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Dupe Alert For LVX Nail Polish Serene

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I don’t know about you but I am just such a fan of dupes! There is something so supremely satisfying about finding a product that is the same color or formula (or both) and at a significantly lower price! Continue reading

Marble Nail Art

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Marble Nails

I was scrolling through Instagram one day and came across this really easy looking marble nail art tutorial. I decided to try it out and see if actually was that easy, because don’t they usually make it look so easy and then once you try it you wonder who possesses the special magical powers to make their nails look like that? Luckily for me and you, it was easy and all it takes is supplies you already have at home!

Supplies

  • Nail polish, two different colors
  • Saran wrap
  • Piece of paper

 

Begin by painting your nails with the base coat of polish. I used Pop Beauty in Mint Magic. Be sure to let it dry completely before you move on to the next step.

Take a small piece of saran wrap and wad it up into a little ball. Add a small drop of the second nail polish color to the paper. Here I used Sally Hansen in 110 Wedding Glitters.

Take the saran wrap and dab in the nail polish. Working quickly, dot saran wrap onto dry nails and keep dabbing until the “marbling” effect is to your liking.

After all nails are done let dry completely. Clean up any nail polish on your skin with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover. I changed up my middle finger and ring finger and painted them gold instead of the turquoise. I like how it changed up the effect ever so slightly!

Add the top coat of your choice and enjoy your own at home salon quality nails! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Let me know if you try it out and what color combinations you come up with. Have a great hump day!

 

 

Totally Nailed It: Favorite Nail Polishes!

I’ve always had a healthy (or unhealthy?) obsession with nail polishes. When I was a teenager I used to do my nails several nights a week for the longest time! Talk about that social life, eh? Oh the problems of a home-schooled-lives-in-the-middle-of-nowhere-introverted-kid. I am still in love with painting my nails, though I don’t quite get to do it every night nowadays. My kids solved that little issue for me! Through the years I’ve accumulated a lot of different colors and I’d like to share my favorite nail polishes with you to date.

L to R: Zoya Aggie, Sally Hansen Shoot the Moon, Sally Hansen Gilty Party, Sally Hansen Wedding Glitters, Essie Penny Talk, POP Beauty Mint Magic, LVX Serene

These are the polishes I always gravitate towards when I get a chance to do my nails and, trust me, those chances don’t come easily with my little ones! Nothing will ruin that perfect manicure faster than having to get juice for a crying 2 year old who wants to be held at the same time. I usually just have to sacrifice an hour or two of sleep and do them at night after the kids go to bed. I always grab these colors for a quick manicure if I’m not doing any nail art.

 

Serene and Mint Magic are both matte colors while Penny Talk, Wedding Glitters, Gilty Party, Shoot the Moon, and Aggie are shimmers. As a rule of thumb go for shimmer/glitter colors if you want a polish that doesn’t chip very quickly. The shimmer/glitter in the formulas makes them hold up a lot better in my experience.

I love each of the formulas, though I’m certainly not very picky when it comes to nail polishes. If it’s cheap and I like the color I’m sold. I’ve never minded chipping because I do my nails so often anyway, plus I can’t stick to one color too long or I get bored. Pretty much the same way with my hair. I’ve had many people tell me they never know what color my hair is going to be next time they see me!

I hope you’ve found a few new favorite polishes of your own! What are some of your favorite nail polishes?

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