Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I give up !!!

I'm done doing my own nails , though I found this amazing product , I can't seem to keep it on my nails , I experience a lot of lifting , and I am having trouble on fitting the tips on right .  Seems everything I have done is not working .  In my attempts of DIY nails I have damaged my natural nails and will now have to try to grow them out .  I love the look of long nails and hopefully I can get my nails to the length I want by just trying to let them grown out naturally .  It's been hard ,  if they don't grown than I will resort to finding a salon to get them done at .  I think I have done more damage to my nails than good .   In addition to now having to resort to going to a salon , I have wasted a lot of time and money .   I have already started looking for some good salons and have asked for some recommendations.   I just know they won't touch my nails at the shape they are in right now .   I am currently using Sally Hansen Nail Miracle and have read really good reviews on it , and I am hoping it works. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I am loving this Revel nail product so much , that I purchased four more colors to try .   I am wearing D177 Venus .  I have it over nail tips .   I find that if you put a clear color or light color on first than the color comes out more .   I also discovered that it is not necessary to file so hard , all you need is to file your nails lightly and buff them and tada they are smooth , and the finish gel adds an awesome shine .   In addition to doing your nails you can also put this on your toes .  My nails are not a 100 % , but they look pretty decent , I think .  I can't wait to add some stamps to them . 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Revel nails is a pretty awesome product .  I did my nails on Memorial day again , and they came out amazing .  Non of the nails broke , the nails needed to be filled and my thumb nail on my right hand was lifting .   I of course picked at it and the nail came off .  The nail under the acrylic was nice and health and smooth .   My nails are still in the process of growing , so I added a tip to the thumb nail on my right hand and filled my other nails.   This stuff is awesome it takes less time than it did when I used to do my gel nails .  The gel that they supply dries fast and shinny which makes painting my nails so easy !!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Acrylic Dip Nails , Revel Nails .

I thought that making my own dip kit was pretty good , but I found a professional dip kit that is amazing !!  I recently purchase a Reval Nail starter dip kit , it came with four polish bottles and once 1oz jar of colored acrylic .   I purchase a light pink because I like to pain my nails , although I may eventually purchase some colored powder for the colors that I have trouble with , like creamy reds and pastels.    You can add tips or put an it on your natural nails.   Below are pictures of my nails after I add the acrylic to them and than painted.   The whole process was so easy and fast, I went from taking about three hours to do my nails to less than an hour .   I did these nails on May 11, and they are still on and have an incredible shine .  I have not broken any nails at all, so far so good.   If you like to do your own nails and are struggling with doing your own acrylics or gels , this product may be for you.   If you have trouble painting your nails this product may also be for you too, as long as you can leave a color on your hand for about 2 to four weeks. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Quick Dip gold nails with black stamp , trying cinco de mayo ideas

I was growing tired of the round shape , also one of my fingers was not shape correctly .  I decided to do a new set ,  I usually do short nails , but this time I cut the tips first and then applied them .   I thought they would be pretty short , but they came out kind of long .   I didn't want to cut them and lose my shape , so I left them long.   It's taken a day to get used to typing , but so far so good. 

I applied the quick dip application and after I filed the nails I put IBD builder gel over them to  make them smoother .  Infact I think instead of using the IBD builder gel I could have just used the risen , I'll try that on the next set or fill.   I am hoping that the next time I change them it  will be a color change or fills.  

I think I still have some more practicing to do , but so far they look pretty decent .  for this set I used a gold color from Salley Hansen , called Game of Chromes , and then applied a stamp from my Konad stamping plate in special polish black pearl.   The design kind of reminds me of a fiesta , with the swirls and curves .  

I decided to purchase a professional stamping kit and bought a starter kit from Reval ,  I seen some tutorials on youtube and it looks pretty easy to use .   I paid $50.00 for the kit and I can't wait until it comes in the mail.  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quick Dip nails , Red gold ombre with Stars .

My ring finger on my right hand broke , instead of redoing it with gel , I decided to try a new overlay .  I don't know why but the gel nails were still not strong enough for me .   I recently read an article in nails magazine about how Acrylic dipping is coming back .   I once did these type of nails for my sisters wedding and I was impressed with them , but due to the condition of my nails they never lasted very long .  

Instead of repairing my broken nail with gel , I decided to do the repair with quick dip acrylic instead.    I just started with the ring finger because that was the nail that was broken .The nail came out smooth and strong , it has not broken yet :) I was so impressed with how it looked that I decided to do all my nails. 

When I first did the repair it took less than 10 minutes , I actually did it while I was working and on hold on the phone .  I later decided to do the rest of my nails.   There are a lot of videos on YouTube to use as tutorals ,you can either purchase a kit or make your own kit .  I brought a wrap kit a little while back and saved the gel and activator spray.   I had also purchased a tub of Beauty Secrets acrylic powder in pink . 

Items that you use are for this type of application are  acrylic powder , risen or UV gel , and if you use risen an activator for the risen.   You can usually get the activator if you purchase a quick dip kit or nail wrap kit or you can also use nail glue dryer .   I found that you can find all of these items at Sally's Beauty Supply.    I have also found that there are many kits for sale on amazon however they are about $45.00 to $100.00.  I just figured I could make my own with the stuff that I had on hand.   

For this set I just filed the gel nails that I had with the 180 grit side of my file .   I took my nail risen and applied to my nail like nail polish .  I dipped my nail in the acrylic power , brushed off any excess powder and then took my risen and applied in a slow tapping motion.   In stead of applying the risin like polish , I just applied in small sections and let the risen spread onto the nail.   Once the whole nail was covered I dipped in acrylic again and did the same procedure with the risen.   I sprayed the activator on the nail allowed the nail to dry and once my nail was dry I filed the shape with the 180 side of my file and than filed the nail smooth with the 100 side of my nail file and than followed with a white buffing block.  

After filing my nails I brushed off the nails and cleaned them , I applied my red nail polish and than took a gold polish and put it on a sponge and dabbed in on the tips of my nail creating an ombre effect.  I used my clear stamper and applied white stars from my Konad stamping plate. 

So far I have been impressed with quick dip nails no more have broken so far .  I am hoping that these last .  The best thing about  this application was that they were super easy and very fast to do , also the filing was not bad.   I shaved about two hours off of my usual time for doing my nails.   I have even gotten compliments on these nails.     I feel I still need some practice on my painting technique , but so far so good .  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pink Spring Nails and new clear nails stampers !!!

My nails are holding up a bit , its been a couple of days.   I got a lot of compliments on my Easter Egg nails , however I noticed that the design was not quite straight .   I turned to my trusty internet and you tube and found that there are clear stampers .   I first checked if Konad had any and they don't .    Next I check Amazon and found some , purchased three of them on Saturday and got them on Sunday. 

Of course I had to try them out and these things are amazing and make it so much easier to place stamps on your nails .   You can see where you are putting you image on your nail.   I did these pink nails with light pink flowers from one of my Konad plates.  You can use these stampers with both regular nail polish or Konad special polish.

Pink Nails light pink konad flowers .

Clear nail Stampers