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!

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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?

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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?

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Smooth Sailing Away…..

This is two coats of Essie’s Smooth Sailing polish topped with one coat of Poshe Top Coat.  I purchased this polish last spring and I still LOVE it!  It’s so spring-y and fresh!  One of my favorites!

What is your favorite (old or new) spring time polish?

GLEE!!

Could there be a better name for this polish? I don’t think so! Every time I look at this color I smile. 🙂

This is my one and only color from Jessie’s Girl but it has me wanting more! I purchased this polished at Rite Aid several months ago, but had forgotten about it until recently when my girls and I were doing our nails together. Glee is a blue based teal color with blue and lime green micro shimmer glitter! LOVE!!! This is two coats Jessie’s Girl Glee and a layer of Poshe Top Coat.

It’s hard to really capture the complexity of this color in photos.

 

I don’t have a lot of nail art skillz, but my daughter got a little kit for her birthday recently and we decided to try it out. I choose the yellow heart nail gem to add accent to the ring finger. I kinda love it. AAAAAnd…..sometimes I see it out of the corner of my eye and think maybe there is a booger on my finger! O.o But the important thing is that my girls and I had fun together!

Mini Mani's!

Each of my girls painted their own nails (what can I say, they get it from their mama!) and I helped with the nail gems. On the left is Sally Hansen Wavelength and on the right is a no-name pink mini polish that came with the nail kit and Sinful Colors Let’s Meet on the thumb. They were so proud of their finished mani’s! And I have to admit, I was pretty proud of them too! Nothing like girl bonding over polish! 🙂

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