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Seche Vite

20 Jan

So back in the summer, during my trip to Sally’s, I bought Seche Vite top coat because the cashier recommended it. Before that point I had never heard of Seche Vite, all I know was that it had cost $13 this bottle of nail polish. I was sceptical about how “great” it was. To me, a top coat is a top coat, not much variation to difference brands.

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I LOVE this top coat!! I actually makes the nail designs last longer, extended the polish from

getting its first chip. You can apply it onto painted nails that are not completely dry and it will completely dry very quickly, just don’t drag the brush too heavily or else it will smear your design (which I think is the case for most top coats anyways). The other reason I like this top coat is because it isn’t chucky, it dries solid and hard, even if I put a thick layer on it’s not thick and therefore won’t peel off like most other polishes. It’s great for designs because sometimes I go over a few of the parts multiple times so then it becomes raised and very bumpy on my nails, but the Seche Vite just smoothes it all out! It’s as if I only painted the design with one thin layer.

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I am all for painting nails on a budget, since it’s just a hobby, but I think the Seche Vite is worth the buy. I have tried many different top coats and none of the others have outlasted, they would start chipping within a couple days and that’s with being careful. With Seche Vite, it held up after doing intense house cleaning and on average I find it lasts for at least 4-5 days before chipping. It gets my stamp of approval. I’d say it’s one of the staple in my collection.

You can get it now from London Drugs for $12. Very convenient rather than only being able to get it from beauty stores.

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Xtreme Nails

8 May

Xtreme Wear (Sally Hansen) is still my favourite brand of nail polish. For more information as to my feedback on nail brands, you can view my previous review post; Brands.

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Polish: Coral Reef (Xtreme wear)

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Polish: Blue Me Away! (Xtreme wear)

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Happy 1st Year Anniversary Nailosophy!

9 Apr

It has been a year! I’m surprised that I have been able to continue for this long. Hope to have more years to come. It’s been great seeing people’s feedback about my nail art hobby.

Happy painting!

Looking back, here are some of my favourite designs:

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Adventure to Sally’s

13 Aug

On Friday I went to Sally’s (Unit C165-12477 88TH Ave in Surrey) with my sister, Jade, and her friend, Loretta. This was the first time I had gone to this beauty shop, so I didn’t know what to expect. I had originally heard of Sally’s from my friend, Susan, who was telling me about the China Glaze brand which I had not heard about until last month.

Sally’s was a sale for China for $4.99, which was great because I had wanted to get a bunch of their colours to test out and they had a lot of colours to choose from. Aside from a whole aisle of nail products, they also had a bunch of skin and hair products. I bought a couple of their skin care products, so we’ll see how they turn out, whether they were worth my buy.

I ended up spending $160 and got all this for it (the bag was free with any purchase over $30)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The big bottle of Warm O Lotion, manicure treatment, was something I wanted to test out since I’ve never really gone through doing manicure treatments.

The products I am most excited to use, other than the nail polishes, are the nail polish thinner (restores old polish consistency) and the nail polish & art wheel (colour wheels and as design templates).

Here’s a closer look at all the nail polish colours I bought

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: Seche Vite (dry fast top coat), China Glaze (base coat), Finger Paints (Hue Left a Message?), China Glaze (First Mate), China Glaze (Avalanche), China Glaze (Deviantly Daring), China Glaze (Unpredictable), China Glaze (Ingrid), China Glaze (Innocence), China Glaze (Sun Worshiper)

The Seche Vite was suggested by the store clerk as being a great top coat that dries quickly and is super shiny. It was quite pricy, at $10.

I will keep you posted as to the how I like the products I have bought and will probably do a review on the China Glaze brand in a week or so, after I’ve had a chance to test out a few of the polishes

 

 

Crackle

22 Apr

For Christmas I got Sally Hansen’s Crackle nail polish. The crackle nail polish was not what I expected (it could just be the quality of the brand), it was quite finicky.  I thought you apply the polish thickly on top of your coloured nails and it would just start cracking on it’s own.  The only way for mine to work was to put the polish on thinly and then drag the brush over it multiple times. It doesn’t turn out the same every time. I had to redo a few of my nails because they didn’t turn out well or at all.

 

 

Even though the application to get a nice looking crackle was tricky, I like the outcome, especially the blue on yellow.

 

 

I will try the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat again, a few more times, see if I can master the application. Also, I will have to try the OPI Crackle, see if there’s a difference between brand quality and results, some time in the future before deciding on a final judgement about crackle nail polish.