My Smudge Proof Nails

During Miss Sandy I had so much free time that I did my nails…twice. Since it was Halloween weekend, and I love dark nails during Fall and Winter, I chose black and black with glitter. The first polish I used was Sally Hansen’s Insta Dry in black. This was my first experience with “Insta Dry”, and about 30 seconds after polishing I accidentally bumped my nails on my keyboard (this is a common occurrence immediately after painting my nails). I sighed, rolled my eyes at myself, and lifted my hand to assess the damage.

Shockingly, there was not even a smudge! It was dry…Insta-dry!

Not only did it dry instantly, but it was super easy to use. The brush is wide and the polish is thick so application can be done in basically one swipe. It doesn’t even need a second coat! I was positive that this polish and I were destined to be soul mates. It goes perfectly with my impatience for drying time, and my tendency to always be in a hurry.

Sadly, our love affair proved to be a fling, a one-night stand even. Not even 24-hours later I had some serious chips on a few fingers. To be fair, I am really rough on my nails, but this chipped faster than most. On the bright side, it only takes 30 seconds to touch up the chipped nails.

After a couple of days, I was tired of the chipping and the touching up, so I tried Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in Lust-Rous.

I love these nails for the same reasons I love the Insta Dry polish. It’s fast, easy, and I don’t have to worry about smudges.

Step 1: Select the right size sticker for your nail and apply. (It comes with several sizes.)

Step 2: Use this pointy stick thing to press down and get off any edges that hangover. The stickers will not be a perfect match to every finger, but it’s really simple to remove the sides that hang off your nail.

Step 3: Use the nail file to file down the ends, which removes all the extra sticker hanging off the end of your nail.

Step 4: Put on a clear top coat and marvel at your fancy new manicure!

I love how simple these nails are, and how professional they look after application, BUT (like Insta Dry) these didn’t last for too long. A couple of days later I caught the edge of one in my hair, and another in my pocket and it peeled the sticker right off. The good news is that the box comes with extra stickers! The bad news is I’m an idiot and threw all mine away.

Currently, my nails are 4 different colors as I’m trying to decide which shade to try next…any ideas? tips? challenges?

Special thanks to Sally Hansen for sponsoring this post! Keep those awesome colors and quick drying polishes coming!

Cheers!

P.S. I also helped Zoey with her nails, which turned out much better!

If I Can Do It, Anyone Can

My last “nail blog” I wrote simply about Sally Hansen’s magnetic polish, which was great. However, after a couple days, I decided to add a littler flare to my magnetized nails. So, I did what all great Pinterest girls do… I got out my scotch tape, scissors, and complimenting colored polish, and got to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First, I actually used my left hand to try 5 different styles. After choosing my favorite, I used my right hand for a final product.

I used the scotch tape to cover everything but a triangle at the tip of each nail.

 

Then, I painted purple over every nail, and let it sit for a few minutes

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After removing the tape, and letting the polish dry, I simply topped it off with a clear coat.

Tada!

I used Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear – Purple Potion and their Magnetic –Kinetic Copper.  Big thanks to Sally Hansen’s for sponsoring this post! Can’t wait to try out more styles!

 

Cheers!