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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Broadway Nails Fashion Express "Paparazzi"

I've got something exciting happening tomorrow. Can't talk about it yet. I wanted my nails to look special though, so I pulled these out of my shoe box.
These are Broadway Nails Fashion Express "Paparazzi" design. they are medium length. Cost is between $3.99-$4.49 for 24 nails in 12 sizes.

The alternative French tip design is white with taupe gradient sections and silver glitter accents. I was going to cut them shorter, but once I got them on, and saw how pretty the design is, I couldn't do it.
I had minimal air bubbles using Nailene Professional Pink Gel Glue. 
There's a little air dot on my thumb, which are always my problem fingernails.
Well, they are long on me, but they are fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Broadway Fashion Express Alternative French Tip Nails

These are side-swipe alternative french tip nails.

They are Broadway Fashion Express nails.  
Medium length with a leaf motif on a light grey background.
Looking for these online, I see that Flash is now the name of the colorfully accented full cover nails with a black base in the Broadway Fashion Express line. It looks like this design in no longer offered.  I bought these, oh, probably 2 years ago. When I was packing to move, I cut the package apart and put it and the nails into a snack zip bag, and brought them along in the car.

These are long on me but sometimes I just want that option.  After I applied the nail to my natural nail, I put a little bit of glue behind my nail, into the well of my finger, to fill in the gap where I could see through the nail, because my real nail is so short. 
I used Nailene pink gel glue because the Fashion Express nails don't come with glue.

They cost between $3.99-$4.49. Since there are 24 nails in the package, I should have enough for one more manicure. A very inexpensive alternative to salon nails.

Even though these are dressier nails, I'm wearing them with my olive colored shirt today. 
I think they look good with this color.

Have you seen this nail style for sale anywhere?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nailene So Natural Everyday French Review

I was just trying to research and joggle my mind into remembering when and how I got these. I'm thinking they were sent to me by Nailene from a question I answered online. I received them around the time we were packing to move, and tossed them into my kit.

First of all, I have to say I really love these nails! 
  • They have "comfort flex technology" which means they comform easier to my flat nail beds. The back of the package states: "Perfect fit every time! Our So Natural nails are made with exclusive Comfort Flex technology designed to fit most nail types. So comfortable, you won't even know they're on!" These nails feel substantial and strong but the base feels comfortable on my nail beds.
  •  The pink gel nail glue is really pink.  It's actually darker than shown. And it's has a more gel like consistency. When I applied it to my nail and to the artificial nail, it did not run all over. I had very little clean up. The pink is more evident in this photo...

  • The length is SHORT and very comfortable to wear.  I put a little bit of glue on my natural nail, then some glue on the bottom half of the fake nail bed.  Even though there are no tabs and they are slick, I didn't have any gluing disasters because the glue stays mostly in place. Also, they're plastic cuticle stick is my new glue clean up stick of choice.

If you would like to try these nails, the number is: 

Have you tried these Nailene So Natural nails?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vanity Fair Hollywood Cover Inspired Nails

I bought the latest Vanity Fair mag the other day. I just love the Hollywood fold out cover editions. The nails and polish are inspired by this beautiful cover.

I started off with Fing'rs California girl short length nails with black and floral design tips.

The length of these nails are so natural looking and comfortable. However, I'm all thumbs when it comes to applying them. They are so short and I can't grab them and put them on without getting air bubbles. Ugh! But I love the length and design so I came up with a solution. More on that in a moment.

As I said above, I got inspired by the Vanity Fair Hollywood edition magazine cover.  The actresses and their dresses are just gorgeous. I love the 1940's feel to the design of the dresses and cover. Rooney Mara's black bob is striking with her pale pink dress. And that's what gave me inspiration when I was faced with 8 fingers of air bubbles.

I took Confetti Dreamdate and added a layer over the nail beds, avoiding the floral design. Then with Wet n Wild Hallucinate, I covered the floral designs, avoiding the black tips as much as possible. By doing this the air bubbles are much less noticeable.

What do you think of my nails? Don't you just love the cover design? Where do you find inspiration?
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