Cute Polka Dotted Red Bow Tie Ribbon

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bliss Kiss Simply Pure Nail Oil

I got tired of my nails breaking, especially my thumbs, at random times so I decided to purchase Bliss Kiss nail oil, which I've heard nothing but good reviews about. I missed the semi annual sale, so I paid full price for that starter kit, which comes with an oil pen and a refill bottle - enough to refill 7 times - priced at about $22.00, including shipping. The first day I tried it my nails felt like they had just been given a makeover. They almost had this natural matte feeling to them. Of course, the direction say to reapply until your nails can't take it and stop absorbing the oil quickly. My first day was kind of rough because once water hits your nails, you have to reapply. Every time I finished washing dishes, taking a bath, washing hands after using the restroom, I had to reapply. I finished on day 3 and applied my base coat and polish to seal in the oil. Once topcoat was added, I moisturized my cuticle lines with it, and hydrate twice a day. I purchase the fragrance free version because I have super sensitive skin and it didn't react to it. I applied a small amount on the back of my hand and again on a small patch of my face (near my ear), and no rash or itchyness or anything occurred. So far it's working great! Excited to see what my nails will look like towards the end of next month with regular use. Longer, stronger, brighter nails is what I'm aiming for.

Have you tried it? I'm thinking about trying out their lotion sticks next. Get your starter kit and other nail moisturizing necessities at

Top photo is nothing on my nails at all. No lotion, oil or anything. Bottom photo is on day 3 after rubbing in the oil. You can see growth on my index and middle finger and my cuticle lines are much cleaner.

China Glaze - Queen B

Currently obsessed with and loving this color for winter. I don't know what reminded me that I had it. Actually I do, I was narrowing it down to what color I wanted to use and eventually I wanted a royal blue. I was going through my blues and remembered that I bought Queen B on a whim after seeing it with a matte coat. It is part of the China Glaze Autumn Nights collection, which was their fall line for 2013. I also purchased Charmed, I'm Sure, Strike Up A Cosmo, Tongue & Chic, and Don't Make Me Wine from this collection.

This polish has an amazing formula, I almost want to take it off just to repaint my nails with it again (yes, it was that smooth). This was also done at like 11:30pm last night, which I hate doing my nails late because of going to bed and waking up with dents from my sheets and blankets. But this applied so amazingly, and it dried to such a glossy finish, I almost didn't even bother use topcoat, but did to increase dry time and add protection. I use Out the Door topcoat. It also has such a nice color payoff, it looks purple at times, but it's a lovely royal blue that isn't extremely dark.

I've been using Bliss Kiss pure nail oil on my cuticles and nails in order to make them healthier, I'll have a post about that up also. I can't get that middle finger cuticle line to look clean! I thought hydrating it would help, but I'll give it more time. It looks like it just needs to be trimmed a bit but I don't want to trim/cut them. But look at that shine!
I was considering stamping silver over it, or adding gold flakes over it, but it's too pretty to mess up.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

China Glaze - No Peeking!

I have returned! Went through a bit of a rough patch for about a month to the point where I didn't even feel like painting my nails and that's how I knew I wasn't feeling myself. Today's post is bringing you a swatch of China Glaze's "No Peeking!" from their holiday 2014 collection "Twinkle." It's a dusty metallic purple with an ever so slight shimmer.

Application only took 2 coats and then a quick swipe of Out the Door top coat. I wasn't sure what color I wanted to use so I used a random number generator ranging from a section of my nail polish collection spreadsheet and it was between this one and "December to Remember."

I've also seen photos of their spring collection "Road Trip." I probably won't be purchasing the full collection, but I do really want "Wanderlust," "Dashboard Dreamer," and "Pack Lightly." Might get "Trip of a Lime Time" as well. Also on the lookout for "Masked Affair" by L'Oreal, that thing is blowing up my Instagram feed - and for good reason - it's a lovely holo.