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even though the two shades look really similar ,I like that they have this little difference thanks for all the love recently,I just finished my first semester at university and I've been feeling a little down but all your cheers are really helping me so thank you. tourlou 🪐 HOLO TACO - Peely Base At last by lights lacquer afterschool boy blazer by Essie cosmic unicorn skin by holotaco HOLO TACO - Blue Flakie
winter ❄️ blue and grey inspired skittle mani
I got inspired by a BTS song from their new album called blue and grey. I like the vibrancy yet subtle of it . It gives off a very calm vibe while also telling me to keep thinking outside the box ,outside of what I thought I knew tourlou 🪐 on the nails: HOLO TACO - Peely Base At last by lights lacquer HOLO TACO - Chameleon Coat Nail Polish Alexandrite by lights lacquer LIGHTS LACQUER - Cold Turkey Fake date by holotaco HOLO TACO - Scattered HOLO TACO - Blue Flakie
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Perfect nude colour for fair/light skin tones
I was really surprised with this nail colour, and how much I love it. This is going to be my every day nude colour for when I’m being indecisive about my nail colour. This is in the shade “buns up”. I have very fair skin, and I feel like this could work for fair to light skin tones. They also have a darker shade in this line called “take the espresso” which I feel like that could work for darker skin tones pretty well. The polish performed average, a few chips by the end of 7 days. Overall, I will continue to wear this!!essie - Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish
Battle of the top coats pt. 2!
Decided to paint my nails this beautiful deep green for Christmas time! The shade of the CND - Vinylux Long Wear Polish is Aura #314. The Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Top Coat performed pretty well, I had got some recommendations to try this one as many people say it’s there holy grail top coat. The one thing I really like about this is is that I don’t find my polish peeling off my nails. They chipped slightly and when applying I found that some of the polish almost lifted a bit (left pinky finger). I was able to make this polish last 8 days! As for my day 8 nails, my right pointed finger was really the only one with a chip in it. My left hand, all of my nails had chips in them, they were very minor, but still noticeable. Overall I liked this, very comparable to the CND one that I tried in part 1. Let me know if you have any recommendations for parts to come. Happy Holidays!
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happy nails = happy life 🤗
I saw someone get their nails professionally done at a salon with an idea similar to this, so I thought why not save some money and do it myself ! also don’t mind my eczema that is all over my hands ! OPI - Natural Nail Base Coat (alpine snow) my green nail polish was from a clothing store in NZ. I apply 2-3 coats of each polish and waited for them to dry before doing the detailing. I used a bobbi pin that I bent straight and used the circle ends of it. I applied the colour to the bobbi pin and drew on the smiley faces. I will admit with shaky hands this is extremely hard to get them looking the same haha. especially with my non dominant hand.... however I still think this is a cute look that I will try and get better at. I love a cute nail polish look and I’m happy with how it turned out!!
Ice cream. 🍦
You scream, I scream, we all scream - for ice cream. 🍦 ... 💅 . 💅 . To achieve this mani, I used: OPI - Natural Nail Base Coat Sally Hansen - Color Therapy Nail Polish #SALON PERFECT - BROWNIE SCOUTS HONOR[products]# SINFULCOLOR - SINFULCOLOR Professional Nail Polish REVLON - ColorStay Gel Envy Strengthening Longwear Nail Polish #wet n wild - Wild Shine Nail Color-Yo Soy[products]# Invite Only - Color Club . 💅 . 💅 .
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My favorite at home “gel” manicure!
