Chevron printed binder and sunglasses case
Hello everyone! I’ve been DIY-ing quite a bit lately (which explains why I have not been updating with nail deco very much!). Pinterest is so addicting! Anyway, I wanted to show you all what I’ve been making.
Pearl Spider pendent (tutorial by Shawkl)
Made with gold filled wire, Swarovski pearls, Duochrome Czech fire polished beads, seed beads and some other little beads that I bought in a grab-bag a longgg time ago.
The spider really creeped my housemates and boyfriend out. I don’t know… I think it’s pretty!
Up-cycled old earrings / necklaces to bracelets!
When stacked together.
Pouches with leather flaps
To be continued!
Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color – Red-y Response
I was lucky enough to get this for ~$3.00 after extra care bucks @ CVS + some other coupons a few weeks ago. Magnetic polish can get pretty expensive! I believe this bottle retails for ~$9-10 at CVS!
For those who are not familiar with magnetic polish, the polish basically has iron powder in the formula so when you hover a magnet over a wet coat on your nail it will form a fun design.
I was sent a bottle of Suncoat’s water based nail polish.
What’s great about water-based nail polish is that it is non-toxic. That also means that the polish is free of nail polish fumes!
In order to remove the polish, you just peel it off.
The color above is named “Eye candy”.
Pros: non toxic, fast dry time, NO SMELL!, easy removal, nice color selection
Cons: sheer– needed 3-4 coats, easy removal (not ideal for long lasting mani’s), edge wear
Sorry I’ve been MIA again! But I’m back with good news!
If you download the app called “Wrapp” in the Andriod or iTunes market you can send send $5-10 giftcards for free!
If you want to send yourself a giftcard, you’ll need to tell your friend to send you one back.
You can also access your account @ https://www.wrapp.com
The free giftcards should say “FREE” next to them, so make sure you’re selecting the right one!
From my screen I could select from $5 Sephora, $5 Office Depot, $5 Gap, $5 Threadless, $10 Fab.com… those are just to name a few of the companies that I’m familiar with. There are a few more too.
You just show your smartphone to the cashier with the Wrapp app open and they will type in the #’s. You can also use the Sephora code online, but then you’d have to pay shipping for orders under $50.
I popped by my local Sephora @ Santa Monica this weekend and grabbed some Tokidoki stuff on sale!
My boyfriend offered to let me use his GC so I got to use two $5 GC’s that day! Lucky me.
Tokidoki nail stickers +$2.00
Tokidoki nail confetti +$4.00
$5 Wrapp giftcard: -$5.00
Total: $1.56 out of pocket!
Tokidoki eyeshadow in Carnivora: +$6.00
$5 Wrapp giftcard: -$5.00
Total: $1.56 out of pocket!
I believe Tokidoki is doing some kind of clearance on their line at Sephora? The entire section was marked down! I saw some cute brush sets for $14 and mini MU palettes for $4.00 that I kind of regret not buying!
Tokidoki nail confetti – Savana (pink + gold glitter)
Each bottle comes with a small sheet of nail stickers (plastic wrapped to the bottles)!
Tokidoki nail confetti – Savana
China glaze – For Audrey
(Do you like my Marc Jacobs Daisy mini in the background? I LOVE perfume minis! :))
Some closeups of the other items that I purchased:
Tokidoki eyeshadow in Carnivora swatched w/o primer
I hope the Wrapp app deal works for you all too!
Does anyone else watch Parks and Rec? My apartment-mates and I made a replication of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness out of paint chips, cardboard, paint, some glue, printed pictures of Ron’s beautiful face and sharpie writing!
^ Alright, that picture is a little scary since it was taken at night…
I honestly believe every household should have this on their wall(s). I hope you make one too!
For high res references, use google images!
To watch the clip of Ron introducing his pyramid, use youtube!
Jackie of http://www.jackie.jamberrynails.net kindly sent me these designs to try:
Andrea of http://www.LoveUrNails.JamberryNails.com has sent me blue & red fish to try.
For those who have not tried nail stickers before, they are very easy to use! These Jamberry ones require heat to adhere to the nail properly. The consultants explained that using a hair dryer is the quickest and easiest way to do it! So what you do is you blow dry the nail stickers for about 15 seconds and then you apply the stickers to your nail and file away the excess.
Unlike other nail stickers that I’ve tried, these ones do not require a top coat.
It is important to heat up the stickers before you apply them! I only put them under my hairdryer for around 5-7 seconds thinking that it’d be enough but the nail stickers fell off after 1 hour. I tried again for around 10 seconds (I know, I really need to be more patient!) and they started peeling off the very next day.
My most recent attempt followed the instructions correctly (15 seconds under the hairdryer) using these cute chevron stickers that Adriane of http://ajolly.jamberrynails.net sent me.
The application was smoother, but still some very tiny parts that I couldn’t even out. There was still tip wear after a day for me. Does this happen to anyone else? I don’t know if it’s due to the curvature of my nail or whatever? I should also mention that I hand wash dishes!
Pros: Fun designs, quick, easy, does not harm the nails, easy removal (peels off)
Cons: Does not last that long, many size options but nothing fits my thumb perfectly (to be fair, nail stickers pretty much never fit my nails perfectly)
Summary: I did not like using these as stickers for my entire nail. I find that they start to wear off at the tips too quickly. I’d use them for half or part of my nails though! Maybe by cutting out a stripes or something. They stick on pretty well, just not at the tips. There are also a huge selection of designs to choose from. If you’re interested, contact the ladies listed above!