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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

NOTD: Carolyn NY Frankie Joins the Navy

Carolyn Frankie Joins the Navy

Hi Guys!  Sorry I'm getting my nail polish of the day in so late.  I've been messing with my new lighting this evening and totally lost track of time!  Since it's winter, the sun has the tendency of never coming out anymore and I just have to find another resource.  With a little practice, my new lights are going to work out perfectly! Yeah!

Carolyn New York in Frankie Join the Navy is a darkened teal shade with subtle shimmer that's extremely pretty.  The shimmer isn't very noticeable to the naked eye.  It almost resembles a creme like texture.

My application was perfect in three coats.  The formula was ultra glossy and applied as a jelly like formula.  Perfecto!

Hope you have a great night - I'm so ready for bed now.  Nighty - Night, Sleep Tite!

(4) Comments

katee said on Dec 17th, 2008 1:00 am
Very pretty!!

Steph said on Dec 18th, 2008 8:19 am
Thanks Katee! :)

Gayle said on Dec 19th, 2008 12:25 pm
Another pretty one Steph! I love your taste in colors. I have a totally unrelated question, hopefully you can answer. My nails have been peeling really bad latley, do you know why this happens and what helps to stop nails from peeling? Any advice is greatly appreciated :)

Steph said on Dec 19th, 2008 12:10 pm
Thanks Gayle! Winter seems to sucks all the moisture right out of our skin. Try switching to a heavier, thicker moistuizer for the winter and see if that works? I use Cetaphil Creme at least 10 times a day or more. Also try soaking in some olive oil and at night rub some vitamin E oil (the super thick kind) or some vaseline. That might help for instant moisture. Hope this helps :) Oh PS: You can never moisture you hands too much!

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