2/24/15

Nail Polish Fanatic

Hello, ladies!!!! It's been awhile. I am back and settled and I have so many things to share with you all.

Most do not know this about me, but I am a nail fanatic. Am I so great that I share pics and have tutorials, no. I just love polishing my nails even though I vehemently deny that I am a girly-girl. I like to think of myself as a tomboy that loves to maintain my cuteness, LOL.

This is my nail polish rack. I purchased it off Amazon for ~$30. Shipping was pretty quick. It stores 96 standard size bottle. It was fairly easy to assemble. It comes already assembled, packaged in stiff styrofoam. I literally drilled the holes in the wall, inserted anchor and screws that were included and proceeded to hang it up. It also comes with a Nail Polish Station sign, but I chose not to use it as it would've required more holes in the wall.

I have so many different size bottles and I am certain there are more than that. This is so helpful with my polish addiction. I WAS SO TIRED OF DIGGING AND SEARCHING FOR A SPECIFIC COLOR THAT I HAD IN MIND. ANYONE ELSE FEEL THE SAME WAY? I have realized that 1) I do not NEED anymore nail polish and 2) that I haven't even used some of these. I can not wait to go through my polish rack to create so many cute mani/ pedi combos. I stare at it all the time in awe.

I also purchased the polish remover pump you see at the nail salon and two smaller 3-4 tier racks (36-60 bottles) for my mom and sister so they can enjoy their smaller, but still awesome polish collections. I have nail jewels and  decals on the way. I am all about beauty on a budget!!  This is my year to pamper me. My kids are all set with their wants, it's Mommy time!
Believe it or not I am not a fan of pink, or so I tell myself

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I am not an expensive buyer. I am frugal when it comes to beauty and accessories. I use dollar store brands, but layer them with quality top coats and bases. I rarely pay full price for nail polish. I "clearance" dive usually, except for Sinful Colors, it's always $1.99 per bottle. Sinful Colors can be found at Walgreen's and I love the way it wears and the interesting color selection.

The hardest part now is deciding which color I will wear next  :-) .......

8/5/14

NAILS: L.A. Colors Candy Sprinkles

Please excuse me, I am going through a nail polish phase. I can't seem to get enough of pink polish. It started with a compliment from a 'friend' about how they like to see me in pink, lol. I ran with it.

This pink is kind of weird, a tad immature for my age, but I bought it anyway. It's growing on me, but my immediate reaction was this should be called 'vomit pink'.

The reaction from most is that it reminds them of cupcakes with sprinkles lol, hence the perfectly appropriate name.


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8/4/14

Week Old Gel-ly Manicure



This is why I take the extra time to do Gel-ly manicures. I get way less chipping throughout the week. I change my polish weekly usually. They seem to last as long as a salon gel manicure in my opinion.

I love them because I can use cheapie polishes and still obtain lasting results. I work in the medical field so my hands are always being washed or in clear view, yet I can't get artficial nails. This has been working for me perfectly.

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7/22/14

Perm Rod Wash Day (pic heavy)

Prepoo- Oil Mix and Suave Rosemary Mint Conditioner for 30 mins
Shampoo- Optimum Care Replenishing Shampoo
Deep Conditioner- Concoction (Motions CPR Conditioning Treatment, NTM Daily DC and honey) with steamer for 30 minutes
Leave-in- NTM Silk Touch

Styling Aids
Water and drop of serum in spray bottle
Nubian Heritage Styling Mousse (hold, but curls still bouncy)
Butterfly clips
2 different size combs
Tan and orange perm rods
***Lots of time and patience :-)

I was inspired to try these again. I haven't had much luck with them but summertime is go time for my curly styles. I won't give up on these because eventually I'll get the hang of them.







The great thing that I already know about rollersets is that usually placement doesn't matter.

Pre separation:







Post separation and styling:








Excuse awkward poses, I was trying to show my color in the sunlight. My color doesn't usually show with the flash.

Love, love, love the results. Just as I perfected the curlformer set, I am determined to make this a go-to set for myself. These curls will usually last a while. I post my perm rod styles next week.
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7/13/14

Enjoying My Senegalese Twists

I kept these in from 4/18-6/12. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

My hair is color-treated so I had to use two different hair colors. I used Kanekalon hair. It came out lovely, but I'd love to have it twisted all the way to the ends next time.

I ended up cutting it and thinning it because it was just too much hair for me. I work in a medical facility so most of the time it was in a mid-height ponytail.

Just a few random pics, lol















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