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Easy Pedicure & Nail Polish Review

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relpixela
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
This is a newer nail polish brand that was created by a YouTuber. Now I usually do not buy into celebrity brands but this one has SO MANY unique formulas that other brands don’t offer. So I just had to try them out! After purchasing some basic polishes last year, I finally caved and ordered a “holo” (rainbow shifting) formula. The Play Rosé is a holographic rainbow glitter formula with a rose gold base. It’s GORGEOUS. I will say that it does take 2 coats to get good coverage on the nail if you’re using it by itself. My beef with this polish is that when it dries down, it feels like sandpaper, so you really need to seal it in with a top coat for it to feel normal, and any areas you miss with the top coat can be sharp and annoying. The top coat I used here is HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco
. I paid $14 for this nail polish and that’s definitely a premium price, but it’s a unique formula. You do also get a more-than-standard amount of polish in the bottle. If you’re in the market for a super high quality rose gold rainbow glitter nail polish, this is the one for you! This really makes a pedicure fun. I usually only use boring polishes on my toenails but I love how this turned out! 4/5 #CheriePartner
Aug. 9
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ella.kat4ugh same i had surgery on my toes too!! (though it was for a different reason.) the nail polish looks amazing! i’ve been thinking of buying holo taco for a while now!
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relpixelaIt’s SO GOOD. I don’t buy nail polish often at all but I really love these ones.
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All About Nail Care
First picture: You cant see very well but I had a couple of hangnails I need to trim off, and my cuticles were kinda extended because I havent pushed them back in a while. Using a cuticle pusher/a wooden stick pusher, you can be able to push back the dry skin on the nail without damaging the nail (do not cut off your cuticles like they do in salons!!! this is important because they protect the most sensitive part of the nail) Second picture: This is what they look like after I took care of them! I do not have much dry skin surrounding the nail because i consistently use this oil called: jojoba oil. This oil is great to help make ur nails flexible, and this flexibility allows you to more risk free of breaking them Does your nail chip on the edges when they bump into a door or desk? They may be too hard! and this means they are more prone to cracking and breaking on the edges of the nail. Jojoba oil will help with this because the chemistry formula is closes to our natural body oils! But if you cannot find any jojoba oil around you, its fine because different oils will help will the healing surrounding your nails such as: olive oil, coconut oil, argon oil, pretty much any oil. They just wont be effective with the actual nail. (None of these oils will help your nails grow!! that is a myth, the only way to allow your nails to grow is to not break them or bite me, research it if you do not believe me!) Third picture and fourth picture: I forgot to take a picture of the nails after i trimmed them to my desired length, but here they are with nail polish on! As you can see, my nails were not even to eachother I used a glass nail file, these files are much better for your nails compared to the buffer ones. the grit is wayyy more fine, so it wont be jagged or rough on the edges of the nail if your not some crazy nail lady like i kinda am, then you can use nail trimmers... they arent perfect because they put so much pressure onto your nails to break them, and then some layers of the nail will not be equal to actual nail spot you wanted it to be trimmed to (its kinda hard to explain) These are some tips that i have! Take what you will, I got some of these info from Bliss Kiss website, as well as simply nail logical on youtube.
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Ice Queen Nail Tutorial ❄️
Hey guys!! Is anyone else just...completely OVER summer??? No? Just me? Ok 😂 I have been so excited for winter that I decided to do some ice queen inspired nails to bring out the true queen in my heart ❄️💙 Here are my thoughts on each polish and how I did them!: BASE COAT: I used my trust Holo Taco long lasting base. This actually works a lot better for my fingernails than the OPI natural nails base coat, only thing is that it takes longer to dry...but it’s WORTH IT! HOLO TACO - Long-Lasting Base COLOR BASE: To get that true Ice Queen look, I used Frost Light from Holo Taco. It’s not as full coverage as some of their other glitter polishes but it dries REALLY FAST. So I love it! I applied 2 coats of this in under 30 minutes. HOLO TACO - Frost Light EXTRA COAT: I wasn’t feeling icy enough so I added a silver and rainbow glitter top coat before my final top coat. This is the second polish I have tried from Cirque Colors; it is called Delirium and it is a silver and rainbow glitter top coat. Definitely made me feel more icy, but it took a long time to dry down. cirque colors - cirque colors Holographic Polishes FINAL TOP COAT: I used my trusty Super Glossy Taco from Holo Taco. This has to be one of the best top coats I’ve ever used. It only takes about 20-30 minutes to completely dry down. I did end up having to do 2 coats of this since all of the glitter was...CHUNKY. HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco What do you think? Are you ready for fall or winter? #CheriePartner
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relpixela
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
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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
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