste and do a bit of scrubbing.  Not all of it came off, but it was much improved.  Oh, you wanna know what polishes I used?  This is Milani Rad Purple and OPI Rainbow Connection topped with Poshe.

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9 Responses to “Have Polish, Will Travel”

  1. Amanda (Mae) April 25, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    love this!

  2. Anamarie Seidel April 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Traveling never works for mine either….I’ve given up and decided to polish when I arrive.
    Ana from Simple Nail Art Tips

    • TopCoatIt April 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

      I probably should have done that. I just really didn’t want to pack all that stuff. Lesson learned. Thanks!

  3. everysensory April 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Nice polish! Love that ‘travelling polish’ theme – I do that, but never named it 😀 Drives me mad when a bright colour chips, and if there’s glitter involved I chip that sucker off like a mad woodpecker 😀 Nice combo of polishes!

    • TopCoatIt April 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      Thanks everysensory!

  4. sjp73 April 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I’m SO GLAD I’m not the only one that picks their polish off!! I don;t do it ofthen but if there’s a snag started and I’m bored or nervous it’s almost compulsive an I can’t stop!! I actually carry a bottle of top coat in my purse so that if my polish chips or starts to lift I can blob over it to hopefully stop myself from diggig at it! 😦

    • TopCoatIt April 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

      I don’t usually pick, but I guess the airport boredom got the best of me. I just couldn’t wait to get it off.

  5. laquerloon April 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    I do have a bad habit of picking off my nail polish any time I’m nervous or bored. It’s a terrible habit of mine. That’s a very pretty red.

    • TopCoatIt April 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      I do tend to bite at my fingernails. I don’t bite them, just sort of pick at them with my teeth. That probably doesn’t make any sense, but it’s a nervous habit that can ruin a good manicure.

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