Eff! I have a feeling the $50 Louboutin red nail polish will end up at my house. I don't hoard cheapie polishes so it's okay to splurge on a luxury beauty product, right? Sephora will be getting it around August 6th if I remember correctly. http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?p roductId=P388556&om_mmc=oth-tum-20140723-Louboutin
I Just got engaged not too long ago. What's the best type of manicure/color that will make a new diamond ring (or any jewelry for that matter) "pop"? I have short nails and prefer to stay away from adding acrylics. I'm just looking for a color scheme suggestion since I tend to stay with the old tried and true french manicure (shellac). What's a good color?
I just purchased Come to Bed Red (red) from Butter London and Florence (nude) from Julep. I just wanted to know some other nail colors from different brands that would be good to have. I prefer opaque, high end polishes- but any other suggestions are welcome as well!
Hey all! So I was looking around Etsy for inspiration on nail polish glitter and designs when I came across this beautiful gem: It's called Amazeballs by Laquistry, an indie brand that does a lot of custom nail polishes. I just discovered her today and I'm in love with Amazeballs from all of the pictures I've found on google. Look at it! It's super reflective and it looks like crinkled up foil, but it looks like liquid metal in the bottle. It's so gorgeous, I'm obsessed with it. Google search it and you'll see what I mean. However, the price is rather expensive. With shipping to Canada it comes to about $23.50 for one nail polish, which is a bit out of my budget (I went on so many splurges this summer, I'm pretty sure I broke the bank D . I want to look for a cheaper dupe for this polish, with the same reflective/metallic/foiled look to it. I tried looking for dupes but the closest I could find were chunky glitters that don't have the same mirror-like quality, or foils, which.... I don't know how to use. :/ if you can find something like this, it would be... AMAZEBALLS!
Alright people it's time to show how you organize your nail polish I am a massive nail polish hoarder... I recently got my dad to build me a nail polish rack for my wall and I'm in love with it. I sorted it by brand this isn't all of my polish, I still have a couple containers full... we all have our addictions.
I bit my nails for about 16-17 years and I stopped right before I got married about 5 years ago but ever since then I can barely get them to grow. They'll grow a bit, split, peel, and break off. I'd love to try painting them and improving my nail painting skills, but it's hard when I rarely have nails! Does anyone have any tips or products that might help?
I want to start using the sephora system nail polish. I have seen several reviews and understand its a 4-step process/system. But my nails are really brittle and uneven from the use of acrylic nails. I want to use a good nail repair solution as well. But not sure if it can be used in conjunction. Can I use nail repair and the system together, if so should I use it before the base coat but after the cleanser?
or Which do y'all think would be best? You can't really go by the pic's (1 of my face, or my Mani-Friday pic's) I have uploaded due to yucky lighting and a blah camera! lol I am light to medium w/ neutral skin tone. Clean red's and orange-red's give my skin a nice glow. Certain undertone/colors like (idk how to explain it) the "wrong" blue's & purples will make the area around my nail bed to appear pink or red'ish (not attractive). I have a cpl of nudes but these look cool and fast. Are these opaque you think? Thanks in advance! @RandeeBt .....do you know if these are opaque and have a color suggestion by chance?!
Hi, My nails have been peeling for a while now and I don't know why. I haven't used nail polish for about two weeks so I could give my nails a break from the chemicals in the nail polish. I also got a ultra shield base coat and just wore that, but they are still peeling. What should I do and is there anything I can do without buying anything? Thanks
I have a huge collectiion of regular Sephora by OPI nail polish but like the shellac polish. Can I use the UV lamp on a regular polish to make it last a bit longer? I usually have a girls night on the weekend with my daughter so we do our nails almost once a week but would like to make it for a week at least without them regular polish chipping after 2 days.
