nail candy

dabbling in acrylics


part of the reason why i stopped doing my NOTDs is because i got tired of changing my nail color every single day. so in 2015, i am not going to put myself on such a strict schedule and change my polish color whenever i want… which will not be every single day. i won’t feel so pressured (pressure i put on myself) to change my polish daily and i feel i’ll actually enjoy my collection as i get to wear it for a few days. other reason is that once in a while, i fall back into the bad habit of biting or picking at my nails (and cuticles) and it did get bad at one point, but now it’s getting better… which is why you were blessed with a NOTD post! however, my thumbnails always take forever to grow and so i figured out how to remedy that.

i bought the brush-on gel nail kit from Walmart (or Walgreens) a long time ago and probably used it once. i can’t remember my experience with it, but i pulled it out the other day to look at the tips that were included with it. i didn’t want to use the full-cover falsies and knew that i had some regular tips somewhere. yesterday, i bought an acrylic fill kit from Kiss (from Walgreens), watched a few videos on how to use it, and tried it on my thumbs. pretty good first attempt, if i say so myself. they came out a bit thicker than i wanted, but i had never done this before, even though i have had acrylics plenty of times in the past. also, it was awkward to do them myself, especially when it came to applying the acrylic powder on my right thumb. at least i know what to do next time. practice makes perfect, right?

when i get more comfortable doing this, i will share a pic on Instagram… right now, i still need a few more supplies (such as a primer, which you see is missing in the picture) and i will visit a local nail salon supply store to see what i can find. at least it’s getting back into the nail painting business! and as far as i’m concerned, this does not go against my no buy! (and i’m sticking to it! LOL)

(above is the tutorial i watched on how to apply acrylic to short nails… via¬†Naio Nails)

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