Around a week ago I posted about my first trip to an Ulta store (which was amazing!). While I was there I stumbled upon Whimsical by Revlon. I've seen this polish on a lot of nail blogs and I was so excited to find it for myself but I had no idea how I was going to incorporate it into a mani... until now...
Colors Used: Essie - Borrowed & Blue, Revlon - Whimsical, Jesse's Girl - Spring Break
I LOVE the way these turned out! I put Essie on my tips before I applied the Revlon (because it's very sheer and I wanted the colors to pop!) and then I used a striping brush to apply the purple. I brushed on a layer of top coat (Seche Vite) and then applied the fimo bows with glue. I have some minor staining on my index finger that I plan on buffing out later (I think it came from the SH - Golden-I; I messed up that nail and had to start over and I think I forgot to redo the base coat). Overall, I'm really happy with this mani :)
I've said that I want to do more than just nail art with this blog. I want to share tricks and tips that I learn with you, so I'll start with a trick I learned on how to remove glitter polishes (they're such a pain!). Click "Read More" to view the tutorial :)
I start by cutting 5 cotton rounds in half (I hear it works with regular cotton balls as well). Then I soak them in Acetone (the acetone I use is scented and has vitamin E added to it hence the pink coloring haha).
Place the cotton pad over your nail...
and then wrap it in a foil square. I use a store-brand foil from the grocery store and cut it into squares with some scissors.
Doing one hand at a time I let them set for 3-4 mins and then remove the foil.
If you apply a little pressure while pulling away the cotton pad, the glitter comes right off!
A couple of helpful hints:
- Be sure to wash and moisturize your hands when you're done.
- I only use 5 foil squares when doing this. Once I'm done with one hand, I reuse the foil for the other hand ;)
- I also use this method when I want to change my mani in a hurry. It doesn't just have to be for glitter mani's.
- I'm going to repeat myself and say... moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Your cuticles will thank you later lol.
I hope that today's post was enjoyable and informative :D
Until next time!