Hello there, today I thought I would post about some nail stuff that I have been using. Please ignore my dry hands and cuticles, I refuse to wear hand lotion because it feels gross!!! When my hands get really dry in the winter, I will put some cream on them under moisture gloves over night but I CANNOT STAND the feel of lotion on my hands during the day.
OPI EXCUSE MOI!
FINGER PAINTS GEL POLISH in ROCOCO ORANGE
For this I used a gel polish with one of those little at home curing lights (I will talk about that in a post later). I also tried to use nail striping tape. I have no fine motor skills so it was HARD!
CIATE VERY COLOURFOIL MANICURE
My friend gave me this kit as a birthday present and I LOVE IT. It is actually very easy to do (I suck at doing nails despite my best efforts!) and it looks really neat; it has a really neat "under glass" sort of look when you put a clear top coat over it.
|Base nail polishes are OPI Black Onyx and Sally Hansen Canary Diamond Chrome.|
CIATE CAVIAR MANICURE
I REALLY love the textured effect of the caviar manicure. Unfortunately it does not last very long. Below is a picture of my nails a couple days later. I would recommend doing something like this for a special event because it looks so cool but not for everyday wear.
|Blue nail polish is Revlon Chroma Chameleon Cobalt.|
For my wedding last year, I got gel nails. I had them for about 3 months and had them done twice. My second manicure was a french manicure with white tips and a black tip on the ring finger. I really loved them, they never broke or chipped despite me not being careful AT ALL with them. I thought it would be hard to adjust to having them but I actually barely noticed them. You can also get clear ones done so that you can use different nail polishes like on your natural nails. They recommend that you get them filled in every 4 to 6 weeks as they grow out (I would say you could get away with 6 to 8 weeks depending on the person). There are a few bad things about them as well. First of all, they are EXPENSIVE. It is not as bad to get them filled in, but if you want to change the colour and keep them up it gets rather pricey every 4 to 6 weeks. Also, I HATE going to the spa/getting my hair done/any sort of appointment for beauty-related things because it is SO TIME CONSUMING. Some people like the whole hair appointment/getting your nails done thing, but I just find it to be rather tedious. Also, it is true what they say about it ruining your natural nails. They file them RIGHT DOWN to get the gel to stick. It was pricey to get them removed so I did it myself and accidentally ripped chunks of a couple of my nails off in the process. It took me about 6 months to fully re-grow my nails again. My nails aren't that great to begin with so having thin, brittle nails for 6 months was less than ideal.
Have you ever had gel nails/acrylic nails/fake nails? What did you think of them?