Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2010 | 8 Comments
First item of business is just a quick tip:
I find that at my new job I tend to chip/ rip my nails a lot. This is not ideal but I've figured out that the best way to deal with the chips is to file them down before they get caught and tear even more/ or chip even more.
So what I have is a matchbook of emery nail boards/ files that I bought at Sally's. I rip out one file and keep it in my make up bag so that whenever I do rip my nail I have this small but handy file to use. I think everyone should invest in something like this. the files are about 2.25 inches long and double sided.
Next item of business:
So...everyone has heard of the viva la nails blogger sample pack right? well if you haven't..well here's the deal: all bloggers or youtube bloggers can sign up for a free viva la nails sample pack as long as you do a review for them. simple right? So ... quickly go here and sign up for a sample pack http://www.vivalanails.co.uk/samples.html
By the way, I live in Canada and Viva la nails comes from Europe so it took about 2.5 weeks for me to receive the package.
I have a review right now on the most boring sample item they sent me (in my opinion): cotton pieces
Everything else they sent me was awesome!!
- the website sells them for £0.45 which is about about 73 cents Canadian.
- There are 10 sheets in total
- They are identical to surgical gauze.
- they are a good deal and right now they are my go to cotton pieces
I unfolded a sheet and well it's pretty thin so you can't cut it up and use it in quarters or anything similar to that. It worked quite well to remove nail polish but I did find that using it to remove glitter polish was difficult..but really in general glitter polish is difficult to remove. I prefer cut up felt pieces to remove glitter. Felt pieces are easier to use to remove glitter polish because they have a very rough texture.
Expect my other reviews on the other products they sent me to be more interesting. I decided to get this out of the way first =)
side note: what do you guys think of Deborah Lippmann's across the universe? I don't know if I should get it.