Showing posts with label Nail Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nail Care. Show all posts

Friday, July 18, 2014

Colour Theory - Beauty Theory Line

Hey guys! Today I have a few items by Colour Theory to show you from their new Beauty Theory Line! Today i'm focusing, in particular, on the hand and nail care essentials and there are some great items available! I love Colour Theory because they are super inexpensive and have great products! To try any of these products go to your nearest Amcal, Amcal Max and Guardian Pharmacies nationally. Today I will be showing you 3 items; the Nail Polish Remover Pot (RRP $10), Crystal Nail File (RRP $12) and the Strengthener Polish (RRP $8)

The Nail Polish Remover Pot is filled with a sponge, soaked in acetone-free nail polish remover and works really well. It says on the pot to place finger in core of the foam and soak for 10 seconds. Brush nail against foam to exfoliate and remove polish. This little pot is seriously effective and works so well on regular nail polish. This doesn't remove glitter as well as regular polish though but for the price, this pot will last me ages! I'm also planning on resoaking the foam with remover once I notice it start to dry out or not remove polish as well. Love it!
The Nail Strengthener Polish is a standard base coat that helps to strengthen and protect your natural nails. I've been using this as a base coat underneath my manicures and it lasts pretty well - about 3 days with minimal chipping (but I usually change my manicures by day 2). I don't think it has strengthened my nails that much but my job is quite hand heavy (I use my fingers and nails a lot for so many things) but definitely less peeling!

The Crystal Nail File is the product I had the least luck with. At first it worked really well and filed my nails effortlessly and clean, but now, after using it for a few weeks I noticed the layer that files your nail has completely worn off and it just doesn't file my nails at all. Boo!

What products from the new Beauty Theory range will you try? Let me know!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Current Nail Care Routine

Hi darls! Today's post is what I use to keep my nails, cuticles and hands in top condition! Keep reading and I will show you what I use :-)

Most of you probably know about/own and currently use Lush's Lemony Flutter. It is a super rich and thick pot full of lemony smelling goodness! Great just before bed on the cuticles, but I also find it works great on the elbows, knees and balls of my feet!

Estee Lauder Body Performance - Mani/Pedi Smoothing Manicure/Pedicure Treatment. I got this in a huge Estee Lauder make up gift pack I bought at a charity auction. On the bottle it states it's like a paraffin dip treatment. It is really moisturising and rich, and has an interesting smell, it isn't bad, but not lovely like roses or lollies. This works really well on my peeling feet (ew!).

Seacret Spa Cuticle Oil - I bought this yearsssssss ago and still have so much left! You only need a small drop on each nail. It is odourless but is really lovely after a shower or when i'm soaking my nails in a bowl of warm water to soften the cuticles.

OPI - Nail Envy Original - People swear by this stuff, and I'm beginning to see why. I only started using this almost a month ago and I've definitely noticed my nails are a lot thicker and break less. I use 2 coats before every mani.

OPI - Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go - This stuff!! I randomly stumbled upon this little pen of goodness when I bought 2 OPI polishes from DJ's and got it for free! It is SO good and smells amazing! So refreshing and fruity and it works so well. It lasts a really long time! I received this in January and i've only just finished it now :-( (I need to buy a new one (or two) pronto!).

OPI - Nail file. This is a really good nail file. It's worn down a lot, i definitely need a new one! It's not too coarse and great for gently shaping the nail without pulling layers off.

So there you have it! My current nail care routine. It works pretty well for me! I used to clip my cuticles (I know, forgive me!!) but by using more cuticle oils/creams i've noticed a huge difference in my nails! I used to find that my left hand pointer finger had a much smaller nail compared to my right hands pointer, but that wasn't true, it just had a thicker layer of cuticle growth, and now that i soak my hands in warm water and apply cuticle cream on them they are practically the same size!

Thanks for reading and also, enter my giveaway to win a $30AUD Beautybay.com voucher here. :)