So I left the ISSE Show a couple of monday’s ago with just over 24 bottles of lacquer/gel color.
Now this wouldn’t be unusual except I don’t have a salon any more!!!! I simply do my nails, my friends nails and my blog.
But, yes, I HAD to get those 27 bottles of gorgeous colors. As well as some other things. Tools, glitter, and other assorted nail art supplies!
But the 27 bottles of color??? REALLY, Shannon! LOL
Well, it’s not a bad addiction considering the other options! tee hee
But the problem arose when I got home and had to figure out how to store them.
Well, you can turn to the internet for most things now a days. And this is where I found this good idea. It is a jewelry/make-up holder for your closet. It has a coat hanger top and you can hang it on the back of a door or on a decorative hook on the wall. It stores you colors upright and you can see them at a glance!
You can also color block the polish/lacquer in separate pockets.
I also think its a good idea because you are re-purposing something that may have been sitting in the back of your closet!
I know I am late starting this but I thought it might be fun! This is a challenge put on by Nails Magazine where you have to create a months worth of nail art and then hashtag it for them (and all you guys) to see it.I think it’s a brilliant way to share nail art of all kinds.
Could be interesting to see how I face up to the challenge. I will start with the flag on day 5 tomorrow! And then I will try and catch up with the rest of the ones I missed.
Sometimes I think that when we are pushed to do things in a timely fashion, we create really amazing things.
Wish me luck!
Oh, well, I guess I could put day one on here. I picked up one of the new additions to OPI’s Gel Color collection while I was at the ISSE show in Long Beach. It is so classically beautiful.
Oh my gosh, I now remember all about using stripping tape!
In the last post that I made about the Tiffany and Cream nail, I used silver stripping tape to make a nice clean line between two colors of lacquer.
And I thought it looked beautiful! And then I packed us up for a trip south where we played some golf plus we did some work that were a little hard on these fingernails.
I noticed today after golf that the tape had started to come up at the ends. Then, I remembered using stripping tape in Nail Tech school and that it inevitably did this.
But then I remembered the trick.
All you need is some glue and a tiny pointed instrument of some kind. I used one of my dotting tools.
When you are placing the tape at the desired location, you have to remember to use glue of some sort to anchor the tape down. Using just top coat doesn’t work unless you are on a extended holiday having your laundry done, dinners made, and cocktails brought to you by the cabana boy! (hmmm, sounds nice!)
So, it is a simple trick. Once you have the tape cut to length and applied, just add a drop of glue to the end.
And using a skinny sharp instrument, gently push it down to the nail while it is drying!
I just forgot to do it!
Might save someone the trouble of having to do this procedure after the fact.