Ah. That is the sound of me relaxing. Or – of me being relaxed. I am relaxed! I just returned from vacation, you see! I was visiting friends and family for a week or so, and then I went to Maine for my family’s annual trip. I look forward to this trip all year; I’ve been going since I was 10 or 11! We go with a group of friends to the same house – even though I’m 30, I still sleep on the floor with the “kids!” We kayak, swim in the freezing ocean, pick sea glass, and cook delicious meals. I love it there, and I love my Maine friends. They are like a second family to me.
When I go on a trip like this, I try to bring minimal nail supplies. I certainly want my nails to look good, so I bring a few things, like cuticle oil! But generally, I try not to bring too much. I always do gel nails before a travel, in order to maximize wear time. I tried out a glitter placement manicure in clear gel for this trip – and I LOVED the result. Gel glitter dots for the win! I think I should have used more gel to seal it in, which I will do next time.
I started with a base of Gelish Foundation, and cured it for 30 seconds. Then, one nail at a time, I applied a second coat of Foundation. While it was still wet, I placed my glitter (which I bought from Presto – love the round matte glitter!). Then I cured it, and followed with a coat of Top It Off.