I’ve gotten so much better at painting my nails after not going into a salon in months, and this combo of products allows my manicure to last a full 2 weeks. I haven’t ventured into gel polishes that require a UV lamp, but the OPI Infinite Shine formula is the same quality. OPI - Infinite Shine Prostay Primer I had never used a nail primer, or even really a base coat, before trying this one, but I definitely feel like it helps the polish stick to the nail better. I’ve tried the infinite shine polish without the primer and my nails chipped much faster. OPI - Long Lasting Nail Polish Infinite Shine 2 this is the shade “engagement to be” which is described as a pale lilac, but appears more grayish purple in person. It’s a beautiful neutral shade and very glossy. The wide brush helps with easy application, and the formula is thick enough to not run, but still allow for buildable coverage through multiple coats. With this particular shade I use 3 coats, but most of the collection only requires 2 coats Seche - Vite Dry Fast Clear Top Coat Super quick drying but also super chip resistant! Makes my nails super glossy but isn’t thick or gummy at all. My nails dry significantly faster with this top coat than any other I’ve ever tried #cheriepartner
3 Most Common Nail Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid &How To Fix Them!
Since the pandemic started, I’ve had to do my own nails more often. My go-to nail salon has been closed for months. DIY manicures can be a little annoying if you don’t know what you’re doing. I’m telling you my mistakes so you can learn from what I did wrong. My Top 3 Nail Mistakes: 1. Only using one coat of polish I’m the first to admit it, I can be pretty lazy, but one coat of nail polish just doesn’t cut it. I know doing two coats takes more effort and adds to the drying time, but it’s so worth it in the end. 2. Not focusing enough on nail care Nail care is a game-changer! You need to buff, file, and cut your nails before applying polish to get the best results. Buffing really helps smooth out any ridges or inconsistencies on the nail bed. 3. Using a bad top & base coat Do you know that glossy top coat you get from at salons that makes your nails look super shiny and perfect? I didn’t use to care about which base or topcoat I used. I would just use the cheapest one available at the drug store. What a mistake! My Must-Try Nail Products: ● Seche Vite Base & Top Coat - The Sechevete base and top coats give you that salon-worthy shine you want from a DIY mani. Plus, it helps dry the nails super fast so you can get on with your day! ● Nail Buff - This thing was only $1, and it’s helped transform the way I give myself manicures! ● A glass nail file - Did you know glass nail filers are supposed to be healthier for your natural nails? The Final Look I did this fun look for the 4th of July! I filed and buffed my nails with the white buffer and topped them with two coats of my favorite nail polishes by Essie!
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🦋🦋🦋I got butterflies on my nails😍
Butterfly nails are a particularly popular style this summer. Many bloggers have been posting pictures of their manicures on Instagram, so I went to the nail salon with the blogger's picture and wanted to do the same. Step 1, clean your hands and trim your nails into a square shape (if you're doing something cute like a fruit manicure, consider a round one). Step 2 apply nail softener and repair dead skin Step 3 apply OPI - Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Original Formula Step 4: Apply cuticle cream and champagne color nail polish twice (usually 2 times for darker colors and 3 times for lighter colors) to illuminate and fix the nail color. Step 5: Stick two butterflies on your ring finger and thumb. Fix them with glue. Why I recommend this manicure: In summer, girls' clothes and colors are mainly white, pink and other fresh colors, which are suitable for butterfly nails. The one I made was about $40, and because of the complexity, remember to choose a professional nail salon. I hope all the girls can wear beautiful skirts, have beautiful nails this summer.
Do u need a base coat before applying nail polish? My answer is...
