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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Impress Nails update

I am no longer wearing my impress nails. I had a fun time with them, They did last the entire week, they might have lasted longer but I grew tired of them and pulled them off. I like to change my nail color up a lot so they had to go. But I got compliments on them and I really have no complaints. I do not soak them off, I actually pull on them and work the glue loose. This process is actually on the package as one of the proper way to remove the nails. I takes a very thin layer off of my nails but I have extremely brittle nails any way. This may not happen to someone who has stronger nails.
I bought some more at Walgreens this week, they were about $7.50. They are usually cheaper at walmart, around $5 but Walgreens usually has a better selection of colors.
This time I got Big Flirt.
Excuse my camera, honestly it sucks but hopefully you can get an idea of the color. Its a very pretty hot pink. I love it and can't wait to use it!

Small Hobby Lobby Haul

Today I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a few things for my apartment that were on sale...

I really needed this wire jewelry holder! on sale for $7

This cute picture frame and pink B! $6+$2

Center pink glass perfume bottle $6

Decorative sign next ot my nail polish "Mirror Mirror on the wall, make him rich, make him tall" $4

Friday, September 7, 2012

NYX soft matte lip cream

I AM IN LOVE!!! I have never been able to find a lipstick, or a lip color or that matter that I absolutely loved but on this rainy September day I have reached mecca! In my local Urban Outfitters I found this NYX soft matte Lip cream. According to the front label it is not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It's lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft and matte.
There is no false advertisement here.

 I got it inSan Paulo #SMLC08. It is a dark berry color. Very subtle, but extremely pigmented. This lip cream covers extremely well and is weightless.  I'm very happy to have found something that quenches my thirst to wear lipstick, my love of lip gloss and my need for it all to be cheap and comfortable!!
I need more!

Impress Nails

Today I used one of my favorite new products, impress Nails by Broadway nails. I've tried this twice prior to today and I have had a good experience each time. Today I used #120 "Joyride" which is a shimmery magenta or purple.
 I paired the press on nails with Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail color #190 Posh Plum, which is almost an exact match. This shade of purple is pretty but honestly it isn't my favorite but I decided to try it out because the polish and nails matched so perfectly! Usually when I buy these nail I try to find a polish that matches to use on my toe nails. The nails come with instructions and an alcohol pad to clean your nails with. Here is the end result!

They look very natural and they feel very comfortable. There are 24 sizes so I think they will fit a wide variety of finger nails sizes. The nails are numbered which is a big help when applying them.

In my experience the nails have lasted up to 10-15 days, which is over the week the package promises. I do normal activities while wearing them, shower, wash dishes (with gloves), clean up around the house and other normal daily activities. Usually after the week is up I have one nail that will become loose and to squeeze out an extra day I will use nail glue to reapply the nail. 
I really Love this product because it is more gentle on my nails than acrylic or gel nails from a salon and lasts a long time. This is idea for going out to parties or weddings, basically any time that you want to have a quick, neat and long lasting manicure. It's so easy to apply these nails that you could do this in the car if you needed to. I recommend buying these and I will in the future. 
The only problem I have with them is that the vast array of colors presented online is not always present in the stores that carry them. Hopefully they create a way, or I discover a way to buy these online. Also the length of these, which is respectable, is too short. I had to cut down my own nails just to be able to wear them. It would be nice if they offered longer nails but for now, I guess this will do!

I got my Impress nails from Walmart. The usually price is anywhere from $4-$8 depending on location and style of the nails.
I hope this review was helpful and I hope you decide to try them out!