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I <3 Pretty Sparkly Nails

I know, I know! What a cheesy title! But, it’s true! I do! And I also love to find any ideas or tips to make painting my nails easier, better, prettier.

I tried the Jamberry Nail Kits once. And I am still sitting on the fence about them.

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Photos of my actual nails with the teal sparkle and peacock feather. (Sorry about the poor quality cell phone photos) I had so many compliments from friends & patients. Even men commented! They loved the color.

Sure they were easy to apply and they did stick well. But, I just could not get the feel for getting the tips cut and filed just right. I initially ended up with a glob of gooey residue stuck to the tips. I know it can be done because I have seen the videos of many people doing it nicely. Mine stayed in place for a good 7 days with me washing a bazillion times a day. I did end up cutting / filing almost daily to keep the tips from flipping up and bugging me. After about 1 week, the thumb nail sticker came up approx. half way. So, I removed it. It did leave a sticky residue on my nail for a few days. The remainder of the nails would have stayed on for many more days I believe. But, I went ahead and removed them too. I will have to try them again soon. Practice makes perfect, right?

Recently on facebook, I saw a link to a site with many links to “nail hacks.” My favorite hack was actually in the comment section … using yard sale sticker circles to create the perfect French manicure. I tried it. It works perfectly! I cut my circles in half to extend the amount of uses.

I was able to do my manicure in half the time as it normally takes to do a French tip AND the tips are much more uniform! I’m hooked!

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Using yard sale circles                        vs.                          Free handed

Now, to leave you with my one tip for perfect nails that last.

Nail – Aid 3 Minute Artificials Nail Polish.

(Stock Photo) I use it as a base coat and a top coat. With normal washing and hand sanitizer usage at work, my nail polish remains intact for an entire 7 days! Love it! Cost is less than $4 at Wal-mart. This is the only type in this brand that they have in my local store. But, upon searching for a stock photo, I discovered they also have several other types of this brand polish. I will definitely be trying those out!

Now to be clear … I have had a gel manicure. This polish is not quite as good as the real thing. But, it is the closest I have found in a regular nail polish. It does make my nails stronger, the polish lasts longer and it makes my nails shine. I love this polish so much that I have bought it for all of my closest friends to try.

Have you tried this, yet?

* I feel that I should add that I have not been compensated for the review of the Nail-Aid product. I am just a loyal customer passing on a tip about a product I think other’s may like to try. All opinions are my own!


About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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