Let me tell you the story of how I got to these copper nails. Originally, I wanted a nude nail. However, my skin color clashed horribly with the yellow undertones of the nude nails. I hated them! I didn’t want to go through the struggle of removing them and putting on a new set because it was already late so I took a chance and painted them. I knew that nail polish doesn’t stick to matte press on nails but I hoped that it would!
I used the ILNP polish in “Abundance (H)” and the results were much better. The copper was dark enough to cover the original matte color and I didn’t see any signs of the nail polish lifting. I topped it off with the Holo Taco top coat and cuticle cream plus lotion. I was happy with the final look.
I’m currently taking a break from acrylic nails so I have a routine of switching out press on nails every 2 weeks. It was time to remove the matte blue press ons by Kiss. My nails stayed on for the 2 weeks but they did start to lose their shape. My right thumbnail also started to break so I just ended up cutting it down so it wouldn’t get caught on anything.
The method that I use to remove press on nails is just a flat tool that makes it easy to lift the press on from the nail bed. I always start from either the edge of the nail or from any area that the nail has started to lift. After 2 weeks the glue starts to wear off so the removal process doesn’t take too long.
After all nails are off I file them because they sometimes break during the removal. It also helps remove any leftover glue residue. Sometimes my nails grow long enough to be the same size as the press on so, if I need to, I cut my nails. This time I only cut one.
The final step is my favorite because using cuticle cream and lotion is a daily routine. This allows my hands to be soft and also gives my nails a nice look.
I love nails! I have my nails done 98% of the time. That 2% represents when I’ve taken off acrylics, press ons, or nail polish. In the Reels above you see my 2021 nail journey. I stuck to regular nail polish and acrylic nails for the majority of the year. It wasn’t until October that I started wearing press ons. The acrylic nails are done by my nail lady while the regular polish and press ons are done by me.
I discovered ILNP nail polish late 2020 so the majority of my nail polish colors in the beginning of 2021 were that brand as I learned the best way to make the manicure last. When I switched to press ons in October I expanded my size range. I prefer small sized press ons because they’re less likely to pop off but I found some medium sized ones that gave me added length without the worry. I dipped into the large sized section and I learned that they’re not that practical because of my line of work. Although pretty, they are not as durable.
I would say that my nails were pretty good last year. I definitely branched out in designs and got plenty of compliments.
Hi everyone! It has been a long time since I have posted. Life got in the way and I neglected this blog. Hopefully, this time around I can do better. My scheduling has improved so I now have time to do the things that I want. I figured I would make my first post back about my current goals.
Savir Blogs: Of course this blog would be first on the list. I have updated my Flowers collection so check it out! Coming up I have some beauty related content in mind. I placed an order for Sephora’s beauty sale that I want to tell you guys about and I have been wearing my natural nails so I decided to share my nail health progress as well.
Weight: I want to lose 5 pounds. Last year I was very focused and ended up losing 10 pounds. Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep the weight off because food is just too good! This time around I’m only interested in losing 5 pounds and I don’t have a set date by when I want this to happen. I’m taking my time by being conscious of what I’m eating but not making a big deal if I have junk food. I also have been slowly getting back to indoor cycling and walking to help me burn the calories at my pace.
Tattoos & Piercings: Yes, I am getting older in age but I do not have enough body art or piercings. My goal is to have 3 new tattoos and a nose piercing by June!
Vacation: I haven’t had a vacation in over a year. Once I get vaccinated I’ll feel comfortable traveling again. I cannot wait for this! Traveling does wonders for my mental health and not being able to travel last year really sucked!
Now that I have manifested my goals I’m ready to work to achieve what I want!
I recently went to get my nails done and I let Sonia, my nail lady, freestyle. I typically stick to natural solid colors with no designs so my only input was the pink powder. When she told me that she was going to add glitter I didn’t know what to expect since I find glitter to be too girly for me. At first I thought that the glitter was too chunky but once she buffed and filed it it looked much better.
I must say that these nails remind me of Barbie, especially the glitter ombre nails. Even with the Barbie pink I actually like these nails. The added rhinestones are also much more in my lane of simplicity. This was my first time letting Sonia completely freestyle. Usually I go in with an idea of what I want and she puts her twist to it. But regardless of whether I know what I want or not, Sonia never disappoints me! She gets my nail style which is why I always go back to her.