Quarantine Manicure 💅🏼
Hi my name is Katerina, you may call me Kat and I’m a neutrals girl. I gravitate to anything and everything neutrals. I may have 50 shades of neutral polish in my collection already. But that doesn’t stop me from adding more! I found this pretty shade on amazon during my regular quarantine browse. I never tried the miracle gel line and decided to give it a go. Just so you know I prefer regular polish for myself. I know you may pass judgment but hear me out! I feel like gel and shellac and other long lasting polishes destroy my nails. They become dry, thin, brittle and break easily. I don’t think it’s worth it. So I prefer to experiment with different brands of regular polishes to see which lasts the longest. Also a couple of chips here and there really don’t bother me. This is my 5th time using this product so I feel like I can give an honest review about how I feel about it. The color is called ‘Little Peony #247’🌸It’s a creamy baby pink shade. It almost reminds me of the OLD Essie Fiji color (my favorite shade of all time before they changed it to a darker pink color). It took two coats to get an even distribution of color and dried quickly when topped with Seche Vite top coat. The color started chipping around day five. But before you click away let me tell you that my hands are always in water. I’m a Chef, so I’m always working with my hands. I’m also a clean freak that still gets on her hands and knees to clean the floors from a bucket twice a week. So my hands take a beating on a regular basis and this polish managed to stay intact through the daily torture. If you’re not working this much with your hands I’m pretty sure you can get away with a week of it not chipping. I’m probably going to look into more shade from this collection and see if the Fórmula holds up for all their shades this well. If you’re still a regular polish fan I highly recommend this collection but especially this color because I die over it!
2 DAYS AGO
With these stunning fall collection of nail polishes from 𝗢𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 & 𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗘 I am ready for first (?) autumn weekend. ⠀ These polishes are 7-free and vegan with clean ingredients, they quite long-lasting (5-6 days without chipping is a great result for me, believe me). They are applied easily (darker colors are applied easier), for this mani I applied two coats (swipe to see first coat application). ⠀ Olive & June was founded in 2013 by mani-obsessee Sarah Gibson Tuttle in Beverly Hills, California. At Olive & June believe no matter who you are, where you live, what you do, or what you wear, you can have a perfect manicure that makes you feel like your best self.
Greatest invention ever!
Olive & June’s nail polish may not be the best polish ever but they do have super cute colors. And in addition to that, they have this AMAZING product called the Poppy that you can easily put on the handles of nail polishes. I have used it on theirs, of course, Essie, and Ten Over Ten handles and it works perfectly. As someone who has shaky left hands when trying to paint my right hand, this solves the problem. It has a learning curve (how to hold it, where you like the brush in relation to holding this, etc) but it definitely helps since it has a larger surface area. Since using this, the nails on my right hand look amazing. 😋
My all time go to
This is my all time go to shellac. Field Fox by CND. This is the colour I get whenever I don’t know what else to get. Like when I need my nails done but don’t have a plan for the colour. It is my absolute fave neutral. It goes with EVERYTHING! And it is a year round colour. It really is my ultimate. I get so many compliments on it when I have it on. I even wore it on my wedding day. It’s flattering on all skin tones. I would recommend this colour for any event, it will always go with your outfit. The one thing I hate is picking a nail colour only to have it look hideous with an outfit the next day. You won’t have this with Field Fox 🤍🦊CND - Shellac Field Fox
CND-Shellac Field Fox
I’m loving these nail polishes that I got from Urban Outfitters a little while back. 💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly these dried down once applied. And, just two coats delivers gorgeous color. 👍🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The iridescent top coat gives a nice shimmer but I suggest a regular top coat for staying power. I use sally hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat for mega shine & durability. 👏🏾
Sally Hansen-Miracle Gel Top Coat
Neutral Nails 4ever ✨
So I'm a neutral nails girl, it's my go-to and I have a hard time staying away from nudes! I do my own gel nails and have been for about a year. I like a thicker consistency gel because it's easier to work with and usually requires less coats. I really LOVE the color of this gel polish by Kiara Sky, it's the shade "Cheeky", but that's where the praise ends. It's a thinner consistency and super sheer. The gel polish is described as a cream and the product page doesn't describe it as "sheer" anywhere so I was expecting one or two coats max. In this photo I'm wearing 3, plus a sheer nude base and the polish is still sheer at the tips. I'll keep using it because I do love sheer nudes, but it was definitely not what I'd hoped for. KIARA SKY - GEL POLISH - G607 CHEEKY
KIARA SKY-GEL POLISH - G607 CHEEKY
Longer lasting nail polish (chronic hand washer)
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish and top coat I have been using the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polishes and both shiny and matte top coats. I really like them because my manicure seems to last longer with this line than any other I’ve tried. I typically chip my nails on the first day with regular nail polish. I’ve always washed my hands a lot and am cleaning up. This makes my hands dry and my nails chip faster. I’ve tried gel manicure at a nail salon but don’t like the effects of the UV light so this is a great alternative since no lamp is involved. I have a few shades but the turquoise mermaid looking one pictured here is called Combustible. I wanted to also note, the polish spreads easily over my nails and doesn’t get in thick globs and the brush is nice where I don’t get streaks. Would recommend if you like to do your nails yourself and have them last a little longer if you chip them easily like me. Rating 5 out of 5: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Top Coat
Sally Hansen-Miracle Gel
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