I am wearing a polish that has really surprised me. You know how you see a polish, you really want it and have been lemming it for months. The thrill of the chase excites you and then when you FINALLY get your hands on it you are totally disappointed? Well that didn't happen for me with Holiday Glow by OPI! After searching Trade Secret and Ulta, looking all over the internet and seeing prices of around $10-12, I resigned myself to the fact that I would never have Holiday Glow for my collection. Then a few weeks ago I stumbled on a mini set on ebay!!
Ok, in an earlier haul post, I showed you this polish from the Gossip Girl collection by Nicole by OPI.
I used it and I must say that I was GREATLY DISAPPOINTED! This polish is so sheer and goopy....I put on 4 coats and I still wasn't happy with it. And I KNOW I have lots of bubbles, but thank goodness that it's a glitter, so the bubbles don't show up. Plus, I applied topcoat and in the morning when I got up, I have HORRIBLE tip pull/shrinkage! UGH! All that work and it looks like I had it on for 10 days! NOOOO!
Look at these pictures!
Now this picture is so deceiving! I'm conflicted because this color is GORGEOUS! But application and shrinkage and tip wear make this a miss for me!
I must admit that my nails and I have a love/hate relationship! At times, they grow marvelously, and I have no problems out of them. Other times, they break when I look at them and I can never seem to retain any length on them. I think that is why I had such a hard time at the beginning of my nail journey. I could NOT find any regimen that would really help me keep my nails healthy and strong.
During this time, I found lots of things that I really loved and worked for me, but couldn't find the complete package with steps/products that would help me maintain a nail length that I was happy with.
As I'm sure you all know, youtube has become the go to reference tool for most people, you can find videos on hairstyling, crocheting, makeup, comedy and nail care.........WHAT! You mean I can find out how to get long, lovely, strong nails on YOUTUBE! YES!! *doeshappydance*
Enter LOVE4NAILS and her youtube channel! At first, you will see that she has awesome video tutorials that showcase designs on every level from beginner to expert. But once you keep watching, you start to think "how does she get and MAINTAIN her nails at such an awesome length?" Enter THIS video....
Yeah, when I said I went haulin, that was only part one! But, it's my birthday and I can do what I want! So, I found this awesome website http://www.cinapro.com/ and they have the EXACT same nail art kits that are sold at Sally's like this....
Just a little! (well maybe a lot!)
I went to Ulta (someplace I don't normally go for reasons I won't go into) and got a few things. Take a look!
Nicole by OPI's Gossip Girl Collection!
Sneak Peak at the New Gossip Girl Collection!
The secret’s out! New Gossip Girl-inspired colors are coming to nails near you. Here’s a look at four of the scandalous new colors. From left to right, you’ve got Too Rich for You Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle; Party in the Penthouse and Nicole…Spotted!
This buzz worthy, limited-edition line is currently only available in select Targets, so avoid the drama and pick these gems up now!
Today I am showing you one of my new favorite brands. These were purchased for me by another Lacquer Lover and I am so grateful, because Studio M (Massini) polishes are not available in my area. But WOW! Look at what I have been missing!
I bring to you Purple Medallion!!
I added the last blurry pic to show all the rainbow yumminess! WOW this polish makes me HAPPY!
This is only 2 COATS! Even better, and the dry time was super fast. I added a coat of topcoat for extra shine. This polish does dry semi matte, so topcoat is needed. Don't you love this! Till next time,