What nail polish do you have on at the moment?

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China Glaze Blue Iguana

Originally Posted by CurlyHairedFarmer

Love it! It's more blue than my beloved Zoya Charla, very nice! Wow, all the teal/blue/green colors I'm finding out about.

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Last edited by CurliLocks; 11-19-2011 at 06:48 PM.
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Originally Posted by CurliLocks


CL, whoever gets you this year should have no problems stalking. That's a great idea to hint, hint!!




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CL, whoever gets you this year should have no problems stalking. That's a great idea to hint, hint!!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
yeah, well that's all they're gettin'! I think I post enough for someone to stalk me. I've just spent the last hour trying to stalk my giftee. Oy!
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Originally Posted by CurliLocks


CL, whoever gets you this year should have no problems stalking. That's a great idea to hint, hint!!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
yeah, well that's all they're gettin'! I think I post enough for someone to stalk me. I've just spent the last hour trying to stalk my giftee. Oy!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Lol, yes, some people are more stalkable than others.



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I got Shellac'ed this afternoon!

Color is black pool, a black like any other black I've used. SUPER high gloss. I don't love how far from my nail bed the polish is (I'll post pictures later), but if this legit stays this glossy and chip free for two weeks, I'll dig it anyhow.

That they were totally dry when she finished was both awesome ans REALLY hard to adjust to. You just painted my nails! I shouldn't be able to shove my hand in my purse all willy nilly! But, I could! Sweet.

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Sent from my phone, please excuse typos or brevity.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
I want to know more about this.


Using my iphone with my toe thumbs. There will be typos.
Originally Posted by iroc
It was fascinating. The outset is just like a regular mani-- remove my polish, soaked my fingers, shaped my nails and trimmed my cuticles. Then she cleaned and dried my nails really thoroughly, and the fun began.

One layer of UV base coat and then the hand went in a little UV light oven for twenty seconds. Then a layer of color which looked really thin and not particularly pigmented, and back in the oven for two minutes. A second layer of color looked much, much better, and back in the oven for two minutes. And then a layer of UV top coat, and back in the oven for two minutes.

After all that, she cleaned a sort of sticky layer off the surface of my nails and lotioned up my hands. I thought it was weird that she was doing the lotion/hand massage part of the mani AFTER the polish, but the polish was hard, dry, and glossy. And not just Dry Enough, they were stone hard.

I've been wearing my nails short lately, but if you prefer your nails longer this would be GREAT on long nails-- I imagine they'd feel invincible. But my nails are pretty strong on their own so that may not be the case for everyone.

24 hours later and they look 100% fresh, just done. Still super glossy. Of course it's only been a day, but on my fingers a regular mani would start to wear. There are no flaky edges I can pull at, I can't imagine the ends chipping or cracking. It's on the thick end of the polish spectrum, and sealed onto my nails in a really unique way.

I'm fascinated by it. I usually go through phases with nail color, I'll go six months without even thinking of wearing any and then I'll go another six months religiously wearing polish. But this might be a game changer for me. I might find myself actually wanting to pay the cash to get a mani on a regular basis-- it's not wildly expensive at my salon.



Sorry it's blurry....
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
I believe this is called Shellac nail manicure or gel nails. CND Shellac nail polishes are intended for this process. The polish is like $12 and change (what tha) I also viewed the process on YouTube. Your nails are to last 14+ with the process. Let us know how you like it in the end.
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I want to know more about this.


Using my iphone with my toe thumbs. There will be typos.
Originally Posted by iroc
It was fascinating. The outset is just like a regular mani-- remove my polish, soaked my fingers, shaped my nails and trimmed my cuticles. Then she cleaned and dried my nails really thoroughly, and the fun began.

One layer of UV base coat and then the hand went in a little UV light oven for twenty seconds. Then a layer of color which looked really thin and not particularly pigmented, and back in the oven for two minutes. A second layer of color looked much, much better, and back in the oven for two minutes. And then a layer of UV top coat, and back in the oven for two minutes.

After all that, she cleaned a sort of sticky layer off the surface of my nails and lotioned up my hands. I thought it was weird that she was doing the lotion/hand massage part of the mani AFTER the polish, but the polish was hard, dry, and glossy. And not just Dry Enough, they were stone hard.

I've been wearing my nails short lately, but if you prefer your nails longer this would be GREAT on long nails-- I imagine they'd feel invincible. But my nails are pretty strong on their own so that may not be the case for everyone.

24 hours later and they look 100% fresh, just done. Still super glossy. Of course it's only been a day, but on my fingers a regular mani would start to wear. There are no flaky edges I can pull at, I can't imagine the ends chipping or cracking. It's on the thick end of the polish spectrum, and sealed onto my nails in a really unique way.

