Hello my beauties! Today [or should I say tonight?] I bring you guilt-trip on how I caved into the posts/hype, my manicure routine, & my epic fail at a design. So, here we go...
Phase 1: I caved!!
|Still... Not too bad, right?|
|I decided to try something else other than my beloved|
|I'm really not a fan of thick coats but we'll see.|
Phase 2: Manicure Routine*
|*this has been revised to fit in the new babies|
1. Trim & File:
I always trim/clip my nails first because I don't want to wan my file down unnecessarily while hurting my nails by vigorously filing down the nails back & forth. After I trim, I use the file to smooth out my edges. Then I put back my cuticles with my thumb nail. [Haven't really seen the use for a cuticle pusher *shrugs*]
2. Buff Block:
After I have shaped my nails the way that I want them; I use my 4-sided buff block (Even Out, Smooth, & Buff; I rarely use Shine)
Then I go to the bathroom or nearby sink and use a moisturizing hand soap along with warm water and my scrubber to clean underneath my nails, wash away any "dust", and help soften and secure cuticles. Rinse, & pat dry.
NOW! Here comes the Defense (1 coat) followed by Armor (2 coats). It's said that these two does miracles, let's see.
I originally got this like yeeeeaaaarrrrsssss ago, not knowing what it was really, so of course I didn't know how to use it. As you can see, I got it (Beauty Secrets: Nail Matrix) in the small bottle and the only reason I even got it at all is because I remember my mom having it in her stash of nail stuff. I was always going into her polish. It's also an instant polish dryer. Nifty, lol.
6. The end:
Paint, top, moisturize!! =)
|Top two, after cleaning | L2R, Defense & Armor|
Phase 3: Epic #Fail
|Ugh! So Sloppy!|
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