Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mani vs. Pedi

Why oh why does my nail polish on my manicure chip after wearing it for about 2 days, MAX?!? I can have the exact same polish, base coat, top coat, etc on my pedicure and it would literally last for months (if I didn't change it out of boredom and wouldn't that be bad hygiene?). What's the deal? Some obvious answers might be "because you wash your hands", "because your hands are exposed and your feet are not", "because you use your hands more". To this I say nay! Umm, hello, I wash my feet too!! Eiww. I certainly USE my feet. I'm guessing more than I use my hands. I mean, I walk on them at the very least and if you know me you've probably seen me pick things up with my feet like a monkey (TMI?). If you know me you also know that my feet are literally ALWAYS exposed. I wear flip flops about 363 days out of the year and when I don't, my poor tootsies are jammed into a five inch platform heel with a toe box that feels like my shoe is about 8 sizes too small. I was recently in NY and walked around in my heels for one evening and think I have a broken foot now :(. So, if any of my digits are being abused, I say it's my toes! Thus my perplextion.

I guess I could throwback to my old tomboy days and not polish them at all. That would solve it I suppose, but nail polish is so much fun!!!

Shine on!!

xoxo ~ Kate

*NOTE* The best, longest lasting manicure I've had was from Bliss Nails on La Cienega Blvd, just North of Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. For do-it-yourself, the best polish is Channel, who originated Vamp. Remember Vamp?! Then Essie followed with Vixen. Channel nail polish costs between $18 and $30 usd, depending on where you buy it. The best top coat was given to me by the lovely woman who owns my go-to salon Contempo Nails on Robertson Blvd, just North of Olympic in Beverly Hills, CA, called Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. You should only keep a bottle of nail polish for one month.


  1. Only ONE month??? Whoah, I keep mine way longer than that. :( My nails chip after 2 days too. I heard it has something to do with the oils on your fingernails? What is that first OPI Purple color??? I love it!!!!! Is that what you were wearing on Sunday?

  2. I think the one in the pic is Do You Lilac It? and the one I have on is either that or Purple With a Purpose. Hmmm. Good question. ha!

  3. I totally copied you and bought Do You Lilac It on Monday! I'm excited to try it out! :)