When it comes to nails, I am the worst. There's nothing I hate more (too dramatic?) than doing my nails. I am a smudger, a chipper, a mess maker. In a nutshell, I suck beyond compare. Seriously. Let me tell ya a little story. *whispers* I have a problem with nail biting.
Shock horror, I know. That's so gross. Ewww! I know. Thanks. But you're a beauty blogger how dare you! Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow, dishonor -- Nice Mulan reference but, can we get back to the point now?
All my life, I have gone through phases where I would chew on my nails. At any given time, you could probably tell by the state of my nail beds whether or not I was in a high stress situation. Disgusted by the ugly habit and determined to become a prim and proper young lady, I have tried my absolute best to knock the addiction. I've found that having nail varnish on has helped keep those urges at bay, and you should be proud of your girl cos' I think I've knocked it out for good.
I am a bit late to the party (as per usual) on the at-home gel manicure trend, but boy, I am glad to have finally arrived. I'd been dying to try the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel since I saw the colour Up the Ante on Estée's nails. Side note: not ashamed to admit I am totally obsessed with all things essiebutton - if you haven't familiarized yourself with this bomb ass beauty maven I don't know what you're doing with your life. She's spunky, super cute, funny and basically everything I love rolled into one. So go check her out - I love her instagram, I love her videos, her vlogs, her dog...Alright, daily dose of fangirl done. That being said, if Estée raved about dis shiz, it had to be a good-un.
And she was right cos' never have I ever fallen in love with a nail polish...until now. Only thing I wasn't crazy about was having to scrape off excess because loads of product oozes onto the brush, but the brush itself is a good size. The color I have pictured is Checkmate, a lovely nude that has me feeling like a sophisticated mama. Great staying power with a quick drying hard gel finish makes this a must have. I think I need to purchase every color available asap. Obsessed.