Happy New Year!!! Every girl knows that New Year’s Eve is synonymous with glitter…lots of glitter. Every year I paint some sparkles on my nails thinking it’s the best idea ever (!!!) until I’m faced with taking the glitter nail polish off. Glitter polish is notoriously impossible to remove, but through many a hungover January 1 I have managed to find a way to take it all off with minimal effort.
What you need:
Nail Polish Remover with Acetone
Tin foil cut into ~2″ rectangles
Step 1: Tear off pieces of cotton balls into thin, manageable pieces. Saturate one of the pieces in nail polish remover and place on top of the nail.
Step 2: Take a piece of the tin foil and wrap it around your nail with the soaked cotton. Try to completely encase the cotton so none of the liquid seeps out. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on as many nails as you need.
Step 3: Leave the foil on for about 10 minutes. This is essentially the same removal process that a soak off gel would use, only you won’t have to scrape off the excess and damage your nails!
Step 4: Pull off the foil and cotton from your nails. There may be some residual glitter but the majority of it should come right off with the cotton. If you need to, you can quickly go over all of your nails with a fresh cotton ball and some more acetone to get all of the excess off.
Just like your fresh clean nails, I hope all of you kick off 2017 as a clean slate. This year is going to be your year, and I wish you all the happiness and motivation you deserve to kick ass in 2017! Happy New Year!
Nars Outlaw Blush: This is a really pretty shade for fall/winter. It’s a red toned blush with golden micro shimmer that I always gravitate towards when I’m sick of my usual pink toned blushes. It’s surprisingly natural looking for something that’s a little intense in the pan.
Skinceuticals Retexturizing Activator: This is a product I recently discovered and am IN LOVE. It has technology that breaks down the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface of your skin…a major cause of blackheads. After using this for one week it completely got rid of the little blackheads on my nose. (cute.)
C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Lip Balm: I’m pretty sure I threw this into my Bath & Body Works cart to make a minimum $ to use a promo code and I’m so glad I did. I’m a lip balm junkie and this one feels and smells amazing. It’s a little more liquidy vs. thick so I’m able to use it in the morning before I head out the door to protect from the blustering NYC winds.
B. Balenciaga Eau de Parfum: Um first, can we talk about how pretty this bottle is? Obsessed. I love this fragrance all year, but especially in the colder seasons because it’s a little more woodsy and intense, but still fresh and not at all heavy. So bad at describing smells so check out the description in the link.
Maybelline Color Jolt in Stripped Down: I tend to stay away from liquid lipsticks because they’re usually very matte and very drying. This liquid lip is super creamy and a little glossy (sometimes I blot a little to get a more matte finish). This color is so beautiful! It’s my go-to browny nude that can be worn at work or out at night and kind of just goes with everything. The perfect “don’t have to think about it” lip.