Nails

Summer Nails

Summer is quickly approaching! It is time to bring out the bright floral colors. After all, that is what summer represents! It does have an infinite shine, which is a glossy texture. The formulas for all O.P.I polishes are extremely thick and creamy. If you have never purchased from this brand, it is most likely the same if not similar to the polishes used in a nail salon when using gel color. Below are polishes from the O.P.I Fiji collection.

Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon

Do You Sea What I Sea?

Living on the Bula-vard!

No Tan Lines

Exotic Birds do not Tweet

These are not all of the colors from the collection but are the ones that stood out to me most. You can check out the entire collection here. Let me know what you think of the colors below in the comments! 

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Fabulous Weak Nails

​I recently took off my acrylic nails because I kind of just got over the look and definitely needed to let my real nails breathe. My nails have become so weak that I can literally bend every fingernail. I personally don’t like how my nails look unpainted so I was in need of a polish that was an amazing color but be a hardener for my nails. OPI and Essie are my favorite polishes of life but I don’t need a pretty color sitting on top of a weak nail. I decided to go to my local Sally’s Beauty Supply store and I found happiness.

China Glaze Nail Lacquers with Hardeners $7.50 each

I currently have Diva Bride (below) on my nails. I don’t know why I’m into the light pinks now but this color is gorgeous.

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12102#

I purchased 2 other colors:

Wanderlust

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12102#

Sweet Periwinkle

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP12102#

I didn’t choose the darker harsh colors because I don’t want anything to thick and harsh on my nails. Now that my nails are weak, they are easy to stain.So I just stuck to the pinks and lavendar/blue.

I applied the nail lacquer after I treated and appropiately buffed/cut my nails. If you want to see the products I used to treat them after acrylics, comment below.

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Check The Date!

http://instylefashionone.com/how-to-get-nail-polish-off-just-about-anything/

Although nail polishes seem like they can last until it is all used up, guess again! Like any product, it does have an expiration date! Most people fail to notice the “Period of Time After Opening”. The symbol is an opened jar that would have a number and the letter “M”. This indicates the authorized time after opening of safe usage. Typically a nail polish lasts 1-2 years (24-36 months). People may think that a company places a time limit onto the product as a trick to get the customer to buy more of the same product. That is not the case! Bacteria is everywhere. Out of the safety of their customers and length of the product – they are doing us the favor! Once polish is opened, bacteria forms and some ingredients evaporate. This causes the product to thicken and seperate. To thin out the polish, you can obviously shake well or apply a few drops of nail lacquer thinner. But I highly recommend that once you exceed the amount of months on the bottle, it’s time to throw it out!

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1048443/my-sons-nail-polish-isnt-a-political-statement

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Keeping Up With Kylie!

Kylie Jenner has definitely made her mark in the beauty world with her liquid lipsticks but now her own affordable nail polish line, Sinful Colors has been brought to my attention. No, the price is nothing compared to the products on kyliecosmetics.com! Sinful Colors polishes are $2.99 which is mind blowing considering how thick and creamy the polish is. I personally love the satin matte colors (hence the ones I’ll be talking about in this post).

Colors available at Walgreens, Ulta, Kmart, Face Values, Rite Aid, Target and Walmart to name a few.

6 Colors:

• Taupe Is Chic, Holly-wood, Purple Kraze

• Miss Klaws, Kosmos, Konstellation

Thoughts? Definitely a must buy!

XO Lex 🌼

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ULTAMATE AFFORDABLE POLISH

When people go to Ulta, they go looking for other brands but fail to realize that Ulta has a bunch of cosmetics that are worth the price. A cheap price. Only for $6 definitely beats on $12.50 each for OPI polishes. I am building a nail polish collection so decided to check out some new colors. Here’s some of Ulta’s polishes that will be my next purchase. Yes, they are more of a spring collection but you can check the Ults website for more darker colors if thats what you prefer.

Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer

□ Baby Doll

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□ Bam-Blue-Zled

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□ Encore Pink

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□ Plum Perfect

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□ Blue Right Past You

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□ Lilac-Ing You

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Some are pretty similar but if you know your colors, you can see the difference. Thanks for reading. Please like or comment. ♡

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January Nail Faves

I’ve been into getting my nails done at the nail salon but that doesn’t mean my nail care routine is out the window. I still have products to keep my nails pretty and my cuticles tamed.

OPI Nordic Nail Collection

1. Skating On Thin Ice-Land

2. My Voice Is A Little Norse

3. My Dogsled Is A Hybrid

4. Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil

5. Ms Manicure Smoothing Block Party 

Disclaimer: All photos are from ulta.com. All items chosen were not influenced by sponsorships.

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Be Red Carpet Ready

All summer I have been painting my nails more than usual. I’ve been into making sure my nails are presentable to the world. I was checking out the new releases at Ulta yesterday and came across a few that were worth my purchase. The Red Carpet Manicure Gel Nail Polish do exactly what they say.
It does not chip or peel which is definitely a plus. It really does feel like you’ve gotten your nails done at the nail salon. It leaves nails glossy and has very thick full coverage.

Price : $9.99
Buy : Ulta

In The Tabloids – dark purple créme
This is a perfect color for Fall.

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Camera Shy – sheer nude

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Ooh La Liscious – dark coral red crème
* This is my all time favorite. When I applied it, I fell in love completely. There is just something about red glossy polish that makes me feel so vibrant yet sexy. If you’re like me, THIS IS A MUST BUY. I will most likely do a favorite red nail polish post soon!

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Santorini Martini – turquoise crème

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Mink Coat – bronze shimmer

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There are not many polishes shown but you can always check out the rest on their website. It caters to several colors. Have a good night you guys!