Friday, March 1, 2013

Glitter On a Trip

I've been having one bad nail day after another lately. Problem nails, dried out skin, polishes not playing nicely with me, etc. The nail on my ring finger on my left hand is a mess. It's been brittle for a while so I have to keep filing it a bit almost daily to keep it from chipping away. Any advice?

This is On a Trip by Wet N Wild. Two coats with Out the Door top coat. Just a comment on the Wet N Wild megalast brush: it's too big! It's seriously bigger than all my nails except my thumb.

I decided to attempt a glitter gradient. Didn't turn out very well. I used Chic Confetti by e.l.f. and Party of Five Glitters by Wet N Wild. Is it just me or does e.l.f. glitter polishes smell terrible? Their non-glitters don't have the odor that the glitters do. Not quite as bad as the LA Colors Art Deco glitters smell though!

That's a wrap on another bad nail day.


  1. I know what you're talking about. I have yellow nails that are brittle and peel at the ends and have loads of ridges. I've used almost every strengthener, hardener and whitener in the market and even seen a dermatologist. She's told me to go easy on the polish, so I let them breathe a couple of days a week. It's the only way out though it isn't easy :( Also, incorporate loads of calcium in your diet and apply a mixture of olive, almond and jojoba oil to the nails every night.

    My Beauty Junction

  2. Thank you. Ugh, it's so hard to have nude nails a couple days a week, lol. For just one nail! Do you make your own mix or is there a certain one with all those oils that you use?

  3. I know - I give my nails Wednesdays and Sundays off and put my hands in my pockets at work for those days :D Here's a pic of how yellow and peely they are:

    And here's my own cuticle oil, as advised by my dermatologist. I leave it on overnight and the ridges have almost gone except for a couple near the cuticle. Plus, less peeling (doesn't help the yellow though):

  4. Thanks so much! I'll have to track down those ingredients.

  5. galorious.blogspot.comMarch 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    a lot of glitter nail polishes smell, i think its what they put in the polishes to make the glitter suspend. i love that glitter though..and you could also use essie feed me to strengthen your nails, it worked wonders on mine!x

  6. Thanks for the suggestion about Essie!