Wednesday, June 17, 2015

3 must have summer nail polish colors for 2015

The summer is here and every girl needs a well stocked makeup drawer that includes fun summer nail polish colors. We need versatile nail polish colors that can be worn at the beach, going out to the latest supper club, a day at the spa, shopping at the annual street sale, outdoor festivals and yes even at work. Here are 3 colors that I currently have that I think are an absolute must have. 2 bright fun nail polish colors and 1 more classic subdued color. All these nail polishes are from Essie which is a great nail polish brand that offers quality at an affordable price. And who doesn't love the names they come up with. I wish I was part of their marketing team.

Here are my 3 fav nail polish colors:

double breasted jacket - a mix of hot pink, red and fuchsia

sunday funday - coral

mademoiselle - a classic pink

For my second nail polish giveaway, I will be giving away all three colors to 1 lucky winner.

The contest is open to U.S and Canadian residents. I will ship to Canada or United States only. If I cannot contact you within 7 days of the contest end date, another participant will be chosen as the winner. The contest begins June 19th, 2015 and ends on July 19th, 2015.

To enter please see below on how to participate: - 3 nail polish colors for the summer

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A great summer nail polish option

Gel nails last extra long, so for lazy people like me gel nails are a great option. I think getting gel nails every second is probably not good. Moderation is key to a healthy life. Here is a great gel nail polish option for the summer: Caijun Shrimp by OPI.

Ciajun shrimp is light red nail. I believe it can be considered a coral nail color polish. I absolutely love this color. It is great for nice hot day that involves sipping a cold drink on a trendy restaurant patio.

You could pick this up for: $26.99 on or $12.50 on

Here are some other great summer options:

Purple blue nail polish color

Beach in a bottle nail polish color

Yellow nail polish color

Monday, June 1, 2015

Are gel nails bad for you?

Gel nails are great because they last around 2 - 4 weeks long with minimal maintenance. However, are gel nails good for you? Here are some tips about gel nails:

1. When gel nails start chipping do not try to rip it off yourself

Since gel nails are more stronger than nail polish, when you rip it off by biting or by scrapping it you will end up ruining your nails. This definitely needs to be avoided. If you want to remove your gel nails, go see your manicurists or nail technician to have them clean off the old gel nails.

2. Too much is not good for you

To remove gel nails, acetone is used. This can irritate the skin around the nail. In addition, UV light is used to cure the gel nails. So too much too often is definitely not good for your skin.

Doing gel manicures 3 to 4 times a year is probably okay. But, you should probably realize that it can irritate your skin and weaken your nails. So avoid try to remove the gel nails yourself and visit a dermatologist if you see any type of skin irritation.

Take a look at my beautiful nails that I had done a couple of weeks ago:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Use Gel Nail Polish when doing Spring House Cleaning

Recently I was stuck with a bunch of parties and a ton of spring cleaning around the house to do. And every time I do some cleaning around the house, I always ruin my nail polish. So this time I went to the nail technician and got some gel nail polish applied. So far its lasted an entire full week which included a hectic work week, a wedding, scrubbing the floors and cleaning out the garage.

Her are my raspberry colored gel nails with tips after 1 week:

Gel nails are great as they are super strong and last about 3 weeks. The extra cost in getting them done is definitely worth it especially if you will not have the time to do your nails every week.

Gel nails are also a lot better for your nails.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Summer nail polish should be fun and bright

I have been super busy over the last 2 months and I haven't much time to post anything new. Well, I am finally at my computer and I going to list some new summer shades that I think are great fun. Chanel came out recently with a dark beige called Terrana, a fun turquoise called Mediterran├ęe, a bright red called Coquelicot and a summery purple called Lavanda.

Essie has a couple of new collections like flowerista, cashmere matte and sunday funday. I think these three collections have some really great summer shades. I personally like the lavendar/purple shade called flowerista, the light turquoise/green shade called blossom dandy and the fuschia called double breasted jacket.

If you have any suggestions of fun summmer shades to where during the next couple of months, please leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New nail polish giveaway coming up

I will be doing another nail polish giveaway soon. I will be giving away a set of 3 nail polishes that are fun, bright and a must for any makeup collection. If anybody has any suggestions, feel free to leave an idea of a nail polish color that is good for those hot summer nights.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dark color nail polish looks great on short nails

I have had serious nail biting issues all my life. I tried so many things to stop biting but nothing really lasted. I tried drinking more water, exercising more, tarot cards and various anti nail biting solutions. Only 1 anti nail biting solution actually was effective. But the best thing to do to avoid biting your nails, at least for me, was to keep them polished. I guess having nail polish on my nails makes me think I am all dolled up. And you don't bite your nails when you're all dolled up. Like seriously.

But obviously if I bite my nails, my nails are often short. I have always found that dark colors look great with short nails. The main reason is because dark colors will hide imperfections and unevenness. But you do have to be careful when chipping your nail polish. It will show a lot more than a light color nail polish.

Here's an example of a dark nail polish that I like wearing sometimes:

This nail polish is Devil's Advocate by Essie with a top coat/nail strengthener also by Essie.

So remember with short nails go dark.