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Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: OMG Nail strips

Hello!

Today I have another review: OMG nail strips sent me 2 different nail strips to test out, Dark cheetah and Camouflage pink.

This is how the packaging looks, for 7.99$ you get 14 strips in different sizes which is great cause you can do a full mani and you still have spare strips for accent fingers :) It also gives you a better chance at finding the correct strip size for your nail (but you can also cut them, they're soft and they don't tear). 



For application I just followed the instructons on their site:
  • Soak your hands in warm water for 5 minutes. Dry hands, then gently push back cuticles. Carefully remove any excess skin around the nail bed.
  • Moisturize your hands with lotion, and wait 1 minute.
  • Using a Q-tip, remove any leftover lotion from the nail bed, paying special attention to the sidewalls, cuticle area and tip of the fingernail.
  • Select the appropriate sized nail strip for each nail to ensure the nail will be covered from sidewall to sidewall. Using a nail strip that is too large for a particular nail is not recommended; rather, trim the strip the scissors to the appropriate width.
  • Peel off the clear coating, and then carefully remove the nail polish strip from the sticker backing,
  • Start by placing whichever end on the nail strip that works better for your nails at the cuticle and  apply it by smoother the strip towards the tip and your nail, smoothing out and bumps and ensuring the strip is tucked neatly into the sidewalls.
  • File away any excess nail strip by holding your nail file parallel to the surface you are working on, as filing the nail perpendicularly will cause tearing along the tip.
  • After you have applied all ten polish strips, take a cotton ball the has been dipped in polish removed with the excess remover wrung out, and swipe each nail 1-3 times, paying special attention to the sidewalls, tips and cuticle area. This step is especially important, as it melts the strip to your nails, allowing for longer lasting wear.
  • Apply a finishing topcoat, and wait 5 minutes for it to dry completely.


This was my first try at strips and it went better than I expected. First I tried the leopard ones, the application was fast and easy.





With the second, pink army ones I did have some minor problem with strips creasing, it could be that my nails were longer and curvier :(




The strips lasted on me about 5 to 6 days which is the time that nail polish usualy stays on me. They didn't chip but they started lifting around the edges.

I'm gonna finish with the pros and cons:
+ easy aplication
+ longlasting
+ no drying time
+ various designs
- expensive if used regulary
- don't last longer than nail polish (at least not on my nails)

I would recomend the OMG nail strips for special occasions or events but I probably wouldn't use them every day.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

TMI tag

Hello!

It's been a while since I did any tags so when Ana from Mad about red tagged Slovenian bloggers I was like ok, let's do this :)

1: What are you wearing?  PJ's
2: Ever been in love? Yes
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? Yes
4: How tall are you? 173 cm
5: How much do you weigh? 60kg
6: Any tattoos? Yes, 2
7: Any piercings? Yes, 5 (not counting the classic ear piercings)
8: OTP? Too lazy to google what that is
9: Favourite show? Don't trust the bitch in apartment 23
10: Favourite bands? Don't have, I'm a serious flip-flopper when it comes to music
11: Something you miss? Summer
12: Favourite song? Children of Bodom Lil' blood red riddin' hood
13: How old are you? 24
14: Zodiac sign? Aries
15: Quality you look for in a partner? Honesty, trustworthiness and hotness
16: Favourite Quote? Nothing exists except atoms and empty space, everything else is opinion.
17: Favourite actor? I don't have any
18: Favourite color? Black <3
19: Loud music or soft? Loud
20: Where do you go when you're sad? Bed
21: How long does it take you to shower? Depends, from 5 to 30 minutes
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? A lot, I'm really not a morning person :)
23: Ever been in a physical fight? Yes
24: Turn on? Nice manly arms
25: Turn off? Ignorance and arrogance
26: The reason I joined Youtube? I didn't? :) But I started this blog to share my love for nail polish with others
27: Fears? Moths and cockchafer grubs
28: Last thing that made you cry? Exam stress
29: Last time you said you loved someone? Today
30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name? Not nail polish related :)
31: Last book you read? Slovenija s samomorom ali brez (for my studies, I'm morbid but I'm not that morbid :)
32: The book you're currently reading? Currently I'm not reading any book
33: Last show you watched? Breaking bad
34: Last person you talked to? My boyfriend
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? Friends
36: Favourite food? Pizza or broccoli
37: Place you want to visit? Finland
38: Last place you were? Trieste/slovenian coast
39: Do you have a crush? Yes
40: Last time you kissed someone? Yesterday
41: Last time you were insulted? Don't remember
42: Favourite flavour of sweet? Fudge
43: What instruments do you play? I don't play any
44: Favourite piece of jewellery? Rings or piercings
45: Last sport you played? I don't play any sports (at least not since high school)
46: Last song you sang? Kesha Machine gun love 
47: Favourite chat up line? Does this smell like chloroform to you?
48: Have you ever used it? Fortunately not
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? Today
50: Who should answer these questions next? Everyone :)

This is it, now it's your turn :)

It feels weird to have a post without pics so here you go, a photo of a cranky cat <3



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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's day mani

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Here we go again, Valentine's day :) Some love it, some hate. If you like the idea, you should go check out this post over at Živa (Nothin' fancy. Really) and check out her awesome Valentine project.  If you don't, scroll down for a funny anti-Valentine's day video :)
Now I know some people don't like the combination of red and pink but I think it looks good.

OPI Pink Friday
Kleancolor Metallic red
BM-421







Don't watch this video if you get easily offended (I laughed my ass off :)


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Snowflakes

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Winter outside, Winter on my nails <3
 
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2013 Darkest Hour
Stargazer Chrome 232
Bundle monster BM-323
Essence Matte top coat







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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dotted mani with OPI Spotted

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This is a first, I'm gonna show you a mani that  didn't do myself :) This is what Miss Gin created on me: 
  
- Catrice Charleston’s Fa
- OPI Spotted
- Essence show your feet Pink flamingo 
- Essie in stitches
- Catrice Pinkroque 
- Konad white 


For the base she used Essence show your feet Pink flamingo and then dotted polishes over it.
  


In the end, we topped it with OPI Spotted but it didn't go as planed, this little cracks appeared :( Probably cause the base wasn't completely dry.


Either way it was a lovely experience getting pamper so Gin, hit me up anytime :)






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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Essence Glorious aquarius

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Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2013 Darkest Hour
Essence Glorious aquarius (the new version, Essence used to have a similar blue glitter with the same name)
Essence Matte top coat






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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Catch of the month: January

Hello!

I've been a very good girl this month nail polish wise:

- Maybelline Colorama 50
- Miyo 35
- Essence Cool breeze



But I did get some nail art things (sorry for crappy photo, still haven't figured out how to take photos of stamping plates without crazy reflection):
- floral skull nail decals
- Born pretty stamping plate QA79
- Born pretty stamping plate QA57
- MoYou Biker collection 5


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