The extra haul
Of course I didn’t need to go, but it was a lovely day out today. I went to Sally Beauty Supply to check out the nail stuff. It was fun to see all the nail art supplies and I picked up a few things. Only one I needed - maybe two if I really try hard to justify.
Out The Door is my favorite quick dry. The finish is great and works well for me. I’m impatient. The last bottle I had for years and it was getting gloppy. I had to toss it and get a new one. The orange sticks I wanted to use because I find the metal pushers can be a bit harsh sometimes. And those two purchases I can kinda get away with justifying. The other two, not at all.
Northern Lights is Out The Door with a cool sparkle when you shake it. Its awesome! I mean, just in the bottle so far, but I can’t wait to try it. And of course, I needed Naughty by Orly because… I’ll get back to you on that. - Meg
This is the infamous “I’m Not Really A Waitress” from OPI with white polka dots (Sally Hansen White Tip). Joanna used toothpicks to apply the dots. So cute. - Meg
Ps. we’re trying to play around the pictures, and this one was taken with Instagram. Fun.
WTF is up with my nail polish? Last night I painted my nails with Wet N’Wild. Cheapo stuff, I know. I used Sally Hansen’s Double Duty base and top coat, two layers of polish. Let dry about an hour while watching DVR’d shows. Photo taken just after painting my nails, so still a little wet.
This morning I woke up to this:
Bubbles all over my nails! What the heck is that? - Joanna
Happy Thanksgiving. This nail art of a turkey is amazing! From a blog that features a year’s worth of nail art: 365 Days of Nail Art (http://blogs.nailsmag.com/365NailArt/)
Tried to do a french manicure with tape. It was terrible. Then I tried to fix it myself free hand. Also terrible. Which is why I ended up just painting my nails the same color as my sister. I want to try something else, but I don’t know what. Any suggestions? Colors are Sally Hansen White Tip and Essie Sugar Daddy (which I love) - Joanna
We have dry skin, and after our cuticle treatment our nails were super dried out. Before we painted gray, we used Neutrogena hand cream and Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.
The Neutrogena is super greasy feel and the Lemon Butter is a lot more solid than you would like for a ‘cream’. However, these made a world of difference and I’ll be using them all week for sure. - Meg
Before painting our nails, Meg and I decided to try removing our cuticles, as demonstrated in this informative video by the Fingernail Fixer. We applied Sally Hansen’s Instant Cuticle Remover gel to our entire nail bed. We left it on for 30 seconds. Then we used a cuticle pusher to push back the cuticle from our nails.
The results were pretty dramatic. Although we’ve had salon manicures before, we have never had our cuticles properly removed as described in the video. We rinsed our hands and applied Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to soften the skin around the nails. We will definitely be adding this technique to our at home manicures from now on. - Joanna
Grey’s in the aisle
Went to Rite Aid to buy some new nail polish. Wanted to get a grey color for winter. Tried on a couple in the store. I couldn’t decide which one to get. The top photo is the grey nail polish in the bottles. Below, I did one coat of each color on my nails. In the end, choose the Color Fever brand for it’s color tone and price point ($1.99 on sale!). The bottles and the colors are in the same order, left to right.
Full manicure photos to follow later, once I get around to actually painting my nails. - Meg
Perfect At Home Manicure Tutorial (by MissChievous)
We are two sisters making a resolution to improve our nails and have fun with nail art throughout 2012.
We live in two different east coast cities, so to keep ourselves accountable we are creating this tumbler to post pictures and share our info. We used to always send each other photos on our phones, so why not upload them to the web to share them with other nail fans, too?
We will try to post the brand and nail color as often as we remember. Photos mostly taken by iPhone4 cameras.
Keeping the plan as simple as possible.