Does anyone else out there paint their own nails still? I love having fresh polish on my nails, but one of my least favorite things to do is remove it! I feel like some polishes (like glitter!) can be so stubborn and hard to get off. However, a couple of years ago, I stumbled upon this “hack.” With nail polish remover and ONE cotton ball, I can remove ALL of my polish quickly and easily! Read on to see how!
You can use acetone (which is harsher on your nails) or nail polish remover. Simply pour a small amount into the cap. Next get one cotton ball and roll it out into a strip like the picture below.
Gently, tear your cotton ball into ten small pieces.
Dip each piece into the nail polish remover, and press it onto your nail making sure any part with polish is being touched by the polish remover. I typically do one hand at time.
Wait for around 15 seconds, grab the cotton ball piece, and slide it off your nail with some slight pressure. Voilà! Just like that, all of your polish is gone!
Like I said, I do one hand at a time, and it just takes a couple of minutes! No more scrubbing and using 15 cotton balls per hand. I hope this little tip saves you some time and cotton balls next time you’re switching polishes!
Happy Monday! I just wanted to share the fun, purple I’m wearing this week! It’s OPI Pamplona Purple, and it’s a beautiful purple with a hint of fuchsia. It’s hard to convey the color in photographs, but I tried my best!
In the bottle, Pamplona Purple appears more fuchsia, but once applied it is closer to a true purple. It has great coverage, and it only took two coats for my nails to be completely opaque. It’s a pretty thick polish, but the dry time is great. I was admiring the neon purple from OPI’s summer neon line, Push & Pur-Pull, but I decided to resist the urge to buy another polish and dug out Pamplona Purple instead. I’m not sure if it completely quenched my desire for some neon polish, but I’m content for now. 😉
I’m hoping to incorporate this purple with perhaps a white or neon pink polish later this summer for some fun nail art, but for now, I’m enjoying it on its own! Hope your week is off to a great start!
**Very Important Side Note: Wearing this polish reminds me of the Amelia’s Notebook series by Marissa Moss. Did anyone read these? They were the journals and sketchbook of a young girl named Amelia, and at one point she wrote about stealing her sister’s purple nail polish and painting her nails. She complained that she kept thinking her nails were grapes and wanting to eat them. I guess that means Amelia may have been a bit dumb, but at least her notebooks were entertaining for 7-year old me.
Looking for that perfect summer polish? This is it! I love OPI polishes, and this color is no exception. Shootout at the O.K. Coral is a pearlescent pinky-coral that goes on smooth and lasts forever.
It’s slightly pearlized but not “6th-grade-shimmer” looking. It’s versatile enough to work for a variety of ages and skin tones because it has hints of orange, pink, and coral and can be layered for varying intensity. Plus, it is bright enough to be eye-catching without being too neon or loud. (Though I love a good neon polish!)
My one qualm is that it takes three or more coats to become opaque. I have two coats on in these pictures, and it is almost opaque, but you can still see where my nail bed ends. Some people may not care, but it kind of bugs me…It doesn’t bug me enough to stop wearing it though! The color is just too refreshing and pretty to pass up!
As you can see it looks and photographs very differently in all lights, but it’s always a gorgeous color! If you’re into wearing warm shades on your nails for summer grab a bottle like this one to coat your nails until the fall!
Hope this works its way into your summer polish rotation!