Saturday, June 9, 2018

Atlantic Mist

One of the most well-known brands of nail wraps is Jamberry.  Unlike nail strips, these wraps require heat to apply.  They come in a variety of different finishes, and some finishes are easier to apply depending on your nail shape.  These Atlantic Mist ones have a metallic finish, which is harder to put on my curvy nails, so these took a little more patience to apply.  These wraps have retired, but you can find a who slew of fun ones on their site.  Leave me a comment if you need to be hooked up with a rep.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Champagne and Lace

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I am loving Champagne and Lace from BellaHoot (clicking will take you through my affiliate link).  This is a shimmery light gold with various black lace-like designs.  I really like how it is not the same on every finger and how the two that are angled (pinkie finger) are mirror images which is how I prefer my manicure designs to be.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Freedom Calling

Another nail strip company I like a lot is Color Street.  They are made by Incoco, one of the leaders in the nail strip game.  The Patriotic Collection was just released earlier this month, so I had to get all four.  I decided to wear Freedom Calling for Memorial Day and do an accent nail of one of my leftover Hit the Slopes strips which came out earlier this year for the Olympics.  These are especially great if you don't want to deal with trying to put on chunky glitter. (I am not linking directly to the products here because once Incoco launched Color Street, they phased out their web ordering, and now you can only order through a consultant.  If you need a consultant, I can hook you up with some good ones.)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Blood of My Blood

I mentioned in my last post how I've been using a lot of nail wraps recently.  One of my favorite brands is Espionage Cosmetics and their nerd manicures.  The one I am currently wearing came from their Nexus Literary subscription and is called Blood of My Blood featuring a design based on Outlander.  This wrap did not win the battle, but it is available for a limited time in this bundle.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I'm Back...and Now with Bella Hoot

I know it has been a while since you heard from me (two years to be exact), but a lot has happened in those two years.  I changed jobs, and more importantly, had a baby.  With a now-toddler running around, I don't have time to do my nails like I used to, so I have been relying heavily on nail strips and wraps.  If you have never tried nail strips/wraps before, they are a great way to add great designs to your nails in just minutes, with no dry time!  There are a couple brands I have been using lately, but a brand new company is launching today and I have signed up as an affiliate.  Bella Hoot is the newest name in the nail wrap game, and they have some adorable prints at unbeatable prices.  Check out my AFFILIATE LINK HERE.  Look for some great nail pics in the weeks to come!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Midnight Snake

Inspiration: Color

Products: Rainbow Honey My Midnight Garden, Essie Sleek Stick Sneek-e

Thoughts: I needed something to go with a navy and silver dress for a special event, and these nail wraps layered over My Midnight Garden where perfect.  These went on pretty well, and definitely have staying power.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Edgy Electromagnetism

Inspiration: Edgy Electromagnetism on page 47 of the March/April 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Wedding Glitters, Art Club Nail Art Duo Black, Solar Tides foil

Thoughts: Used a different foil glue this time and it worked perfectly!  I even had the exact foil the tutorial called for.  Not the biggest fan of the black border, but I think it helps keep the foil from chipping and pulling up.