sheswai nail lacquer + my sunday to do list:

sheswai nail lacquer + the half moon manicure

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all cozied up with my coffee, two bottles of sheswai, and a pack of super classy reinforcement labels to take a crack at this flipped french mani. what do you think? i’ve been doing more research into the tricks behind nail art and was floored to find how achievable some of it is – even for someone as untalented with a polish bottle as i.

sheswai is my new lacquer or choice, and not just because the bottles are the cutest thing you’ve ever seen – but that certainly doesn’t hurt. for starters, the color run is chic and playful with names like yowza, fersure, totally, and stoned, but the fun continues far past the beautiful shades. sheswai’s formula is free of the bad stuff (formaldehyde, toluene, dbp’s) and it goes on beautifully with the very first coat. i have the shakiest nail polishing hand on the planet, and this polish looks better after one wobbly coat than any other brand does after two. i’m not kidding when i say that it almost feels like my nails are painting themselves because the finished look is so smooth and glossy. shades are true to their appearance in the bottle and for the look above, i’m running with pretty orchid pink sugar kiss (it’s got a little sparkle!) and oh-so-perfect honeyfox, a cherry red with a touch of orange. at $16, these beautiful bottles are not cheap, but some things are worth the splurge.

if your nails (and your vanity) are longing to be dressed up, you can find sheswai online, at spirit beauty lounge and anthropologie.

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9 Comments to sheswai nail lacquer + my sunday to do list:

  1. oh my goodness, that looks amazing!! however did you pull that off? did you find an online tutorial somewhere?? love the color combo too.

    • lara ramos says:

      yes! it’s super easy: paint your nails with one coat of the bottom shade first, then once completely dry, pop a reinforcement sticker on each nail so that the arc is about halfway up the nail (or higher/lower – depending on preference). paint the top half of your nail above the sticker and remove immediately after painting (while still wet). top it all of with a clear coat and ta-da! half moon mani :)

  2. Katie says:

    Lara..bean, mollie and I were JUST talking about this look last night. I’m obsessed!

    • lara ramos says:

      good to know our sisterly esp remains in tact! you should try it, it’s super easy :)

  3. Lauren says:

    I love this! Where do you find the stickers?

    • lara ramos says:

      any office supply store or even the drugstore, they’re the same ones you use to reinforce binder pages (they look like little rings) – let me know if you give this diy a try!

  4. Eileen Ferraiolo says:

    I love this look! We might need a nail painting party next time you come to visit

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