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May 2012

Simple Manicure

Rescue Beauty Lounge Chinoise

May 31, 2012

Morning, all! Today I have Rescue Beauty Lounge Chinoise on my nails. It’s such a beautiful red! Love love it!

I did need to do three coats, but I think if I had mixed up the polish (rolled the bottle in my hands) it might have been a better consistency and applied in just two coats. As it is now, I can just barely see my nail line. But it’s not too noticeable. After all, who will be looking at my hands with my nails only 10 inches away from their face except for me. :)

Application was great and it self leveled over time. I used the RBL Prep, Basecoat, and Topcoat as well. All were wonderful and a day later (I painted my nails yesterday afternoon), I have no chipping and no tip wear. I sort of want to wear this manicure for as long as possible to see how long it lasts.

Chinoise sort of reminds me of Pushing Your Luck from the Sephora by OPI Betsey Johnson collection. I might have to do a comparison swatch of different reds for you guys soon. :)

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Simple Manicure

Deborah Lippman Mermaid’s Dream

May 30, 2012

Picked up Deborah Lippman Mermaid’s Dream last week from Nail Polish Canada. I’ve worn it once on my nails, but I think it will become a pedicure polish instead. It’s a pretty chunky glitter and I can’t stand anything but immaculate smoothness on my nails (thank you, Seche Vite!). I even put two coats of my topcoat on. Still was kind of bumpy, though. But for toes, I think it wouldn’t bother me.

It sure is dreamy, right? Very mermaid-y. :)

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Tips & Tricks, Travel, Video

Traveling with Nail Polish: Packing Polish for Air Travel

May 29, 2012

Hi all! This is the first blog post in a short series I’m doing on traveling with nail polish. In this first post, I’m covering how I pack nail polish for air travel. I usually use this method when I’ll by flying on an airplane, and it works well for travel by ground as well.

Things to note:

  1. Some polishes travel better than others. In particular, I’ve noticed that my CND polishes don’t travel well. They tend to leak no matter how tightly I close the bottles. For that reason, I usually take Orly Rubberized Bonder insead of my usual CND Stickey Base Coat.
  2. For nail polish remover, I use a small travel size bottle (the 2 oz. bottles of Zoya Remove+ are great for this). I “double bag” the remover and then put it either inside the padded toiletry bag with the polishes (if it fits), or just inside my suitcase. As long as the top of the bottle is tightly closed, I don’t have any problem with leaking.

Oh, and CLICK HERE for the info on the cosmetic bag (links to the tutorial).

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