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Nowadays, you can find about a million different ideas regarding painting your nails. While I’m capable of painting my nails with a little steadier ability than the average 5 year old — painting elaborate designs with a toothpick just isn’t my style. Trust me, if I could, I absolutely would… but it’s just not a talent that I was gifted with. The most artistic I’ve ever gotten was with our Goalie Mask Nail Tutorial — and that was still a challenge.

But like most girls, sometimes I desire something a little different than the basic two coats of color. Cue adding a little sparkle to the nail life. No, I’m not talking about an entire coating of glitter circa 80’s prom — I’m talking a faint subdued combo that adds a little sparkle while remaining appropriate for whatever your week holds. By week, I mean the 3 minutes that my nails actually look stellar, and then it’s smudge city because I didn’t give them adequate drying time, because playing with the dog or heading to the rink was just a better option.

I’m not a fan of spending $10 for a bottle of nail polish that I will ultimately use three times in my life. If you want to put the money towards something, pick a great bottle of basecoat/topcoat, because you’ll use it every time. I’m not saying that I don’t own any expensive nail polish, I own about 40 colors because, who doesn’t? But they range in price and that’s okay!

I’m a firm believer in the application process being the main factor in how your nails look, not the cost of the polish itself.

photo (2)Materials

Orly, Spring Shower Kisses, $5.99
Wet n’ Wild, Mega Blast Gold, $.99
Sally Hansen Strong as Nails Basecoat/Topcoat, $8.99

The application order: 
Basecoat
Two coats of Spring Shower Kisses
One coat of Mega Blast Gold
Topcoat

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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