Category Archives: Nails

imPress Manicure Review

I received two sets of impress’ Manicure to review complimentary of Influenster.  Let me add, I was thrilled that they have finally starting sending products to us Canadians!

imPress Manicure Review

When I received these sets, I was automatically attracted to the ones on the left.  The pink ones were a little too out there for me.

imPress Manicure Review

 

To be honest, I thought these were those little nail polish stickers, so I was rather surprised when I opened them, and they were actual “fake” nails (lol).  I was automatically brought back to grade 8 with my long fake nails that were applied with crazy glue.  Oh dear.

In the back of my mind, there was no way these were going to last more than one day.  Surprisingly though, they did.

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I’ll back up a sec though and talk about the application:  super easy.  Enough said.

I wore these out that night and got a ton of compliments from my friends.  They loved the length and the colour (which was a gorgeous duo chrome of green and purple).

imPress Manicure Review

Perfect.  The manicure lasted over night.  The real test was taking a shower and washing my hair.

Not only did these nails last through that, they lasted another good 5 days before I decided to take them off.

They would have lasted longer, but, I hate how fake nails get all, uh, gunky underneath after a few days (you know what I mean right?  Even with acrylics/gels).

I followed the instructions about taking them off.  You simply lift the sides and pull them up.  I was expecting this to hurt (think pulling off gel nail polish), but considering how well they were secured, they were easy to take off.  No residue left on my nails either, and no damage! WOW.

Alright, this product is amazing, but was it luck?  This time, I thought the ultimate test would be cottage for a few days.  I decided to brave the bright pink printed ones.

imPress Manicure

Again, exactly the same.  These puppies lasted through a 3 day cottage trip.  They would have lasted a lot longer, but again, I decided to take them off.

Overall, I have to say, these nails are AWESOME.  I was so highly imPressed  with them that I obviously had to do a review.  Need a quick manicure but don’t have time?  Pick these up.  They last too, that’s the best part.

My one small gripe?  If you don’t press the sides down hard enough, your hair will get caught……That was really my own stupidity though ;)

QUICK, run out and buy these!  If they are on sale, I’d say stock pile them!!!

What have been your experiences with these nails been?  Let me know below.

xo.

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forever 21 nail polish

Forever 21 Nail Polish Review

If you follow me on YouTube, you are well aware that I have been having a major nail polish addiction lately. Heck, I even started my own nail art website.  I haven’t done much with it, but in case you want to check it out, it is called Nail Art for Beginners.

Alas, let me get to the point of this post.  I picked up a bunch of nail polish from Forever 21 and wanted to share my review with you all!

Forever 21 Nail Polish Review

I’m going to start by saying I was not expecting much from these nail polishes.  I couldn’t help but be drawn to them though.  They have cute packaging and great colours.

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After swatching them on my nail wheels, I was blown away!

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The colours from left to right are as follows:

▪   Blossom (sand laquer)

▪   Nautical Blue (sand laquer)

▪   Blush

▪   Jelly Bean

▪   Sage

The nail polish had such a smooth application.  The formula was creamy, but not sticky.  All colours are 2 coats.

I was also pleasantly surprised how quickly it dried.

forever 21 nail polish review

 

I’m also hugely impressed on how well the polish is lasting.  The manicure in the above photo is 2 days old. I actually even had a bath, and there was no chipping at all, which is rare for me.

The formula rivals any OPI or more expensive polish.  In fact, I might go as far to say that it is even better than OPI, Essie, or China Glaze!  The only small thing is the names of the Forever 21 nail polish aren’t as exciting.  Not exactly a big deal though.

Also, I’m not sure though how I feel about the sand laquer.  It definitely gives the polish some texture.  I would use it for an accent nail.  I wouldn’t apply it though to all of my nails (unlike some of the OPI textured polishes).

Overall, if you are on a budget, this nail polish is definitely something you will want to pick up.  The colours are vibrant and the formula is smooth.  You also can’t beat the price of $3.80CDN.