Tag Archives: Nail Care

Acetone, the miracle nail polish remover…Or is it?

9 Dec

nails_manicure_acetone_nail_polish_removerAcetone is probably one of my most used nail products. Pure acetone can get unwanted nail polish off your fingers in one sweep. That’s why I love it. It’s fast, easy and pretty cheap. What you might not know however, is that acetone can really damage your nails and fingers. According to self.com, it can strip your nails of its nutrients and cause it to break easily and become weak. It can also dry your fingertips and cause crackly skin around your nail beds. Continue reading

What to do with dried up, gunky nail polish!

9 Dec

dried out opi black shatterI have a whole collection of nail polishes some are new, some are old. I even have some from when I was in junior high. But what do you do when your favorite nail polish that you’ve kept forever dries out and becomes sticky and gunky? This is what happened to me when I was preparing to do my usual nail art. I opened up a bottle of sticky gunk. I was saddened that my favorite white nail polish was completely ruined. I still had hope, though. I’d heard of several strategies used to thin out nail polish. One of which includes using nail polish remover. If you do this, DO NOT DO IT ANYMORE. Putting nail polish remover can ruin even the most expensive nail polishes. Continue reading

Glitter Ombre Nails

27 Nov

One of the popular trends going on in the nail world right now is glitter ombré. This design is perfect for those Holiday nails that you’ve been looking for. I’m obsessed with them. I had never done them before until this Thanksgiving. In the past, I’ve attempted to do the ombré with glitter nail polish, but I found it very difficult to get the glitter to fade on the nail the way I wanted it to. It would get really clumpy and just be a huge mess and who wants clumpy holiday nails?! So when my sister came home for Thanksgiving and requested a glitter ombré, I thought I would finally give it a go. Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons Why Base Coat is Important

18 Oct

Ever pass by base coats in the nail polish aisle and wonder if they were really worth the few amount of bucks? Well turns out it can actually be quite beneficiary when it comes to your manicure. According to collegefashion.net, using a base coat can make you get more out of your manicure.  Continue reading

The Best Top Coat in the World

18 Oct

One of the toughest things about painting nails is finding the perfect top coat. I’ve tried various top coats over the years, from the drugstore versions, to the Essie and OPI brands. However, nothing comes close to Seche Vite  Dry Fast Top Coat. It is seriously the best top coat I have ever tried in my life. Not only does it dry in record time, but when it dries it makes you’re nails feel super smooth and shiny, almost like fake nails. I’m absolutely obsessed and I will definitely be buying this nail polish in bulk.  Continue reading

Cheetah Ombre Nails

15 Oct

One of my all time favorite nail design to do is cheetah ombre nails! Cheetah and ombre are very popular prints not only in nails, but in the fashion world as well. They’re both everywhere in hair, clothes, shoes and more. So I thought why not put these two together! And lo and behold, the combination turned out to be one of my favorite designs ever. So grab your nail supplies and let’s get started! Continue reading

Ombre Nails.

25 Sep

Everything is Ombre in the beauty and fashion world. The Ombre first came out earlier of last year when celebrities everywhere began dyeing the upper half of the hair dark, and then dyeing the descending bottom layers a lighter color. Not only has ombre taken over the hair world, but it has also taken over the nail world. Many professional nail artists are doing ombre on all of their customers. Continue reading