Nail It! Magazine

photoWhile home on break I decided to visit Sally’s and ended up buying way more than expected and also found out that there is a magazine dedicated to nail art. After reading through it I decided it was worth the money and subscribed to it :]

I was impressed by all of the content covered and I even learned a few things especially about nail salons and gel manicures. It seems that the almond nail shape is going to be popular soon, hopefully I can grow mine long enough to try it! They interviewed a few amazing nail artists and I even found some inspiration.

While I enjoyed the content covered in the magazine I was pretty disappointed to see that a lot of the images in the advertisements, and some of the pictures from the magazine spreads appeared to be photoshopped. Some were more extreme than others but I just kind of hoped that a nail art magazine wouldn’t try to force false perfection on us like normal fashion magazines do with beauty and body shape/weight. Either way I’m super excited for the next one to come in the mail!

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Mani of the Week: Sea Nets / Loofa Mani

I was browsing r/redditlaqueristas and I saw a mani with the most beautiful deep blue polish ever and knew that I had to have it. I checked the comments for the name and… I ALREADY HAD IT!1 Revlon’s – Royal. I also found Essie’s – Penny Talk which I’ve wanted forever and found at Rite Aid on clearance for 4$ (but the cashier charged me even less!) so I decided to use them together. I’ve been expecting the 2011 and 2012 Bundle Monster Stamping Plate sets for a little bit now, but I’m impatient and decided to use the only stamping plate I currently have which is Konad M57. I was aiming for an ocean like blue with a gold and bronze ‘net’ stamp over top and was pretty pleased with my result. While I was looking for something to hold while I took pictures, I realized that my mani looked just like my loofa :]

I was pretty mad when the Seche Vite dried and I saw how awful the shrinkage was. Especially on my ring finger, I had switched to Out the Door topcoat because of the warning label on Seche Vite, but I find that OTD will smear any design I put it over and SV doesn’t. I guess neither are safe anymore :/ I plan on buying the Seche Topcoat Thinner and seeing if that helps, mine is about half gone and is incredibly thick so I think that might be the problem. Its never done this before and I’m really disappointed. Anyways, heres pictures!

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Where I Buy Nail Art Supplies

I figured I’d share where I buy my nail art supplies in case anybody wants to buy some. Polish is also way cheaper online which helps fuel the addiction :] If anybody has any other sites that have discounted nail art stuff let me know!!

http://www.victoriasnailsupply.com/ciwoaw.html

http://www.bornprettystore.com/

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&_nkw=nail+art&_sacat=0&_from=R40

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nail+art

http://www.bundlemonster.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=nail+art

How to Remove Glitter Polish

I used to avoid putting glitter polish on and even started to dislike glitter, because I knew it would be a serious pain in my butt to get off. That and after scrubbing at my finger nails to get it off they would also look pretty rough and possibly break. I recently learned of the foil method. A little prep and 10 minutes is all it takes to get it all off in one swipe :]

1) Cut (or rip) 10 finger sized pieces of tin foil and paper towel or cotton balls.

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2) Dip the paper towel in acetone or polish remover and wrap it around a nail

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3) Wrap a piece of foil around the paper towel and make sure its sealed around all of the edges

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do the rest of your nails

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4) Wait 10 minutes then pull the whole thing off while putting pressure on the nail, all of the glitter will slide right off