I had a minor event three weeks ago when I was bitten by a dog. I'm mostly healed now and treating my scars with vitamin e and some nice creams. Now that the swelling and scabs are all subsided, I can tell the amount of trauma that my thumb cuticle suffered and I'm getting a little twist in my stomach every time I look at it. I have half my nail with a healthy cuticle and the other half is a small bb of scar tissue where I can see my nail bed. Is it possible for my cuticle to regrow or is there no chance since it is scarred?
Hey everyone! Since the "What Are You Wearing Today?" thread is so popular, I thought I would make one for nails! I love painting my nails, and I want to see what amazing nail looks everyone comes up with!
OH ME OH MY!!! I'm sooo excited about these new nail colors. A beauty blogger posted photos and I fell in love. I've never owned a NARS polish, they are expensive $21! But I can see myself picking up 5 from the website on July 15th. Is NARS a good polish, does it wear well? I'm still looking for pics with the names next the bottles, I want to have my list ready for the launch! LOL #addicted!
Just wanted to share, Today on the Zoya website you can get 3 polishes for $12 (the $12 is technically for shipping) Code is THREEDOM Good Deal, I would order some myself if I didn't already have so many polishes!
LOVE this polish! It's called SUGAR & SPICE ( and as usual the pic's don't do it justice)! (sad eye's,lol!) SO pretty and has Rose Gold ( my red) & Blue, in a bright cream white crelly! What do y'all think?
So I just found out that if you joined julep AFTER December 31 2013 you will not be able to skip your box you must "earn" a skip. You earn a skip every 6 months. However if you are like me and joined way before December 31 2013 you will not be affected and the old policy will remain for you. I'm not happy because I was going to refer some people.
Hey! I have a few nail polish in mind from Julep but I can't afford full price at the moment. Is there some good promo codes available at the moment?? Also, I heard the promo code people get from referrals only works once?! If this is the case or someone has received a bunch of them and won't use them all, send me a message ? I would love to save a bit so any promo codes / coupons would be awesome !!
Lylysa and a couple others wanted to see a swatch of this polish. I got a pedicure today and brought the polish with me to the salon. It is very pretty. All of the birthstone polishes look very similar, so I plan on collecting them all when I come off my no buy (if they are not sold out).
What's your favorite nail colour? Mine is more towards the nude colours... something that blends right in with my skin tone. Even though I have long fingers (so I've been told by piano players) - I still like nude coloured paints... I'm so embarrassed to step out of that colour region cause it draws so much attention, especially cause I'm a guy.
Anyone see this Consumer Reports study that tested 10 different polishes including a $2 one from Walgreens called Sinful Colors and the $27 one from Chanel? Of course there were eight in between. Any guesses on the results. The $2 one came out on top while the Chanel finished in last place. As a nail polish enthusiast, I wanted to pass along the news. I am going to pick one up and give it a try. That is so cheap that it is not breaking a no buy, right?
Since I'm waiting for my 2 stained nails to grow out before going back to French, I have a question. I'm wondering if it's just me. Now that I do my own nails, I've discovered COLORS, so now I MUST match my nail polish to my blouse/dress, lipstick, blush. I actually buy them in a bundle like that. I drag my outfit to the store, find match nail polish, lipstick, blush. French was so much more simple. Didn't ever worry about having it match all of the above.
So awhile back, I think right after Formula X came out, I bought the set (nail cleaner, base coat, top coat) with a light pink for the color. I was superrrrr excited to try it as I had seen it on a cast member's nails recently and she said the system made her polish last for at least a week! .....it was a disaster for me. I did all the steps, and within a day, most of the polish on every nail had PEELED off. So, I threw it in with all my other polish and kind of wrote it off. Since I didn't return it, I pulled it out more recently thinking maybe I just needed to try it again. This time, it was peeling within hours of application. So, I thought I would try to with a non-Formula X color. Same deal. What am I doing wrong? I want to love this system, because polish that lasts a week and that I don't have to go to the salon for (and, isn't terrible to remove), sounds amazing. I feel like I am the only one this isn't working for...so I have to be doing something wrong?