Tag Archives: Nail polish

Matte Nail Polish

22 Mar

Recently, I have been coming across more and more pins featuring matte nail polish. Most polishes that I have found are top-quality, brand name polishes- expensive nail polishes.

This shine-free look definitely caught my eye and seems to be trending right now, but I wasn’t completely sold on it. I figured it was worth a shot, but I didn’t feel like spending $8 on a whole bottle of matte polish.

So of course I search around Pinterest for a DIY matte nail polish tutorial, and I found one pin that seemed simple and straightforward. All you have to do is hold your nails over some steam (I just put a coffee mug with water in the microwave for 90 seconds).

And viola! Matte nail polish. I was honestly shocked that this actually worked but was very pleased with the pinperfect results.

Matte vs Gloss Hands

Matte vs Gloss close up

Disclaimer: The matte effect did fade after a few days and the polish began chipping relatively quickly.

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Sharpie Nail Art

8 Mar

sharpie nails

Time and time again we see all these intricate and fun nail designs with different colors and patters designs that most assume could only be achieved by a wonderful manicurist with tons of nail polish pens. Well I am no manicurist and don’t have any nail polish pens, which is why I got excited when I saw this pin for Sharpie nail art.

Fun & Easy!

It’s a pretty basic concept- use Sharpies instead of nail pens for simple fun designs. So I grabbed by silver Sharpie and just went with a simple line design I had seen on a different pin. And lo and behold, I had a brand new, quick and easy, look- all thanks to a Sharpie.

Beware!!

I was very pleased with the results… until about a few hours later. Just by going about my day with homework and house chores, the Sharpie design had completely worn off. Adding a clear coat on top is definitely a MUST if you’re going to try any kind of Sharpie nail art. Otherwise, you’ll just watch your pinperfect manicure fade away.

Sharpie Nails faded

It was fun while it lasted.