Easy Pedicure & Nail Polish Review
WARNING! I’m serious! If you hate feet do not scroll into the photos. I’ve had surgery on my feet so my toenails do not look normal (thanks, youth sports!). NOW! Onto the review. Today I’ll be reviewing the Play Rosé nail polish by Holo Taco. HOLO TACO - Play Rosé
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Aug. 9, 2020
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Holiday mani 🌟
For new year's eve and anything special . Fir the shine and everything nice. keep on being you and shine through! tourlou 🪐 base so clingy by lights lacquer Mia by lights lacquer HOLO TACO - Play Rosé HOLO TACO - Scattered HOLO TACO - Gold Flakie top coat so glossy by lights lacquer
my first skittle mani
I am trying to play more with color combinations and I really like this one. The vibrancy of it sparks so much joy -tourlou 🪐 HOLO TACO - Peely Base Mia by lights lacquer citrine by lights lacquer venus by lights lacquer HOLO TACO - Play Rosé A temporary madness by lights lacquer cosmic unicorn skin by holotaco HOLO TACO - Scattered HOLO TACO - Purple Flakie HOLO TACO - Blue Flakie
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Easy Fun Abstract Nails ✨💅🏼
Hi friends! Abstract nails have always been on my “I want to try that!” list. Well, I jumped in without another thought and it’s way easier than I thought it would be! Plus, this way if my nails chip it’s harder to tell. Here’s how I get my fun abstract nails: 1. BASE COAT. Always use a base coat. It extends the life of your manicure and protects your polish from the natural oils of your nail. I’m using HOLO TACO - Long-Lasting Base one of my favorites! 2-4. BEGIN PAINTING IN SPLOTCHES. Start from the lightest color, since covering lighter colors with darker colors is always easier than covering dark colors with lighter colors. I used: cirque colors - cirque colors Cream Polishes Cirque Colors Carnegie, Rose Hook. Then #Lights Lacquer - Emerald[products]#[FourStars] emerald. Added a few dots of HOLO TACO - One-Coat Black black creme. Wait 5-10 mins between coats, since you are probably offsetting the placement anyway. 5. OPTIONAL—A FUN TOPPER? For fun, I added a flaked holographic topper. It elevates the look for me, and I really love this polish... HOLO TACO - Flakie Holographic Nail Polish 6. TOP COAT & FINISHING TOUCHES. If you need to add a second layer of anything, do it now! Other wise wait about 15-30 minutes for everything to fully dry before adding your top coat to seal it all in. Make sure you wrap your top coat over the tip of your nail to prevent chipping! HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco VOILA! You’re ready to live your messy life—and I’m here for it. Have you done abstract nails?! Any tips for me?
Basic DIY Wedding Nails! ✨
I just got married this past week so I thought I would show you guys how I did my nails myself at home. This was surprisingly simple and easy! I chose to go with a basic neutral rose color and my natural nails, which were shaped oval. I don’t have any “nail tech” equipment at home and TBH I am not leaving my house to get a manicure right now LOL, so this was my only option. My nails are natural and pretty brittle, so I have to choose the products I use carefully to protect the health of my nails. ￼I started off with my favorite base coat: the long lasting base from Holo Taco HOLO TACO - Long-Lasting Base this brand has just been so GOOD for my nails. I knew this one would keep my polish on all day so I didn’t have to worry about chipping or lifting. It takes about 10-15 minutes to dry but I don’t mind at all! It’s worth every penny to me at $11. ￼Then I painted 2 coats of Cirque Colors “Rose Kaolin” creme polish cirque colors - cirque colors Cream Polishes . I love Cirque since they are made in the USA and made small-batch, 10-free! The coats dry relatively quickly, about 15-20 mins between coats. At $12 I recommend their polishes! ￼Then I had a crazy thought—I NEED stones on my accent nails. But where do I find them? In my room of course. I found an old piece of cheap jewelry with clear white stones in it so I took a safety pin to it and removed a few stones to glue onto my nails. I used super glue and tweezers to place them and made sure to wait until the coat of creme polish was 10000% dry beforehand. I think they turned out pretty great for DIY! ￼For my top coat I went with my HOLY GRAIL HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco which is only 3-free, but it dries in 5-10 minutes and does not budge. At ALL! No scratches, indents, nothing. I knew I could count on this on top of the stones to seal everything in. SGT is $11 and worth every penny if you have brittle nails like me! What do you think of my DIY wedding nails?! 😂 #CheriePartner
Surprisingly good nail oil 👀
Earlier this year I had ruined my nails due to a bad gel polish removal 😒 I needed something ASAP to help my nails heal and repair so I headed to my nearest beauty supply and found this Sally Hansen - Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil It was affordable and easily accesible so I decided to give it a try and I’m so happy I did! It’s a pretty good oil I must say, like I said it’s pretty cheap and easily found at Target. It has a sweet smell, and you only need the tiniest bit. I only ever push my cuticles back, NEVER cut them and apply this oil after painting my nails and it keeps my cuticles clean and moisturized. Definitely a pleasant surprise! #CheriePartner
Sally Hansen-Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil
The best manicure I’ve ever given myself!
