As many of you know, I am open and honest about the fact that my eyesight is getting worse as I am getting older! (Have I mentioned I own 9 pairs of cheater glasses????)
Glasses every where!
And anything that I can find to help me see better is like a gift from heaven.
Led lights have bumped us into a clearer view of the world. I think that we can all agree on that!
Led Lights on newer cars give us a clean bright view of the road. Led curing lights have sped up the curing process for nail enhancements and for gel color!
led lights for cars
Free standing LED lights give nail techs, office assistance and executives a clean view of their work. And more importantly, without the heat of regular light bulbs. Plus the fact that they never burn out!
Environmentally friendly LED lighting contains no mercury or other toxins making them safe to work around and dispose of.
LED’s do not emit ultra violet (UV) light, which means the light is less harsh on skin and clothing. Plus, Daylight LED lamps work wonderfully with all colors to show case them in their true colors.
OPI has given us a compact, space saving lamp with a flexible arm (allows you to move it where you need it) that bathes your workstation in LED daylight brilliance! Use in conjunction with OPI’s LED Light.
TRUView LED lamp
I love mine for the fact that I can move it to the side if I need more space on my table. Or when I need extra light while working on toes.
TRUView lamp on it’s base. The OPI LED Curing light.
I know that you can purchase these lamps on EBay for around $55 but I heard that there is new pricing recently.
Check with your local OPI distributor for the most recent pricing.
This is my third time around with cotton and remover! UGGGH!!!
What is even crazier is that I did a post earlier about how Glitter Off works and why we should use it!
The link to the post I had written earlier about this new product from OPI is here http://seriouslynails.com/?p=1405
But, basically, it is a base coat that you apply before that much beloved and much feared GLITTER POLISH!
I love anything glittery, so when I saw this product, I was really excited.
Lovely sparkly glittery polishes
It is a base coat that you lay down before applying your favorite (and yet so HARD to remove) glitter polish. Then when you are ready, you just find a little piece of the base coat that you cn get your fingerail (or any tiny sharp object) under and peel off the polish.
My hero – Glitter Off by OPI
Very cool right! I think so.
Then a lady on my Facebook page suggested that Elmer’s Glue would do the same thing.
So, I looked around the internet and saw that some other folks were saying the same thing.
Then I thought “Why not go to the source?”. I emailed OPI and asked them what the difference was.
This is what they have to say
“Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat is made with a unique blend of polymers. The blend does contain the familiar polyvinyl acetate found in craft glue. However, that is where the similarity ends. The special Glitter Off polymer blend enhances adhesion to the nail while also providing an appropriate base for glitter polishes … something that craft glue alone can’t do. Long lasting glitter polish and a peelable base coat in one – this is the Glitter Off difference!”
I don’t blame anyone for being crafty and trying such things as Elmer Glue as a base for glittery polishes. But there is one thing that I have learned over the years.
There are just some things that are better left to the pro’s. They always seem to have that one extra thing in their ingredients that at home formulas just don’t have.
A perfect example of this is when folks use straight acetone to remove gel color at home. Yes, it surely works and really quickly but as we know, it is super dehydrating to your nails and surrounding tissues. Professional gel color removers have emollients built in to moisturize your nails and cuticles during gel color removal!
Gel Color solvent with built in Emollients
A little information to help us gals that love sparkly polish make it easier to get off. Thank goodness!
And who better to make us a lacquer that has diamonds in it.
Diamond dust infused into our nail lacquer. Love at first glimmer! You bet!
There are 12 in the original series. Including it’s beautifully radiant top coat. Ranging in colors from neutral to glamorista, there is something for everyone wanting that extra glimmer and glamour!
And they also offer us the edgier cousins DS RAW GRANITE!
picture from www.chalkboardnails.com
There are two color in this offering. DS Pewter and DS Lapis are the edgy side of this collection. To make the most of these two colors, simply save yourself the last step of a top coat. They are both matte and textured when left at this stage.
Fashionista’s and Nail Artists will love these lacquers for their beauty and ease of use.
At the other end of the spectrum, DS Top Coat gives you a hard, completely glassy finish to any polish or art you are wearing. Super light refraction gives the perfect sparkling finish to your best nail lacquers/art.
Designer Series Top Coat
Why not try it? It can only give you more options for art, color and shine!