I'm fascinated by it. I usually go through phases with nail color, I'll go six months without even thinking of wearing any and then I'll go another six months religiously wearing polish. But this might be a game changer for me. I might find myself actually wanting to pay the cash to get a mani on a regular basis-- it's not wildly expensive at my salon.



Sorry it's blurry....
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
I believe this is called Shellac nail manicure or gel nails. CND Shellac nail polishes are intended for this process. The polish is like $12 and change (what tha) I also viewed the process on YouTube. Your nails are to last 14+ with the process. Let us know how you like it in the end.
Originally Posted by Naturalbeauty81
Yes, if you read the beginning of my post, it is Shellac. I was describing it per Iroc's request.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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My nails look almost exactly like the pool black color even though I didn't get shellac and it isn't pool black. But it is such a dark purply color that it looks black.

I love it! My nails are very short and it looks clean and modern. It's probably too "young" for me but I don't care! I just can't consign myself to pastelly pinks and old lady rose or any other boring colors.

I had my toes done with the same color. Hot!
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Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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My nails look almost exactly like the pool black color even though I didn't get shellac and it isn't pool black. But it is such a dark purply color that it looks black.

I love it! My nails are very short and it looks clean and modern. It's probably too "young" for me but I don't care! I just can't consign myself to pastelly pinks and old lady rose or any other boring colors.

I had my toes done with the same color. Hot!
Originally Posted by curlypearl
What color is it, CP? I have a purple that I was hoping would be Raven's purple, but came out almost black. I wonder if it's the same.

And no way is it too young for you. Nothing is too young for you.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
Nails are now Sally Hansen Inta Dri in Wined Up, one of my favs. The thumb is OPI I Love Mummy underneath Orly Winter Wonderland with some Wined Up dots on top (kind of shaky this morning so they aren't very neat).

The Winter Wonderland is so much prettier in real life. It was included in a bunch of minis I got on ebay including gorgeous sparkly red and green. Can't wait til December to do Xmas colors!
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Thanks MichelleBFT. You made me giggle and ITA! It's dangerous looking but I love it!

I'm not sure what the name of the color is. It's by OPI and the salon told me it is a new color. When I go back I'll find out and re-post.
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Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
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Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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Nails inc. magnetic polish in color houses of parliament. I've gotten a ton of compliments and it was really fun to see the pattern after putting the magnet over it.



Originally Posted by dr_kami2003
Very, very cool!


Using my iphone with my toe thumbs. There will be typos.
Nails are now Sally Hansen Inta Dri in Wined Up, one of my favs. The thumb is OPI I Love Mummy underneath Orly Winter Wonderland with some Wined Up dots on top (kind of shaky this morning so they aren't very neat).

The Winter Wonderland is so much prettier in real life. It was included in a bunch of minis I got on ebay including gorgeous sparkly red and green. Can't wait til December to do Xmas colors!
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
That's a nice wine color, and I love the dots.


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CP, I just love you! And I agree, nothing is too young for you.

Jeep, that is super cute!!
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
They will pry black nail polish from my cold dead hands (she said dramatically). Nothing is too young for you CP (or me either).

Thanks RCC and spring. The sun was out today for a bit and I spent much of my time outside admiring that sparkly Winter Wonderland polish.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
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They will pry black nail polish from my cold dead hands (she said dramatically). Nothing is too young for you CP (or me either).

Thanks RCC and spring. The sun was out today for a bit and I spent much of my time outside admiring that sparkly Winter Wonderland polish.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Hear hear! We are not too old for anything! Although I have not worn my Charla on my fingers (yet! it's pretty sparkly and I've saved it for my toes), I plan to wear other teals on my fingers when the weather warms up! Sometimes I wonder if some colors are too young for me, but then I look around and see older (-looking) women than me wearing crazier colors.
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3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
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* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
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Last edited by CurliLocks; 11-20-2011 at 07:06 PM.
Spring1, Jeepy and Curlilocks, you guys make me crack up !

Hope you're having fun - I am.
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2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
this is with salon effects by sally hansen...taken with instagram (if anyone is on there, holla atcha girl through a pm)



I'm gonna put holly from zoya on my toes with a top of glow up already by OPI which is a gold glitter

I'm not the best at painting nails or doing nails, you would think I'd be amazing with how much nail polish I have and how obsessed I am.
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I'm deciding between 2 colors for Thanksgiving.


Has anyone used those nail stamp kits? I think Konad is one, but I saw an ad on TV about a cheap kit and wondered if they work.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Has anyone used those nail stamp kits? I think Konad is one, but I saw an ad on TV about a cheap kit and wondered if they work.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
I haven't ever tried one myself, but I watched my friend use it years ago and it looked easy and worked well.
Rite Aid has a 10$ kit (different brand).
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