I have to be honest with you guys. I’m not SUPER into painting my nails. They either always come out super choppy/messy looking or chip away easily since I work part time in manual labor. However, this nail polish brand I found makes THE CUTEST nail polishes and they make super cute nails EASY! This look was created using the following nail polishes: HOLO TACO - Aurora Unicorn Skin HOLO TACO - One-Coat Black HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco OPI - Natural Nail Base Coat I’m usually not a huge fan of YouTuber brands but Holo Taco makes such unique nail polish formulas that help me save time (and subsequently money) with something that I would never pay a professional to do, but never felt comfortable doing myself. Here’s the step-by-step of how I created this look: PREP WORK: always wash your hands and remove any remaining nail polish before starting a new look. You can also use a nail polish remover just to remove any excess oils on your nails to make your polish last longer. BASE COAT: I used the OPI Natural Nails base coat. OPI - Natural Nail Base Coat I purchased this pretty recently (within the last month) since I work in manual labor and my nail polish chips (not to mention my nails BREAK) pretty often and I wanted to help offset that. This base coat works WONDERS and really does make my polish last longer. Pro tip: I always take the base coat along the tip of my nail and sometimes underneath it to stop tip chips. CREME BASE: What can I say? I love black nail polish...but so many black nail polishes I have owned in the past take SO MANY coats to make it fully opaque. I finally found a TRUE single-coat black nail polish HOLO TACO - One-Coat Black it’s insane. This is the first nail polish I purchased from this brand and it had me hooked immediately! So yes, I only used one coat of this polish before moving on. TOPPER: This topper polish has my heart. It’s a blue-pink-purple-everything-tinted iridescent flake topper. WHEW! I love using this topper on my nails by itself but on top of black it just takes the look to a whole new level! HOLO TACO - Aurora Unicorn Skin this is such a unique nail polish formula and it’s not chunky or strange feeling on the nail. However I would always recommend sealing it with a top coat just in case. I only used one coat of this. TOP COAT: This is the strongest top coat I have ever used: HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco and it really does completely flatten out any glitter, flakes, bumps, or ridges that occur on my nail. I love this stuff!! I only used one coat of this to complete the look. What do you guys think of the look?! #CheriePartner
HOLO TACO-Aurora Unicorn Skin
What makes my nails shiny? My secret is...
When I do my nails art at home, I usually start with a base coat product. I noticed that manicurists (at good nail salons) always give me that. I have thin nails, that means most of the nail products irritate my nails. I recommend this Fast&Shiny base coat from Kiko, because it doesn't hurt my nails. If you have those sensitive nails, you must use nail base coat. And It's a great way to protect your nails from colored nail polish. Feels like applying a protector for your nails before the nail paint. Also acts as a good top coat. It Leaves nail paint with a tint of shine. The product says it can be as a base coat and/or as a top coat after applying nail polish, maybe for some people. As for me, it's too sticky to use it as a top coat. And I bought another one for the top. But use as a base coat, I HIGHLY Recommend! Applied as a base coat, it protects the nails and the nail polish color. Used as a nail polish, it adds shine to the nails and helps the manicure last longer. And it's called Fast & Shiny, it’s really dries fast, about 60 seconds and shines nails. And the formula contains nail hardening ingredients. It looks nice, too. The modern, exclusive packaging includes a transparent glass bottle with a silver outer cap decorated on top with the KK logo. The applicator has an ergonomic grip, making it easy to hold, while the flat brush packed with 1000 transparent bristles smoothly applies the product. Base coat can really help nail polish last longer. If you're wondering if a base coat makes a difference, it totally does! It protects your nail from turning a funky color from your polish, and it also seems to help your nail color apply more evenly and dry faster.
I have a distressed nail: now what?!
