Saturday, September 24, 2016
nail products i am loving.
There is something about perfectly done up nails. They are an instant confidence booster! I often find myself looking down and smiling. Ahh, the simple joys in life. In the past I would go weeks without doing anything to my nails. Weeks. Now? I like to do my nails every Friday night. There are a few reasons for this. It is a great way to unwind after a long work week, it gives me the chance to pamper myself, and it allows me to be creative.
As you can see from the photo above, there have been a few new nail items added to my collection. The first are some of the Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips from Sally Hansen. I absolutely love these things. How else can you get perfectly done up nails in five minutes? There is no drying time and they last for about a week. (They say ten days but usually by that point the nail polish strips are looking a little ragged. So I prefer to remove them after a week.)
The only downside is the price tag. These cost between $10-12 per box. That is pretty steep! Thankfully, I was able to get the six boxes above for a mere $10. When I went to the CNE there was a booth of discounted beauty supplies. That included a wide array of Sally Hansen nail strips. So, I tried to pick up some different designs rather than simple nail looks I can do myself. I wound up with fun patterns and prints, like skulls, argyle, stars, guitars, and leopard print. These are definitely a little left of centre....but I thought they would be a fun way to mix up my nail looks. Currently, I am wearing the skull and heart print design. I feel like my inner Avril Lavigne has been unleashed. I love it.
In addition to my serious Sally Hansen obsession, there is another nail product I am loving right now. It is the L'Oreal Two Step Nail Polish in the shade Beyond Blushing. It is a two step process with a bright pink nail colour and a pink top coat. The colour itself was gorgeous, vibrant, and fun. (I added a little extra flair by using a white polish and a dotting tool to create some cute polka dots.) The nail look turned out really well - and I am addicted to that fun pink shade.
Those are a few of the nail products I am loving. They have been making my nails looking good day in and day out!
Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite nail products?