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ALU NYFW NOTD Challenge – SS 2011 Day 1

That’s right Fanatics.  I’m attempting my bi-annual NYFW NOTD Challenge.  I’m challenging myself to change my nail color every day of Fashion Week no matter how tired and worn out I am.

NOTD Challenge lesson learned… DON’T apply nail polish less than hour before you leave for the airport. Why? Because no matter how quick drying your top coat is, you’re going to wreck yourself. Case in point, moi!

I have this travel ritual. I never sleep the night before a trip. I’m always up doing laundry, packing, clearing out the DVR, etc. Totally random stuff including giving myself a manicure. In a perfect world I would be more organized but I’m always so afraid I’ll forget something that I stay up all night crossing every “t” and dotting every “i” on my packing list.

That pretty much sums up my Wednesday night as I prepared for my early morning flight to NYC. Usually I do my manicure way earlier in the evening so it’s set and dry by the time I leave but this time, not so much. I thought an hour would be good enough but even using my beloved Olan Quick & Slick top coat I ended up eff’ing up my manicure with Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne before I even got to the airport. Picking up my bag, that barely weighed in under 50 lbs, I completely biffed the nails on my left hand. UGH! An entire day spent backstage and with other editors having them look at my janky nails. Good times!


I mean, just look at that mess. Embarrassing! Fortunately I didn’t have a ton on my plate yesterday. Just two shows, nothing major, and I hid my left hand from the world. The sucky part was that I wore Anne knowing I’d be seeing Ji from RBL and it’s a good thing she sat to my right since that hand still looked flawless! All I can say is that I was very happy to come back to my room with an excuse for a polish change.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne goes on sale at later this month for $18/bottle. Pre-orders will ship out then as well.

FYI, this shot isn’t a great color representation. This is more for show & tell purposes. To see Anne in all her glory check out my RBL Fall 2010 review.

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  1. It really doesn’t look that bad. I’m sure most people weren’t concerned, and at least Ji didn’t see it. I hope you were able to have a good time, despite the messed up nail thing.

  2. Belle says:

    I am the same! I never sleep before a trip lest I don’t wake up on time and miss my plane! I have similar efforts when doing my nails right before traveling too.

    Have fun!

  3. Lizzi says:

    What a bummer! I hate it when I ruin my nails like that too. Hope you are enjoying your trip! I’m curious to know how many manicures you can get out of a .5 bottle. I’ve been using my fave OPI Hong Kong for months and have barely made a dent. About how many uses do you get out of a bottle?

  4. Zemlet says:

    BUTTER London needs to put more mani/pedi joints in airports like they have at Seattle. (I call it “sky nails”.) Somehow I -always- ruin my tips at the airport. I think all the dealing with grabbing luggage and getting things in and out of bags going through screenings might be the culprit. Always a chip. Enjoy your week!

  5. Chris says:

    I’ve waited 2hrs for OlanLabs Quick & Slick to dry & set before going to bed and always wake up with sheet marks. I hate it as a quick dry tc, maybe it might work as a mani extender.