You know you've wondered: Can I just skip all the extra time and effort it takes to apply base coat when painting my nails at home? Apparently you shouldn't, says celebrity nail designer Patti Yankee. "Just like when you build a house, you need to start with a good foundation — and a base coat is the basis for a long-lasting manicure." Need more proof of why it's really worthwhile? Here, we break down all the benefits. Benefit #1: Base coat makes your manicure last longer. Think of it like double-sided tape for your nails. Along with plasticizers to make them flexible, base coats contain an extra boost of cellulose chemicals to give them "stick," They stick to the nail below and the polish above to prolong the manicure, and allow for enough flexibility to move with the nail as it bends. Without this sticky, elastic surface for the pigment to adhere to, your manicure would chip a lot faster. Benefit #2: Base coats prevent polish from staining your nails. Ever tried that hot new red only to find it left your nails stained yellow? Chances are, you didn't use a base coat, and staining has occurred because of a chemical reaction between the ingredients in the polish (dyes and chemicals) and your nail plates. A base coat is your best defense against staining. It provides a clear protective layer between the nail and the pigment of the polish above. If you're in a pinch and simply must skip the base coat, avoid dark colors and go with natural shades, from sheers to pastels, that aren't as likely to stain your nails. But keep this in mind: when you apply pigment directly to the nail bed, it's especially important to use a high-quality, long-lasting formula. Benefit #3: Base coats can be handy problem-solvers. Some base coats are packed with ingredients to address a number of nail issues, and there are lots on the market to try. Read the labels to decide which one best suits your needs. Have extra dry nails? Choose one that's moisturizing to keep nails in tip-top shape. If the surfaces of your nails are uneven, opt for a base coat with ridge-filling properties. It will provide a thicker base to even out ridges or indentations in the nail before applying the color coat. Just beware of base coats that claim to be nail hardeners. These usually contain a high content of formaldehyde and will temporarily harden your nails, but will later cause them to split and crack easier because they'll become too hard." If you're not plagued with any of these issues (lucky you!), simply look for the same qualities you do in any nail polish. 6One more tip: Resist the urge to use your topcoat as a base coat and vice versa. Generally, a base coat doesn't have the shine of a topcoat, and a topcoat doesn't have the 'sticky' surface that's important in a base coat," says Waldorf. So switching between the two isn't a good idea. OPI - Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Original Formula For me, Best Overall: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat Simple and straightforward, this gets the job done, and done well. It wards off stains—even if you’re sporting dark polish, as noted in many reviews from satisfied users—and ups the longevity of your mani. And while sure, in theory, it should be paired with OPI polish, we’ve mixed and matched it with other brands and had equally good results. I have been converted from Esse to OPI. My friend had a lovely "natural" nail color on her fingers which I admired. She told me the color name DON'T BOSSA NOVA ME AROUND and that she always used OPI and the base "NATURAL NAIL BASE COAT" and following with top coats as well because for years this brand was so dependable in application and color not chipping easily after using top coat. I order all 3 products and was delightfully impressed with the base coat, nail lacquer and finally the top coat. I am an artist working with lots of mixed media and needle/pins/scissors etc which usually wrek havoc on any nail color polish I use so mostly I have used clear. Now I can happily use color when the mood strikes me. The color opaque lacquer needs 2 coats as does most of that type and applies smoothly and dried to a gloss. Recommend this brand.
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Short square matte, look at the cuticle shine!
Client requested nails stay short and square, but thin out the edges more because she does have wider/shorter fingers. •young nail acrylic powder to build that nail . •young nail monomer •bettle pink polish •top coat matte Finish with a cuticle oil! SUNv UV/led lamp - Amazon $25-40 depending on size and watts
Short coffin shape .
Acrylic nails done by me. Cosmetology student • Young nail acrylic powder and monomer . Shade toasted champagne from wet and wild polish Top coat - UV GEL TOP COAT from Beetle (brand by Amazon)
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I did this set on myself and fell in LOVE with the color. YN YOUNG NAILS - Acrylic Nail Powder COVER BLUSH #Young Nails - Ultimate finish gel[products]#[FiveStars] Best topcoat EVER!!!
