Tag Archives: Nail

St. Patrick’s Day Nails

16 Mar

Hi everyone! I am back with a cute and simple St. Patrick’s Day nail color combo. This is not the first time I have used these two colors together. If you want to see my first post with these colors click here. I didn’t have too much time to do my nails this past weekend but I still wanted to be in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

The two colors that I used were:

  • Pretty Edgy by Essie
  • Good As Gold by Essie

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I did two coats of Pretty Edgy on all my nails except my ring finger. On my ring finger I did two coats of Good As Gold. I told you it was simple!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!

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Valentine’s Day Striped Nails

8 Feb

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I have posted a DIY nail post. Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I wanted to share with you a cute, easy and fun Valentine’s Day Striped Nail tutorial. I used two nail colors that I had on hand but the color possibilities are endless! Get creative!

For this tutorial you will need two nail colors of your choice, tweezers and nail tape. The main nail color that I chose was Status Symbol by Essie.

Status Symbol Nail Color

For the stripes I chose No Place Like Chrome by Essie.

No Place Like Chrome

I started by painting all my nails with Status Symbol, except my ring finger. On my ring finger I used No Place Like Chrome. Once it was dry I cut small pieces of nail tape and applied them to the nail with tweezers. Tip: Press the center of the nail tape to the center of the nail and then push the nail tape to the sides.

Nail Tape

Next apply two or three coats of Status Symbol, after your last coat wait about 2 minutes and with tweezers slowly and carefully remove each piece of tape. And last but not least apply your top clear coat.

Valentines Day Striped Nails

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that special person in your life brings you lots of roses and chocolates!

Nail Color With Chills and Thrills

4 Sep

The other day  I went shopping for some new nail polish and if you have read my previous posts you know that when I go shopping it’s usually for pink nail polish! I think I might be a little obsessed with pink! But much to my surprise this one nail color in particular stood out the most! Let me introduce you to Chills & Thrills by Essie. It’s a beautiful blue with a hint of purple. I know what you are thinking, is she crazy!?! But the colors almost blended the day I wore my purple tank top!

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This color covers nicely! Two coats were applied to get this look!

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Enjoy!

Nail Color that is Cute As A Button

15 Jun

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Hello! I hope everyone has had a Happy Father’s Day! Earlier this afternoon we spent the day with my dad and now we are home watching the Heat game and truth be told they are not doing well at all! They are in the 3rd quarter and they are down by 20 points! Ouch…

Earlier today I did my nails, this week I don’t have a Nail Art design. But I still want to share with you an adorable color that I fell in love with! If you guys haven’t tried this color I suggest you do. It’s by Essie and it’s called Cute As A Button. The color comes close to a pink coral and is a great color for spring and summer!

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Enjoy!

Jany

 

 

 

How to Cure Dry Cuticles

23 Apr

I’ve always had a problem with my cuticles being too dry.  It didn’t matter how much hand lotion I would apply or the fact that I wear gloves every time I do the dishes,  somehow my cuticles were never hydrated.  Due to my cuticles being so dry I’ve had hang nails and loose peeled skin around my nails.

I was so embarrassed of showing my nails to anyone when they looked like that so I decided to take action!  I started searching different products that might help with this,  until I came across CND Solar Oil.  The reviews were outstanding!  So I decided to purchase a bottle and give it a try.

After all what’s the worst thing that could happen?  That it didn’t work and that I would end up spending $8.00?  At that price it wasn’t going to brake the bank.

Below you will find a picture of the CND Solar Oil bottle that I purchased.  It has three different oils (Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Rice).

CND Bottle

Start with clean and dry hands.  Below is a picture before I applied the oil.

Nails w-out oil

Apply a thin coat around your cuticles and massage.

Nails w-oil

The oil is infused with a nice almond scent.  Below you will find a picture of my hydrated cuticles.

Nails after oil

After using this product for three weeks I have noticed that I no longer have dry cuticles, peeled skin around my nails and hang nails.  I absolutely love this product and I highly recommend it to anyone that has the same problems that I do.

Notes:

– I use the product 2 to 3 times a day.  In the morning, after lunch and before bedtime.

– I always wear gloves when I am doing the dishes.  Dish washing soap strips away our natural oils from our hands.

– When washing your hands use a soap that has moisturizers.

– I always apply hand lotion after I apply the CND Solar Oil first, that way the bottle doesn’t get contaminated with the lotion.

If you decide to try this product and you liked it, or if you know of any other great products, stop by and leave me a comment.  I am always looking for great products to try.

You can read more about CND Solar Oil here.

Or you can purchase a bottle on Amazon here.

Thank you for stopping by,

Jany

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