Happy first Friday of the fall, y’all! We had a brief moment of sweater weather here in Austin and it was amazing! I’m not usually this excited about the beginning of fall, but this year, there is something so wonderful about it and I can’t wait to break out my sweaters, boots and jackets!
This week, I’m easing into my fall fashions with neutrals. These pieces can really work year-round, but put together, they work perfectly for the early weeks of fall. For my first manicure of the fall, I’ve already brought back my go-to color, Don’t Bossa Nova me Around by OPI, this white-beige polish is a beautiful neutral and it looks gorgeous on a multitude of skin tones.
Something I love about this time of year is that you can still wear dresses or jeans and a tee and just throw on a sweater to stay warm. I’m loving these sweater dresses from Zara and Nanushka and think they would be beautiful with ballet flats, tennis shoes, sandals or even a pair of boots depending on where you are in the world.
Manicures and pedicures were a part of my bi-weekly routine before the coronavirus closures and to say my nail situation has been rough during quarantine has been rough might be an understatement.
To avoid more chipping and breaking, I recently ordered a set of Static Nails glue-on nails…rounded and in the color Sugar Floss. It took about a week for the set of nails to get in and it comes with a double set of nails, glue and a file for shaping.
I was really impressed with the color, its kind of a blend of two of my favorite OPI colors, Mod About You and Bubble Bath and the shape was beautiful. Because I’m a bit clumsy and I cook a lot, I did trim down the nails, but they were easy to cut and I just filed them a bit to get the square-round shape I like.
After a week, two of the nails popped off, but they are easy to glue right back on or you can use a new nail from the set.
Thinking back to when I went to the nail salon on a regular basis, I’m not sure if I actually enjoyed going or if it was just so engrained in my routine. Taking two hours out of your day when you have to work and run errands and do all of the other things that normal life requires, can be a lot. I’ve also been skeptical about the cleanliness of nail salons for many years and I imagine when life resumes after all of this, those concerns will still be valid.
At $14 for a set, Static Nails look as good as a professional manicure and don’t even take 20 minutes to apply. I think in the future, if I’m short on time for a vacation or having a busy week, I will gladly use these again.