This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

What’s Your Girly Indulgence?

June, 2, 2015

Most of us have one. A friend of mine is so strong that she could play a superhero. She has entered triathlons and hiked Kilimanjaro, but she still harbors a girly pleasure. Hers is hair and, believe me, she’s got gorgeous locks. My indulgence is nails.

Girly Indulgence

I’m a devotee of Julie, the Polish Queen. She’s on top of every nail trend, so I can assure you that the diagonal two-toned design she just painted on me continues to be in vogue. Since everyone has a favorite polish brand, for this tutorial, I’m calling out colors instead of citing products.

Girly Indulgence B

Start your two-toned design by drenching your nails in your favorite late spring shade. I chose pink. How bright you go depends on how much you want your hands to take center stage. Then paint a diagonal stripe in the same hue across the top of each nail, making sure to fill in the corners. I chose lavender with a touch of iridescence to add interest and depth.

Girly Indulgence C

Finish with a clear topcoat, as always, to protect your color and make your mani last longer.

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