Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Love - Easy Polish Removal Technique!

For awhile now, I've been seeing a technique on YouTube on how to remove difficult nail polish, especially glitter, I thought it looked a bit ridiculous, but after seeing different people have the same results, I thought that I better try it.

I've been meaning to try it for months, but I kept forgetting to buy cotton balls (I use cotton pads to remove my nail polish) but while I was at the dollar store the other day I picked up a big bag of cotton balls and a cheap roll of alfoil (aluminium foil) for $2 each! Bargain!

Yesterday, I painted my nails using China Glaze Foie Gras (beautiful chocolate brown) and added China Glaze Luxe and Lush (clear flakie polish) over the top! Now, although these colours are beautiful by themselves, I wasn't a fan of them together. I kept thinking my nails looked like chocolate with pieces of honeycomb poking out! I knew it was going to be a pain to remove, so out came the cotton balls and alfoil...

If you haven't heard of this technique before, you put nail polish remover on the cotton ball, place it on your nail and wrap a square of alfoil around your finger. I could only do one hand at a time, as I could master using my hand while my fingers were wrapped like a mummy, but I think it looked hilarious! After a few minutes, I unwrapped the alfoil and swiped the cotton call over my nail as I took it off and like magic, the nail polish was gone! No unnecessary scrubbing and using unlimited cotton pads to remove difficult polish...

I'm in love with this method!! I'll be practicing so I can manage to do both hands at once...I'd love to hear if you've used this before, or if you've never heard of it and try it out :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another BIG nail polish haul + nail polish storage dilemma!

I feel that the heading gave away the point of this post, but it was going to be obvious sooner or later...

Ben and I travelled to Hawaii in March for three weeks! Amongst the island hopping, zip lining, ATV-ing, horse riding, swimming at the beach, hiking, driving and relaxing, I may have found time to do some shopping...only a little, of course! (Did anybody else believe that last sentence?...)

If you've checked out my YouTube channel lately, I filmed a series of videos entitled 'Hawaii Haul Series' (original I know!) and I'm slowly posting them as I get the chance to edit them. My latest video to be uploaded was my nail polish haul!

Now, I didn't buy as many nail polishes as I did in Canada last year, however, I bought enough that my current nail polish storage has become pointless. I trawled through blogs, websites and YouTube to find something or anything to fix my dilemma, and I found it! The chance to use my handyman (or handywoman) skills...

My lovely husband did offer to help me though, and I wasn't going to refuse! Between the two of us, we've built a beautiful wooden shelf that houses all of my nail polishes! I'm still in the process of organising my collection and reorganising my desk shelf (where my current nail racks are). I was planning on making a video of how we built my shelf, so keep your eyes open!

I would love to hear how you store your nail polishes! If you haven't seen my haul video, jump on over to have a peek!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hauling Time!!

Hey everyone!!

Just a pre-warning for you all - keep an eye out on my YouTube channel for some awesome hauling I did when I was holidaying in Hawaii! 

I had a filming day yesterday and filmed a gazillion videos for you all! Now I'm off to organise my cupboards and shelves to find space for it all!

Talk soon,