Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Nailed It

If you know me you'd know I hate polishing my nails. I hate when you smudge your nails right after you've painted them. I hate when they start to chip and I don't know how women find the time to do them. So for the past season I've been painting my nails. The funny thing is I ALWAYS buy polish but hardly ever use it. The reason for my post today is because I actually tried a new nail product and a few of you Youtubers were interested. I found this product as I stalking Youtube and was excited to try it. Just to show  you guy my nails

I tried this out on Friday and although I'm right handed, my left hand turned out a lot better. I will say that after the first time using the product I know what not to do now. Do not look too closely because you will see where I had issues applying. I say for $8 and a 3 step process it totally beats out real minx!!! So what did I actually use you're thinking...

I bet you thought it was Minx... gotcha!!! I used regular ole trusty Sally Hansen. The product is Salon Effects and you actually get a salon effect. The design that I chose was Houndstooth but Walmart has plenty to choose from. I think I won't to try the leopard print, lace, and the glitter options. As I mentioned earlier it was pretty easy to apply. All I did was shaped my nails with the with the file that's provided in the box (the hot pink side). Afterward, I pushed my cuticles back. And next I smoothed my nail surface with the grey side. And swiped my nail with nail polish remover, then applied the houndstooth strip. After applying you shape the remainder polish of with the light pink side. I know you're thinking polish... yes the strips are actual polish. I've only had the polish on for 2 days now and I think the true test of time will happen tonight when I wash my hair. 

I can feel a bit of the top portion pulling a bit, but its because I put bigger strips on my teeny nails.
I can't lie I was feeling myself a bit, so I decided to do my toes too, LoL!!!

So I put the houndstooth on my big toe and painted the rest fuchsia. Just in case you're wondering there were extra strips in the box <- I'm not sure how many but I used 2 additional on my toes and gave one to my cousin. All in all you guys should try the product too and let me know what you think. 


Prissy said...

This is cool...never seen it before...its basically DIY Minx!! love the concept..

Thanks for showing my blog some love. The name of the polish I was wearing is called Blue My Mind by OPI

Prissy (Rush Our Fashion)

Special K said...

I Love your blog shis, so happy I stumbld upon it. Just an FYI the Salon Concepts is buy1get1 half at CVS this week. Thanks for reading!!!