Nude Louis Vuitton nails
Simple fall set. Love these. My passion is nails. I love what I do and cannot wait to be done with school and working in a salon . Always go for what you want and you’ll succeed with hard work and determination. Just keep pushing. #Beetles - Gel polish #308[products]#[FiveStars] gorgeous tan color nude that flows well with the LV transfer foil YN YOUNG NAILS - Acrylic Nail Powder I used core bare to do these as my structure color bc it’s beautiful with or without polish and it makes a nice base for gel polish YN YOUNG NAILS - Monomer Nail Liquid I use this on my clients bc it has the best retention YN YOUNG NAILS - Protein Bond Non-acid Adhesive OMFG. This is my HG my go to. I have no lifting on myself or clients for 4+ weeks. It’s a miracle. I’ll never go back 🤫
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The brown and gold mani I’m bringing into 2021
BASE COAT OPI - Nail Envy Original : I used one coat of this on each nail as a base coat. BROWN POLISH I have been searching for the perfect brown nail polish and while I almost bought one from Essie’s Expressie line, I decided to get a $15, four-piece Zoya set from Amazon instead. (Zoya polishes usually cost $10 each. On the Zoya website, the same quad costs $30.) The “Tis The Season” quad had two cream polishes and two shimmers. The brown polish is called “Debbie” and is a plum brown. On the thumbs and the pinkies, I used the Zoya polish “Tasha,” which is described as a “sensual brunette brown metallic.” It is perfect. Zoya polishes has Big-10 free breathable formula free of: • Formaldehyde • Formaldehyde Resin • Dibutl • Toluene • Camphor • TPHP • Parabens • Xylene • Ethyl • Tosylamide • Lead GOLD POLISH AND NAIL STAMPING PLATE For the gold design, I went with Maniology’s Gold Rush polish, a metallic champagne gold, and the MxM041 plate. Maniology is 5-free and doesn’t use: • Formaldehyde • Formaldehyde Resin • Dibutl Phthalate • Toluene • Camphor TOP COAT To seal in all of my work, I chose an old reliable, the Sally Hansen - Big Kwik Dry Top Coat . It doesn’t smudge the stamp, dries quickly is leaves a glossy smooth surface. I did this mani Saturday and the first picture was taken on Wednesday. As of New Year’s Eve, there hasn’t been a chip. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
Easy to use cosmetics
MAKE UP FOR EVER - Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer This primer is tinted and I’m very thankful to be a light enough shade to match it because it’s a wonderful breathable primer. I often mix it with an oil and stipple it on for a dewy look laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder I haven’t tried many setting powders, this one has a lot of hype and I was not disappointed. It works well with Milk MAKEUP - Hydro Grip Primer (not show). KALEIDO COSMETICS - Kaleido Cosmetics Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner I like very simple thin eyeliner and this felt tip lets you have all the fine control you need Glossier. - Cloud Paint Duo I like this a lot for cheek color I really do, the colors are NOT universal though. You have to be honest about what tone you want your blush to be. Because it blends in so seamlessly with your skin if it’s a bad color for you it looks so so bad. OPI - Nail Envy Original shown in Hawiian Orchad here. I’m sooooo happy OPI came out with nail envy in colors I love this stuff. I want them to come out with fall/winter colors, currently only available in light tans and pinks. flesh - Touch Highlighting Balm this stuff blends so well, it’s the cloud paint of highlighters. If you just want a little natural color that’s easy to put on this is it. #Space Case - Bronzer[products]#[FiveStars] I like this pressed bronzer a lot. I don’t tend to use bronzers so I appreciate that this one never gets to heavy. You won’t pick up to much on your brush and it’s not very “buildable” so it never gets to dark.
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Which Drugstore Gel Polish Reigns Supreme?
