> A review!

A review!

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.


  1. I've wanted to get one of those sample packs, but they're out of stock every time I look! Pfft. Those emery boards are super cute, though. :)

  2. I need to get some of those emery boards! I am going to sign up for the sample products :)

  3. ps: thanks for the tip using felt! i've never done that but I think it's a great idea

  4. there is a waiting list! ah sorry for the comment rape! i will reply back to your email soon!

  5. a matchbook of emery nail boards..sounds like a good idea! haha and i need to review my Viva La Nails stuff too! eeh! haha =P

  6. that's such a cute emery board. :D and yes!! u should definitely get across the universe! its just so gorgeous and packed with glitter awesome-ness. haha!

  7. Hi! Nice blog you got there :)
    I'm a follower now!

    Maybe you can check my blog out as well and become a follower?

  8. @Zara: go get on the waitlist asap. I know they restock from time time to time so I'm sure you will get one

    @Smita: I emailed you back! i'm sorry I took so long to reply. felt is the best nail polish remover pad I have found so far.

    @Katrina: I can't wait to see what you come up with for the viva nail stuff. plus I can't wait when you get the konad stuff to see waht you come up with.

    @xnosugaraddedx: guess what? I can't get across the universe in canada. I feel sad now. do you own it?

    @Tessa: of course I will become a follower. and the first post I Saw was china glaze ccccourage. that is a polish I need to get!


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