So your nail is cracked or the top layer is peeling and you need to save it before it breaks... I GOT YOU 👏🏻 Here are some tips to save your nail: Use an acetone-free nail polish remover to remove any leftover polish from your nail and any excess oils. I use this one: up&up - Strengthening Nail Polish Remover Wash your hands: do this in general, but especially after using the acetone free nail polish remover. This ensures that you won’t be trapping any bacteria under any nail treatments we’ll be using! Use a nail strengthening treatment. I use this base coat which has helped me grow my nails SO LONG (by my standards) as someone who used to have a habit of biting their nails: ORLY - Orly Base Coat & Top Coat my only beef with this product is that it usually pees off within a few days if you don’t seal it with a top coat or other nail polish on top. Use a THICK top coat on top of the treatment, or continue painting your nails as usual. This will create a barrier/shield between you and the distressed nail area and will leave it less vulnerable. You can repeat this as necessary, weekly until the distressed nail area is far enough grown out that you feel comfortable filing it down or cutting it off. Some of my nails are super brittle so I have to use strengthening treatments on them in order for them to remain healthy and long as they grow! What are your favorite nail treatments? #CheriePartner
ORLY-Orly Base Coat & Top Coat
Have you experienced broken nails? I have hacks to fix it! Only 5 min!
I believe that most of us have experienced unfortunate accident result in the breaking, tearing or splitting of a nail. Broken nails can be both painful and unattractive, and while you may think your only option is to cut the nail back to the quick, there's actually a nifty little beauty hack you can try, which takes less than 5 minutes to put your nail back together. What you will need: A teabag, emptied of tea leaves Clear nail polish Scissors A nail file Step #1 Using the scissors, cut out a small rectangle of fabric from the tea bag that is long enough to cover almost the whole length of your nail, and wide enough to reach both sides of the nail. Step #2 Push the broken part of your nail back into place as much as is possible, then coat the whole nail in one layer of clear nail polish. While the polish is still wet, lay the rectangle of teabag fabric over your nail, smoothing it out against the polish to enhance it adheres to both the broken part of the nail, and the the rest of your nail. Step #3 Apply another coat of clear nail polish over the whole nail and the teabag fabric. Wait for it to dry. Step #4 Us the nail file to file away the excess fabric from the tip of your nail. Step #5 The next step is the regular manicure process and apply your favorite nail polish. In order to avoid broken nails, I'd like to recommend a curticle oil to you guys which is my recent favorite! It's L'OCCITANE - Shea Nail And Cuticle Oil.It's about $20. THIS IS AMAZING. So worth the price, the shea butter infusion in the product is so refreshing to your nails and cuticles. It goes on greasy, but drys to a hand-cream like type of moisturized finish. I wear a lot of press-on nails when I get in drag, and this cuticle oil keeps my nails healthy and refreshed after the constant wear and tear.
L'OCCITANE-Shea Nail And Cuticle Oil
The Ultimate Guide To DIY Nails At Home💅
I'm not a fan of doing nails over and over, like reapplying every other day. I usually only get my nails done once or twice when I go out with friends. But because of the coronavirus, I was bored to death at home. And I want longer lovely nails! So I purchased those beginner things and followed the instructions, shaped my nails and colored my nails, ALL BY MY OWN. Step 1: Prep your nails! Trim and shape nails by filing in one direction only to prevent breakage! Apply cuticle oil, push back cuticles and remove hangnails. Finally, cleanse to remove oil. OPI - Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Original Formula Step 2: Apply base coat to prime the nail surface, increase lacquer adhesion and prevent discoloration. Step 3: Apply 2 coats of Nail Lacquer, using three strokes for each coat. Apply the first down the middle and then one on each side for complete coverage. Be sure to paint the tips of your nails, brushing it perpendicular to the front tip of your nail. Step 4: Apply top coat over the nail. Don’t forget to cap the nail’s free edge! If you have enough budget, you can buy UV light. UV light can very slightly speed up drying time by helping to evaporate some of the polymers in the polish. With regular polish, a UV/Fan dryer combo is your greatest bet. If you have less budget,you can do the same with a dryer ,but use by hot and cold winds alternate or just air dry. Without any saying, you definitely need the base coat and top coat. Base one is the first step of the application, the top coat is the last.The color opaque lacquer needs 2 coats as does most of that type and applies smoothly and dried to a gloss. It was easy to apply, and lasted a long time. In addition, you must have wooden push and dead skin tool. Wood push could make your nail (free) lines visible enough. Dead skin tool is effective in helping you get rid of the skin off your fingers. And one more point, remember to soak your hand in hot water about five minutes before using the dead skin tool. Then all you have to do is take your nail clippers and make the shape you like.(before colored nails) If you have nail file, you can also use it to smooth out your nails. (I have very thin nails, so I don't usually use it)I only used an emery board to make the rough edges smooth. So If you don't have money or time to get a manicure at the nail salon, just do it at home. It's not difficult to do.
OPI-Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Original Formula
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