Do you all remember when drugstore gel polishes were all the rage a few years ago?! Everyone, including myself, coveted the extra shiny, long-lasting appeal of gel manicures but wanted quicker, more affordable alternatives. I must stress this - I’ve never had a professional gel mani. My comparisons are purely going to be based on longevity, color payoff, & shine. In this post I’m going to discuss 3 popular gel polishes at the drugstore: Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel , essie - Gel Couture Top Coat , and wet n wild - 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color . All of these formulas claim to be long-wearing, high-shine, & don’t need a UV lamp to cure like traditional gel polishes. Sally Hansen: I’m wearing the shade “tidal wave” on my thumbs & pinkies (only left hand photographed). This formula is opaque in 2 coats, has a shiny finish, and easy to apply. I topped it with its matching top coat Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Top Coat for extra shine. I purchased this shade & top coat as a set for approx $16 a few years ago, and have not had issues with the formulas changing over time. I have 1 other shade (discontinued). They retail for $7-10 each depending where you purchase. Honestly, this formula is not worth the hype or price. This shade lasts longer on me than the other one, but no where near the brand’s claims of being long-wearing. I find that my polish chips within 2-3 days and it’s downhill from there. Easily removable with any polish remover. Essie: I’m wearing “once upon a time” on my index & ring fingers. I received this & essie - Gel Couture Top Coat in an Influenster box a few years ago. The formula has not changed over time. This shade is opaque in 2 coats, shiny, and easy to apply. Sets with a polish & top coat are $18-20 and single polishes around $10-11 depending where you purchase. The formula is true to its claims of even coverage, shine, & fade-resistant. I find this to last about the same time as the WnW polishes (keep reading!). Again, for that reason, not worth the hype or price. Easily removable with any polish remover. Wet n Wild: These are the cheapest at around $5 ea. The 2 downsides are the shade range is significantly smaller (WNW ~ 10, sally hansen ~ 100, Essie ~ 45) & availability. It appears WNW has discontinued most of this line, but you can still find them at Walgreens.com and on the WNW website. This particular shade on my middle finger, “stay classy”, is one of my all-time fave polishes I’ve worn a lot over the last few years. I also have teal shade & the formula is consistent. It’s easy to apply, opaque in 2 coats, and shiny on its own (the 1-step claim) or with Seche - Vite Dry Fast Clear Top Coat This lasts around 3 days without chipping. Easily removable. Because it lasts about the same time as its more expensive counterparts, I recommend these instead. #CheriePartner
My Quarantine Manicure 💅🏻
essie - Gel Couture Top Coat essie - Longwear Nail Polish #cheriepartner This is the manicure I’ve been loving since March! I actually love doing my own nails as opposed to going to a salon! Here are the steps I take: 1. Clean and scrub nails 2. Remove old polish 3. Push back cuticles 4. Apply three thin layers of Essie Gel Couture polish (this shade is ‘Haute to Trot’) 5. Apply Essie Gel Topcoat I’ve been using the Essie Gel Couture polishes lately and I love how shiny they are! They dry super quickly and don’t chip easily. How gorgeous is this shade too!? I love hot pinks for summer. What is your summer manicure shade?
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How to grow strong nails 💪🏾
📅 november 2020. after seeing @annkrisha's post on cherie, i decided to follow her steps. you can see my progress in a month. 👝 so I bought the gummies and a nail treatment. 🍓 the gummies NATURE'S BOUNTY - Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies i took the strawberry cream flavour, because it's made with biotin. 🍊 there's an orange flavor but it's made with collagen. 👩🏾🔬 but what is biotin? it's a water- soluble B vitamin that helps your body convert food into energy. in German, it is called H vitamin. the H stands for "Haar und Haut" which means "hair and skin". 💉 you take 2 gummies per day, a few hours before or after another medication to avoid interactions. they help to support: ￼nail health ￼maintain health of normal hair and skin ￼maintain good health (wound healing, metabolism...). 🤔 in the past, I tried the Centrum - Multi+ Beauty Gummies Natural Cherry, Berry & Orange but I didn't like the taste. I did see some improvement in the nail area though. 💗 the nail treatment: Sally Hansen - Nail Rehab it is an intensive strengthening treatment. "the jasmin, rose and vitamin E formula helps strengthen and protect your nails, instantly fill in ridges and hide imperfections". 🔎 you apply 1 or 2 coats, as needed. after a week, remove and re-apply. you can also use it as a base coat. 🤗 my nails are growing strong! i recommend this. thx for reading! #CheriePartner
3 Great Nail Care Products to have!
These are the 3 Nail Care products I recommend! The Nail Aid is my #1 for nail growth because it makes your nails strong and they grow really quick. You can use it alone on nails or as a Base or Top Coat.
😒Capital NO for this nail polish remover! Dior disappointed me so much this time!
