My latest (DIY) manicure: OPI's "Get in the Expresso Lane", from OPI's Fall Collection - Touring America:
A better close up shot of the shade and my poor, dry cuticles - sorry, I know...it's like an assault to the eye:
However, I am happy to report that I have been using Curel's Hand and Cuticle therapy hand cream and my cuticles have been looking 10x better! I'll need to do a mani do-over!
I used this on top of Sephora for OPI Strengthening base coat. I applied 2-3 coats. It does streak a little the first coat and if I see a bit of visible nail bed after my second coat dries, I will apply another coat. I finish with Seche Vite Top Coat. I get about a good 3 days of wear time before I see intial chipping at the top corners.
This retails for $8.50 so I don't mind too much that it lasts for a short amount of time, especially if I did my own nails.
This was bought by yours truly at a nail salon.