Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ways to recycle your old nail polish bottle!

I've never personally used a whole bottle of nailpolish,. But! I do have old bottles laying around from a few years back that I don't use anymore because they are impossible to revive. So, why not recycle those old nail polish bottles? There are tons of ways you can recycle your old nailpolish bottles. I listed some ways below.

1. Use it as a container to hold glitter or tiny beads.

2. Use it as a vase for flowers! Ok, I know what you're thinking. It's wayy too small to use as a vase, but that's where you're wrong! I use to be a florist and we were given small vases that we had to work with just pop in a single flower, add tiny pieces of babies breath and a small bow! A great gift for mothers day or just because!

3. Store your custom made paint in it. Did you mix colors together and have extra paint left over? Store in a nailpolish bottle!

4. Do you want to make your own nail polish, but don't want to use all of your top coat to do it? Poor half of  the top coat into a recycled bottle!

5. If you have colors that you are just bored with and are half empty mix the colors together to create a new color.

6. Use it to hold your rings. You can store your rings on the brush handle.

7. If you make your own lipgloss you can use the bottle as a storage containter and the brush as an applicator. (Make sure to cut the brush down for better application.)

8. Make tiny miracas!

9. Use them as decoration. Making a chandlier or putting them in the window and watching the sun beat through them. Just get creative with it!

10. Make your own perfume! Or you can store a bit of your favorite perfume in it if you are going on an airplane as there are only certain amounts of oz you can take.

Have another great way to recycle an empty nailpolish bottle? Please share!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Make Your Own Nail Polish

There have been times where I have looked all over to find a certain color of nail polish and didn't have any luck. If this has happened to you then maybe I can help! Below you can follow the easy steps to making your own nail polish.

What you will need:
1. Clear coat nail polish or white nail polish
2. A funnel (an envelope will work great!)
3. An eyeshadow that you aren't going to use
4. Glitter (optional)
5. Scissors
6. Small stick (toothpick)

Step 1: Take the eyeshadow color of your choice and crush it up. You want to crush it up enough that it is almost like dust!

Step 2: Snip a very small piece of the corner of the envelope off. Place the snipped off area over top of the clear coat (or white) nailpolish bottle. Then poor the eyeshadow into the envelope. If you would like to add glitter you can!

Step 3: Stir the nailpolish up well with the toothpick. Close the bottle and shake it.

Step 4: Try it out. If you aren't satisfied with the color add more eyeshadow/glitter.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nail Polish Nightmare

Normally, I wouldn't post something like this to my blog, but since it had to do with nailpolish I figured it would be ok. The other night after I had painted my paint splattered nails I was going over things to write for my blog in bed and I had decided to do a blog post on yellow stopper and how awesome it is used as a top coat. Because as I posted before I HATE chipped nails lol. Especially since I take so much time to do them. Well, I guess since I had been thinking about nail polish before I fell asleep I ended up having a "nightmare". I dreamt me painting my splattered paint nails and right after I had JUST painted them they began chipping. Chunk after chunk the pieces of my beautiful mani were all on the ground. I began crying! LOL. When I woke up I could not believe I had just had a nightmare about chipped nail polish. I thought this was quite hilarious and wanted to share it with all of you.

Have you ever had a dream/nightmare about nailpolish? If so what happened?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's Time To Break Up With Your Top Coat

We all hate chipped fingernail polish. At least, I do. I usually can only wear my manicure for a day or two before it begins chipping. Sometimes I'll get lucky and it will take three days before they start chipping. But the other day when I had done my newspaper nails I was in a pickle and couldn't find my top coat. I remembered seeing some Yellow Stopper by American Classics in the bathroom (I'm assuming it's my boyfriend's dad's wife's nail polish) So I grabbed it and used it as my top coat. I had never heard of yellow stopper and wasn't even sure if I could use it as a top coat, but oh boy was I impressed! The next day I was excited to see my manicure still in good condition. Almost as if I had just painted them! The nail polish has a slight purple color to it which I don't mind. So my thought is this, if you want your manicures to last longer I reccommend throwing out your old top coat and purchasing a bottle of Yellow Stopper (as long as you don't mind the purple color.)
I have not used Yellow Stopper for it's true purpose (which is of course suppose to stop you from getting yellow nails) so I do not know if the product actually works for what it's suppose to be used for. I just know that it makes and outrageously awesome top coat!
I will definitely be purchasing my own bottle!

