Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A Totally Unrelated Beauty Review!
Every once in a while I get the urge to post on a product that I like, but I really try hard to keep my blog a sewing blog only. So forgive me for straying away for a moment, but I just tried gel nail polish with the UV lamp for home use. It's totally AMAZING! I have horrible, thin nails and keep them pretty short because of sewing. Years have gone by where my fingernails have been unpolished because I hate spending an hour or so on my nails only to have them chip the next day. I have tried some good top coats and wore gloves while cleaning, but not much maintains my manicure. I bought Sensationail at Walmart for 49.95, it's a at home gel nail kit. My polish has stayed put, no chips for two weeks! This is a big deal for me, as I have never been able to wear nail polish for more than 2 days without chips. The cost of the product is mostly upfront for the UV lamp. For me, this is a great alternative to salon nails because I live so far from any nail places in town. Honestly, I am not one for getting my nails done, mostly because of the recurring time and money spent. I love D.I.Y. Right now I am feel giddy looking at my polished hands, knowing they will look good for two or so weeks without much time or money on my part. I have been doing some homework and there are other home gel kits out there. Gelish and Red Carpet are the ones that keep popping up. The one thing I like about the Sensationnail is the lamp cures in 30 second to 1 minute verses 2-3 minutes from the other brands. It's also the cheapest I have found. The first time I did my nails, I was walking around the house being careful not to bang them into anything. They were completely dry, so it took some time for me to get the concept that my nail were totally cured and I didn't need to be concerned with messing them up. LOL I did buy some Gelish nail polish because I like the colors from their gel line, they work great with the Sensationail kit. I am a nail biter, although if my nails are polished I don't bite them, so they are short right now, but hopefully they will grow out. My nails feel stronger with this product on them for sure. I'll keep you posted on this if you found it helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.
What are your favorite cosmetic products? I am always on the hunt for my beauty bag.
Have a wonderful vintage day!