Revlon Chalkboard Nail Art

Hello everyone! So sorry for the empty blog last week. I’m not sure if you guys know, but I’m in Canada right now! I can’t wait to go to IMATS again this year *spoiler alert* hahahaha…Anyways, since I’m in Canada, I decided to grab this nail polish from Wal-Mart, and it only cost me CA$7.46 (before tax) at the time.

This is a limited edition product, so grab it while you can! I’m not sure how many shades are available, since these nail polishes were in quite a mess when I was there. I grabbed Spring Break, because who can resist the cute Mint color on the other end?!

Revlon Spring BreakAs you can see, the nail polish comes with 2 ends – black and mint. Both colors have a matte finish to mimick a chalkboard. The black polish has the usual normal nail brush. It’s wide with a rounded tip, which made it very easy to apply the polish to my nails. The consistency of the nail polish is just perfect. It’s very similar to OPI polishes, and it’s very opaque. I did 2 coats  on the picture below.

For the mint end, the brush is somehow not sticking together like a normal nail art polish brush is. The bristles were separated in half, so I think I bought a bad batch. Not sure if may be someone had tried to use it in the store, since the bottle wasn’t sealed or anything. Anyways, that was annoying, but oh well. I should’ve checked before I grabbed it.

Revlon Chalkboard Nail Art

So, I’m not a big nail art fan since I’m not that good with my hands in creating design or drawing, so please, don’t judge my “artwork” below..hahahaha :P…Anyways, I wrote “xoxo” on my thumb, then a failed “hashtag” sign on my index, an “exclamation mark” on the middle finger, a “question mark” on the ring finger and a somewhat skewed “heart” on my pinky.

I like the black end, and I also like the mint end. I think I’ll like it more as a nail polish, instead of a nail art. Perhaps, if I’m better at designing my nail art, I’d probably will love this product. I can’t even do my right hand since I can’t maneuver the brush properly using my left hand.

Revlon Spring Break nail polish

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OPI San-Tan-Tonio

As much as I love colors and dark colors on my nails, once in a blue moon I love something nude. I found myself reaching for this nail polish most of the time when I want a nude color on my nails. This is OPI Santantonio from the Spring/Summer 2011 Texas collection. I believe I bought this in Trade Secret, Canada for $9.99.

It has a creamy sandy-beige color to it, just slightly darker than my skintone. I’m looking for something lighter so it matched my skin better, but for now, this nail polish will do. If you’re darker than me, you’ll probably find this polish to suit you better. If you are lighter than me (anyone above NC30), you might find this polish to be too dark for your skin.

I don’t mind this color at all on my skin to be honest. I love wearing this nude polish to work, esp. back when I was working as a counselor in a private high school since bright (and red) nail polish colors are frowned upon. This color makes your nails look polish and at the same time professional.

OPI Santantonio

Nails of the Day – Essie Navigate Her

Product of the Week for this week is Essie Navigate Her nail polish! I absolutely adore this color. It’s bright, it’s light, it’s pastel and it’s very Spring! I bought this at Trade Secret in Canada last year for about CAD$ 8.99. This color was from the Spring Collection 2012. I’d say that this nail polish is light green with a yellow undertone.

I applied two coats of the nail polish to achieve an opaque finish. The first layer might get streaky, so definitely apply 2-3 coats for a beautiful opaque finish. The consistency of the nail polish is quite runny compared to OPI. I find that most of Essie nail polishes are quite runny, anyways.

Regarding the longevity of the nail polish really depends on where you are and how much work do you do with your hands. When I was in Canada and it’s cold, and I’ve to apply a lot of hand lotions, do the dishes, showered with really hot water etc, the nail polishes usually lasted for about 3-4 days. In Indonesia, since it’s warm, showered with cold water, not much lotion etc, the nail polishes lasted longer usually for about a week with minimal chipping.

Essie Navigate Her

Feather Nails

I was on Pinterest couple days a go (I’m always on Pinterest) when I stumbled upon a Feather Nails image, then my ipad decided to shut down my Pinterest app on me. Since I have a bunch of feathers that I bought and never used, I decided to do the feather nails. My first try wasn’t that great (posted it on my instagram), but my second try turned out pretty good.

All you need it:

1. Clear nail polish – I used Sally Hansen quick dry top

2. Cuticle scissors

3. Feathers

If you want to do a color as base you can do that too 🙂

Do one nail at a time. To make as little mess as possible, I used a napkin on the desk. This will help you to clean up after too.

How-to:

1. Apply a layer of clear (or colored) nail polish on your nail as a base.

2. Wait for about 20-30seconds and then put the feather on your nail.

Feather Nail Polish

3. The feather should be sticking to your nail, press it down lightly with your finger (or an orange stick).

4. Let it rest for about 30seconds and then use the cuticle scissor to trim the excess feather.

Feather Nail Art

5. Trim as closely as you can to your nail and apply another layer of clear nail polish.

Feather Nails

6. If you don’t want the feather texture to show up on the nail, apply 2 or 3 coats of clear nail polish on top of the feather. It’ll be super smooth.

Feather Nail Art