What nail polish do you have on at the moment?

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I use Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. I usually soak my hands first, then dry and apply right away while the skin is soft. It works much better for me that way. I rarely damage my nails with the cuticle scraper thing when I use that technique.
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It needs another coat but looks pretty good with 2 coats.
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Which if any cuticle removers does everyone use?
Originally Posted by The New Black
I have the Sally H remover as well. It has really good reviews, but I have been too scared to use it. Lol. It says that you should not leave it on for more than *so many* seconds. My skin is hyper sensitive and I have been worried it might melt off or something.

I use a mango cuticle oil from Sally's or the Essie apricot oil to push them back instead.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I use Avon's cuticle remover. I wait until after a shower to do it so that my cuticles are soft. Its a cream and it works well for me.

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I'm really annoyed that I'm having a problem with imageshack. I have three weeks work of nail polishes to show you guys. I'm LOVING my current one: that revlon moon art one I bought. The glitter is awesome.

And I sort of got the spotted manicure to work. It wasn't at dark overlay, but it worked well for my anti-valentine's nails. It chipped quickly though which really bummed me out. The video that was posted before this last one really helped me get it right. I "watered" my antibacterial gel down with alcohol and it was easier to spray. I also changed spray bottles to one that was for my hair instead of one that was for eyeglasses (I figured the spray was too misty).

imageshack must work NOW!
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damn! i guess it was time for a trim.
Originally Posted by luvmylocs

aw, I feel your pain!
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^^^ yeah, i bought 2 new treatment polishes i'm dying to try. just as well that i cut my nails that are peely at the tips and start fresh with the treatment polishes. i bought opi nail envy and nail aid works grow stronger and cuticle cure (even though i don't have cuticle issues but it was free if i bought two bottles instead of one so i figured i'd try it). i hope they arrive soon!!
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Originally Posted by pedaheh
That is me, every week. I have to fight myself, and I always lose or win, depending on how you look at it.

Speaking of... I went in search for the perfect dupe of OPI's Tomorrow Never Dies.
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I picked up Sally's Purple Potion and What's the Mitch-uation? from the Nicole by OPI Modern Family line. Neither one are perfect, but close.

LML, thank you for posting the fyi. I need to find that magazine.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Oh, swear words. MUA Nail Board made me make a spread sheet. Now I know that I'm over 100 polishes. 109 with top coats, cuticle remover, ridge filler, etc. I did NOT need to know that. No more reds or pinks. I don't even really like pinks and reds. Why do I have so many?? No more fuchsia either (except for the 3 Pure Ice ones I have my eye on. *doh*) I liked it better when I was under 100. New goal- stay under 150.

ETA: I blame you guys!

The only cuticle remover I ever used is a hand me down bottle of Sally Hansen from my Aunt. I really like what it does for my big and pinky toe, which is where I need it. My finger nails and other toes seem just fine without it.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers


this is what I use. I learned about it on one of the many nail polish blogs I've found thanks to this thread
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Trader Joe's Tingle conditioner wash/ conditioner
AG re:coil, LALooks gel, John Frieda Secret Weapon
The base color of this polish is a very old bottle. It is missing ATM, but I think it was NYC and there was no color name. The glitter is Wet 'n Wild Kaleidoscope. I coppied something I saw on pinterest. The pinterest pic had an Essie polish pictured. It is girlier then my usual taste, but I really like it.
http://media-cache-ec7.pinterest.com...882d502d63.jpg

I never use my old bottle of polish, because it looks like it will be a frosty, brush stroke-y mess in the bottle. It is not, but it does pool a lot in the cuticles. I need to use this bottle more often.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
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So excited about this cut out nail look!

Used zoya Bevin and Rimmel lasting finish pro in steel grey (deceptive name it's more in the lavender family)

Last edited by BrettyU; 02-23-2013 at 12:42 PM.
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Almost forgot! I also got my nail art tools in the mail! 20 piece set on amazon for $15!
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That is great, Bretty ! I love cut outs.


I am scared to count my polishes. I refuse. Ignorance is bliss.


I cut my nails and did 2 quick coats of Estee Lauders Frozen Fantasy.

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Pic's did not translate well, so not my nails.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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So excited about this cut out nail look!

Used zoya Bevin and Rimmel lasting finish pro in steel grey (deceptive name it's more in the lavender family)
Originally Posted by BrettyU
Holy cow that is totally amazing. I've told you this before, but you are my nail god.
I've eyed those nail brushes before. I'd love to hear what you think of them after you try them.

Fifi- Don't count. No mater how cool a spread sheet seems, just don't do it. Ever. Ignorance is (was) bliss.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I finally updated my spreadsheet a few weeks ago, 77, Under 100 woohoo! I felt I had to if I'm ordering from work because I really don't want to order dupes.

My nails are still bare. I got lazy and didn't do a v-day mani. I'm thinking of maybe an Ostara/Easter mani for middle of March though.
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3a/2c
Trader Joe's Tingle conditioner wash/ conditioner
AG re:coil, LALooks gel, John Frieda Secret Weapon
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So excited about this cut out nail look!

Used zoya Bevin and Rimmel lasting finish pro in steel grey (deceptive name it's more in the lavender family)
Originally Posted by BrettyU
Holy cow that is totally amazing. I've told you this before, but you are my nail god.
I've eyed those nail brushes before. I'd love to hear what you think of them after you try them.

Fifi- Don't count. No mater how cool a spread sheet seems, just don't do it. Ever. Ignorance is (was) bliss.
Originally Posted by pedaheh
Thanks Fifi and Pedaheh!
I tried two so far, the striping brush and the pointed dotting tool. So far I love both! Before I was using sewing needles and bobby pins so I'm really excited about using tools intended for the job. My lines are crisper for it and its so much easier to do my non-dominant hand. I'm going to play around with some one stroke manicures using the flat brush next!
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