I have done nail art many times and have a lot of experience. Whether it is to go to the nail shop and ask someone to do it for me, or I do it at home, I know what a successful nail needs to have. First of all, good-looking nail art needs a healthy nail. Therefore, we need a variety of nail care products. Secondly, the success of nail art depends on your choice of nail polish. Everything from the texture to the color of the nail polish, from the durability to the gentleness of the nail polish will determine whether your nails look good or not. Then there are the nailing tools. Some nailing tools are not up to standard. After you use them, your nails will be allergic and your hands will be tanned. Finally, nail remover is available. Many people feel that this step is no longer important. On the contrary, this step can not only affect the health of your nails but also determine whether your next manicure is successful or not. DIOR DISSOLVANT ABRICOT $17.9 This is a Dior brand nail polish remover. I bought this product because its packing is really good. The color is a gentle fan, and the glass bottle packaging is attractive. But I found that I had made a very wrong decision. Because this nail polish remover only has a good-looking appearance, its real function is very poor. The main problem is that it has a poor function of removing armor. I tried to wipe my nails with a soaked cotton pad, but it took me a long time to find that there was still a lot of nail polish left. Especially for dark nail polish, the effect of this product is very little. In other words, in order to ensure that the product is mild, the main function is badly done. If I want to remove one nail completely, then I need a lot. And this product is not large in capacity and cost-effective. It can only be used two or three times when the price is close to 20 dollars.
DIOR-DIORLISSE ABRICOT Smoothing Perfecting Nail Care
Nail Care | No other product "works as good" 🔥
OPI - Nail Envy Original $17.95 Provides maximum strengthening for: ● Harder ● Longer ● Stronger ● Natural nails to envy WHAT I LIKE: ● Dried quickly ● Helped make nail varnish last longer ● Easy to apply WHAT I DISLIKE: ● I would like a more obvious improvement in splitting nails ● May not suit those who prefer a more natural matte finish Let's just get straight to the point: This stuff WORKS!!!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥 DO NOT waste anymore money on any other products. Pictures speak for themselves. Nail Envy by OPI is literally the best nail strengthening polish out there. My nails became so strong and are actually growing. I recommend this product to everyone who has trouble growing your nails. I've wasted probably about 200 some odd dollars on nail strengthening polish. I wont specify brands, but I've literally tried everything out there. From drugstore brands, to super fancy one's. I've been disappointed so many times that I had practically given up. I accepted the fact that I have weak nails, and that I'll never be able to grow natural, nice, long nails. With that said, I settled for acrylics (which I hate with a passion). I had acrylics off and on for about 3 years, damaging my nail bed more and more. When I would remove the acrylics to let my nails breathe for a day or two, they were brittle, thin, easily breakable and not at all attractive. Fast forward a few years of putting up with acrylics, nails chipping, breaking, and painful throbbing, I became fed up with the entire thing and went on a hunt for the best nail strengthening product and this time, I was determined to find one. After many hours of research, I found consistently good reviews about OPI Nail Envy so I thought, what would it hurt to try one more thing? I've been using the product religiously for the past 9 months, and I am nothing less than impressed and shocked. My nails are growing longer than I am used to (even with the acrylics I would get) so I am a satisfied customer to say the least. They are strong and healthy, and while they're not completely break-proof (obviously), I've banged them several times here and there and they've held up for the most part. This product is a miracle. How to Use: Apply two coats to clean, dry nails with cuticles pushed back, followed by one coat every other day. After one week, use any OPI Polish Remover to remove all Nail Envy and nail lacquer, if present. Begin application again. Nail Envy works best to strengthen nails as a base coat in actual contact with the natural nail. It can also be used as a top coat over nail lacquer. Results vary by individual and are dependent on the initial condition of your nails. Disclaimer: you DO have to be patient. It's not going to happen overnight. It requires consistency, and a lot of patience. And having to deal with your nails being bare for a month or so. Sharing is caring.
OPI-Nail Envy Original
Nail Care Hacks EVERYONE Should Know!
