Archive | May 2012

Golden Rose – Nail Growth

Hello :)

Since I am not wearing any fake nails right now and my natural nails are short I wanted to try a nail care product which helps nails grow.
I decided to try Golden Rose Nail Growth. I never used any products from thisĀ Nail Care line, so I don’t know if it’s good or not, but I like other Golden Rose cosmetics.

In the bottle it’s orange jelly (or more like salmon pink jelly) colour. I was wondering how it looks on nails.

On the box is written that Nail Growth contributes to make nails grow longer, stronger and quicker. I hope it works like they say :)
The instructions suggest to apply one coat as a base coat or two coats for a natural nail make-up. Since they don’t write anything about how long should I use this conditioner to see visible results, using it as a base coat under regular nail polish seems like a good idea.

So here are the swatches of Nail Growth on my nails.
Picture taken in the shade

and picture taken in sunlight

One coat gives nearly no colour at all. Just adds shininess to the natural nails.
Two coats give a nice transparent colour. I must say that it really looks good. I also applied a third coat, but it didn’t give much stronger colour and this last layer was drying reallllly long.
I think two coats are good choice if you don’t want to apply any nail polish on the top.

I was wearing two coats on my nails for one day making all the usual housekeeping like washing the dishes and so on and it stayed on the nails. No chipping, peeling or cracking. I would say that its duration on the nails is actually pretty good.

To see some effects I would need to use it for a longer period of time. I hope I will manage to do it :)

Thank you for coming.

Blue toe nails

Hello!
I haven’t done any gel toe nails since St Valentine’s Day design. It was pretty long time ago and I started to be bored with just nail polish on my toe nails.

I made new one and here they are.

I used dark blue gel. On the edges of a toe nails are embedded pink tiny dazzlings. I wanted to add a little bit of shininess and the look of french nails.
This dazzlings reflect the light from time to time when feet are exposed to the sunlight.

Unfortunately my friend said that this pink colour doesn’t go good with blue, so next time I will embed into this gel some dark blue dazzlings. They will not be visible like the pink one but will give some light reflections from time to time.

On the big toe nails I added stickers with white flowers to make whole design more interesting.

I always promise myself that next toe nail desing will be more detailed, more hand made, but all this bending to reach my toe nails are so tiring that I often just go for some easy solutions like stickers or stamps.
Do you have the same problem with decorating your toe nails?

Thank you for coming!

Carmex Jasmine Green Tea Moisturising Lip Balm

Do you like to use lip balms? I cannot live without them :) When I don’t wear any lip gloss I am using lip moisturasers all the time.
One of my favorites which I am using right now is Carmex Jasmine Green Tea. It moistures as good as Classic Carmex, but gives a refreshing scent of one of the most famous chinese beverages.

I think Carmex lip products can be total hit or miss. If you like them you will probably like this one also, but if you cannot stand the basic version, the Jasmine Green Tea version is probably not for you.

Thank you for coming!