faded floral manicure

the blog and i are not friends at the moment.

i took it upon myself to completely change up my skincare routine over the last 72 hours (for the sake of research, of course) and i think the new product that i added to the routine yesterday morning COMPLETELY FREAKED THINGS OUT. my face resembles that of a newborn at the peak of baby acne. (got that visual in your head? it is. not. pretty.) it’s covered in tiny raised bumps from hairline to chin and they are super itchy.


while i attempt to calm things down and identify the culprit, i’m going to use my time hiding from society wisely and master some nail art. i loved this tutorial from last week on the beauty department and water color florals are probably my favorite seasonal spring trend. the best part is that this particular technique is far less about precision than most other nail art projects (a big win for those of us with unsteady hands!). plus it’s the prettiest one i’ve seen.

i’m using essie marshmallow and watermelon fingers / seafoam swirl / orange solar from the kate spade travel nail polish set to get the look.

what do you think?

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6 Comments to faded floral manicure

  1. Omg, I’m having the exact same issue right now! I think I need to chill out with all the products that I’m testing… I have just switched to all Avene products to calm the irritated bumps. What are you trying out?

    • lara ramos says:

      it was the kate somerville oil-free moisturizer that did it to me! apparently a bunch of people have had the same reaction. i’m keeping things super simple until it clears up – cetaphil’s new dermacontrol moisturizer seems to be a peacemaker at the moment :)

  2. yogininoms says:

    aaah, I’m sorry about your allergic reaction :( That doesn’t sound fun at all. The nails look great though!

    • lara ramos says:

      thanks, i’m surviving! the skin on my face still resembles that of an amphibian or something, almost lizard-like, it’s awful – but my nails look FAB! :)

  3. lindsey says:

    Oh my gosh. I absolutely adore this manicure!!! Hope you feel better soon!

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