Manicure lovers like me who often does nails knows that if they do nails frequently, the nails will become very thin and fragile! This is why nail care. is so important. During this pandemic, going out for a nail care or manicure is hard. Today I want to share my basic nail care hacks. You would be surprised how easy it it for you to take care of your nails at home. The method is very simple, easy to learn, and save money! Nail care is the most important basic preparation step for a healthy nail as well as a beautiful manicure. A good basic nail care can make nail painting last longer. Basic nail care mainly includes the steps of exfoliation and cleansing of nails. 💙Tools you will need: Coarse sand strip, sponge frustration, polishing strip, nutrient oil, softener, a push, a brush, dead skin scissors You can find these in Walmart or target or even dollar store in a basic nail care set. 💙Steps: 1. Use a sand strip to polish the nails into the shape you like. 2. Apply a little softener to the cuticles of the nail base, wait for 15 seconds 3. Then use the push to gently push down cuticles . 4. Use scissors to remove the dead skin (cuticles were split and ragged) 5. Use sponge to polish the surface of the nail evenly with the rougher side 6. And then polish the nail surface evenly 7. Apply some hand oil or cream especially around the nails and massage in circular motions with your fingertips. At this point, nail care is complete. The hands are very moisturized and nails are shiny after finishing. I would recommend do this every two weeks to get healthy and shinny nails. If you always do manicures or apply nail polish, then a weekly basis would be a better option. LAROC - Nail Care Manicure Set JĀSON - Nail Saver, Tea Tree DAZZLE DRY - Nail Care Kit
DAZZLE DRY -Nail Care Kit
💅🏼removal +nail care guide (artificial nails)
Acrylic, dip, press ons, gel, you name it- I’ve tried it. But artificial nail removal can be really hard on your natural nails. I found a way to nurse mine in between manicures. 💧 REMOVING GEL, DIP, & ACRYLIC NAILS 💧 (Press ons get their own section) Get a Glass bowl, a wooden cuticle pusher, & 100% Acetone. I use the ULTA BEAUTY - 100% Maximum Strength Acetone It’s 16 oz for $4.99, which is great value! Make sure the bowl is glass or metal, because acetone dissolves some plastics. Also it has to be 100% acetone. Regular polish remover can take hours to break down acrylic or nail glue. PS: for acrylic, you should clip the extensions before the next step. Fill a bowl with enough acetone to soak your nails in. I know it’s super drying... Some people recommend putting Vaseline around the nail to protect your skin. I haven’t tried this yet. Still, let them sit in the bowl for 5-10 minutes. Take it out, push off excess acrylic, & repeat. So gel, dip, and acrylic break down differently. Gel tends to chip off, dip fades into the liquid, and acrylic turns to jelly. When you take it out, use a napkin/ cuticle nail pusher to remove stubborn loose ends. Acrylic nails need this the most. You can use a wooden or metal cuticle pusher to gently shave down the jelly. Repeat the acetone -> pusher process until it’s completely off. ⭐️ AND DONE ⭐️ 🌺 REMOVING PRESS ONS FOR REUSE 🌺 Acetone destroys press-on nails. Yes, even Soy polish remover does. :( made that mistake once already. So what can you do? Fill a bowl with soap & water to dip your nails in & soften the glue. Use your wooden stick or floss to gently separate from loose edges of the nail. DONT work from the free edge of the nail because that will damage the length. And whatever u do, don’t yank it off! This process requires a lot of patience but is worth it to keep your press ons safe. 🧖♀️ POST MANICURE NAIL CARE 🧖♀️ Two things contribute to nail health: 🌊 Hydration 💎 Hardness Hydration helps your nails bend, making them less likely to break. But they can’t be toooo soft. To achieve both those things, I use nailtiques - Nail Protein Formula 2 Plus and HERITAGE STORE - Organic Lavender Castor Oil The oil comes with 8 oz for $11.99. I just fill up a tiny bowl with it to soak my fingers in throughout the week. In my bare nails photo, you can see how it keeps my skin moist and my nails flake-free. The Nailtiques hardens your nails by giving them a protein boost. But careful- don’t use it too much. Too much hardness makes for brittle nails that can snap easily if they’re bumped. 🚨 ONE MORE THING: Avoid removing acrylic with an electric file. It’s easy to hit your natural nail without realizing, and we don’t want thinner nails! Worst comes to worst, biotin can help you grow healthy, gorgeous nails again 🥀
