Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Barielle Advanced Every Day Nail Care: Nail Strengthener Cream

Well that title is a mouthful. But that is the name of the product I am using lately.

My nails have always been not the greatest but with the nail polish kick and the use of Acetone removers my nails got a bit worse. Rather awful to be honest. So I have spent this week being polish free and applying this nail cream every day, multiple times a day. And it IS helping.

My nails are noticeably less flaky. Which is awesome. They also aren't peeling off thin layers like they were last week. Huzzah!

Got mine at Sally Beauty for 10 dollars. Ten Dollars well spent!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nutra Nail Products, I think they might just work!

So my first gradient was a smashing success and lasted, without ANY chips, a solid 7 days. Seven GLORIOUS days of beautiful pink and blue.

I know it wasn't the polishes I used for the actual gradient because that stuff will be gone in a few hours if you aren't careful. I think the grand success was due to the base and top coat I used. They were Nutra Nail "Bullet-Proof Strength Formula" and "High Gloss Top Coat" which I purchased bundled together at Wal-mart in March. They were seven dollars or so.

Honestly when I bought these I wasn't expecting much. But since I have started using them I have been pleasantly surprised.

The Bullet-Proof as a base coat helps my polish adhere to my nails better I think, and the top coat definitely is glossy and smooth.

I'd definitely recommend them to my polish buddies.... If I had any polish buddies.

This was how my gradient looked after seven days (I'm super proud n'stuff):

Friday, May 3, 2013

Gradient Nails

I followed this tutorial for my first try and doing a gradient paint job. And it turned out pretty dang well. I can't stop staring at my nails now.

I've also been stressing and that triggered my finger chewing habit... so sorry for my rough looking fingertips.

Anyway here is the gradient I dun:

I really like how the colors I chose came out. 

And with a new month comes money and a new desire to buy nail polish.... must... resist.... xD

Until Next Time!