Let’s be clear, I love OPI Nail Polish. Not for the purposes of this blog post but my admiration goes back to being a teenager. I was eager to get professional manicures because my mom would get her nails filled-in. To me, this signified being the ultimate adult; going to the nail salon. As a grown woman, I still have that same level of excitement when entering the salon. All of those nail colors are fascinating but I can only pick one!
OPI shipped me a box of the latest shades for the season and I couldn’t wait to share them. Remember, we are a few months away from the new year; continue to stay tough as nails!
The pandemic has definitely taken a toll on my manicure schedule. I am squeezing in salon visits. Yikes!
One easy beauty technique is to keep nail lacquer at-home. You never know when you need a change or quick touch-up. OPIshipped a collection of colors that would make anyone want to polish their nails!
After reading a few online articles, I learned the importance of bringing your own supplies to the salon. This helps with the health and hygiene of preventing the spread of germs. Then, why not bring nail polish, right?
On this particular day, I stopped by the salon and grabbed a manicure. I brought the color We Seafood and Eat It.
The shade is considered to be reddish-orange and accents my tiny hand. In-between zoom meetings, I still like to look my best!
Visit OPI to shop for more products and keep stunning nails during the pandemic!
At some point, we will leave our homes. Why not enter the world with glowing skin and healthy nails? During this time, it’s easy to become lazy. The phrase that comes to mind, nobody will see me right?
Although that may be true, the effects of neglecting yourself can have an impact. One simple self-care tip is to do a manicure at home.
Many people are puzzled about removing their previous nail applications. Before being quarantined, everyone retreated to their favorite salon for either dipping powder or gel polish. Now there’s a question, “How do I remove this?”
With a few simple steps, you can remove your dipping powder/gel polish and have a manicured hand from the comfort of your home.
Dipping Powder Removal
File down the powder with a buffer block. At least to the point, where the nail polish has been removed.
Soak the nails in a bowl of acetone for 15-20 minutes or place acetone in a cotton ball and wrap with foil.
Wipe away the solution as it soaks off.
Please note, the solution can be messy as it’s removed. Be sure to place a towel underneath the nails!
Bonus Tip: The last step, soak your nails in warm oil to restore the health of the nails.
Gel Polish Removal
File the nail until the top layer of the polish is partially removed.
Soak the nails in a bowl of acetone for 10-15 minutes. The remaining polish will start to peel up.
Use a metal nail stick to scrap the remaining pieces of polish. If the polish will not bulge, use a file on the nails.
Soak your nails in cuticle oil for 5 minutes to restore the health of the nails.
At-Home Gel Manicure Removal Video
If you want to take at-home manicure to the next level, invest in a professional manicure/pedicure kit from Amazon.
This small machine ranges in price starting at $25.00 and up. The longterm investment is that you can have a ready-made manicure any time!
Let’s talk about nail trends. From acrylics, dipping powder, or gel polish, manicured hands are making a big statement!
A few years ago, nude tones were a big trend but women are stepping outside of their comfort zone. Leopard print, neon lacquer, glitter highlights, and ombre designs are seen in the office or school pick-up line.
Take a look and find nail inspiration before your next manicure. Tell me in the comments box, do you prefer dipping powder or gel polish?
The Pantone Color of the year for 2018 has been announced and the stunning shade of ultra violet is sure to be a stunner in all areas of beauty! Please see below for the nail look created by Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole. She has utilized the new Sally Hansen Color Therapy Shade Plum Euphoria which is launching in January 2018.
This beautiful and unique design boasts the beautiful violet shade that will be turning heads next year! Please see below for a step by step on how to create this nail look.
Step 1: Start by painting the area surrounding the moon with a striping brush dipped in Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Plum Euphoria (launching in January 2018)
Step 2: Then draw a line horizontally across the middle of the nail
Step 3: Paint the tips of the nail with a curved line
Step 4: Apply one coat of the Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat
Step 5: Final
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Color ($8.99)
The patented argan oil formula fuses intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthy looking nails.Up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear.
When it comes to summer but especially your wedding day, you want an elegant and polished manicure! See Lauren B. Beauty’s new inspiration themed collection for her upcoming wedding as well as tips from celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Spa.
Skyy Hadley recommends all brides to keep their hands and nails hydrated. Follow her tips below for the best results:
The best thing brides can do is to keep their nails moisturized at all times; When they dry out they become brittle leading to chips and cracks
Use an oil on your cuticles nightly before bed to keep the skin around them conditioned
Protein on the nails is a must to keep them flexible, if nails stay hard they will break easy; A healthy balanced diet is essential
The Complete Salon Manicure you love is now even better with amazing new shades. Style starts with a stunning spectrum of high-shine, perfectly pigmented nail polishes in on-trend, elegant hues. SallyHansen Complete Salon Manicure™ introduces fashion-forward colors ranging from wearable, sparkle-spiked neutrals to daringly deep tones. Our all-in-one formula with keratin boasts 7 benefits in one bottle – base coat, strength, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip resistance, and gel shine finish. The new formula delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear. It’s everything you need to achieve a professional nail look at home. Here, six dazzling new shades in the Complete Salon Manicure™ lineup, available in a range of finishes.
Like the perfect wardrobe collection, the shades range from chic neutrals to deeper tones that express your mood:
World Is My Oyster Make moves in this ethereal take on a pearlescent copper nude.
Society Ruler Channel the upper echelons in this rich burgundy.
Hooked On Onyx Vamp it up in this gem of a glossy black polish.
Devil Wears Nada is a nakedly daring neutral pink-beige blend.
Freedom Of Peach Punch up your tips in this fruity, sun-ripened peach tint.
Mauvin’ On Up Decorate those digits with a penthouse-worthy creamy pink-mauve hue.