Do you know of another great top coat?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Love Bean Girl Contest Giveaway!

I am here to inform you about another contest giveaway. It's happening on Love Bean Girl's blog. She is giving away color club electro candy set that has 6 colors and a new top coat and a set of 3 elf polishes.
To enter is simple. All you have to do is be a follower and leave you GTC name along with your e-mail. For more information on this contest give away head on over to Love Bean Girl's blog and enter for your chance to win a fabulous prize!

Beauty Karma Contest Giveaway!

Hey guys! I have a really quick blog post for you all! If you haven't already go on over to Beauty Karma's blog. She is doing her very first give away contest! She is picking two lucky people to recieve a Spa Ritual TWINKLE 4-Piece Gift Set.

The rules are simple.
1. You must be a follower or become a follower.
2. You must comment on the giveaway blog post with your name, blogger url, e-mail, and comment saying "enter me".

So head on over to Beauty Karma's blog to get more information and enter yourself! This contest giveaway ends on the 12th of september 2011.

Six Easy Steps To Paint Drip Nails

I was really missing my camera earlier. And was upset that I can't take quality pictures and post them to my blog. Then I remembered on my old website I did a tutorial on paint drip nails and thought since I'm not using that website anymore I would move the tutorial to my blog. And of course the tutorial is on no other than paint drip nails!

You Will Need:
Base Coat
2 colors of nailpolish (your choice)
A toothpick or paint brush

Step One:
Apply a base coat.

Step Two:
Apply 2-3 coats of blue.

Step 3:
Apply three dots on to the lower part of the nail. TIP: To do this part I used a paintbrush from the dollar store as it was easier to do the dots and lines than it would be to use the nailpolish brush.

Step 4:
Make lines from the dots going up to the tip of your nails.

Step 5:
Make a line going accross the tip of your nail.

Step 6:
Last step is to apply a top coat. And you're done!!

I really like blogging, but once again I hate that I can't deliver quality pictures for you guys. So, if anyone has a good topic for me to blog about (topic still must be nails) I would really appreciate some suggestions!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Who had it first?

I was walking around in my local walgreens and of course I wandered over to the nailpolish section. It is after all one of my favorite places in a store. The very first thing I see is crackle polish by Pure ICE and another section of crackle polish by Sally Hansen. I had no idea either of the two even made crackle polish! I had thought OPI was the only brand nail polish that made it. I'm not even sure how I was out of the loop on this one! lol. So then I compared prices I believe Pure ICE's crackle polish was $3.99 and Sally Hansen's was $6.99. I came home and was talking to my boyfriend's dad's wife telling her that I had seen crackle polish by Pure ICE and Sally Hansen. She said that Sally Hansen had crackle polish before OPI??? I had never seen crackle polish by Sally Hansen before. So I'm wondering if they really did have it before OPI? Or she is just sadly mistaken LOL. If anyone knows the answer to this I would love to know!

Of course I had to try out both the brands. I was disappointed with the Sally Hansen brand. If someone were to ask me if I would reccommend that nailpolish I would say no don't buy it! The nail polish didn't crack very much and the cracks were very small. I would give it a 2 out of 5 stars rating.

As for Pure ICE, I was very pleased with the out come and for only $3.99! I will be definitely be purchasing crackle polish from this brand in the future! I give Pure ICE crackle polish a 5 out of 5 stars rating!

Once again if anyone knows what brand had crackle polish first please leave it in the comments! I would love to feel "back in the loop" =P

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pretty In Black?

