Icky Fish Eggs…My Attempt At Caviar Manicure

The less said the better.  I had very nice intentions….a deep navy blue polish, with holo glitter polish on the tips.  And then I decided to get creative.  I had these tiny beads, that came with some nail art kit purchased some time ago.  Why would I choose now to try them out, and why wouldn’t I consult with a tutorial or something?….I don’t know.  I just don’t know…..

But, if I didn’t like caviar before, I like it even less now 🙂

 

I will admit that I have seen this type of manicure look very good on others….just not me….and not EVER again!  Icky!

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Manicure Mishap

The weirdest thing happened this morning to my manicure.

Last night, I gave myself a manicure with Color Club Revvvolution, and Orly Devil May Care.  And, if you follow my blog – you will know that I am NEVER without a basecoat anymore – so I used Yellow Stopper by ACI.

I did the manicure, applied the topcoat, cleaned around the edges and had them all photo ready for the next morning (I can’t do nail stuff until my son is at school or asleep).

After dropping him off at school, and bringing in the baby all snuggled in her car seat (it is soooo cold here today!) – as I started lifting her out, something fell to the floor, and guess what I found…

I don’t wear false nails, so this was one of my fingernails manicure!!  It must not have like it…

This actually happened one other time, but that was with a 2 layer glue base with layers of glitter and layers of Seche (it was thick!)

This was just weird, and for some reason, kind of icky to me 🙂  But, just for fun I still took photos, and even placed the piece that fell off, back on.

 

You can see in the photo, that chipping is already happening – so, I don’t know to blame the Yellow Stopper, or the nail polish as they were both first time uses.

Oh well, I just thought I would share this odd story.  Thank goodness it didn’t fall into my daughters reach….she is at the stage where EVERYTHING goes into her mouth (her favorite…dog kibble…so gross)

Enjoy your day!!

Day 5 Last Day- Growing my nails with Essie!

Nobody was hoping this would work, more than I was…but I must now, finally admit – I wasted $10.

 

 

Now, I am not saying anything bad about the quality of Essie in general, or even Essie “Grow Faster” – my nails are most definitely in better shape after faithfully applying Grow Faster for 5 days.  Just not longer.

I’m not even sure that I actually thought it would work, right from the start.  Because logically…the growing of the nail, happens before it starts appearing on our nail bed (I think) – so, applying product to grow your nails…while pretty much impossible… would have to happen before the nail grows out from under the cuticle area.

Another thing I heard (true or not?  I don’t don’t know for sure)…is that your dominant hand, will usually have the quicker nail growth.
Well, anyways….it was an interesting experiment.  Thank you for all of your encouragement this past week (I was sure I would get some comments about how gross my yellow nails are….but, nope!)

Here are my final pictures (please pardon the blurry photos…some little sticky fingers were touching the lens before I realized, and after the photos were taken)

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Growing my nails with Essie!

Well, I am beginning to think that Essie Grow Faster, was a waste of $10.  My nails are finally growing (yay!) but both hands seems to be growing at the same rate.  Or maybe “27% longer” is way, way, way smaller than I thought it would be 😉

 

Here’s day 4!!

One more day to go for Essie to do it’s magic!  🙂

 

 

 

And just for comparisons sake….. day 1 vs day 4

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(Original Post Below)

After do a little bit of research – I came to the conclusion, that Essie “Grow Faster” was going to be my treatment of choice while growing my nails back.

Essie claims, on the box “5 day growth treatment – up to 27% longer nails in 5 days”

I have no idea how to determine whether my nails have grown 27% more, or what – but I will know if they grow more….if I use Essie Grow Faster on one hand, and nothing on the other.

So that is what I will do – and I will take pictures and let you know how it goes!

Day 3 – Growing my nails with Essie!

I am starting to think, maybe I need more calcium or something in my diet.  My nails don’t look like they have grown even the tiniest fraction.  But, I will post day 3, and a bit of a collage of days 1, 2 and 3  – maybe someone else see’s a little growth?

One problem I have noticed with my photos is, the side (right hand) with the olive oil, is too shiny in the pics to see anything.  I will try different lighting tonight 🙂

 

 

Also, I am not filing – so that is why they look extra icky.  Hubby has promised a spa trip for my upcoming bday, so I will book a “professional” manicure then 🙂

 

 

 

 

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(Original Post Below)

After do a little bit of research – I came to the conclusion, that Essie “Grow Faster” was going to be my treatment of choice while growing my nails back.

Essie claims, on the box “5 day growth treatment – up to 27% longer nails in 5 days”

I have no idea how to determine whether my nails have grown 27% more, or what – but I will know if they grow more….if I use Essie Grow Faster on one hand, and nothing on the other.

So that is what I will do – and I will take pictures and let you know how it goes!

 

Day 2 – Growing my nails with Essie!

Here is Day 2!

Below is a copy of the original post, if you are “just tuning in” 🙂

ps (To give each “day” a full chance, I have been taking the pictures between 8:00pm and 9 (depending when my son has decided he is done with bathroom breaks, needing another glass of water, and reallllly needing another book read to him…. :))

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After do a little bit of research – I came to the conclusion, that Essie “Grow Faster” was going to be my treatment of choice while growing my nails back.

Essie claims, on the box “5 day growth treatment – up to 27% longer nails in 5 days”

I have no idea how to determine whether my nails have grown 27% more, or what – but I will know if they grow more….if I use Essie Grow Faster on one hand, and nothing on the other.

So that is what I will do – and I will take pictures and let you know how it goes!

Day 1