Sunday, June 9, 2013
There's nothing better than talking with your hands, no literally, I mean having a little message on your nails.
It seemed to be a perfect match-up: Pinkalicious and Fake Tattoo's Heart & Text Design sheet.
Seen here are 2 coats of Maybelline's Pinkalicious, a true pink in every sense of the colour!
This was the sheet of nail tattoos before I cut them out for the manicure.
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Now let's get back to business, shall we?!
As Enigmatic Rambles - Review Nail Tattoos correctly stated in her blog post on these nail tattoos - they are more of a water transfer. They are so very easy to apply and come off without any trouble whatsoever with regular nail polish remover.
As you can see in this photo better the heart tattoo on my little finger cracked slightly right after application before putting on top coat.
Seen here are 2 coats of Sheer French Pink by ASK Cosmetics Inc. complimented with FAKE TATTOOS.
I definitely give nail tattoos the THUMBS UP!
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Take care, Lisa M.
Friday, June 7, 2013
After seeing so many different, stunningly modern variations of the "Classic French Manicure", I can't tell you how excited I was to try one for myself. Knowing I had two awesome polish shades, which would compliment each other famously, I began the manicure with much enthusiasm.
Base Colour was 2 coats of O.P.I.'s From A to Zurich and the tips are Rich Sapphire by ASK Cosmetics Inc.
I can't begin to express how much I enjoy working with O.P.I.'s nail lacquer. The application is so smooth, and the brushes are so easy to work with. This shade is by no means a strong red, but rather a muted shade that has sophistication to it.
You can read my review/swatch of this gorgeous shade right here.
I've had this sitting around anxiously waiting to be used, so today was the day. The idea is ingenious, but would they leave a clean, French mani look?
The instructions are well labelled on the back of the package.
So, as you can clearly see, I didn't manage to place the strips straight across the ends of my nails. In addition, my nails have a squoval shape, which makes the end effect look slightly different than if you were sporting square-shaped nails.
At this point - Rich Sapphire by ASK Cosmetics enters the scene.
Yes, it looks messy, but wait to see the final result.
Wowza!! The strips have been removed and a good, healthy coat of ASK Cosmetics Top Coat has been applied for extra shine and long-lasting wear.
I simply love the effect!
My final comments on this product by Nailene:
These "strips" were super easy to work with; stuck to your nails "like glue"; held their position extremely well; were very easy to remove, and they didn't allow the contrasting tip shade of polish to run.
Each package holds 96 strips, so well worth the money you pay as you can do manis and pedis several times over.
Just a bit of trivia today......
Did you know...the French manicure isn't actually French? It's a product of old Hollywood and the pain of actresses needing to change their polish for every wardrobe change. Who knew?
Do you prefer the classic version of the French mani or do you like to change it up a bit like I did?
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment below and stay in touch, Lisa
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Berry Me by GOSH is a lush shade that definitely has a fitting name. The colour is a combination of strawberries, raspberries, with a slight hint of blueberries.
Seen here are 2 coats of this Special Edition GOSH polish.
My personal rating for Berry Me (on a scale from 1 - 10, the higher the #, the better the rating):
a) Coats: It took two coats for opacity = 9
b) Thickness of Polish: Not too thick at all, evened out nicely = 9
c) Ease of Application: Brush allowed for super easy application = 10
d) Appeal Factor: Rich shade, can be worn year-round = 10
Added some super shine and durability to this manicure by finishing off with
ASK Cosmetics' Top Coat.
If you are a user of TIPS Nail Conditioner and you're wondering how to apply TIPS with polished nails here are our "tips" for you:
1. Remove ALL nail polish with our Revival Nail Polish Remover. If you are wearing thick polish and/or several layers, use a 2nd cotton pag to ensure EVERYTHING is removed.
2. Wash your hands with soap and water.
3. Wait at least one hour before applying fresh nail polish.
4. First apply a clear base coat.
5. Then apply the desired nail polish.
6. Wait 24 hours for the polish to dry completely.
7. Apply TIPS Nail Conditioner once or twice daily around the cuticles and skin surrounding the nail as well as under the free edges of your natural nail.
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Til next time, Lisa M.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The two swatches I will show you today are truly sleek understatements. In my humble opinion they radiate elegance as well as sophistication.
Rimmel London's French Manicure PRO - French Rose
ASK Cosmetics' Sheer French Pink
Let's begin with Rimmel London....
Seen here: 3 coats
As the name implies, this polish will add a fine touch of light pink to your nails preparing them for a lovely French Manicure (or left without the extra applied white tips).
This polish is meant to be the base of a classic French manicure, however I think you could also wear it as shown above. What do you think about this: yes or no?
Now on to Sheer French Pink.......
Seen here: 3 coats for a good comparison (Normally I would only wear 2 coats of this polish.)
This shade (or lack thereof) really accentuates your natural nail colour. It brings out the white tips and pink part of your nails very well.
I finish up all my manicures with an application of TIPS Nail Conditioner by ASK Cosmetics Inc. It keeps my nails strong, yet flexible, nourished and hydrated, protected from water.
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Now, be sure and leave me a comment: Do you prefer understated nails for certain situations? Does either one of the above shades appeal to you?
Til next time, Lisa M.
Friday, May 17, 2013
"Blue Balloon" by GOSH and Nail Tattoos - Ocean Design by FAKE TATTOOS
2 coats of Blue Balloon with Base Coat by ASK Cosmetics Inc.
Ocean Design Nail Tattoos by FAKE TATTOOS + Top Coat by ASK Cosmetics Inc.
Since I have done previous posts on both "Blue Balloon" by GOSH as well as other motives of nail tattoos by FAKE TATTOOS, I will keep this blog post short and sweet. For more info on both accounts please click on these links to read and see more:
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Til then, Lisa M.