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this week’s at-home mani/pedi 💅🏾💦 poolside!
we just got back from a lovely staycation, which gave me some good opportunities to relax and pamper. i tried another mani.me product - this time its ManiMe - To Have and To Hold . the design was really cute - the majority of the nail is a sheer pink shade, and there is a silver moon at the cuticle. it’s very similar to my wedding manicure! mani.me was pretty easy to use - the only trouble that i have is smoothing down the edges for a few of the nails. i have shorter nails, so i use a nail clipper + file to get a close, smooth final look. for toes, i used all of my holy grail products - ORLY - Orly Base Coat & Top Coat as the base coat, OPI - Long Lasting Nail Polish Infinite Shine 2 in ‘put it in neural’ core color, and OLIVE&JUNE - Nail Polish Topcoat for my top coat. all of these products *just* *work*. i have been doing at-home manicures since the start of COVID lockdown and these are my favorites in each category.
this week’s at-home mani 💁🏾♀️ with OPI!
i used to exclusively wear lavender nail polish - it’s feminine, flirty, a little unexpected ... but still pretty neutral and (dare i say) professional (at least a little bit!). i was so happy to come across this OPI - Infinite Shine Nail Polish Strengthening in ‘polly want a lacquer?’ it’s a gorgeous spring/summer shade. the infinite shine formula is pretty sturdy - i can go at least five days with no chips, which is pretty good for a non-gel polish. i definitely want to check out more of these shades. i can’t reiterate enough that ORLY - Orly Base Coat & Top Coat and OLIVE&JUNE - Nail Polish Topcoat are the best base and top coat products that i have tried. the olive & june product even creates a gel manicure-like look - i highly recommend these products.
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Orly Addiction Strong
Do you know vegan and cruelty free isnt as common as you think? Theres a list, but sadly most of the every big brands arent cruelty free. I made a list a few years ago. it's only changed by a difference in 5 brands. Orly is one of those cruelty free brands one of my favorite nail polishes for colors and these colors are on sale for $4.75 on their main website @orlybeautyORLY - Orly Nail Lacquer
Changed my nail shapes in 15 min! My secret is...🤫
I love long nails, but it is a shame that my natural nails are just super short. Luckily, I found a way to change my nail shape quickly! That is, getting silk nails! Silk nails look quite natural compared to other fake nails, but still, get enough hardness just like hard gel nails. Therefore, this type of artificial nails is ideal for girls who want to get cute and natural nail designs. In the photo, I also applied some ORLY - Orly Nail Lacquer for a lovely yellow look for my graduation day! But if you wanna keep your nails simple and natural, you can just apply several thin coats of nude nail polishes like le mini macaron - Gel Polish Nude. But remember it's better to use normal nail polishes instead of peel-off ones as they are easy to fall out when applied on fake nails. Apart from natural-looking, silk nails are also long-lasting and budget-friendly, especially when compared to gel nails or acrylic nails. Moreover, they don't harm your natural nails! I'll never get enough of silk nails, haha.💅 Have you ever tried silk nails? How do you feel about them?
HOW TO SAVE OLD NAIL POLISH W/ BASE COAT
We all have an old nail polish that we’ve used until it’s basically a dry, gluggy mess at the bottom of the bottle - that’s what OPI Tickle My France-y is to me. It’s a really nice wearable nude pink that I just love. It’s been gluggy for a few months now and I just haven’t worn it as much as I wanted to because the formula is so dry and hard to use. I know what you’re thinking - just put nail polish remover in the formula to thin it, right? WRONG. You should never do this with nail polish as it ruins the formula over time. Nail polish remover DISSOLVES nail polish, remember - so it actually destroys it over time. Ideally, you should use proper nail polish thinner, but that can be annoying to find (I haven’t been able to find it for a while). ORLY - Polish Thinner What if there was something that you could add to the polish that had the benefits of: ➡️Strengthening your nails ➡️Improving wear time ➡️Refilling your nail polish Well, that thing is basecoat. Here’s the thing - I’ve had this bottle of Rejuvacote for years now and it’s hardly gone down in volume. So I figured, why not use it to revive my bottle of Tickle My France-y? I actually did this before I decided to post about it (doh) so I don’t have before pictures, but trust me when I say it was unusable and gloopy. OPI - OPI Nail Lacquer I decided to add about a fifth of the bottle to my OPI Tickle My France-y and see what happened. To my delight, it worked a treat (and didn’t dilute the colour too much either). It’s just like new, plus my bottle went from 1/4 left to just over 2/3 full of polish - and now it’s reinforced with a nail strengthening formula! I call that a win and I think I’ll be keeping this on hand to add to any other gloopy polishes. duri - Rejuvacote 1 Nail Growth System
RED FRENCH TIPS INSPIRED BY A CHERIE USER🍒❣️💃
Ever since I saw@yodeebspost on her creation of these beautiful nails I wanted to try them out for myself! Watch her tutorial on her page to see how to recreate. This nail look is a perfect twist on the classic French nail and will look so good for the holidays! Products used: ORLY - Breathable Treatment + Color Sally Hansen - Mega Strength Nail Color in class act My nails definitely did not turn out as good as hers so make sure you check out her page ❤️
Nail Care Done Right:
Hello, everyone! Here is how I do my nails and some of my tips to help them grow and stay healthy! I started off by removing my old nail polish with some drugstore acetone. Honestly it doesn't matter what you use as it evaporates quickly and is only used for a short period of time. Next I cut off excess or chipped nails with my BRUSHWORK - Nail Clipper It also doesn't matter which brand you use I like this one as it's affordable and easy to use. I also polish off my trims with a nail filer by Revlon. After, I apply my ORLY - French Manicure nail polish. I love it SO much because it's all natural and super cheap $9 on Amazon!!! I will soon write a full product review for Orly but what you need to know for now is that it is an amazing brand! I also apply two coats because the colour is not strong. But one is fine also. Once the nail polish dries, make sure to moisturize your hands and cuticles. I have a diy recipe at my account for cuticles, please check it out! To improve the longevity of your nails, make sure to trim them often to prevent chipping. Also moisturize as often as you can!!! Thank you for reading and don't forget to leave a cheer! ❤❤❤
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