pale nails.

I'm normally pretty routine when it comes to manicures.  Firstly, my nails must be super super super short.  I don't know why, but for me the shorter = the better.  I also usually just do them at home (I've kind of got it down to a science now).  And of course I totally have my favorite colors.  I usually go with pinks (essie "pansy" or sinful colors "pink forever") and lavender (opi "lucky lucky lavender" is my all-time go to).  I know there are all sorts of crazy cool manicure choices out there these days and I really do love them, but for day-to-day, I tend to lean towards more simple nails.  I decided to try out a more neutral nail this past week and kind of fell in love with revlon "powder puff" matte suede all over again.  I hadn't worn it in years, but as soon as I put it on I was hooked.  Now, I'm not going to lie, this color is not so easy to do on yourself.  It is so pale that I had to do like 3 to 4 layers (I usually just do 2 layers and no top coat).  The finish really is super matte, so the second time I applied the polish I added a top coat to give it a little more shine.  I'm kind of loving this new look.

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