Nails

Fake OPI Cuticle Oil Pens

September 13, 2017

I found these fake OPI cuticle oil pens on eBay a few months ago, not knowing that they were being labeled as OPI products. The ad just said something to the extent of “fruit oil cuticle pens” and the pictures did not show a brand name. They were only 79 cents each, so I decided to get two: the yellow one advertised as lemon and the pink advertised as pomegranete. I received them about three months after ordering and was surprised to see “OPI” on the labels. After researching them, I found out that OPI doesn’t make them or anything similar, but I decided to try them out anyway.

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DIY Faux Acrylic Nails for 20 Cents

August 23, 2017

When I first saw these, it was on Instagram and while they were pretty, I wasn’t interested because I don’t like what acrylic nails do to my natural nails. Luckily, I read the caption. They weren’t acrylic. These are Makartt ABS Fake Nails. Let’s get scientific for a moment. ABS is a type of plastic, but it’s more sturdy than most plastics. In fact, it’s likely what your computer’s keyboard is made out of.

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A Real “How to Grow Your Nails” Guide

August 9, 2017

After I stopped my lifelong habit of biting my nails, I started researching how to make them grow long and strong. Unfortunately for me, everything I read said to “treat your nails like jewels” and basically never use your hands. I’m a stay-at-home mom. That’s an impossible expectation for me. I’m constantly buying my daughter new books that have pesky stick-on price tags, dishes always need to be done, and sometimes it’s just easier to pick at stuck on food instead of scrubbing for an hour. For all my fellow people out there who need to use their hands, here’s a real guide to growing your nails.

Note: Yes, I do know my nails aren’t insanely long, but they are strong. Length is a personal preference.

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Monave: Versatile Powders as Polish

June 14, 2017

I have already reviewed some of these Monave Versatile Mineral Powders as eyeshadows, but did you know that they can be used to create custom nail polishes as well? Since I’ve already reviewed nine colors, I thought I’d use a different shade, Hibiscus, as a nail polish. The only information I could find on how to use these as nail polishes was on the Hibiscus page: “Spread the fun on lips and nails.” Not too helpful, right? Here’s my personal take on using these versatile mineral powders as nail polishes.

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