Thursday, July 14, 2016

Zombie Claw Polish Swatches & Review

Hey guys, Today I will be sharing with you my swatches and review on the Indie Polish Line Zombie Claw Polish. Zombie Claw Polish is sisterly owned, 5 Free, and handmade. Every since I saw them on Instagram I been wanting to try their polish. Just the unique name alone "Zombie Claw" was enough for me to want to know more about them. I ordered the Drinks by the Sand Trio. After I made my purchase, my order was shipped on the next business day. I was very surprised at how quickly my package arrived. Currently, we are in the mist of a hot summer, so this was the perfect time for me to give these polishes a try. Just looking at the different shades reminded me of the time when I visited Panama City, Florida. By our hotel there was a beach where you could order your drinks right in the middle of the ocean. How cool was that? I think its time for me to take another trip to Florida. But until then, whenever I feel like being by the ocean, I'll just wear one of these shades to remind me of the wonderful time that I had in Panama City. Down below I have some beautiful swatches for you to view. Who knew being clawed by a zombie could look so good? If you want to order or learn more about Zombie Claw Polish check out their website and also their Instagram page.

Aquatini Martini

Aquatini Martini is a light blue and silver holographic polish. This is my favorite of the trio. Just by looking at this polish reminds me of a chilled martini glass. I applied two coats and topped it off with a clear top coat.

Skinny Dippiña Colada

Skinny Dippiña Colada is a shimmery white crelly polish with tiny gold flakes inside. I just love the look of this polish, it reminds me of fresh coconut. I applied three thin coats and topped it off with a clear top coat.

Strawberry Mojito in the Sand

Strawberry Mojito in the Sand is a shimmery light green polish with pink glitter. As you can see my bottle was packed full of glitter. The green is the minty mojito and the pink glitter is strawberries. Yum, so refreshing! I applied three thin coats and topped it off with a clear top coat.

Cupcakes Dancing on the Beach Cuticle Oil

This cuticle oil was included in my order. Ingredients include Sunflower Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, and Skin Fragrance Oil. Here is a picture of my nails of after using it for two weeks. As you can see my nails are strong and very healthy. I love this cuticle oil, not only does it smell delicious but it also keeps my cuticles hydrated.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

My Nail Care Routine

Hey guys, for today's post we are going to be talking about nail care. I get asked all the time by my friends and family, what do you do to keep your nails healthy? So I figured I would finally share some tips with you guys. These tips have been very helpful to me, in just only in a few weeks I began to see a difference in my nails. If your not sure if your nails are healthy, here's how you can tell. Healthy nails are smooth without dents and ridges. They should also be strong and free of any spots or discoloration. Now, If your nails are opposite of what I just described, then mostly likely your nails are probably not healthy. Before we get started I must warn you, some of these pictures are very graphic and may be hard to look at. As you can see in these pictures my nails were short and very weak. I believe the secret to maintaining healthy nails is to stick to a regimen that works best for you. It may seem like a lot at first but if you stay with it, you'll have healthy nails in no time. I think one of the things that we don't think about is how our diets can affect the health of our nails. Our nails are composed of calcium and different minerals. Therefore, it is important for us to replenish them. For instance, diary products, vegetables, vitamins, and drinking water can help prevent your nails from becoming brittle. Another thing to remember is your hygiene. It is essential to keep your nails clean. We must keep in mind that our nails can carry disease causing bacteria and germs. So when washing your hands it's good to use a small soft brush to help clean underneath your nails and around your cuticles. Also, it is good to keep your nails trimmed. I like to file my nails with a glass nail file. When filing your nails move in one direction going back and forth. This helps to prevent any injuries to your nails. And yes, it is possible for your nails to have an injury. When your nails are injured they will develop white lines or weak spots, eventually they grow out. Another tip is to moisturize your hands and cuticles on a regular basis. You can use anything from cuticle oil, lotion, or Vaseline. I found that when you do this your nails become more flexible. So if you hit your nail against something it will bend instead of breaking. This is another reason why I decreased my usage of nail hardeners. Over time I realized that nail hardeners would make my nails too hard. Remember, our nails are made of minerals, so we should use products that consist of natural ingredients such as vitamin E to help strengthen them. Finally, my last tip is to stay away from harsh chemicals. Strong chemicals such as bleach can harm your nails. So remember, gloves are your best friend or you can just make your husband or someone else wash the dishes. I hope you will find these tips helpful as you began your journey to healthier nails.

Before Pictures of My Nails

                            My Nail Care Routine

  1. Apply cuticle remover on cuticles, let it sit for at least 30 seconds or until cuticles soften
  2. Use a manicure stick to push back your cuticles
  3. Rub oil/moisturizer on cuticles and nails
  4. Wash hands or use nail cleanser to remove any access oil from your nails
  5. Apply base coat
  6. Paint nails with your favorite polish
  7. Apply top coat

Products used in this video are cuticle oil, cuticle remover
 and It's Raining Men by Deborah Lippmann, Nail Cleanser by Formula X,
Acetone by Onyx Professional, and Base & Top Coat by Seche.

Current Pictures of My Nails