*This is not a sponsored post, nor are any others on this blog. I just like to keep records and share my findings of things I use.
My nails peel. They have for a few years now. I've attributed it to my job. I work hard with my hands. After a quick internet search, I've seen good reviews on OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, so I ordered some. Got it today!
My nails are quite short right now, because most of them either broke or they peeled and I had to cut them.
So it says to put on two coats and then one coat every other day and then remove it at the end of the week, and repeat.
Here's two coats! Let's see how this goes! Feb 23
March 19: It’s not going so well.
Normally this isn’t something I’d post, but I can’t think of another way to keep my self accountable. I’m not suggesting you do this. And if you do, please be careful. I also wouldn’t normally post pictures of myself. Because EW. Haha!
So a whole back I decided to try to do a chemical peel on my face. A friend also tried. I don’t remember the brand or strength I used at that time. But I remember it had a dropper, and the chemicals ate it. Recently I bought another one. I have a tattoo on my wrist that I was very unhappy with and wanted to try and fade it so I’d have more options for a cover up. But now, here I am trying it on my face again. I have scars. I have pimples. I have fine lines now appearing. I have sunspots and freckles. I want an even complexion. So this what I have.
This comes in different strengths.
Jan 8: After having a shower and washing my face, I applied the peel to my face and neck with a cotton ball. Careful to avoid eyes and lips. Left it on for maybe 2 minutes and then rinsed it off. Be careful while rinsing not to get it in your eyes. And make sure you rinse you hands right away or wear gloves, because your fingers will start to peel.
This is why I don’t take selfies.
Jan 10: Washed face. Applied. Rinsed. Moisturized.
Jan 12: same. Just FYI, all those pimples that were sitting just below the surface, they will start to appear now. Don’t worry. And don’t apply make up to hide them. You’re skin is healing and you don’t want makeup on your now sensitive pores.
Jan 15: Fair warning, this ain’t pretty. And see my chin? I smashed my face. It has nothing to do with the peel 😂 I left it on a little bit longer today, so I didn’t do my neck, as I find it more sensitive than my face.
Jan 16: I did not use the peel today but I wanted to show you what it looks like the day after. It drives me nuts that I can’t put makeup on to cover those spots. This morning when I woke up my skin felt oily. But my skin is always oily and it may have been the moisturizer. But it’s starting to feel tight. So it’s probably starting to dry. Hopefully it doesn’t peel too radically. I’ll wait a few extra days this time before I do it again. I’m wondering if I was really doing anything with the first couple of applications.
Jan 21: Apparently there was a scratch on my face. It hurts! I’m hoping I’ll soon start seeing results. This is my sad face.
Jan 25: You can’t see it, but I can definitely feel some peeling going on. Near my nose and on my chin. And maybe a bit on my forehead. I guess it’ll have to concentrate more on my outer cheeks now. The bottle suggested starting in your forehead and moving outward, but I may do the opposite with the next application. I’m averaging about 4 minutes.
Feb 2: I’m wondering how long I’msupposedyo do this? Should I have bought a higher strength? Other than a couple dry patches, I’m not sure if it’s done anything.
Feb 16: Is there any difference here at all? Am I asking too much? Am I expecting results too quickly? Am I doing something wrong? I don’t know. I waited a bit thinking maybe it would peel a bit more. Nope. So I did another application last night. I know I didn’t buy a drastic peel, but I can’t tell if it looks any different. If I can’t tell, no one else will either.
March 1: Conclusion I give up. I dont think this has done anything for me. It may have hrlped a bit with clogged pores, but i dont think its done much else. Probsbly need a stronger percentage. If you see something i don't, or have any suggestions, pleaee let me know.
July 3: I've decided to try the Revlon nailpolish this time around. At about $8.99 a bottle, it's a bit cheaper than the Sally Hansen polish.
Decides to try a white color. There's not as big of a selection as the Sally Hansen. The first coat went on decent enough. And dried fairly quickly.
Im not very steady doing my nails. But here's the first coat.
Second coat covered better than other polish brands I've tried in white.
Top coat feels much like any other top coat I've had before. Doesn't seem like anything special. So, we'll see. I'll see ya in a week!
July 11: Here is what my left hand looks like now. I'm thinking that it has to do with the top coat. I'm going to try it with a nail polish of a different brand and see how it stands up.
Today I went to the store and bought some nail polish. Let's rewind a bit, shall we?
Monday I painted my nails with a colour I love. I believe it's called Peachy Keen from China Glaze. I saw it on Pinterest and knew it was the perfect colour. I had to order it on line to get it. Today is Thursday and most of it is gone off my nails. It chips very easily. I even made sure to put on a base coat and bought a new No Chip top coat. It started to chip off the next day. Now I admit, I'm hard on my nails. But this came off way too easy. I want something tougher.
I had gel polish done professionally and I loved it. So, I thought I'd try it my self.
The nailpolish itself is quite nice, with a wide applicator, but it's the top coat that acts as the gel. It's very thick. The polish dries quite quickly. The whole process took less than 5 minutes.
First coat on. Doesn't look too bad!
All done! Just FYI, I used the colour Tribal Sun (620). I wanted something summery.
Today is June 23. I'll repost back in one week!
July 2, 2016: Here we are a little over a week later. I can't say that I'm impressed with this nail polish really. Nothing really gel-like about it. But it is a good polish. I'd probably give it 3.5 out of 5. On to the pictures, shall we?
Again, I'm very hard in my hands. So this is probably about normal for me after about a week of nail polish. This is my left hand, btw. I'm right handed, but surprisingly by right hand doesn't look quite as bad.
It might be hard to see, but there are small line cracks in the polish at the edge. Revlon diamond cot promises not to do that. I'll be trying that next.
I will buy more of the Sally Hansen stuff, but at $12.99 a bottle, not many. But they have such beautiful colours I can't wait to try that it might be hard to resist. But we're all intitled to treat ourselves every once in a while. 😊
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So, I found some Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish in the discount bin at the local drug store. I grabbed two of them, because, why not? So last night I painted my nails. And my toenails. (I also used a Wet 'N Wild nail polish as a base for the white sparkle) Triple Shine Seanic, Triple Shine Pearly White, Wet N Wild Putting on Airs
I put a strengthener on my nails first, then I did 2 coats of the blue. Then I added the Pearly White to the tips. 2 coats. Then a top coat of OPI Start to Finish. (I know it doesn't look that great, but lets see how it holds up)
I put the Seanic on my toes. I thought it was going to be more of a uniform kind of color, but it really wasn't. I did 3 coats.
Here is a picture that I took yesterday, after doing hardly anything up until this point.
I did a lot of work with my hand yesterday. So here's a picture I took this morning. (And also one of my toes)
Needless to say, I'm not overly impressed.
This is my first post on my first blog. I've read a lot of blogs, and I've decided I don't want to take up too much of your time. I always find myself scrolling down to the part I'm looking for. Skipping over all the things that don't actually pertain to the subject. Whether that may be a recipe or a review, I want to get right to the point. I promise I will try not to keep you long, on any one post anyway. But feel free to stay as long as you like.
So getting right to it, I want to tell you about my favourite eyeliner. I don't wear much make up, but I almost always have eyeliner on. And here it is, Annabelle Smoothliner.
It's well named. It goes on smooth. And it's hypoallergenic. Which is great, because a lot of products make my eyes burn. And it lasts. Here in Nova Scotia, it'll cost you about $8 for one. And I can't seem to find all the colours it actually comes in. I'll have to order some online. Though, I'm partial to Metal Daze.
Give it a try, you can thank me later.