I bet I could count the number of times I sat down to do my nails this past year on two hands. Last May, I took at job at The Loft. I quite liked it, actually, and stayed there for a year. My nails are fairly weak. As soon as they begin growing past the nail bed, they break somehow. Combine that with working 20-30 hours a week hanging, folding, cleaning, and ripping open hundreds of plastic bags, and you get the worst nails ever. Thus, I took a hiatus from the nail world. As expected, I’ve lost some of my skills. I’ve also lost all my nail stuff. Well, not lost. I know that they are in a storage unit in Denver in a box marked “Annie’s Nail Stuff.” So I am starting from scratch. I have a few different polishes and some silly nail art decorations. It’ll be a true test of creativity. Here is nail post #1. I picked up Sally Hansen Hard As Nails for my base. I’m really sad about losing my OPI Nail Envy, but I’m willing to give this a try. I’m using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri for my tops. I like this one. It applies well and it’s shiny! While perusing CVS, I found these little two-siders from Revlon. They were “buy one, get one 50% off,” so I went for it. I got this one and a purple/gold combo I’m excited to try out. The green side has a normal brush and the yellow side has a thin nail art brush. Here’s how it went: One small complaint is that the brushes are kinda cheap. I got some pieces stuck in there when I was painting them. This is two coats of the green (which looks great on it’s own) and many coats of yellow. My only other complaint is that I wish I could’ve reversed the colors. I like my top color to be more saturated and solid so you don’t have to retrace your lines a million times. They’re not great, but they’re not bad for being out of practice.