While 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!
Checkout Nail It! Here:
I’m all about winning free polish, especially this collection of minis because I love every single color in it. Of Life and Lacquer is also a great blog that I follow and check out regularly. Her tan little fingers are so cute and perfect. To enter the giveaway click here!
Gummy Green is a minty green jelly polish with black, white and silver glitter pieces in it. I used 4 coats to achieve full coverage. The formulation was a little thick, but not impossible to work with. I love the color and I think its a really pretty and unique 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.
2) Dip the paper towel in acetone or polish remover and wrap it around a nail
3) Wrap a piece of foil around the paper towel and make sure its sealed around all of the edges
do the rest of your nails
4) Wait 10 minutes then pull the whole thing off while putting pressure on the nail, all of the glitter will slide right off