Archive | August 2013

Different Dimension – Just Keep Swimming

Today’s polish is from Different Dimension and it’s called Just Keep Swimming.  I have many polishes from Missi’s shop and I love them all!  Check out a mani I’ve done before with one of her polishes here. There is also a Pink Floyd themed polish set I got from her that I have yet to swatch.  Yes.  You heard me right, a Pink Floyd themed polish set!  See more about it here.  She’s got tons of other themed polishes like Big Bang Theory, Mean Girls and Pretty Little Liars. You should really check out her store even if only to drool over its awesomeness!!  😀  But I digress…..

This polish is a bright cerulean blue linear holographic polish that is chock full of sparkly goodness.  The photos below show two coats of Just Keep Swimming over a coat of Seche Rebuild and one layer of Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.  the first two photos were taken outdoors in direct sunshine and you can see how this brings out the most beautiful holographic dance of color.  the last photo was taken indoors with a flash.

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Sunlight

Direct sunlight

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Sunlight

Direct sunlight

Here is the flash photo.  My puny little nails are not showing the true glory of this polish, but the bottle shot does give you an idea of how strong the holo is in this color.  I absolutely love it and will use it again and again, I’m sure.  On a side note, there are some cat hairs that made their way into today’s photos.  I do try to prep my bottles, etc, for photographing, but inevitably the occasional cat hair has and will continue to make its way into my photos.  It’s my way of letting the babies share in the blogging experience. I can’t say for sure if this hair came from Stewie, Otto or Maggie, but they are all here in spirit.  😀

Different Dimension Just Keep Swimming - Flash

Indoors with flash

That’s it for today, I hope you enjoyed this color as much as I did. I have SO many new holographic polishes I don’t even know which to swatch next, but I will figure it out.  I promise!  Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend ahead!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Leslie

Pure Nail Oil Review/Results (Finally lol)

Hey folks!  I am finally getting around to posting the results of my Pure Nail Oil treatment.  Check my post here to see before pics.  For more information on Pure Nail Oil, check out the Nail Care HQ website here.  Sorry about the wonky order of the gallery photos below, couldn’t seem to figure out how to change that (click on any picture to see a larger version of it). *twitch*

I did start the pics as Day 1 is before any oil application, so my first pic here is Day 2, after one day of treatment.  I ended up doing 5 days and using more than 2 full pens of oil on my nails.  I’m already seeing a bit of improvement after just one day. 🙂

Day 2

Left Hand

 

Right Hand

 

Next we have day 3, after two full days of intense oil treatment.

Day 3

Left Hand

 

Right hand

 

Next we have day 4, after three full days of intense oil treatment.

Day 4

Left Hand

 

Right Hand

 

Next we have day 5, after four full days of intense oil treatment.

Day 5

Left Hand

 

Right Hand

 

Next we have day 6, after five full days of intense oil treatment.

Day 6

Left Hand

 

Right Hand

 

I think the results are amazing and my nails are growing well without splitting or tearing.  Mind you, my nails have never been quick to grow, so to see the growth shown below after just under 3 weeks is really good for me.  Bonus shot of my nails today immediately after removing polish.  You’ll notice that, although they are dry, they are not as dry as you might expect after having used 100% acetone.  Of course, I applied the oil right after this was taken.  But I wanted you to see how much my nails and cuticles stay hydrated even after remover was used.

Left hand after  5 day intense hydration and daily use (1-2x daily)

Right hand after  5 day intense hydration and daily use (1-2x daily)

Using this product for the initial intense hydration and routinely twice a day (more for whenever your nails are exposed to water) has made a drastic difference in my nails and I will recommend it to anyone I can!  Let me know if you have tried Pure Nail Oil and, if so, how were your results?  I hope that this post was helpful to you and look forward to hearing from you if you try this product in the future.

For the record, this product was purchased by me for personal use and was not supplied to me for review.

Thanks for reading – have a great day!

Leslie