Earlier I was browsing other blogs and someone had posted a nail swatch and she had added some bows at the bottoms of her fingers. I was feeling a little inspired and wanted to try out some bows myself. I unfortunately forget who's blog I found it on, but if I come across it again I will post the link =] This is the first time I have done bows. Hopefully I will get better at drawing them as time goes on lol. Here's how my nails turned out:

Once again sorry for the poor quality photos. Anyways, for this all I did was do two layers of black then took a toothpick and drew the bows on towards the top of the nail. I actually really like it!

If you have pictures of bow nails I would love to see them! Just leave the link in the comments =]

Sunday, August 21, 2011

1 bottle of nailpolish, 2 bottles of nailpolish, 3 bottles of nailpolish...

So, I was just sitting there staring at my container of nail polishes. I got curious as to exactly how many nail polishes I own. I counted 46 in all. I also went through the different brands to see what brand I am more drawn to. I also read the names on the bottles just for fun.

I wanted to share what I found in my container:

Sinful Colors: 18 Bottles
This Is It
Midnight Blue
Fly Away
Happy Ending
Soul Mate
Out Of This World
Last Chance
Pink Forever
Dream On
Mint Apple
Go, Go Girl
Vacation Time
Feeling Great
Easy Going
Rise And Shine

Claires: 2 Bottles
Green Neon
Marine Blue

Kiss: 3 Bottles
Soft Blue
Soft Purple
Beach Pink

Jordana: 1 Bottle
Black Mark

Fantasy Makers: 1 Bottle

L.A. Colors: 3 Bottles
Black Velvet

Rimmel London: 2 Bottles
Red Carpet
Violet Metal

Sally Hansen: 4 Bottles
Green With Envy
Coral Perfection Creme
Mellow Yellow
Mint Sorbet

NYC: 7 Bottles
Top Coat
Black Lace Creme
Broadway Burgundy Frost
Times Square Tangerine Creme
Skin Tight Denim Creme
French White Tip

Wet n Wild: 4 Bottles
KaleidoscopeEggplant Frost
Royal Red

Cluless: 1 Bottle
Blown Away

How many bottles of nail polish do you own?

Clumpy nail polish, oh my!

Is your nailpolish clumpy/gooey? Don't worry! I have a simple trick to help you save your old nailpolish and keep money in your pocket rather than having to go out and buy a brand new bottle. All you need it nailpolish remover! You can use non acetone or acetone nailpolish remover. Either one will work just fine!

Step 1: Poor a couple drops of nailpolish remover into the nailpolish bottle. (Careful not to poor too much in. Otherwise you will have to end up throwing your nailpolish away. A couple small drops will do the trick.)                                                                               

Step2: Shake the bottle to mix in the nail polish remover.
And you're done!! 

Know of another way to restore clumpy nailpolish? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Newspaper Nail Art

Here's a cool, easy tutorial on how you can achieve newspaper nails!! Just follow the steps below.

The above image is garfield done with newspaper comics!

You will need:
-Base Coat
-White or Gray nailpolish
-10 small pieces of newspaper
-A small container
-Rubbing Alcohol (if you do not have rubbing alcohol you can substitute with vodka or water. Just keep in mind if you use water you will need to push a down a little harder.)

Step 1: Cut out 10 small sections of newspaper. I am using the comic strips for my nails.

Step 2: Apply a base coat to protect your natural nail.

Step 2: Apply 2-3 coats of (preferably) white or gray nail polish. Wait for the nails to completely dry.

Step 4: Poor some rubbing alcohol into a small container.

Step 5: Take a strip of newspaper and dip it in the alcohol for a brief moment. Take it out and press it down on your nail. Hold the newspaper down for at least 15 seconds.

Step 6: After doing this to all your nails apply a top coat or the newspaper print will rub off.

The above image is garfield done with newspaper comics!!


I would like to apologize for the poor quality of pictures. I use my webcam currently to do this, but hopefully in the near future I can repost better pictures!