ULTA BEAUTY-100% Maximum Strength Acetone
my favorite nail polish for any occasion ❤️
hello everyone! today i am showcasing my favorite nail polish that works for any occasion! sinful colors makes really good nail polish that doesnt chip, and goes on to fake nails nicely😊 personally, i think the most flattering nail colors are ones that are close to your skin color. this makes it appear more natural, and the mistakes dont show as much! thats why i chose the shade “gold n’ roses” 🌹 this shade looks close to my skin, but is also very glittery and beautiful ❤️ i pair it with my Sally Hansen - Mega Strength Ultra Shine Top Coat to help make it last longer! i prefer to use it on false, glue on nails that i do myself at home. the polish stays on false nails a lot longer than real ones! i will do a tutorial soon on how i make my fake nais last long💖💖 on false nails especially, youre going to have to do two thin coats to get the true color. otherwise, it will be too sheer. this nail polish dries pretty fast, so dont worry about it being too wet to paint over again. let me know what your favorite nail polish color is below! 💅🏽 dont forget to follow and cheer SINFULCOLOR - SINFULCOLOR Professional Nail Polish
Sally Hansen-Mega Strength Ultra Shine Top Coat
Nail Polish 101 - Perfect Nails at Home 💅🏼
Are you stuck at home? Are you missing the nail salon experience? Well look no further because today I’m going to tell you my tips and secrets on how to achieve the perfect nail look at home! 👍🏼 My first step is always to shape my nails! I like to go for a square slash squared oval nail shape using a nail file and nail clippers. I must be one a few gals who actually does not like super long nails, so I tend to keep them on the short to medium length. For this tip, any nail file and clipper will do the job. No need for a super expensive tool! Next, make sure to have a nail color and top coat ready. In this case I’m using a essie - Enamel Nail Polish in shade Mint Candy Apple ( I gave a full review on this specific nail polish) and Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel Top Coat . I know some people do not like to mix brands but this Sally Hansen top coat is a winner in my book. Pro tip! Do not ANY shake the nail polish bottle, instead roll the nail polish bottle between your hands! When you shake a bottle it can lead to the creation of tiny air pockets, which will then lead to air bubbles - a big no no! Once I have my nail shape and colors ready, I start with the first coat on all nails. Once I finished the first coat, I wait a minute and then go for a second coat. Afterwards I wait 5-10 mins before applying a third coat! This way I ensure the color is solid and there are not any sheer spots on my nails. Finally, 15 mins after the last coat of your nail polish I go in with the top coat. This particular top coat is thick and shiny! I like coating my nails with just one coat of this polish. One coat is more than enough since it is super shiny and thick enough to product the freshly added nail polish color. Once everything is set in place, sit back and relax! Give your nails the proper amount of time to dry on their own. Unless you have a hack to speed up the process (let me know if you do 👀)! I love that this look gives you a classic clean nail look! I rave about Essie nail colors but at the end of the day any favorite color of yours will do the trick! There is something about having your nails done that makes you feel more confident and ready to conquer the day! In my pictures, you can see the tools and products I used to create my look! The second picture is my fresh shaped clean nails, the third picture is after one coat of nail polish, and the fourth picture of the grid is two coats! The second picture is my nails with three coats of nail polish and one layer of top coat! When I paint my nails and follow this process they tend to last anywhere from 7-10 days with minimal chipping. I love that the three coats ensure my nail color is thick enough to battle all of my weekly activities! Remember these products, steps, and tips are all authentically recommend by me and it’s the process I follow! I hope you all enjoy it and try it out for yourself too! 🙂
essie-Enamel Nail Polish
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