I have seriously neglected the occupational mani area of this blog (WORK). My original intent was to chronicle plain old work appropriate manis in addition to fancy schmancy nail art (PLAY) and new polish swatches (POLISH). But work appropriate isn't much fun. I'm embarrassed to admit this... but lately I've been going to bed with bare nails. On my way out the door in the morning, I stand at the kitchen island wearing my coat and quickly slap on one thick coat of Zoya Farah or Pandora and one coat of Seche Vite. GASP! Check the rulebook, folks, but I don't think that even qualifies as a mani! But it gets worse - next I get into my car and put my seatbelt on like I've lost full use of both of my arms (to protect the wet nails, of course) and drive into work. My family offered to take a picture of this ritual for me to include in this blog post and I decided I didn't want to ruin what little wonder and mystery may be out there!
So I'm trying to turn over a new leaf. Last night I applied today's work polish, Zoya Natty, in advance, and I am literally wearing it this very minute. (Unless, of course, you don't read this until tomorrow and by then it will be long gone.)
Natty is a favorite of mine. It was released as part of Zoya's Fall 2012 Designer Collection. It's a cool, dusty blue cream; dark, but not goth. Muted enough for work. Cool enough for a night out. Nice formula. Really quite shiny even before topcoat.
After wearing neutrals during the day so much, it's nice to look down at my hands and see some super shiny color!