6.07.2012

At home nails trends

I like rules and I like instruction sheets even more and I like a kit with all necessary items and the instructions all in one box EVEN more --- that's why I am all about this summers nail trends!

I tired the at home gel manicure {sans the light} here --- and it was wonderfully shiny, went on like a dream and dried faster than I could paint. At only $13.99 its worth the cash, but it doesn't stay on quite as long gel manicures that are set with the light.

{Trend 1} - At home LED gel manicure --- same as above, but the polish is set with an LED light. The top selling brand of this at home DIY style is Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish Pro Kit and the starter kit is only $59.99! {Downside - only includes one color and your don't get to choose it}

For those who have had gel manicures done at a salon, you know that at $30 a pop this is a steal!


{the other colors sell for $9.99 - only slightly more than everyones favorite professional polishes}
I am dying to try this as I am 100% team gel manicure...now to convince my husband that this is a necessity!


{Trend 2} - At home french manicure --- Another trending kit makes it super simple to get that clean french tip without all the fuss. Simply put some glue on a ready made line of color and then press on your nail! Sounds simple enough. {Downside - how do you touch up any chips down the road?}



The kit comes with enough applicators for 4 manicures and they even have little "handles" for easy application! How cool do those look!?

You can pick these puppies up at Ulta for only $14.99 AND they come in different lengths!

{Trend 3} - At home nail stickers ---These make getting super cute patterns/designs on your nails in a synch and they aren't hard to apply. They come in cutest and most creative designs, so be prepared to have a hard time choosing!

And the best part - you can pick them up at any drug store and most grocery stores, so no need to deal with mall crowds! These range from about $8-10 dependng on the store.

{You can purchase online at Ulta and various other beauty sites if you prefer the ship to my hands timeline}

{Trend 4} - This one is new to me and I FREAKING love it! It's called Caviar Nails ---You paint your nails with the polish included in the kit and then while it is still sticky you funnel tiny little beads in various colors onto your nail and they dry into the polish creating a look of sprinkles on a cake!

Unfortunately, due to the 3-D texture, the beads tend to fall off very very easily {according to every review I have read} --- this truly makes me frown, because I want so badly for this to work because it is just so darn cute right?!
{I did hear that any colored polish would work and top coat doesn't help the beads stay on}

This kit sells for $25 at Sephora and comes with the polish, the caviar beads, a funnel and a tray to catch excess beads. If I find $25, I might still buy it and wear for a special occasion on one nail or something.

So what's the trend here? DIY! Woman are tired of going to the nail salon, so these kits make DIY nails at home super easy --- and for the most part not to expensive!

Which is your favorite? Do you have another kit you like!?

- Lindsey Nicole

1 comment:

Molly said...

What I do to get a french tip manicure is use the little paper hole reinforcer things. If you don't know what I am talking about check out this link. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=paper+reinforcements+nails&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1241&bih=584&tbm=isch&tbnid=BJjhQdjctAGIBM:&imgrefurl=http://www.popcosmo.com/2012/05/04/how-to-do-a-french-manicure-effortlessly/&docid=e9k2m7Ebi_V2rM&imgurl=http://popcosmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Diptic.png&w=1024&h=1024&ei=LsAZUKOpNsq2rQHHyIG4DQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=278&vpy=130&dur=2376&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=94&ty=65&sig=116735333491778743649&page=1&tbnh=126&tbnw=131&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:78