August 8, 2011

Don Your Duds: Mani Edition!

If only we all had time to get our nails done by a pro every week. If it were a perfect world, us gals would have a fresh mani/pedi all the time! Snap back to reality, girls, sometimes we gotta DIY our nails. Butter London has all the supplies for just that, even down to their own nail files and polish remover.

Color block matte manicure supplies:
Base Coat: Nail Foundation. Basically makeup for your nails. Use as a base coat for this manicure to secure a matte look. 
Lacquers: Chimney Sweep and Diamond Geezer. A fun combo with the perfect amount of color and pop to compliment any ensemble. Pick and choose which color should go on which nail, the most fun part about combining lacquers! 
Top Coat: Matte Finish. Turns every color matte, flat and utterly beautiful! In this particular manicure, Matte Finish was only used over Chimney Sweep. 

 Signature mani supplies: 

Treatment: Melt away. Breaks down and softens dead skin cells. Apply over cuticles and push down with a soft bristle brush. Rinse.
Lacquer: Wallis. One of the newest additions to the Butter family. Apply two coats to get a rich color. 
Top Coat(s): Hardwear. Hands down the BEST top coat out there. It really locks your your lacquer down! Finish off this mani with a little Handbag Holiday. Apply to your cuticles for extra nourishment. It even smells like coconut!