Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I received a set of these Wearable Soakers as a surprise gift from my friend +Jamie Cannon (author of Night Falls, go check it out on Kindle and NOOK devices and apps!) after we saw them on another blog and were joking how silly/awesome they'd be for removing our favorite glitter polishes. Shortly after receiving them, I HAD to buy her a set! They are awesome! So easy to use, and have made removing my polish so much easier and faster!
They were meant to be used by filling the clear plastic part with acetone to soak off acrylics and gels, but I found that method wasted to much acetone for just taking off polish. This is how I use them:
First, the polish. Sally Hansen Black Platinum, 3 coats, w/ Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell, 2 coats
I take 5 cotton squares..
..and cut them each in half.
Then comes the soaker pods.
Pop it open...
..and place a folded square half that has been saturated with acetone in the clear half.
Pop the pink half back on. (Skip this step for thumb nail removal, as they aren't really wide enough)
Insert finger so that your nail is in contact with the acetone. I usually leave these on for about 5 minutes or more, depending on the color/how many layers of polish.
This is how it looks right after taking my finger out of the pod.
Take the cotton out of the pod and wipe off the last bits of polish!
It's as easy as that! Another use I've seen tossed around for these are using them for oil soaks, but I haven't had a chance to try that out.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
My new Samsung Chromebook! Sorry I've been MIA for a bit, been in a polish funk lately, and not feeling creative. Been trying to organize my polishes and take updated pictures for a new stash post, since I've been getting new polishes. Here's a couple of nail looks that I've done in the past week:
First up is a rainbow skittle mani using China Glaze Magnetix II collection. Found the set hiding at Marshall's, one of my favorite places to find polish deals. I can usually find Color Club sets for only $9.99.
Had some major shrinkage cause I rushed and used thick coats and didn't wrap my tips, plus my topcoat didn't help either. Still working on getting better with my timing with the magnet, the blue didn't turn out too well as a result. All the colors shown worked great and had gorgeous effects with the magnet, but the collection came with an orange color that's magnet effect was not as strong, and I thought didn't look good with my skin tone.
This is what's on my nails currently:
I used Color Club Poptastic and Twiggie, SinfulColors Last Chance, Wet'N'Wild Wild Shine Black Creme, and topped it China Glaze Fairy Dust.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I failed at trying to do a flag-inspired mani last week, and I haven't gotten around to doing this week's challenge, so here's my mani that I did for Autism Awareness.
I used Color Club Chelsea, and sponged Wet'N'Wild Break The Ice for the tips. I loved how shimmery and frost-like it looked.
I bought the O.P.I. Original Formula Nail Envy at Marshall's for $7.99, and it came with this adorable charm bangle.
Also, I love Ring Pops. One of my favorite candies from my childhood, along with those bug-shaped SweetTart-like candies in the jar that could be reused as a bug jar.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I used SinfulColors Snow Me White and Wet'N'Wild Wild Shine Black Creme and mixed them together for the grey base. I used Color Club Poptastic for the dots.
Bonus Easter nails using my new fan brush. SinfulColors Candy Coated and Color Club Warhol.