These colors are infused with diamond dust! Hmm, I'm curious to see what the polish will look like. I'm most excited about Heart My Jr Jewels, the website describes it as a sophisticated dazzling dark. Of course I cant wait to see the pink, but I think it might be sheer. I love the name too, Put a Ripka Ring On It. Check it out at Essie's website .
How cute are those? There's more polka dot goodness:
I even included the blackberry in the polka dot fun!
This last style was one I didn't really like in the box, but I loved when I put on my nails:
That little blue star is too cute. They look better than I thought they would.
Okay so on to the review:
- Cute designs, A twist on the typical french manicure that most fake nails come in
- Short length, I can work and type with these
- They come with glue and stick on tabs, so you have options. Only want them on for a couple of hours? Use the stick on tabs. Want a few days worth of wear, use the glue.
- No tip wear!
- The sizes of the nails, the thumb nails were entirely too big for my thumbs. I mean it was either have a gigantic nail on my thumb or one that was too little. For the most part, all of the other nails didn't have a problem with sizing
I haven't worn fake nails in a long time, I cant remember how long its been since I gave a nail salon my business. These are a great, reasonable alternative. Just for when I want a break from my nails and polishing for a few days. Like I mentioned before, what I liked about the nails was the option to pick between glue and sticky tabs. Those sticky tabs are really adhesive, more than I thought they would be, but after I tried all the nails on, I decided to go with glue for wearing the original polka dot design I loved. If you liked these you can look at other styles here. I also have some nail art decals to show you from Fing'rs later so check for those later!
I'm loving SH Hard as Nails, its only my 2nd time using it, but I already feel as if my nails are stronger. My bottle of I'm Indi-a Mood for Love is reaching that below halfway mark and becoming difficult to apply. My nail art polishes, I'm so glad that that silver one is running low because I don't like that brand compared to LA Colors. Ah, my beloved Seche Vite. Cant do a manicure without it.
Here's what I came up with:
This is two coats of I'm Indi-a Mood for Love + a silver dot using the Stripe Rite polish, then finish with a coat of Seche Vite.
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Here's the polish, 3 coats with the coordinating topcoat:
This is my first SH Salon nail polish and I will say that the formula is nice, not too thick and applied nicely. I love the bottle! Its already one of my favorite polish bottles and the rubber handle is just great like Orlys, helps me get a better grip. However, the Clear'd for Takeoff is a terrible topcoat. Clear'd for Takeoff? Try never did get off the ground. I could still dent my polish almost 45 minutes later! And its not the glossiest topcoat. You know what it is? That Seche Vite has me spoiled. Dries and hardens in minutes to a glossy shine that I have yet to find in any other topcoat. So, I redid my manicure, added another coat of Made You Blush and finished it off with SV.
I can live with this now! :-)
Here is the polish, this is three coats + no topcoat. It was sheer and streaky. I probably could have done 4 coats, but I thought that might have looked chalky on my hands.
Last weekend, before we went to the movies, I stopped at my favorite small town drugstore to see if they had some polishes I was interested in. I picked up another LA Colors nail art polish in mint green. I'm so glad I found a actual store to buy these at,they are great for nail art. If you were like me and you have no idea where to buy or haven't seen these in a store near you, you can order them online and get a pretty good deal. The best deal I saw was 6 for 11.95.
Here's my "lemon-lime" nail art:
This is what I have been missing?! The wonderful world of glitter! Or glittah as Brooke would say. This is my first glitter polish believe it or not. I. Cannot. Stop. Staring. This is one the revamped Xtreme Wear line polishes I picked up at Walgreens and I should have gotten more glitters! It's like I've fell in love with nail polish all over again because I've stepped into uncharted territory. Well at least for me anyway.
Rockstar Pink is a pink, blue and silver suspended in a clear base. (I had to have a pink as my first glitter!) This was gorgeous all on its own, but when I added Seche Vite, it was even better! It still has a rough texture though when I run my fingers over it. This is two coats. I might even keep this on for 2 days! Now I'm not looking forward to the removal. I've heard about glitters and being notoriously hard to remove. I'll get to that when get to it. For now, I cant keep my eyes off of my nails!
I had to clip/file my nails because the same two nails keep peeling on each hand. I have no idea why, but I'm doing some research about nail strengtheners. OPI Nail Evny is at the top of the list right now. Hopefully, I wont have to keep clipping and filing them for the same reason. It always happens right when I get them a length that I want too!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Since I cant seem to embed the video, here's the link: Watermelon Color Inspired Nails
I set out to duplicate them but I don't have a green striping polish yet so I did a variation. I still wanted the green in the design though so I switched up the white base with a green one:
Doesn't look as good or intricate as hers, but I will try again with a white base color. I still wanted to do the look so I switched the colors up to black, pink, white and silver glitter.
This is one coat of SH Blackout+ striping polishes + Seche Vite.
I like the end result with the black tips. Changing up the regular pink and white french manicure with black is one of my favorite things to do lately. I can tell because my bottle of Sally Hansen Black Out is dangerously low. That hasnt happend to any of my polishes since OPI Effiel for This Color so thats saying something! I will be putting that on my ever growing list of things to buy.
L to R: Zoya Valentina, LA Colors Static Electricity, OPI Himalayan Hideaway, OPI Blue My Mind, Art Deco nail art polish in white, Stripe Rite silver glitter and Wet n Wild French White Creme. (Not shown is Zoya Armour topcoat)
Yes, that's red you see. I put aside my feelings about red polish and did it because whats a 4th manicure without red, white and blue? Sigh, I know. Anyway, here's what I came up with.
I think I'm going to go with the design on my middle or ring finger because I like them the best. I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Be safe! :-)