Gel nails, French 

Hey everyone. 

Sorry about the massive gap since my last post. Last year was a crazy year for me. But after a long pause, I’m back. 

I’ve recently started doing gel nails. Mainly, I do them myself, on myself. 

The ones I have right now however, we’re made by a friend. Since I’m currently having some shoulder troubles and can’t manage to do them myself. 

It’s a simple French manicure. 

As you might know from earlier, this is my preferred style om nails. And I’m really happy with these. 

I’ll show you the materials and colors I have in a post this coming week. 

Until then. 

Ciao 

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Nails!

Oh, look. I’m back.

I’m on vacation from work now, so I finally have some time over for posting. Thought I’d begin with s nail post.
This is the first time I’ve used nailpolish since September due to my work.

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I went with a French manicure, it’s my go to design and what I feel most comfortable in.
This pink hue is darker than I usually use, but I like it.

I’ll try uploading some more post during my vacation.

Ciao

Depend Gel Polish Nails

I was in town again today and picked up a purple gel polish instead, and decided to try using the kit to make nail extensions. The colour was different from the swatch at the store though. The last picture is the one that best shows the colour. The other ones are taken with a flash.

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Before I began. This was the length and look of my nails. The first thing I did was glue on the tips.

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I decided to keep the entire length of these tips since they are around the length I like to keep my nails.

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You start with using the before/after cleaner to clean the nail do the gel will stick.

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After that, add one picture of the base gel.

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Cure in the lamp for 30 seconds.
Do 4 fingers and the thumb separately. I prefer finishing the fingers completely and then do the thumb.

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Add two layers of colour gel, curing for 30 second each. This is after the second layer.

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Then you add one coat of top gel and cure for 30 seconds again.

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After that, use the.cleaning solution again to remove the sticky residue and bring out the shine.

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After that, add cuticle oil. While having gel nails you should do that once a day.
This is the picture that best shows the colour and the result. The other pictures are lighter and shows that little edge from the tip way more than reality.

Remember that this kit is not made for doing extensions so if you do it you’re doing it at your own risk.

I’m having these on now as long as they’ll keep, or until the growing part gets ugly. I might add some gold polish or decorations for valentines though.

Ciao

Internship and standing up.

 

I said yesterday that I was going to write a little about what I do during the days know. So here goes

Right know I’m taking a class in service an selling (sort of) with focus on reception and customer service.
So currently I’m having an internship at the reception of a a Choice Hotel in the town I live in.
I love it there, i get to do a lot, everyone is so nice to me and I really feel like it’s giving me something (If it ends in giving me a job, that would be great)

The only thing I can complain about is standing up, 8 hours a day. At the end of the first days I had pain in parts of my feet I didn’t even knew existed.
I’ve figured out a few things to think of when it comes to caring for your feet if you stand up a lot, so here are what I do:

1.Shoes!
Make sure you have good and comfortable shoes, and if you buy new shoes, walk around in them for a while at home to get used to them before taking them to work. Later in this post you’ll see the two pairs I use.

2. One word, Pedicure!
Take care of your feet. Feel tired after a long day and your feet ache? Take a foot bath with some calming salts and end with massaging in a foot lotion. It’s up to you if you want to scrub away the calluses, for some people they actually give more support while standing. Personally, I hate calluses, so be gone!

3. Blood flow
When you get home, sit down and put your feet in a high position to helt eventual swelling and help the blood flow.

4. Compression stockings.
I recently was introduced to this particular item of clothing, and I’m hooked.
A compression stocking is a knee high stocking or pantyhose that helps the blood flow, it presses harder on your ancle than usuall stockings to prevent the upgoing blood from going back down in the foot. I think they work wonders.

5. Sit down
When you get the chance, even if only for a few seconds. Sit down. The short rest might not feel like much at the moment, but it might help you later in the day.

 

Now, here are the two pairs of shoes I use at work.

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A pair of flats.
I used these the first two weeks while I was getting used to standing so much, they might not look it but these are actually soft in the sole.

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Low heels.
These are the ones I use now, They are comfy, softer than they look and I really like how they look.
I usually walk with these to the hotel and back home. I also use these when (if) I’m going outside on the weekends.

 

And a little bonus!

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My latest manicure. I decided to just use my normal frenh manicure as a base and add a little pink and champagne color to it. Simple and nice.

Well well. Now I’m leaving the computer to lie down in a bath that my boyfriend fixed for me

Ciao!

Acrylic and Nail foil.

Yesterday I ordered a few Nail products. I felt I could spare the money since this have been a pretty good month and since I’m almost Done with the class/course I’m taking I felt I deserved it. (More about the course tomorrow, together with a pedicure post)

The things I ordered are some Nail things, I’m in a lazy make-up period so I’m focusing a lot on ny nails now.

I ordered:
A test kit for making acrylic nails containing 5grams och white, Pink and clear powder and 10 ml acrylic liquid.
5 reusable Nail forms
An acrylic brush
Nail foil adhesive
Green Nail foil
A test kit of 5 different Nail foils

The test kit for acrylics isn’t that much, but it’s enough to try and see if I like it. If I do I’ll buy more. I hope it’ll at least be enough for 1 set of fingernails and 1 set of toenails. Anyone have any ideal of how much it might be?

The nail foils I’ve wanted to try for long, you put the adhesive on the nail and then kind if rub the foil onto the nail so it’ll stick.

The site I ordered from is closed the rest if this week, so hopefully this will all ship on monday and I’ll get it sometime next week. I’ll try the foil the day I get it and the acrylics someday in the weekend when I have time to spare.
Now I’m going to bed since I’m getting up in about 6 hours, tomorrow I’ll explain more about what I’m doing now, show off my latest manicure and write a pedicure post.

Ciao

Peacock green.

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Yesterday I finally hot my hands on a polish I’ve been wanting for a little while.
The polish is Mavala’s Peacock Green.
I spotted this when I was walking around town and since I’ve been looking for a green polish for what feels like an eternity, I fell instantly. And now it’s mine.
It’s a beautiful shimmery green, it’s lighter than in the picture and looks really good to my skintone.

Ciao