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:

Nailsathome.net - 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 NailPolishDiva.com or $12.50 on Amazon.com

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 Mediterranée, 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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Doing your Nails is A Great Way To Relax

After a busy week, dealing with annoying family members, escaping my ravaging cat that I love and hate at the same time, sitting down to do my nails is a great way to unwind and relax. This week I decided to go with a simple purple from LancĂŽme.





But I am not sure what color it is since the label on the bottle is worn out. If anybody knows the actual color, please let me know. LOL!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Celebrity Nails at the 2015 Oscars

The 2015 Oscars had the celebrities out on the red carpet wearing nothing but designer dresses, extravagant jewelery, sexy shoes and makeup to match their ensemble. Looking at pics of various celebs, it seems this year's very popular nail polish color was nude. This isn't surprising as it is a pretty trendy color currently and perhaps the celebs wanted their dresses to be the focal point.

Margot Robbie, a hot actress right now is wearing nude at the 2015 Oscars.



Jennifer Aniston, Lupita Nyong'o and Emma Stone are both wearing a nude nail polish.



Various actresses like Julian Moore also chose to wear a plain nude nail polish.



Nail art was also worn by several celebrities and it looked great.



Last but not least, there were some darker shades as well. For example, Dakota Johnson mixed it up with a black nail polish. She probably wanted to be a little rebellious since her new steamy movie (Fifty Shades of Black) just came out.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Difference between a nail technician and a manicurist

The other day I was talking to my friend and she mentioned that she always assumed that a manicurist and a nail technician do the same thing. Well not really. There is a big difference between the 2 jobs. One major difference between the 2 jobs is that it takes a high school diploma or equivalent to complete a manicurist course at a licensed cosmetology school. So what do both a manicurist and a nail technician have in common: - They cut and trim nails - They remove old polish - They apply nail polish - May perform both manicures and both pedicures So what does a manicure do other than a nail technician: - Waxing (including bikini wax and Brazilian wax) - Removing hair from any area of the body - Shaping eyebrows Also to note, a manicurist must be licensed. Ya you better be licensed if you are going to perform a bikini wax. Hurts like hell.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chanel 18 Vamp - February 2015 Nail Polish Giveaway

Not too long ago black and dark colored nail polishes were only worn by goths and punks. Now dark colored nail polishes are trendy and fashionable. One of the reasons why dark non-traditional colors became popular was due to Chanel releasing their Vamp (or Rouge Noir) nail color polish in the mid 90's. This nail polish gained tons of popularity and was one of Chanels best sellers.

Since dark colors are pretty trendy right now, the first nail polish giveaway will be for a bottle nail polish: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour - 18 Vamp .



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 February 16th, 2015 and ends on March 16th, 2015.

To enter please see below on how to participate:

Nailsathome.net - Chanel Vamp - February 2015 Nail Polish Giveaway

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Nail Ideas

Valentine's Day is coming up and hopefully you have a valentine. If not, get dressed up, do your nails and hit the town with your best gals. Who needs men anyways.

I am going to be sporting some pink nail polish this Valentine's Day. Last year I did some nail art but this year I am going to go the simple route.

Here are some nail ideas for your hot date this February 14th:

Super hot and sexy

Vampy and seductive

Kinky and Fun

Just Awesome - these are my favorite

Some nail art to add some pizazz What are you going to be wearing?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Celebrity Nails at the 2015 Grammys

The recent 2015 Grammys had the stars fix up their nails and hair and whip together a glamorous outfit for all us to admire. Nude, black, pink and dark red nails were seen on many of the celebrities. Here are some tweets:

Meghan Trainor Beyonce Ariana Grande

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Top Nail Colors for Winter 2015

Last September, Fashion week in New York came to an end and definitely had an impact on nail polish colors for winter 2015. There were black and dark muted reds visible on the runaways as well as green and gold. At the American Music Awards held on November 23rd, 2014, celebrities were styling on the red carpet with a variety of nail polish colors. Dark was definitely popular. Kylie Jenner and Kate Beckinsale were sporting a black nail polish. I guess black nail polish is no longer for goths. LOL!

Here is a list of popular nail polish colors for winter 2015:

  • Black
  • Gold shades
  • Muted tones of red shades
  • Beige
  • Light Peachy shades
  • Soft Pink shades
  • Green
  • Dark blue
Some good examples of nail polishes that you can purchase and stay on-trend:

Essie Nail Color in Bordeaux

 You can pick this up at Target.com for $8.49.

Essie Midnight Cami


You can also pick this up at Target.com for $8.49. 

OPI Black Satin


You can also pick this up at Amazon.com for $9.95. 

Leave a comment and let me know what nail polish colors you're currently wearing.