Nail File Friday’s: Including Gradient Pink

Happy Friday! So for today’s ‘Nail File Friday’s’ I bring you some inspiration to do right at home! As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to go out to get my nails done, however I do make the time to do them at home. If you’re a mom too, maybe you can do your nails while your babies are taking a nap or maybe at night after you’ve put them to bed. With these three looks, you can change it up if you’d like, change the color, the design or do the same. You decide!

So, using any polish shades, here I used the Essie – Marshmallow (white), Mod Square (pink) and Wicked (dark). I just wanted to change the polish for the ring finger, keep things simple – or semi simple and easy. The first one is the ‘ombre’ look also known as a ‘gradient’ nail art – all this means is that you’re going to go from one color and blend out with another, using all three colors and a foam wedge or a makeup sponge, once your polish is completely dry, paint some streaks of the Mod Square and the Wicked on the makeup sponge, now pat the sponge on the nail – go over it as many times as you’d like to achieve the ombre look. Next is the easy, basic just Mod Square polish and last is doing the triangle design using the self adhesive nail tape.  after you’ve applied both nail polish shades, just take the nail tape off carefully using the cuticle nipper.

And you’re done!

A-

 

Easy At Home Gold Nail Striping Tape

In the spirit of showing you how deep my love of all things polish goes, I am going to keep you in the loop of what I’ve done and am wearing on my nails. And if you haven’t read my nail tools to own post, catch up to know the must haves in nail tools to own. I do go to the salon for pedicures – because let’s be honest, it’s a great mini getaway. And will get gel manicures on special occasions, otherwise I will do my nails at home.

Aside from the obvious of having pretty polished nails, this is an easy pick me up no matter how my day is going.

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This week I gave my nails a break from color and put on some clear calcium nail polish. I did however still wanted a little something extra and decided to do a quick and easy design on my ring fingers. I used some nail tape in gold or you can use this multi-colored nail tape – a great tip is to place all your nail tape in a scotch tape dispenser to keep them organized.

The nail tape is a self-adhesive tape, first use a base coat, choose your nail polish, let dry, using the nail tape create your desired design – various horizontal or vertical lines, at the ends for a french manicure, etc., place on nail and cut the nail tape to the size desired with a cuticle nipper, seal with a top coat polish – if the end of tape comes up, just place some clear top coat underneath it, and you’re done!

Happy polishing.

A-

Classic Essie Nail Polish Shades To Own

Classic Essie Nail Polish Shades To Own

These Essie nail polish shades will help you get amazing results. And having these colors in your nail polish kit will get you fantastic nail art at home. These Essie colors are a must have and will be your go to shades every single time.

The Essie nail polish brand is available at beauty supply stores or on  Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and whether you choose one or the other from each category, they’re all amazing!

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I’ll begin with four words, BASE COAT and TOP COAT – or is that five?! This really does make all the difference. I use this base coat first, it works as a primer for the nail polish  Seche Clear Base Coat .5 oz. No Formaldehyde & No Toluene and to ensure that the polish goes on smoothly – not streaky. It will also prevent dark nail colors from staining your nails and overall discoloration. Next apply two coats of your favorite nail polish – three strokes per coat and lastly a top coat  Out The Door Fast Dry 0.5 Ounce (14ml) (2 Pack) for fast drying and shiny results.

Essie Nail Polish Shades

 Essie – Marshmallow 

White:  1) Marshmallow essie nail color,Marshmallow,sheers & whites,0.46 fl. oz., 2) Waltz essie Nail Color Polish, Waltz, 3) Blanc essie nail polish, blanc, 0.46 fl. oz. 4) Adore-A-Ball Adore-A-Ball $5 Coupon Code From Butore 5) This is not from Essie but a must have is Funny Bunny from OPI Nail lio Lacquer, Funny Bunny, 0.5 fl. oz.

  Essie – Ballet Slippers

Sheer Pink/Pink:  1) Baby’s Breath Baby’s Breath $5 Coupon Code From Butore 2) Limo-Scene essie nail color,Limo-Scene,sheers & whites,0.46 fl. oz., 3) Ballet Slippers essie nail polish, ballet slippers, 0.46 fl. oz., 4) Skinny Dip essie the wild nudes 2017 nail polish collection, skinny dip, 0.46 fl. oz.

 Essie – Secret Story 

Bright Pink:  1) Secret Story essie nail color,Secret Story, pinks,0.46 fl. oz. 2) Pancy essie Nail Color Polish, Pansy (3) Mod Square

 Essie – Limited Addiction

Classic Red:  1) Really Red essie nail color,Really Red,reds,0.46 fl. oz., 2) Limited Addiction essie Nail Color Polish, Limited Addiction

 Essie – Chinchilly 

Gray:  1) Chinchilly essie nail polish, chinchilly, 0.46 fl. oz.essie nail polish, chinchilly, 0.46 fl. oz., 2) Without A Stitch essie the wild nudes nail polish collection, without a stitch, 0.46 fl. oz.

 Essie – Wicked 

Dark/Black: 1) My go-to dark shade is Wicked essie nail polish, wicked, 0.46 fl. oz. 2) for a black shade Licorice essie nail polish, licorice, 0.46 fl. oz.

Non-Acetone vs Acetone Polish Remover

So, this is really up to you, how much time and how often you polish your nails. As for my personal preference, I prefer Acetone. But here’s the difference between the two.

The Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover, does not harm acrylic nails, is less effective but much gentler and takes longer to dissolve the polish, meaning you’ll spend more time rubbing the polish off. As for the Acetone Polish Remover, know that the damage that is done to our nails is not from the nail polish rather from the nail polish remover. Acetone  Super Nail Pure Acetone Polish Remover, 8 oz is the most effective way to remove nail polish, removes acrylic nails, gel nails and glitter nail polish, Acetone is harsh on your nails, dries out skin and nails.

Nail Repair Polish:  Also, every now and then, give your nails a break from nail polish for a week or so and apply  Perfect Formula Repair Coat, 0.6 Fl. oz. nightly. This restores and conditions your nails to ensure their health.

Nail Stickers/Art:  Nail stickers are great! My oldest daughter loves these! Thy’re so lovely and easy to apply. If you don’t have much time for your nails, try nail stickers INHDBOX 50×Nail Decals,Nail Art Water Transfer Sticker Decal-butterfly, flower, heart ect ( different patterns ) They have plenty of pre-made art designs to choose from.

Hope you get inspired or add any of these wonderful nail shades in your own nail kit.

-Ana

Photo: Mona Eendra