Nails: Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue

This was one of my first Sally Hansen Complete Manicure colors.  I picked it up a couple years ago and it’s still one of my favorites!

Navy blue makes a great nail color because it looks chic and professional but yet….it’s blue!  🙂

Complete Manicure

This polish goes on like a dream:  smooth and even, opaque in two coats and dries quickly without the need to use base coat or top coat.  After all, it’s a complete manicure in a bottle, right?  🙂

What is your favorite navy blue polish?

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Beauty Bargain Alert: Glass Nail files at Big Lots

This week we made a stop at Big Lots.  I enjoy the adventure of shopping there because you just never know what you might find!

I have wanted to get my hands on a glass nail file after I heard that they are better for your nails.  How are they better?  They create a nice smooth edge to the nail without the pulling or snagging that weakens the nail.  My nails are pretty hard, but once they get a bit passed my finger, they tend to rip and snag very easily and it drives me nuts!

This package was labeled “Trendy Tools” and came with two glass nail files in different colors.  Both have a protective plastic cover.

I found these in the makeup/cosmetics section.  And the best part??

The price!

Only $2.80 for TWO!!  Cant’ beat that!!

I’ve already used these on my nails and I have to say that I can definitely tell a difference.  My nails feel much smoother along the edge.  I don’t think I will ever be a long nail kinda gal, but I’m really hoping that this will help keep my nails from ripping and snagging as they grow.

Each Big Lots location seems to have slightly different things in stock, so I’m not sure if you will find these in your area.  But if you’re like me and enjoy the thrill of the hunt, it’s worth a stop to look.  🙂

Happy shopping!

Sparkle Nails!!

This combo has me mesmerized!  I just love it!

This is one coat of Rimmel Lasting Finish Polish in Black Satin (430) layered with one coat of Wet N Wild Born into Privilege from their Be Jeweled collection.

And just in case you missed that, let’s review:  ONE COAT!!!  Yes, that glitter polish is really all that and a bag of chips!

These Be Jeweled Wet N Wild polishes came out this past spring and are just beautiful!  I featured The Crown is Mine from this same collection in this post.  They don’t seem to be easy to find anymore, though so check your drugstores or eBay if you are looking for them.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Orange Nails!!

So after this color explosion on my eyelids, I moved to my nails.

This is two coats of Nicole by OPI Fresh Squeezed topped with one coat of Maybelline Colorama Topcoat in Sonic Sunrise.

Both of these polishes were purchased a while back.  Fresh Squeezed was purchased at Target and I found Sonic Sunrise at Big Lots for $1!  Yay!

Here’s you can see the flakies in Sonic Sunrise a little better.

Finally!  My craving for color has been satisfied!  haha!

Do you ever feel like you just have to break out of a rut?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Nail Files: Bare All Tag

I first saw this tag on Mae’s Beauty Reports and knew I had to jump in!

This tag was started by girlintheglasses.  Here’s her original post:

Many of us love our pretty polished fingers, me included, but what about the natural nails that lurk beneath the enamel?  They just don’t get much attention unless we’re prepping them for yet another coat of a lovely lacquer of our choice.  I feel it’s time to strip the polish and bare all in a show of solidarity ladies!  At least long enough to snap a photo and answer a few questions, I’m not a monster after all.  So please join me, show your naturally beautiful nails and share some information about them and the products you prefer to pamper them with.”

Nekkid Nails!

Nail Files: Bare All Tag:

  • Include a photo of your clean, product free, natural nails. Don’t be afraid!  Here are mine with discoloration, left over bits of glitter, neglected cuticles and all!
  • Preferred length:  Short
  • Preferred shape:  On the oval side of “squoval”-ish
  • Favorite base coat:  Seche Vite Ridge Filling Base Coat
  • Favorite top coat:  Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat
  • Favorite cuticle cream/oil:  Lasinoh Lanolin Cream  (this stuff works wonders!)
  • Favorite hand cream:  Wedela Skin Food
  • Favorite nail clippers:  generic clippers from drugstore (looking to upgrade)
  • Favorite nail file:  EcoTools Bamboo Nail File
  • Favorite remover:  Up & Up nail polish remover from Target
  • Self or professional manicure:  I do my own mani’s, pedi’s (usually) and feeble attempts at nail art.
  • How often do you polish:  Usually once a week, but sometimes more often.
  • Most wanted nail product:  Sally Magnetic in Graphite Gravity & Acquarella Polish in Winsome
  • Be sure to include the nail files bare all tag in your post or video response.

This tag is open to everyone, so—TAG!!  You’re it!!   

Fireworks Nails!

Two nail posts in a row!  I hope you don’t mind, but with it being the 4th of July and all, I just couldn’t resist.

I first saw this design earlier this week on C to C Friendspirations blog and immediately knew I had to try it for myself.

I didn’t have the exact polishes used, so I just worked with what I have.

I should mention that I am not a nail-art-extraordinaire by any means, but this looked easy enough even for a rookie like me.

This is one coat of Sally Hansen Glass Slipper as a base.  With Revlon Frankly Scarlet for the red stripes, Sally Hansen Through the Blue for the blue stripes, and a white Art Deco polish for the white stripes.  And all of that is topped with a coat of Sally Hansen Set the Stage gold glitter.

It’s not nearly as good as the original, but I’m happy with it.

My 13 year old couldn’t believe I had done it myself!  hahaha!

I hope you have a fabulous Independence Day!  Stay safe and have fun!

Truly Outrageous! Jem Nails!

Ok, who remembers Jem and the Holograms??

Totally dating myself, I know.

Totally 80’s!

Jem was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid!

 

This is one coat of Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Pen in Fuchsia Chrome, topped with one coat of petites Color Fever Pink Diamond Polish (578).

The Sally Hansen nail pens are great for when you need a quick coat of polish that dries almost immediately.  They live fast and die quick, though so you’ll be lucky if they last a whole day without chips.  (This one didn’t.)

Pink Diamond is super saturated mix of pink micro glitter and larger pink glitter bits.

The combination of these two is a bit brighter in person.  It’s so girly and sparkly and (to me) so JEM!

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!