Happy 4th Anniversary, Pretty Perfect Beauty!
Can't believe it's been 4 years already, time flies when you are having fun :D I want to say a big thank you to all my readers who make it a pleasure sharing nail polish-y ramblings!! I celebrate by showing you the contents of my two Helmers that has collected through the 4 years (although I had a lot of polish before then too). Each bottle is special, bought, traded or gifted for a reason :)
I also made a nail polish ring with my all-time favourite nail polish, Rimmel 60sec "Arresting", and as it is my first ever nail polish ring, I think it turned out pretty damn cool! I will also be making nail polish stud earrings. I am still experimenting and have painted about 10 glass cabouchons so far, but I will post a mini-tutorial at some point to show how I did them.
Just a note on the imPRESS stick-ons! I removed them this morning after getting pi$$ed off with the free edges around the sides constantly snagging my hair and the cat... They would have lasted another few days no problem.
The removal means carefully prying the nail off from the side. Be really, really careful and take it slow or you might end up lifting off the top layer of your nail if your nails are sensitive. But mine all came off without any damage! You will have to use acetone remover to take off any left over glue-y bits but there's hardly any. The shaping of these was straightforward, but I nicked the edge with my file and where I'd done that, the film with the pattern lifted off the actual nail. But the other nails were fine without any visible damage even though I'd planted lots of seeds, played a lot of Diablo 3, cleaned invertebrate cages and done marathon typing at work! But the free edges all around (which you would not get with glue-ons) mean I might not try these again, and I might use the left-over ones as an occasion manicure only.