Thursday, January 31, 2013

Acetone Experiment

Hope ya all are having a good evening out there :). Finally got myself out to pick up supplies to try Loodies Faux Zoya Remove recipe. Just about to mix it up before I get to fixing myself some soy free vegan faux scramble for dinner. Hopefully this will help reduce my flaking and corner breakage issues by diminishing the drying effect of the acetone. If it helps my poor cuticles thats a plus too :).
The potential greasiness people have mentioned wouldnt bother me as I have a whole routine I go through after polish removal in the evenings which includes washing my hands, applying my homemade Coconut Vanilla Scrub, and showering plenty of time to for any residue to wear off. I will post back after a sufficent trial period.
Have you tried this or a similar recipe? What were your results? Let me know!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Coconut Vanilla Scrub

Good evening everyone!
As im attempting to fix up this place I thought to share a recipe of mine I use quite often coconut vanilla scrub hope you enjoy it :).

Coconut Vanilla Scrub

1 Part Sea Salt
2 Parts Sugar Of Choice (I use vegan white since its cheap)
Full Fat Coconut Milk
Coconut Oil
Vanilla Extract
Pretty simple, done in parts so you can make as much or as little as you like. To give credit where due this was inspired by a non-vegan recipe I learned at The Beauty Bottle Forum. Since I am allergic to cows dairy and prefer vegan products I did a little tweaking.

Monday, January 28, 2013

INM Out The Door Top Coat

Hello all! Wanted to pay it forward and post the reply I recieved from INM about thinning Out The Door top coat. I couldnt find a deffinative answer online so I wrote them :). Im verry happy with the customer service I recieved, had a reply in my inbox in less than 24 hours!

Im my e-mail I specified Orly brand thinner which contains butyl acetate and ethyl acetate. Here is their reply....

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dappled Dots & More Jewelry

Hello again! Welcome to my foggy Wednesday afternoon :), ok well evening now that ive had this window open for a few hours. Have some pictures for you today, finished my second set of nail polish jewelry and I had some time this morning to play with a dot manicure.
First up the jewelry! This pendant and earring set is a layering combo of Pure Ice oh baby, Mentality holo top coat, and Zoya cynthia.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Adventures In Blogland

I have no idea how one is supposed to start one of these things but here I go. I figured as my nail obsession.....uhhh I mean hobby ;) grows I wanted a place to document its evolution. Just a casual place to express whatever catches my fancy. Recently its been nail polish jewelry. Here is my first piece.