I first read about this on the Nailed It blog. She mentioned that she gets hers at Target, but Target is far away from me, so I looked to see if I could find something similar closer to me.
I looked at my local Sally Beauty Supply, but no luck. The beauty section at my local Smith's Marketplace is pretty good and I get a lot of my nail stuff there. That's where I found this lovely thing.
The brush inside is exactly like the little brush you get from the hospital when you come home with your baby for scrubbing their scalp/washing their hair. It works perfectly when you use acetone for your remover. Follow the instructions; soak your nails for about 10 seconds, scrub on the brush, and *poof*, glitter all gone!
I love this. I can't tell you how much I hate removing glitter polish because of how it shreds my cotton balls. The sandpapery feeling I get trying to rub off the polish and the strings of the cotton balls makes me cringe so much. I have tried the technique with the cotton balls and tin foil that's all over pinterest, and that works like a charm, but it's so time consuming. The acetone evaporates quickly, but I just refill the jar when I need to with my giant bottle of acetone from Sally Beauty Supply - easy peasy, lemon squeezy. This little jar is my new best friend - now I can wear glitter more often!
Unfortunately, it doesn't work so hot for toes (for obvious reasons), so I use the tin foil method on my toes.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
|Tshirt - ModBod|
Skirt - Minka Rose
Shoes - BCBGeneration
So I bought this skirt at Costco.
(I actually bought the shirt at Costco too)
I think I have a problem. (not really)
The shoes are my Mother's Day present to myself.
I wanted a black skirt with a batten burg lace overlay, and I happened to be in Costco picking up milk, and there they were. I went back the next day, and there were only a few left, so it's good I didn't wait around and think about it, or they would have been gone.
This skirt is so comfortable. I am in LOVE. It's the perfect lady-like length, and I think it looks great. The right side of the skirt looks weird in this photo, but I think it's just the way I'm standing.
I did a Polyvore set of this outfit over a year ago, that's how long I've been wanting a skirt like this.
I'm so glad I bought it.
Look how long my hair is getting!
Monday, June 24, 2013
|O.P.I. Chocolate Shakespeare|
|O.P.I. Jade is the New Black|
|O.P.I. Rosy Future|
|O.P.I. Bright Lights Big Color|
|O.P.I. Smokin' in Havana|
Monday, June 17, 2013
|O.P.I. Innie Minnie Mighty Bow|
|O.P.I. Mauving to Manitoba|
|Essie The More the Merrier|
|O.P.I. Tutti Fruitti Tonga|
Friday, June 14, 2013
|O.P.I, Essie and Julep, O.P.I.|
I had mentioned how DH thought I had too much nail polish and I scoffed, so I counted and I have 78 bottles. Some of those are mini bottles, but I didn't count my old stash of archives, so I'm sticking with 78.
That is definitely more than one colour for hands and one colour for toes for one month. I have decided I'm not going to necessarily change my polish daily, but I will go through every colour and not repeat until I've used every bottle. This is my challenge for the summer.
As you can see, the bulk of my collection is O.P.I. The rest of my collection is either Essie or Julep. I have a few random bottles, but I'm pretty brand loyal, and O.P.I. has never steered me wrong.
I saw an organizational video on Pinterest for using bins under your bathroom cabinet that I found very helpful. I have a whole cabinet dedicated to nails (mostly - ignore the hot rollers) in my guest bathroom. This is where I store all my toys.
|Storage in the cabinet|
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Skirt Ellen Tracy
Sorry for the poor quality photo.
I am bringing to you the colours of my teenage bedroom: Grey, White and Red. I wasn't allowed to have black because it was too dark and too depressing, so I went with grey. I love this colour combination.
The shoes are the best, no? They aren't the most comfortable because my feet stick to the inside and they're really tight. I have discovered that not all shoes are sized the same and sometimes I'm not a nine.
I'm going to try baby powder next, because I really love these shoes and I never wear them because they're so hard to wear.
|They're a little CFM, but I like that in a shoe sometimes|
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
I gained a bit due to a caffeine binge, went off caffeine, went through withdrawals, lost a little, and feel better now. I’m trying to stay off the Dr. Pepper until Labour Day, and am hoping to stop drinking soda all together by the end of the summer.
I went on a nail polish buying fast for May and bought no new nail polish. As a reward, I bought 4 new colours – one Essie and three O.P.I. I bought the O.P.I. at my favourite place, ULTA, where I am a ‘member’. Turns out there was a buy two get one free deal going on, so I got 3 colours for $20.00! That made me very, very happy. I'm back on the fast and hope to continue through the summer.
I got a free sample of Sexy Hair’s Argan Oil with my purchase at ULTA. It smells incredible and I love it. It works great. I’ve been a Moroccan oil follower for years, so I’m wondering what the difference is. I’m getting my hair done tonight, so I’m going to ask Tristann. (She used to be a Big Sexy rep, and she is the one that turned me on to Moroccan oil, so she will know)
The centre where ULTA is located just had an H&M open up and are building a Gap and Old Navy. I am saving up my pennies over the summer and will reward myself with a shopping day if I’m a good girl.
I jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon, and after a few internet searches and magazine articles I have gained more of an understanding of how to use the product. I must say, I am very pleased.
I haven’t been to Yoga since the middle of April. Life keeps getting in the way and this is making me sad.
I got my craft room cleaned up and organized so I have room to create. I am so excited and hope to be able to work on some awesome projects over the summer.
DH was upset at me for spending $28.00 on nail polish exclaiming that I had more nail polish than I could use in a month. I haven’t counted, but I’m pretty sure I don’t have more than 60 bottles of nail polish. (60 equals one colour for toes, one for hands for 30 days in the month.) My response, however, was “challenge accepted. I will change my nail polish every day for a month and go through every colour I have.” After we had this argument, life happened, and I went without colour for 3 days, so I haven’t started the challenge yet. We’ll see if I can put my money where my mouth is. I should be able to considering what a big mouth (literally and figuratively) I have.
I have been blonde for more than six months and I still love it. Six months is usually my limit when it comes to hair. I think the fact that I’m growing it out is helping with my tolerance level since even though I am keeping the colour, the style keeps changing.
That’s all for me. What’s going on with you?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Shoes Via Spiga (a million years old)
Necklace Puca shell gift from friend who
came back from Hawaii when I was in
I had to wear closed toe shoes because my toes were naked.
I had to wear pants because my legs needed a shave and all my other pants were in the laundry so I chose these navy ones.
The shirt is too short and boxy and needs some reconstruction, so I just wore it like this.
Even though I hated this outfit, I strutted around like I owned it.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
|O.P.I. Alpine Snow|