12/6/13

Nail Care

Hey guys,

So recently I read a post on the daily mail how gels and acrylics can be harming your nails constantly, which is true. They might look pretty on the surface, but underneath your nails are probably suffering.  My nails were a mess when I removed my acrylics, they were chipping all the time and they had become very sensitive. My nails were so thin, I could almost feel the skin underneath.  Then I started taking care of nails, once I removed the acrylics and did a lot of treatment and stopped biting them. I was always a nail biter so gels and acrylics were my only remedy for me to stop biting them, but all i was doing is harming them even more.

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After a lot of treatment my nails have gotten way better, they still need a lot of help and more treatment, but I am very happy with them right now. I never seen my natural nails this long and looking so healthy, so the treatment really payed off.

Tips to get healthier stronger nails:

  • If you are a nail biter, Stop biting your nails, if i did it, so can you.
  • My nails are way healthier thanks to the O.P.I nail envy, it is really a miracle worker. I apply several coats throughout the week.
  • Do not result to gels or acrylics, is it such a waste of money. Nowadays there are very good nail polishes or even gelish that last for a whole week, and not do any harm to the nails. If you have strong and hard nails, go ahead but still it will damage your nails on the long run. Or else get them done one in while
  • I do highly suggest you stop wear nail polish from time to time if you have thin nails, let them breathe for a while. I love wearing nail polishes but then I stop wearing any, for a week or two and give them a nice Nail Envy coat.
  • Make sure to give them a nice filing and buffing, at least once a week or 2 and use cuticle oil if u have.

If you follow these steps and be extremly patient you will have great results in about 2 or 3 weeks. It took me a while to see the results, but it was all worth it.

I hope this was of any help, if you have any further questions, comment down below 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

12/4/13

Make Up Store – Nail polish in Anders

Hello guys,

Before I start my review I want to remind you to like my Facebook page, so that I will host an awesome Giveaway. I only have 2 likes left to get 100 likes overall :D. Thank you for your Love and Support xoxo

So a while ago,I treated myself to some of the Make up store’s fabulous products at the Launch of the New Dean Gera’s hair salon Launch. One of them is this lovely dark blue sparkly colour called Anders. This product was part of our goodie bag and I am more than happy that I got this beautiful dark blue polish. I simply love dark colored nail polishes as I believe they are the prefect colors to wear for winter. This product is also in my November Favorited which you can check out here.

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Pros:

  • Like all Make up store nail polishes, they come in these sleek transparent bottle with a black matte tap and it contain 8ml of products.
  • This particular colour is from their sparkling range which is this deep blue with sparkly undertones. I love this colour because it it is very wearable, even if it has that “sparkling” factor it doesn’t look childish or our of context if you wear it for work for example.
  • It has a very good pigmentation which you can achieve with one coat but I always ops for a second coat.
  • The staying power of this polish is amazing, it started chipping slightly after 5 days of wear.
  • It retails for about 10.99 euro which is a pretty decent price, not too pricey but not cheap either

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Cons:

  • The application was a little bit messy for me, the texture is a little bit too tick but I imagine it because of the sparkly undertones.
  • It does not dry like their usual glossy polishes, it actually dries in a matte way so I did have to apply a top coat on it to achieve the result I wanted.

Will I ever buy this product again? I do have to admit, I fell in love with this colour so I might buy it again, however I’m pretty positive i’ll try some of their other polishes. 

Do I recommend this product? Yes definitely, it a pretty good polish none the less, check their nail polished at their Shop at the Point Shopping Complex – 2 Sliema. 

Rating:

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

09/6/13

Pupa Milano – Lasting Color Gel

Pupa Milano haven’t been doing nail polishes for a long time, but I think after the success they had with the past limited edition polished they decided to launch more than 50 shades.

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The new colour range are called lasting color gel, claiming to be similar to the gels but you don’t have to use a UV-lamp for the nail polish to dry. It apparently has a gel-formula that makes the nail look super shiny and gloss but also give this nice finish that stay one for a long time. I have tried a normal polish by Pupa before from the 50’s theme and I was impressed by how long the polish stayed put on my nails for a whole week. This is by far as good as it claims as it stayed put for 5 whole days and after that I minor fallouts.

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I am in love with this pastel colour, and it is a color that you can wear in any season. The color is very pigmented and it doesn’t take a long time to dry. I am also loving this new brush, it is wide and thin, and makes the application easier and faster.

I thought of showing you the available colors:

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This product retails for 6euros which can be seen as pricey but being so long lasting I think it worth the money. Pupa Milano products are found in most outlets and pharmacy’s around Malta, so head on and buy one.

Well that is all for now guys, keep posted for more and feel free to like or comment down below 🙂

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

04/11/13

OPI Nail Envy Review

Hello lovely people,

I have been using the OPI nail envy hardener for over a month and I really wanted to tested it out before I give you an honest review about it. I have been a nail biter for most of my life but this yeah I kept to my beauty resolution and stopped biting my nails. I have also been doing gels on them last year so they were really damaged.

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I have tried a couple of nail products but failed to impress me because my nails remained fairly thin and damaged. I was suggested to try the OPI nail envy by another beauty blogger   and went on an bought it along with the OPI top coat. When started applying it on my nails I noticed that my nails weren’t chipping anymore which was a great start. My nails were still a bit damanged but after a week or 2 my nails started to look far healthier and slowly getting harder.

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It took a while, but I was seeing results finally, unlike some other cheaper hardeners I have bought from other brands. My nails are far healthier now but they still need some more time and nail envy to get better. I recently stopped applying because I wanted to experiment with different nail polish colours. But when I’ll feel to give them some rest will definitely apply the nail envy again.

Before and after:

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I bought the nail envy and the top coat for £14 on ebay which is fairly cheap as they usually sell for about 10euros each as far as I know. You also have about 15ml which is a nice amount and the bottle lasts for a long time considering you put a layer on each day.

Even though my nails still need treatment, I definitely seen a huge improvement since purchasing nail envy. My nails where in the worst shape and now they are finally breathing. Will definitely keep you posted with further improvement.

xoxo

Sarah-Jane